Academic Services

  • A comprehensive curriculum of Reading, Language Arts, Spelling, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art/Humanities, and Physical Education is provided. Teachers access the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core, and plan differentiated lessons to fit students' needs. 
  • Students participate in the MCAS testing conducted annually.
  • The Resource Teacher assesses all students in reading and math and consults with the classroom teacher to assure that lessons are tailored to students' needs.
  • The Physical Education program is designed as a structured program emphasizing proper behavior, teamwork, sportsmanship, health, and wellness.
  • One period per week of art and music instruction is provided; Arts and Humanities lessons interface with classroom activities and students are exposed to a wide variety of materials.
  • Enrichment Activities as part of an extended day help promote social skills.

Therapeutic Services

  • Clinicians provide weekly individual therapy, therapeutic group work, family treatment, case management services, and crisis intervention; as well as providing ongoing consultation and collaboration with the school staff.
  • All school staff participates in ongoing Trauma Informed Care training.
  • All staff are trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) in order to help students with behavioral and emotional regulation.
  • Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services are provided for those students for whom therapy is part of their IEP. In addition, each therapist also integrates lessons within the classroom and consults with teachers on an ongoing basis. Social skills curriculum, self-regulation tools, and assistive technology contribute to student success within the school.