The Rivers School

The Rivers School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school 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.
Rivers is dedicated to preparing its students for leadership in a world that needs their talents, imagination, intellect, and compassion.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 519 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,950
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Rivers School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
519 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
The Rivers School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
93 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
38 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Average Percentile SSAT
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
No athletic attire

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Yassine Talhaoui
Admissions Associate
Kate Pistel
Endowment Size
$37 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
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 Club, 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

  • Rivers is a school that maximizes the potential of its young people. We foster the enthusiastic pursuit of excellence in which students are given the freedom, the responsibility, and the opportunities to explore, discover, and gain knowledge. By helping students stretch themselves in all aspects of their educational development. Rivers offers its students a chance to become all that they can be. This universal goal is accomplished through the creation of a unique academic setting in which each student is given the chance to rise to the challenge in academics, arts, athletics, and the co-curricular program.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Rivers School cost?
The Rivers School's tuition is approximately $57,950 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Rivers School?
The acceptance rate of The Rivers School is 30%, which is lower than the national average of 70%. The Rivers School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Massachusetts with low acceptance rates.
Does The Rivers School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Rivers School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Rivers School offer?
The Rivers School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. The Rivers School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is The Rivers School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for The Rivers School?
The application deadline for The Rivers School is Jan. 15.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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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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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 519 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,950
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $28,015 for elementary schools and $45,401 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Middlesex County, MA is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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