Italian Home For Children

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Italian Home for Children provides progressive and therapeutic programs to help children, adults, and families.


Jamaica Plain, MA


Elementary School, Middle School


Special Education School, Private School

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1125 Centre St Jamaica Plain, MA 02130



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Italian Home for Children is a special education school located in Jamaica Plain, MA.  The school serves children between the ages of 4 and 13 with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties and other mental health issues. The school offers both a residential and a day program.

School’s Mission Statement
To achieve our vision, we provide progressive and therapeutic programs to help children, adults and families with emotional, behavioral, and educational needs thrive in their communities.

The school’s education center serves children with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties, learning disabilities, language disorders, mental illness, high functioning autism spectrum disorders  and developmental delays. It helps children who are at risk of failure in public or private school system.
The school’s  special education program consists of six classrooms with eight to ten students. Each classroom is run by a certified Special Education Teacher, Assistant Teacher and Child Care Worker.

In addition, the school offers a therapeutic after-school program and a therapeutic summer camp/school vacation week program.

The school is approved by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Other Services

  • Residential Treatment Services including milieu treatment, individual therapy, focused group treatment, spiritual enrichment, intensive family treatment and family preservation services.

  • Outpatient Mental Health Services including individual, group and family therapy, to children, adults and families.               

  • Community-Based Acute Treatment Program for stabilization and comprehensive assessment services.

  • Spiritual enrichment and religious education