Tel: (508) 422-9250
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 Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other associations(s) for exceptional children|
|Grades Offered||Grades 7-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||11 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||3 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||4:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||8 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Dorchester Grades: 1-12 | 56 students
290 Bowdoin St 294
Dorchester, MA 02122
(857) 220-2333 8 1-12
- Jamaica Plain Grades: NS-8 | 34 students
1125 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-2221 4.9 NS-8
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