Riverside School

The Riverside School Needham is a 766 approved, private, nonprofit, therapeutic day school developed to meet the academic and therapeutic needs of adolescent in grades 6 through 12.
We specialize in educating teens with complex Behavioral Health Disorders including Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders.
We offer a low student to teacher ratio with highly skilled educational and clinical professionals.
Our small highly structured classroom setting, combined with a strong academic foundation, is designed to meet the unique individual needs of each student.
We provide comprehensive therapeutic supports to enhance personal growth through group, individual, and family therapeutic models.
Our program includes ongoing consultation to students and families in order for students to transition to a less restrictive educational environment.
Students are offered guided learning opportunities and practical application of learned skills.
We are here to provide a strong foundation of life and educational skills essential for being a successful and productive member of the community.
Our services are based on a comprehensive assessment of each student`s individual profileand collaboration with the student, family, and referring school system.
Our curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and embraces the Common Core Curriculum in English and Mathematics.
We offer a strength-based affirmative behavior system, strong clinical supports, family involvement and individual action plans.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students11 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Riverside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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