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Upcoming News & Events
  • February 23, 2018
    Information Session & Tour

    Come see us for yourself! Want to learn more about our programs and see our students in action? Register for an upcoming Information and Tour.

    Riverview School’s Information Sessions and Tours are designed for parents and professionals. They begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. and are held several times a month. Admissions staff welcomes visitors to our campus, and introduce guests to our Middle/High School (grades 6-12) and GROW (Getting Ready for the Outside World) Transition Program in a presentation, followed by a Q&A session and a tour campus, where you’ll meet students and staff along the way. Please register to attend by emailing admissions@riverviewschool.org or by calling 508-888-0489 ext. 206

    Upcoming Information Sessions

    • Friday, February 23, 2018
    • Friday, March 2, 2018
    • Friday, March 30, 2018
    • Friday, April 6, 2018
    • Friday, April 20, 2018
    • Friday, May 11, 2018
    • Friday, May 25, 2018
    • Friday, June 1, 2018
    • Friday, June 8, 2018
  • March 9, 2018
    Transition Weekend Conference

    Transition Weekend is an annual conference held at the DoubleTree Hyannis. The conference provides an opportunity for Riverview families to meet and learn from a variety of experts and panelists about planning for their child’s needs when they move on from Riverview. Additionally, parents are provided with opportunities to connect and network with each other and our expanding alumni family network. Log into your parent portal to view full details and conference schedule.

    • March 9 & 10, Annual parents conference at DoubleTree Hyannis
  • May 11, 2018
    Alumni Jam Band Concert 

    Once you’re part of the Riverview community, you’re always part of the Riverview community! We love catching up with you and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Alumni & Family Network events:

    • May 11 - Alumni Jam Band Concert 
    • August 10-12 - Alumni Reunion 
  • June 15, 2018
    Save the Date! Village of Dreams Gala

    Founded in 1998, the Village of Dreams Gala is an evening where over 350 people from around the country convene in a show of generosity and united support for Riverview School, a school for students with complex special needs, located in East Sandwich, Massachusetts.

    This year’s event will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on the Riverview campus located at 551 Rt. 6A, East Sandwich. There will be gourmet fare, music, dancing and a live and silent auction, featuring items such as luxurious vacations, a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the NYC art scene, various sports and fine jewelry items. Our MC for the evening will be journalist and newscaster Paula Zahn.

    Riverview School is a unique place—a community that provides an enriching, caring and inclusive environment for young adults with special needs. For many Riverview families, the education and support their child receives here is truly a dream come true. 

    The Village of Dreams Gala was born from this concept—that dreams are realized in this community, or “village,” filled with education, athletics, extra-curricular activities, friends, and supportive, excellent teachers—ensuring Riverview students have the kinds of positive experiences every child deserves. The gala is an evening where over 350 people from around the country convene in a show of generosity and united support.

    For more information about sponsorship opportunities, purchasing tickets, or volunteering at the event, please contact Event Manager, Meg Albert at 508-888-0489 x302 /malbert@riverviewschool.org

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Past News & Events
  • February 9, 2018
    Eating Well is a Riverview Way of Life

    Riverview’s faculty and student “Eat Well, Be Well Challenge” ended on Friday but healthy eating hasn’t. “Our goal is to keep the momentum going and continue the great strategies that make healthy eating a lifestyle, not just a short term diet,” explained Wellness Coordinator, Thomas Black.  There has been increased awareness around healthy food choices increase over the past 4 weeks. And Dining Hall staff reported more vegetables being served during the challenge. Additionally, many dorms incorporated new healthy snacks and meals into their menus. Congratulations to the grand prize winners—Torrey Dorm (avg. 211 points) and Brenner Hall (avg. 253 points). In recognition for their dedication to healthy eating, the winning teams will attend a fun, interactive cooking class with a professional chef!

  • February 7, 2018
    Local Olympian Encourages Riverview Students to Keep Working Hard for Their Dreams

    Cape Cod’s very own, Mike Trapp stopped by Riverview on his way to South Korea to complete as a member of the USA Olympic Snowboarding Team. He encouraged students to dream big and work hard for their dreams. Here’s a story about his journey. Best wishes, Mike. We'll be watching you on TV!

  • February 2, 2018
    Riverview Alumni Score for the Win!

    We held our Alumni Basketball Game & Ice Cream Social on Friday February 2nd. In a really close game (56–55) the staff and alumni beat the reigning champion alumni team. What an exciting night! Congrats to all players and thanks to everyone who came out.

  • January 6, 2018
    Nate Olin wins prestigious Juror’s Choice Award

    We are proud to announce that Riverview Visual Arts Specialist, Nate Olin, recently won the prestigious “Juror’s Choice Award” at the Art Foundation of Cape Cod’s Winter Art Exhibit. Visit Cotuit Center for the Art’s now through Feb. 10, 2018 to check it out. Congratulations Nate!

