Riverview is a middle school, high school, and GROW transition program boarding school home to friendly, caring, and motivated students with complex learning challenges. They thrive here as they experience typical adolescent and young adult academic, extra-curricular, and social pursuits. Based in East Sandwich, Massachusetts on beautiful Cape Cod, our students have life-changing experiences in an environment that is designed to embrace them completely. They make friends. They gain a deep feeling of connection to others. Self-esteem flourishes. Students become resilient and redefine themselves. They come into their own. At Riverview School, we believe in each child’s potential. Riverview is a place where students belong, and where they develop the tools and skills necessary to become all they can be.
Riverview School’s Middle & High School Program serves students in grades 6–12 where they can experience the sense of accomplishment that comes from meaningful academic, social, and life experiences. They celebrate their talents and abilities while developing strategies for managing challenges. Whether they are in the classroom, residences, playing fields, or community, students learn the importance of hard work, collaboration, and perseverance. Structured much like a college campus, GROW students live in dorms, take classes and participate in an extensive internship program. They learn how to self-advocate, make mature choices and take responsibility for all aspects of their lives, including selecting and planning their own social activities. Additionally, students gain firsthand experience in a variety of work settings, helping them to develop good work habits and increased awareness of personal strengths and interests. There are 4 flagship programs that make Riverview’s GROW Transition Program the gold standard in post-secondary education for students with complex special needs: Café Riverview, Second-View Thrift Store, Project SEARCH, and our ability to provide support while students take mainstream college classes at Cape Cod Community College.