The Rivers School

The Rivers School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school currently for students in grades 6 through 12.
Rivers challenges students to attain their highest levels of excellence in academics, arts, and athletics.
We set high standards and expect students to participate actively in their learning.
We cultivate a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that encourages student performance, including demonstration of logical thought, informed and articulate voice, creative vision, and strong character.
Rivers is dedicated to preparing its students for leadership in a world that needs their talents, imagination, intellect, and compassion.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 514 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $53,450
  • Acceptance rate: 34%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
1915
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
514 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
The Rivers School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
91 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
78%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1400
Average ACT score
33
Average Percentile SSAT
78%
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No ripped clothing or athletic attire)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
27%
Acceptance Rate
34%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Gillian Lloyd
Admissions Associate
Sabrina Particelli
Endowment Size
$29 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
A Capella Group, Community Service Club, DECA, Diversity Club, Environmental Action Club, Fan Zone, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Middle School Book Club, Model United Nations/Model Congress, Philosophy Club, Red Key, Rivers Givers, Robotics Team, School Council, Service Council, Speech & Debate Club, Student Advisors, Teaching Assistants, Technology Club, The Current (literary magazine), The Forum, The Nonesuch (yearbook), The Rivers Edge (newspaper)

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Productions

School Notes

  • At The Rivers School in Weston, "Excellence with Humanity" is the cornerstone of its educational philosophy. This co-educational college preparatory day school for grades six through 12 maximizes the potential of its young people by challenging them as scholars, artists, athletes, and global citizens. Rivers` Upper School curriculum ranges from traditional honors and AP courses to interdisciplinary classes like ethics and global environmental history, while the Middle School`s innovative curriculum and culture includes a nationally recognized leadership program. Award-winning arts programs offer a rich array of opportunities in the studios, on stage, or in vocal, jazz, and classical ensembles. Students also participate in co-curricular activities such as robotics, Model UN, publications, or science summer internships. Rivers fields 64 varsity and sub-varsity athletic teams in 16 different sports. Over the past 10 years, varsity teams have won 30 ISL and New England championships.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
This is my first year at Rivers and I really have loved the school. The workload is definitely a lot but the teachers go out of the way to make sure you understand. Rivers also has a very strong community and great sports teams and an awesome music program.
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5  
I have a daughter who graduated from Rivers and a son who just started and I can't say enough about the quality of the faculty, the diversity of the school's programs and the excellent sense of community. My kids are very different (the oldest is more into the arts, music, and clubs and the other into sports) and Rivers has been a great fit for each of them. The academics are very challenging but at the same time the teachers make the kids want to learn and push themselves. Great school!
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5  
We have been very impressed by the teachers at the school. They are substantive and encourage rigor, but they're also extremely available and helpful and want the students to do their best. The school has a number of great electives and interdisciplinary programs and very thoughtful pedagogy. The school is also making real efforts in the realms of diversity and inclusion.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 514 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $53,450
  • Acceptance rate: 34%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $22,815 for elementary schools and $39,496 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Middlesex County, MA is 64% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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