  • December 4, 2017
    “Jazz Heroes in the Classroom”

    Riverview students and faculty learned about “Jazz Heroes in the Classroom” with guest speaker and author, Mick Carlon. http://www.mickcarlon.com/

  • November 12, 2017
    A special event for educational consultants

    Many thanks to Riverview School parents, Wendy Belzberg and Strauss Zelnick, who graciously hosted a special event for educational consultants in their NYC home on Nov. 12. Guest speaker, cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Kenneth Pugh, from Yale University discussed his research and recent publication about the interworkings of the brain as they relate to learning challenges (available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ABD8h0)

  • November 1, 2017
    Riverview’s Second-View Thrift Store is expanding!

    Soon Riverview’s hands-on retail classroom will have more space to offer you more of your favorite finds. According to Lisa Pupa, Manager of Second-View, “The addition will allow us to offer more great products. I’m especially looking forward to the opportunity to feature high end items in a special boutique section of the store. It will also offer us more display space so that we may be more creative in our visual merchandising. And most importantly, the expansion will provide a bigger space for students to learn and work.”

  • October 1, 2017
    Riverview School welcomes The Young Americans to campus

    The non-profit organization and performing group, The Young Americans, based in Southern California, came to Cape Cod for a 2-day stop along their International Music Outreach Tour to teach music to our students.

    “The performers have so much passion and enthusiasm and connected so well with our students. Our students stepped out of their comfort zones and discovered passions and areas of strength.  They developed confidence and felt wonderful about their connections with the Young Americans. These young performers made our students feel special and capable. Both faculty and students have expressed such gratitude for this opportunity- it is clearly a highlight of the school year,” said Stewart Miller, Head of Riverview School. 

  • November 8, 2016
    Riverview runners connect with mass maritime academy cadets

    Students from both schools visited each other’s campuses and learned that they are more alike than they are different. Check out the article in the Cape Cod Times.

  • July 6, 2016
    Cape Cod Healthcare pledges to hire 50% of riverview project SEARCH graduates!

    Read about Cape Cod Healthcare’s committment to hiring Riverview grads in this article in the Cape Cod Times.

  • June 18, 2016
    Riverview’s ‘Dream Team’ Celebrated at Graduation

    Every class of high school graduates is lauded by their teachers for their strengths and accomplishments, but Riverview School’s Class of 2017 went beyond receiving mere praise.

    Read about Riverview’s Senior Class in this article in the Cape Cod Times.

  • June 7, 2016
    Riverview Teacher Honored by Boston University

    Deanna White, Director of Clinical Services at Riverview, receives “2017 Excellence in Field Instruction Award” at Boston University. See the article in Cape Cod Today.

  • May 30, 2016
    Dream Maker Awardee Announced!

    Mike Lauf, CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare will be presented with the Dream Maker Award at our annual Gala June 16, 2017

  • May 19, 2016
    2x the Graduation Celebration

    This year, Riverview School has decided to separate the High School and GROW commencement ceremonies. This allows us to honor the unique nature of each of these special traditions.

    GROW Graduation will be held on Saturday, June 17 at 12:00 p.m. in Lund Auditorium.

    The High School Graduation will be held on Sunday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. on Davis Field.

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  • February 7, 2018
    - Communication Arts
    New Website Receives High Honors!

    Riverview’s new website was recently featured on Communication Arts website as their “pick of the day.” Check it out here. This is quite an honor—many thanks to our designers at Visual Dialogue. The site features a full-browser, auto-play intro video, created by Big Ocean, to quickly give site visitors a feel for what the school is all about. While it was a challenge to tell the Riverview story in a one-minute intro video, we believe the result is an authentic portrayal of the school. The designers also wanted to give parents a positive introduction to the school, with a bold, bright layout and great imagery. Primary photography was done by Ben Gebo.

  • November 17, 2016
    - The Sandwich Enterprise
    Coach Helps His Runners Overcome Their Hurdles

    “When students at the Riverview School find themselves struggling with self-confidence, technology teacher and coach Kenneth Merrill is there to give them a boost...” read article

  • July 31, 2016
    - Cape Cod Times
    Brewster Eagle Scout soars

    “Cameron Vendetti values his Boy Scout friends. So much so, that during his senior year of high school, when he lived a half-hour away at Riverview School in East Sandwich, Vendetti stayed with his Brewster Troop 77....” continue reading

  • June 19, 2016
    - Cape Cod Times
    Riverview School graduates told to ‘push yourselves’

    “When Liam Lennon arrived at Riverview School he was, in his own words, “cynical, bitter and an introvert” and preferred the company of a good book and a quiet room over that of his classmates....” continue reading

  • June 7, 2016
    - Cape Cod Magazine
    Cape Cod Magazine Explores our Café Riverview Hands-On-Classroom

    Cafe Riverview included in Cape Cod Magazine’s “Eat, Drink and Be Healthy” article.

  • May 9, 2016
    Eye On Education: Students Get Job Training At Cape Cod Café

    “A Cape Cod school has started running a business so their students who have intellectual challenges can get job training for the future and it’s blossomed into a bustling cafe and restaurant....” continue reading

  • Riverview’s Second-View Thrift Store featured in Cape Cod Times “Bargains Galore” story.

    “The students do much of the work at the shop.... They sort, size and tag donations at an offsite processing center and then merchandise the clothing, books, toys and knick-knacks in the store.” read more

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