Lauren Enos
Assistant Principal
Phone 781-871-8320
Fax: 781-982-9001

Assistant Executive Director
Interim Principal
Phone: 781-871-8320 ext. 11
Fax: 781-982-9001

Consulting Psychologist 
Program Coordinator
Social Work Interns
Special Education Teachers
Staff/Ancillary Services
Teaching Assistants
Vocational Aides
Vocational Instructors

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North River Middle School

North River High School
525 Beech St.
Rockland, MA 02370


School Year:
August 27, 2019 - June 19th 2020

Hours: 7:55am - 2:15pm
(Mon, Tues, Thur, Friday)

Wednesday-Early Release
7:55am - 12:15pm

NRS Calendar.pdf

High School

A therapeutic middle and high school designed for students with social/emotional challenges in grades 5-12

Students Served

Middle and high school students who have difficulty functioning successfully in public schools due to, but not limited to, the following:

  • Students who have difficulties with school adjustment, appropriate social functioning, poor peer relations and/or learning disabilities

  • Students with significant behavioral/emotional and psychological challenges

  • Students with previous psychiatric hospitalizations

Program Description

The North River School’s DESE approved program components include an academic curriculum based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, small group instruction, a therapeutic milieu with counseling services, a behavior management  system, and multiple vocational opportunities. A strong home-school relationship is a critical and essential part of the program’s success.

The goal of the North River School is to assist students in developing the behavioral/social-emotional and academic skills needed to successfully return to their sending schools. Students receive academic credits toward graduation from their own school districts by completing the course of studies provided at the North River School.

The North River School provides vocational programming to students in a number of career preparatory areas. These vocational shops are geared toward school-to-work preparation and the development of strong work ethics.

The Culinary Arts program offers several different experiences in which students learn and are responsible for preparing lunch for senior citizens, students and staff. In addition some catering jobs are accepted.

Also available is the Desktop Publishing, Graphic Arts shop, where students learn to use computers to design, create and print artwork for brochures, business cards, forms and many other printed products. The Graphic Arts shop provides printed materials for school districts, local businesses, and community agencies on a fee-for-service basis.

Students attend the vocational shops on an alternating week basis. Although the majority of the students attend their academic classes at the North River School, some students may have the option of attending their academic classes at their sending public school with the agreement of their TEAM. North River School takes pride in its flexibility and creativity in meeting the particular needs of each individual student.

Interim Alternative Educational Services (IAES)/Assessment Program

Students may be placed at the North River School in an IAES for up to 45-days. During this period of time, the students are placed within the mainstream of the therapeutic school. Academic, behavior, therapeutic, and vocational strategies are designed to help each student improve his/her school and classroom performance and behavior. During the student’s placement, staff assess whether the student can be successful in a general education setting (with appropriate interventions), poses a threat to others, needs to remain in an therapeutic placement, or would be more successful in a more restrictive environment.

198 Spring Street Rockland, MA 02370 - Phone: 781-878-6056 Fax: 781-982-9787
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