Child & Family Services

Riverside Schools

Riverside Schools - Riverside Community Care

The Riverside School – Milford and Riverside School – Needham are 766 approved and specialize in children with significant emotional difficulties and/or a psychiatric diagnosis. We serve students from grades six through twelve and offer a high staff to student ratio in a small group setting, with skilled educational and clinical professionals.

Along with a strong academic component based on each student’s individual strengths and needs, the Riverside schools includes a unique group and individual therapeutic model based on best practices in the field. We are here to provide a strong foundation of life and educational skills essential for being a successful member of the community.

The Riverside School program has a proven track record of successfully helping students navigate a particularly challenging phase of their life with the goal of returning them a more traditional school setting. In the past 5 years:

  • Students participated in the Riverside School program for an average of 13 months.
  • 86% of students successfully moved on from the program which includes 42%  returned to a mainstream high school, 32% to a less restrictive educational environment, 11% graduated (seniors in high school), and 11% transitioned to a program for young adults.

Riverside School-Needham Calendar 2016-2017

Riverside School Bullying Prevention Plan

Riverside School-Needham Parent Handbook

We are pleased to share comments from the people we serve:

"The Life Skills program transformed our teenage son. He is leaving with a good sense of identity, aware of his triggers, can deescalate self quickly, negotiates and we have not had to repair any walls. The whole family has benefited. Thanks so very much."