School Details

The Rivers School

333 Winter St, Weston, MA 02493
(781) 235-9300
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades 6-12 452 students 8 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

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About this school

The Rivers School is a private high school in Weston. 452 children attend The Rivers School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at The Rivers School is 8:1. Brandon School & Residental Treatment is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Hispanic 4% %
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attended Rivers from grade 6-12; he was taught to work hard be organized and to develop good social and athletic skills. The faculty support was outstanding and the small class size was a constant. Guidance in college selection was excellent and my son is now a junior doing very well at a college he loves. Rivers is an independent school and relatively expensive but I believe it is worth every penny of what it costs. We knew families that we presumed were receiving assistance and we saw no difference in the way they were treated during school activities. There were cliques among the students but my son managed to get along with most of his classmates without getting drawn into such things as far as we know. I think Rivers was just what we needed!

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school academically. Small class size and individual attention. Horrible in diversity efforts and overall little respect for families in lower income brackets.

  • (2 years ago)

    A fine choice for the smart jock RIvers is not a welcoming place for the quirky or gifted child. Social structure is strongly based on perceived family income and sports ability.

  • (3 years ago)

    Though I admit Rivers offers an enriching education taught by memorable faculty and staff members I did not appreciate the social aspects of the school. Rivers claims to be a safe and welcoming community but as a student of four years I can honestly say that that statement is practically false advertising. Unnecessary racist and homophobic incidents a disgustingly clique-y and judgemental student body take away from what is capable of being a fitting institution for every prospective student.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had a great experience attending Rivers. It was a perfect fit for me and those seeking a small school with incredible faculty. The school truly cares about their students and wants help them succeed. I was on some very good athletic teams and the classroom experience was great. I felt that it got me ready for college life and the schedule tempo and overall experience that I encountered there. Great place and would recommend to anybody.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended Rivers from Grades 7 to 12 and received an outstanding education. The student to teacher ratio allows for small class sizes where every student participants. The staff is always available for extra help and go out of there way to support the students. Rivers is an opportunity of a lifetime!

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