The Rivers School

333 Winter St, Weston, MA 02493

At the suggestion of a group of prominent Boston physicians, Robert W. Rivers created an open-air school for boys in Brookline; it was widely believed that the open-air concept, popular in England, promoted good health in an environment conducive to scholarship and learning. Twenty-six years and one new campus later, the Country Day School for Boys of Boston merged with Rivers. The school changed its location twice more before settling on the Loker Farm acreage, surrounded by conservation wetlands and a pond, in 1960. Rivers became coeducational in 1989. Rivers provides a traditional liberal arts curriculum supplemented by electives and cocurricular activities. The broad scope of the arts department is enhanced by The Rivers School Conservatory, a community music school located on campus. Athletics at Rivers include interscholastic and intramural competition, individualized activities and fitness programs for the recreational athlete. Students are required to take part in athletics each year; those not participating during a given term must undertake other afternoon activities. In addition, boys and girls accumulate 30 hours of compulsory service in grades 9-12. Also offered are various outdoor programs and organized trips abroad.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address333 Winter St, Weston, MA 02493
Year Established1915
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorThomas P. Olverson
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment480
Day Students480
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