Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

(Concord SPED PAC)

Schools Our Children Attend

Page Index:
Massachusetts Approved Schools (old Chapter 766 Schools)
Religious Schools
Private Schools
Charter Schools
Other Schools
Out-of-State
School Guides (Directory of Collaboratives)
DOE lists of schools
Massachusetts Organizations
Home Schooling

Key (for following tables):
ADHD/ADD = Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder /
 Attention Deficit Disorder
LI = Language Impaired
BD = Behaviorally Disorder MHC = Multiply Handicapped
BI = Brain Injury NLD / NVLD = Non-Verbal Learning Disabled
DD = Developmental Disabilities PDD = Pervasive Developmental Disorders
ED = Emotionally Disturbed/Emotional Disabilities PHY HC = Physically Handicapped
LD = Learning Disabled/Disabilities PTSD = Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Approved Massachusetts Special Education Schools (used to be refereed to as Chapter 766 Schools)
(listed in order of starting grade or age)

School Name Own
Web
site or
Maaps
Telephone Location Starting Grade/
Age
Population Served Programs Board Tchr/
Stdnt Ratio
Tuition Refer-
ring Mem-
ber
Community Therapeutic Day School both 781-861-7081 Lexington Ages
3-12
LD/ED/BD/DD   No 2:8 $ MF/GL
Cotting both 781-862-7323 Lexington Ages
3-22
PHY HC/LD   No 1:1 $$ LH,AR,LM
Lighthouse both 978-251-4050 N.Chelmsford Ages
3-22
LD/ED/MHC    . 1:6 to 1:1 $ IG,JM
May Institute both 800-778-7601 Braintree,
Chatham, West Springfield &
Woburn (new for 2007)
Ages
3-22
Autism/PDD/DD/BI   Some small $$ KM, JE

Milestones  Formally known as the'School for Accelerated Learning'
(open Dec. 2004, MA DOE approval)

both 781-895-3200 x17 Waltham Ages
3-22
Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette’s Syndrome (TS), Anxiety Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD), and other neuro-cognitive disorders.   No small $$$ LC,SL
Perkins,
Dr. Franklin
both 978-365-7376 Lancaster Ages
4-18
Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome Project  Read (all 5) Yes 1:6 to 1:1 $$ SR/FC
Learning Prep School (LPS) web 617-965-0764 W.Newton

Grades  K-12

LI/LD Thinking Maps No 1:6 $$ CC,ST
Dearborn Academy both 781-641-5992 Arlington

Ages       5-21


LD/BD/ED/LI/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD)/Anxiety/PTSD

. Wisnia-Kapp Reading Program.
. Hands-on shops: woodworking, ceramics, art, computer lab.
. For 9th and 10th graders, PreVocational: metal shop, jewerly, welding, drafting, power mechanics.

No 1:1.5 $$ SR, RW
Melmark both 978-654-4300 Andover

Ages        5-12

Autism/PDD/DD/BI   Yes small $$$ KB
Walker both 781-449-4500 Needham Ages
5-13
Beacon
HS Ages
14-22
LD/BD/ED/ADD/PDD   Yes 1:3 or 1:2 $$$ MH
Carroll both 617-259-8342 Lincoln

Grades   1-8

LD OG, LiPs, Saxon Math,
FASTT Math (Fluency)
No 1:1 or 1:4 $ MS,PH, CC
Summit Academy School both 508-751-8500 (new phone #) Leominster Ages
6-15
Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD)   No 2:12 $$ MP
Curtis Blake Day School (CBDS) both 413-205-3960 Springfield Ages
6-16
LD/LI/LLD/Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD) LiPs, Seeing Starts, Benchmark Word Id, Words Their Way, V&V, Vocab card, Vocab Chart, Word Retrieval, Story Grammer Maker, ThemeMaker, Read Naturally No 1:3 $ SS
Reed Academy both 508-877-1222 Framingham

Ages      7-21

LD/BD/ED
(All Boys)
  Yes 1:5 $$$ SA
Gifford both 617-899-9500 Weston Grades   3-12 LD/BD/ED   No 1:6 $$ AM
Landmark both 978-927-4440 Manchester, MA Ages      8-22 LD

Landmark  Reading, LiPs, Landmark
Writing & Math

PreVocational: wood working, auto mechanics, small engine

Yes: Most every student gets1:1 and
1:6-8
$ CC,LM,MH
White Oak maaps 413-562-9500 Westfield Ages      9-18 LD   No 1:3 $ AM
Clearway both 617-964-6186 W.Newton Ages    11-18 LD/LI/ADD/NLD   No 1:3/1:4 $ DZ,JT
Willow Hill both 978-443-2581 Sudbury

