Award Year: 2020

Riverview Elementary School

33 St. Mary's Place
Denville, NJ, 07834-2122

(973) 983-6545

Mrs. Christina A. Theodoropoulos, Principal at time of Nomination

Denville Township

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Riverview educates the whole child by engaging all learners in rigorous curricula and social-emotional character development. Our learning community fosters respectful, responsible, empathetic citizens that are able to meet challenges with grit and grace.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 80%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Riverview Rockets are dedicated to learning and character development!

Riverview Rockets are dedicated to learning and character development!

Riverview School is located near the picturesque downtown of Denville, New Jersey. The school is nestled among homes, playing fields, basketball courts, and a large playground. Riverview embodies Denville's strong sense of community.

Riverview School has been transformed by the creation of a united vision that has helped to set rigorous academic learning standards along with an unbridled commitment to character development and social emotional learning. By creating a united vision with input from the entire learning community, Riverview gained a razor sharp focus on what was most important: addressing the needs of the whole child and helping each student reach their highest potential.

Riverview R.O.C.K.E.T. s are Respectful, Optimistic,Compassionate, Kind, Empathetic Team players. They are taught explicitly what these characteristics entail and are offered daily opportunities to demonstrate them. Students, with support of the learning community, recognize their strengths and are empowered to take ownership and accountability of their behavior and learning. From school-wide service learning projects, to peer mentors, Riverview Rockets know what it means to display empathy, compassion, and kindness in everything they do.

The learning community utilizes common language and expectations that allow students to self-regulate, to demonstrate strong academic self-efficacy, as well as to set personal goals. Grit, collaboration, flexibility, and resilience is taught and practiced. Each member of the learning community is valued and is encouraged to bring their authentic self to school each day. Riverview's vision acts as the guiding light for all decisions. At Riverview School everyone belongs and is valued. Together, everyone succeeds.