Learning to make a difference

The high school program at Four Rivers offers a blend of challenging coursework leading to a solid preparation for college and increasing opportunities for independent work.

  • Classes of 18 or fewer meet in subject areas – English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Spanish, and Wellness.

  • Daily teaching and learning is as active as possible, with teachers developing projects, learning expeditions, and integrating subjects when possible to engage and inspire.

  • Service at school or in the community is required each year.

  • In 11th grade, students have internships with professionals in an area of interest.

  • Eligible juniors and seniors may take courses at nearby Greenfield Community College and propose independent study options.

  • In 12th, every student designs a Senior Expedition involving an essential question, extensive research and field work, and a culminating product. One built a guitar, another wrote a children’s book, others worked with the mentally ill or built a “grease car”.

  • Guided by our college counselor and their advisors, the seniors develop clear post-secondary plans. They carry their Four Rivers experience into the world, learning to make a difference.

A strong sense of community, supportive relationships with teachers, and a commitment to engaged learning make this a high school different from most.