At The Arc, understanding the unique social and educational needs a child with disabilities requires is paramount. Rivendale is more than just a school for memorizing facts. It is a place that teaches children how to learn while also focusing on the child's emotional and developmental needs to help them enhance their natural gifts. 

As a private school existing solely to help the growth and development of children with disabilities, it provides families an alternative to public education that allows students to explore their full potential. 

Our prime objective for all students is to help shape them into independent young adults who can productively interact in a variety of mainstream social settings and situations. We accomplish this by providing individualized programming tailored to each child’s skill set. That’s why our private facility, approved by the Missouri Department of Education, provides families with an effective alternative to public education that allows students to explore their full potential and achieve their full capabilities. 

colleen quinn   Director of Rivendale

colleen quinn

Director of Rivendale

MORe than just a school

Rivendale consists of students whose learning focuses on subjects such as behavior skill building, speech therapy, academic programming aligned with state/district curriculum and integrated technology. 

Rivendale accepts different funding sources, for example insurance through companies such as Aetna, Tricare, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, etc.