We know that the best way to understand The Rivers School is by visiting our campus, meeting our students, interacting with our faculty and staff, looking into classes and seeing our community in action.  Of course, we are also committed to ensuring the health and safety of our entire community and of our visitors.  Therefore, we have developed several ways that you can “Visit”-- both virtually and in-person:

Zoom Interview and Video Tour

Your interview is an opportunity for you to talk about your academic and co-curricular passions and interests, ask questions and learn what a Rivers education has to offer.  This relaxed, informative conversation is a time for you to get to know Rivers and for us to get to know what is important to you both inside and outside of school.

Due to COVID and the importance of maintaining safety and health protocols, while also ensuring a comfortable conversational experience, all interviews this year will be held via Zoom.  Please know that we conducted all interviews via Zoom last year and know that they were as effective as in-person interviews.  

The format of the zoom interview will begin with your interviewer greeting you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) followed by a video tour led by Red Key student tour guides.  Middle School applicants will view two tours:  one of the upper school and one of the middle school. 
After the video tour, you will have a student interview with a member of our Admissions team, followed by a parent/guardian meeting with the same Admissions team member.  

Please schedule your Zoom Interview and Video Tour through your Ravenna account.

Your zoom link will be emailed to you one day prior to your interview.

Optional In-Person Campus Tour

Knowing how important it is for prospective families to have the option to visit our campus to see our classes in action, meet and interact with current students and see our state-of-the-art facilities, you may choose to schedule an in-person campus tour with a Red Key tour guide.  Upper school applicants will have a tour with an upper school Red Key guide. Middle school applicants will have two tours, one with an upper school Red Key guide and one with a middle school Red Key guide.  Masks will be required for all during any in-person tour on our campus.

Please note that admissions officers will not be available for conversation during your in-person campus tour.  

Please schedule your optional in-person campus tour through your Ravenna account.

In-Person Open Houses

Our Fall Open Houses are scheduled for Sunday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 30th.  Both Open Houses will include small group tours led by Red Key student tour guides.  These tours will provide the chance to see our facilities and talk with current students.  For more information on our Open Houses please visit our Events page.

Please note that you may choose to attend either Open House, but given limited capacity for each due to safety protocols, we ask that you only plan to attend one.  The formats for each Open House are identical so there is no need to attend both.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

"We are thankful for your approach to develop the whole person and your encouragement of all students to pursue their passions, take risks and be the best person they can be. We feel so fortunate to be a part of this community . . . even more so during a pandemic."

                                                                           -- Natalie Massarotti, P’23, P’25