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Rivermont School Tidewater

The Rivermont School Tidewater provides a therapeutic educational program for students, ages 5-22, with special needs, including autism, who have difficulty learning in a traditional school setting. Rivermont’s mission is to help students learn to manage their behaviors so they can return to their home schools, graduate and become productive citizens. 

Rivermont’s professional staff includes certified special education teachers, mental health counselors, licensed professional counselors, school administrators and board certified behavior analysts. Our skilled and experienced team teaches students to rely upon their personal strengths in order to solve problems, make better choices and achieve both short and long term success.


  • Academic rigor
  • Career readiness
  • Education for ages 5-22
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Individualized instruction
  • School wide PBIS
  • Small class size
  • Social skills and development
  • Strengths oriented approach

Contact Information

Contact Information
Contact Information
Fiesta Martin, Principal
Rivermont School Tidewater
5163 Cleveland Street, Virgina Beach, VA  23462
Phone:  757.497.6312
Fax: 757-497-4705
Email: fiesta.martin@centrahealth.com


Rivermont Autism Program

Rivermont Autism Program
Rivermont Autism Program

The Rivermont Autism Program  provides academic and behavioral services for students in grades K-12.  The Rivermont Autism Program focuses on family-centered, evidence based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior. 

Individualized programs provide:

  • Academics
  • Behavior management
  • Communication
  • Social skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living and vocational skills

More about Centra Autism & Developmental Services

Referrals & Application

Referrals & Application
Referrals & Application

Students are referred to Centra Rivermont Schools through public school systems' special education departments in conjunction with Community Policy and Management Teams (CPMT) and Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT). 

►Centra Rivermont School School Application and Referral Packet

For your convenience, we have an online application, please click here for the online application

 - If you would prefer to download the application and return it to us, please note the instructions below:

1. download an application

2. return materials using one of the following methods:

  • Email to Fiesta Martin, Principal, fiesta.martin@centrahealth.com
  • Mail to Fiesta Martin, Principal, Rivermont School Tidewater, 5163 Cleveland Street, Virgina Beach, VA  23462
  • Fax to 757-497-4705

The Rivermont Autism Program has a separate application.  

The application below is specific to the Rivermont Autism Program, a service of Rivermont Schools.

Please click here for online referral packet/application

If you prefer to download the form and to return with the supporting application materials, please download the following form:

In-Home Services

In-Home Services
In-Home Services

Centra is now offering ABA autism in-home services in the Tidewater area. Centra is the non-profit healthcare system that provides therapeutic educational services at Rivermont Schools and residential treatment at Bridges Treatment Center.  Our in-home program serves clients up to age 21 utilizing evidence-based, measurable and medically necessary techniques. Along with ABA therapy, we teach adaptive, communication and social skills to our clients, as well as provide family training.

For more information about these new services, please contact Sara Lamont, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Centra Autism In-home Supervisor, at 757.685.1384 or sara.lamont@centrahealth.com. If you know others who might benefit from this resource, feel free to share this information with them.