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.
We are pleased to share comments from the people we serve:
"We were vulnerable and in pain, and here’s someone who shows up at our door, eager and able to help." - Sonia