Grade    6-up
Ages    11-18

LD/ADD/+   No 1:8 $$ MS
Corwin-Russell @ Broccoli Hill both 978-369-1444 Sudbury Ages    11-19 LD/ADD/NLD   No . $ MO,SA,
Riverview School both 508-888-0489 East Sandwich,
Cape  Cod
Ages    11-22 ADD/LD/NLD   Yes: All 1:5 $$ AW/NLD site
New England Academy (NEA) both 978-921-1103 Beverly Grade     6-up social/emotional disabilities   No   $$ SL,GP
Beacon High School both 617-993-5100 Watertown Ages    15-22 EM/mild LD/strong acdemics   No 1:3 $$ CF
School Name Own
Web
site or
Maaps
Telephone Location Starting Grade/
Age
Population Served Programs Board Tchr/
Stdnt Ratio
Tuition Refer-
ring Mem-
ber
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Key:  $ = under 20k - 35k,  $$ = 40k - 55k,  $$$ = 60k - 75k

Religious Schools

School
Name
Telephone Location Starting
Grade
/Age
Population
Served
Board Tchr/
Stdnt Ratio
Refer-
ring
Mem-
ber
Westgate Christian Academy 781-239-1766 Weston Grades
PS-7
LD No 1:16 LM
Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) 617-965-5100 Newton Grades
K-8
Mild LD No 1:15 MK
Country Day School of the Holy Union 978-448-5646 Groton Grades
K-8
Mild LD No 1:15 LS
Imago 978-897-0549 Maynard Grades
1 -10
Mild LD No 1:12 LM
St. John's 508-842-8934 Shrewsbury Grades
9-12
Mild LD No 1:30 CC
St. Sebastian's 781-449-5200 Needham Grades
7-12
LD
(All Boys)
No 1:6 many
Arlington Catholic High School 781-646-7770 Arlington Grades
9-12
. No . .
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Private Schools (Not Approved as Massachusetts Special Education Schools )

School Name Telephone Location Starting Grade
/Age
Population Served Programs Board Tchr/
Stdnt Ratio
Refer-
ring Mem-
ber
Dexter 617-522-5544 Brookline Grades
PS-8
All Boys   No 1:6 .
Applewild School 978-342-6053 Fitchburg Grades
PS-9
 .   No . .
Brimmer & May 617-566-7462 Chestnut Hill Grades
PS-12
Social   No . MD
Waldorf School 781-863-1062 Lexington Grades
K-8
ADD, lots of art & music   No . FAQ
CH
Cambridge Friend 617-354-3880 Cambridge Grades
K-8
Mild LD/ADD   No 1:10 Place to Grow
Children's Language 413-589-9161 Springfield Grades
K-9
Language impaired   No 1:4 Peterson
Fay 508-485-0100 Southborough Grades
1-9
.   Yes 1:12 AL
Fessenden 617-964-5350 W. Newton Grades
1-12
Social & LD 
(All Boys)
  Yes: 40% 1:7 MD/AM/AL
Hillside 508-485-2824 Marlborough Grades
5-9
LD/ADHD   Yes:
40%:7 day
30% 5 day
(30% day)
1:12 MS/MH/Fess
Linden Hall 413-498-2906 Northfield Ages
10-15
LD/bright Dyslexic
(All boys)
  Yes 1:3 NLD site
Beaver Country Day 617-734-6950 Chestnut Hill Grades
6-12
.   . 1:15 .
Eagle Hill 413-477-6000 Hardwick, MA Ages
12-22
ADD/LD/NLD; Mostly HS Social prags,
Saxon Math
Yes: Most 1:4 Peterson,
Fess/NLD site
Buckingham Browne & Nichols 617-547-6100 Cambridge Grades
7-8
Mild LD   No 1:15 .
Dana Hall 781-235-3010 Wellesley Grades
7-12
(All Girls)
not LD friendly
  Yes . .
Rivers 781-235-9300 Weston Grades
7-12
ADD   No . .
Belmont Hill 617-484-4410 Belmont Grades
7-12
(All Boys)   Yes . .
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall 617-894-2644 Waltham Grades
9-12
LD/ADD   Yes: 50% 1:6 DZ,RP
Lawrence Academy 978-448-6535 Groton Grades
9-12
.   Yes 1:7 MD
Academy at Swift River 800-258-1770 Cummington Grades
9-12
Mental health, social, strong academic . Yes. . TD
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Charter Schools

School Name Telephone Location Starting Grade
/Age
Population Served Board
ing
Tchr/
Stdnt Ratio
Refer-
ring
Mem-
ber
Parker Charter School 978-772-3293 Aire Grades
7-12
Social/mild LD No . DC
Innovation Academy Charter School
(Formally known as Murdock Middle Public Charter School )
978-250-8815 Chelmsford Grades 5-8
(expanding to include high school, grades 9-12)
Social/mild LD No   BR

McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School

508-879-9000

Framingham Grades
6-8
Social/mild LD/ADHD No   CHADD
members
The Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School 508-597-2400 Marlborough Grades
6-12
Social/mild LD No   TC
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School 508-854-8400 Worcester Grades
K-10
LD/dyslexic, impressive curriculum, structured.
Preference is given to siblings of current students and residents of Auburn, Holden, Millbury, Leicester, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Sutton, West Boylston and Worcester.
No . CM

Other Schools

School Name Telephone Location Starting Grade
/Age
Population Served Board
ing
Tchr/
Stdnt Ratio
Refer-
ring
Mem-
ber
Murphy and Dwyer Academy 978-256-3093 Chelmsford Grades
6-12
Autism/PDD/Asperger/NVLD No 1:12 EH
Crossroads 978-443-7711 Sudbury Grades
Pre-12
non-diagnosed/Autism/Asperger/PDD No .  
Oak Meadow Montessori 978-486-9874 Littleton Grades
K-8
. No . .
Lexington Montessori 781-862-8571 Lexington Grades
K-8
. No . .
Austin Preparatory 781-944-4900 Reading Grades
6-12
. No . .
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Out-of-State:

School
Name
Telephone Location Starting
Grade
/Age
Population
Served
Board Tchr/
Stdnt Ratio
Refer-
ring
Mem-
ber
Learning Skills Academy
(LSA)
603-964-4903 Rye, New Hampshire Ages 8-21 Grades 4-12 Learning Disablity (LD), Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD), Anxiety Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) no 1:4 TS
Pine Ridge 802-434-2161 Williston,Vermont Ages
13-18
LD/NLD yes 2:1
1:1 OG
NLD site
Greenwood 802-387-4545 Putney, Vermont Ages
10-15
LD/bright dyslexic
(All boys)
yes . .
Grove School
(Mass. SPED approv.)
203-245-2778 Madison, Connecticut Grades
7-12
Mental health, social, strong academic yes . SA
The Learning Clinic
(Mass. SPED approv.)
203-928-5274 Brooklyn, Connecticut Grades
4-12
Mental health, social, strong academic no . SA
Kildonan 914-373-8111 Armenia, New York Grades
6-PG
LD/dyslexic yes 1:1 OG tutor AK/MassPAC
Gow School 716-652-3450 South Wales, New York

Grades
7-12

LD/dyslexic yes 1:5
OG
conference
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School Guides

Massachusetts Directory of Educational Collaboratives
Click here, to the directory of collaborative.
The Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives (MOEC) website list about 30 collaborative in Massachusetts.  The majority of the collaboratives came into existence to address the member school systems' needs for special education or occupational education. The collaboratives assumed first the responsibility for designing, implementing and delivering a menu of programs and services for low-incidence, handicapped populations and student populations in need of career and school-to-work programs.

Under the provisions of Chapter 40 Section 4E of the General Laws of Massachusetts and the Special Education Law mandates that school districts provide appropriate educational services for all students with special needs. Collaboratives allows school districts to plan, develop, and implement programs for special needs children. It enables school districts the opportunity to augment and supplement their special education programs through collaboration with other school districts.
It provides a mechanism for people to share ideas and resources for the purpose of meeting a common need.

Want help finding a school for your child?  Check out our "School Consultants" page

An article on looking for a school:
    "10 most common mistakes when looking at schools"

DOE List of Schools

Look at your school's report from Department of Education, Program Quality Assurance Services, Compliance and Monitoring Department:

Public and Charter Schools Coordinated Program Review Reports

Private Schools Program Review Reports

Department of Education List:

Approved Massachusetts In-State Day and Residential Private Special Education School Programs PDF file

Special Education Pricing Department

Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance

List of school tutions
 
State Approved Massachusetts Day and Residential Special Education Tuition Prices 31

Massachusetts Organizations

 Massachusetts Association of Chapter 766 Approved Private Schools (MAAPS)
(MAAPS list is an fee based, this list is not a complete list of schools, only schools who pay the membership and to be listed.)

 

MAAPS has a checklist parents can use, to help them evaluate the residential schools they are visiting PDF file .
 

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
A national resource for programs and professionals assisting young people dealing with emotional and behavioral difficulties.  They have an
on-line copy of the NATSAP Directory of their Member schools and programs.

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents
Their website has a list of Massachusetts School Districts and Education Collaboratives.

 

Homeschooling

National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) focuses on homeschooling research.

Massachusetts Home Learning Association (MHLA) is the oldest statewide homeschool organization in Massachusetts, providing information, advocacy, and support.

Cottage school website allows you to search for homeschooler, co-ops, schools, conventions, and curriculum suppliers in your area.
It is a free site, that was created to help facilitate communication with parents trying to start homeschooling or create new schools who have simluar interests.

 

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