Welcome, Prospective Students and Families!

Thank you for your interest in The Rivers School. Not very long ago, my family and I made the decision to join the Rivers community. I know firsthand how daunting a school search can be at times. Rest assured, however, that this journey of discovery is one of the most important and rewarding experiences of your life. I am happy to share that we are already very proud to be part of this remarkably mission-driven and welcoming school community. At Rivers, students are both challenged and affirmed on a daily basis. Our highly experienced and dedicated faculty and staff help students discover, develop, and attain the highest levels of excellence in and out of the classroom. As you browse through our website, you will quickly gain a glimpse of the transformative opportunities Rivers has to offer.

As someone who has worked in independent schools for many years, I am truly inspired by Rivers. With innovative and challenging academic programs, championship teams, and an award-winning conservatory program, the school helps students build on their successes and identify new interests throughout their Rivers journey. Imagine a school community in which students are prepared for an increasingly complex world by developing a strong voice and necessary skills such as collaboration, cultural dexterity, integrity, and perseverance. This is Rivers. I invite you to experience Rivers yourself, and I can’t wait for you to see why we take such pride in this institution. Our admissions team and I look forward to guiding you during your exciting journey!
Sincerely,

Yassine Talhaoui
Director of Enrollment Management

A Commitment to Excellence

At Rivers we challenge students in a vibrant community in which every student is known, understood, and valued. By setting high standards in academics, arts, co-curricular activities, and athletics while also seeing each student as an individual, our community of educators helps students attain excellence and become their best selves. As a result, Rivers students flourish while tackling a rigorous program and are granted opportunities to achieve their goals in multiple areas along their educational journey.

Community and Compassion

Rivers is a school that maximizes the potential of its young people. We foster the enthusiastic pursuit of excellence in which students are given the freedom, the responsibility, and the opportunities to explore, discover, and gain knowledge. By helping students stretch themselves in all aspects of their educational development. Rivers offers its students a chance to become all that they can be. This universal goal is accomplished through the creation of a unique academic setting in which each student is given the chance to rise to the challenge in academics, arts, athletics, and the co-curricular program.

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  • 6:1

    student/teacher ratio
    Our average class size is 12 students.
  • 38

    honors and AP courses offered
    166 students took 329 Advanced Placement tests.
  • 519

    students from over 70 Massachusetts towns
    There are 383 students in the Upper School and 136 students in the Middle School.
  • 58

    Number of athletic teams
    There are 16 different sports at the Varsity, JV, Thirds, and Middle School levels.
  • 21

    Artistic Awards
    Students won awards in the Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition—five Gold Keys, eight Silver Keys, and eight honorable mentions.
  • 66

    Students in the Rivers School Conservatory Program
    The Conservatory Program has classical and jazz instrumentalists, vocalists, and musical theater players in the Middle School and Upper School.

Explore Rivers

Rivers welcomes students with eclectic interests, backgrounds, ambitions, and talents to come together and shape our community. We value and celebrate the diversity of interests, ideas, and perspectives our students bring, and are guided by the principle that each individual contributes to life on campus.

Our classrooms, laboratories, and studios—both in the Middle and Upper Schools—are conducive to 21st-century academic needs, reflective of our interdisciplinary curriculum, and suited for collaboration and community building.

View the Rivers campus and all it has to offer here.