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SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

Due to the impending snowstorm, there will be NO COMMUNITY SKATE at Rivers on Sunday, January 20.

Mission

The Wellness Team provides both proactive and reactive school-based support for students and families in the social and emotional development realms.

Wellness educational programming at The Rivers School is comprised of school-wide, division, and grade level initiatives to promote effective decision-making and help students develop effective self-care skills.

Direct counseling services at The Rivers School are confidential and can take the form of short term or ongoing support. With student and parent approval, counselors can communicate with faculty members, community partners, and outside service providers. This important work often takes the form of skills development to empower students as they navigate normal and expectable challenges that arise through adolescence. Through counseling, students develop an understanding of the world as they reflect on their values, actions, and who they want to be. With new knowledge and skills, students become better equipped to set goals and navigate challenges they face.

At The Rivers School, we make sure that wellness education and counseling complement and complete each other, and we work to collaborate with the student advisory system, the school nurse and athletic trainers, and the Dean’s Office. The Counseling and Wellness Department’s work is a direct expression of the school’s culture of care, compassion, and respect for each student’s humanity.

Upcoming Events

List of 7 events.

  • Apr
    8

    8th Grade Parent Coffee on Healthy Relationships Program

    Evening session.
    TBD
  • Apr
    9

    8th Grade Healthy Relationships Program

  • Apr
    9

    Transitioning to College Program for Seniors

    Campus Center - Kraft Dining Hall - KDH
  • Apr
    10

    8th Grade Healthy Relationships Program

  • Apr
    11

    8th Grade Healthy Relationships Program

  • Apr
    12

    8th Grade Healthy Relationships Program

  • Jun
    6

    Senior Transition Program

    HH & HC
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Meet the Wellness Team

List of 7 members.

  • Benjamin Liston 

    Director of Counseling and Wellness
    339-686-4504
    Bio
  • Sarah Knortz 

    Counselor
    339-686-4511
    Bio
  • James Long 

    Assistant Head of School
    339-686-2272
    Bio
  • Myron Mentis 

    Athletic Trainer, Science
    339-686-4583
    Bio
  • William Mills 

    Upper School Dean of Students, History
    339-686-2429
    Bio
  • Samuel Poland 

    Mathematics
    339-686-2284
    Bio
  • Claudia Silva 

    School Nurse
    339-686-2480
    Bio
The Wellness team collaborates on an as-needed basis to discuss support for students. The purpose of these meetings is to collaborate on situations when students are managing challenges across various realms of their experience at The Rivers School, which may include academic, extracurricular, physical health, and social/emotional health components.
THE RIVERS SCHOOL    333 Winter Street  Weston, MA 02493   P: 781.235.9300   F: 781.239.3614