Grade 9 Orientation: Windsor Mountain
Prior to the first day of school, all ninth grade students take part in a three-day orientation at Windsor Mountain International Camp in Windsor, New Hampshire. Set on a pristine lake, the camp provides an idyllic setting for a host of activities designed to bring the class closer together. Students stay in cabins with members of their advisory group and take part in activities with their new classmates that helps them to get to know each other and form relationships that will carry through their time at Rivers and beyond. All ninth graders are also introduced to their advisor during the trip.
Visual & Performing Arts
The visual arts program at Rivers cultivates a lifelong involvement in the arts. The department teaches creative problem solving, fosters cooperation, and encourages risk taking. Students apply what they have learned to the creation of works of art. Through active participation, students develop creativity, visual literacy, and a honed awareness of the visual world.
Clubs and Co-Curriculars
Rivers students are more than scholars; they are athletes, artists, musicians, leaders, newspaper reporters, actors, and poets. And more than a few students are all of those things. Upper School Students are encouraged to get involved in a wide array of clubs, including Debate, Model UN, GSA, DECA, Robotics, RICA, Rivers Givers, and Community Service Council. The school also has three student-run publications: The Rivers Edge, a national award-winning newspaper; The Current, the literary magazine; and The Nonesuch, the yearbook.
Athletics at Rivers
Rivers believes that involvement in interscholastic athletics is a meaningful and integral part of each student's overall education.
Athletics at Rivers complements our rigorous academic program and provides another arena in which students can excel. The personal growth and achievements realized by our student athletes provide them with a balance between academic pursuits, physical endeavors, and social interaction.
Rivers athletic teams have won 12 NEPSAC and Independent School League championships in the last four years.