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Harry R. Weller River School Future Fund has been established by Harry's wife Rachel. Harry was passionate about The River School and its future. He was an advocate for River School and adviser to Head of School Nancy Mellon in her pursuit of expanding our model program. Harry invested in The River School's future as one of its most generous and active supporters. If you would like to honor Harry, contributions can be made to the Harry R. Weller River School Future Fund, a project close to his heart that he believed would revolutionize deaf education as well as shift the paradigm on how we teach language and literacy.

Welcome to The River School

An Internationally Acclaimed Model for Teaching and Learning

The River School’s inclusive program challenges each child to work collaboratively, to think critically, and to develop the confidence to take risks, embrace their curiosity, and find their voice.

Unique elements that define our program.

Learn about our curriculum and how it builds each year.

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Life at The River School

Co-Teaching & Personalized Education

Our co-teaching model pairs a master’s level educator with a speech-language pathologist in each classroom, a unique and effective combination for cementing strong language, literacy and social skills.

Active Learning

Children engage in active learning; they work collaboratively in groups, solve problems, make mistakes and learn from them, and develop the confidence to take risks, share ideas and speak up.

A Community of Learners

Relationships between children and faculty are strengthened by collaboration among faculty, administrators and families.

Progressive Education

By expanding children’s opportunities for social, physical and creative development we enhance their personal and academic success.

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