Special Education Schools in the Boston Area

In the United States, Federal law guarantees every student the right to a free and appropriate public education regardless of handicap or disability.  Additionally, Massachusetts State law  further guarantees the right to an education in the “least restrictive environment.”

The rules and laws surrounding Special Education in our state are broad and  require detailed study.  As a parent, the following website is a good starting point  https://fcsn.org/parents-guide.

The following list shows the private special education schools in the Boston Area. These schools offer education in the scope of their specialty and grade range.  Each school has a unique set of skills and services and their own unique admissions procedures.  Most students get referred to these schools by the school systems or  social services but many also accept students directly.

 

Special Education Schools in the Boston Area

 

LinkSchoolNameTypeSpecialtySizeGradesTown
RCS Learning CenterSpecial EducationAutism, Learning Disabilities1-12Natick
New England Pediatric CareSpecial EducationNursing Home for Children, Complex care1-12North Billerica
Reed AcademySpecial EducationEmotional Difficulties1-12Framingham
Compass SchoolSpecial EducationEducation, Stabilization for at-Risk Population1-12Dorchester
Boston Higashi SchoolSpecial EducationAutism1-12Randolph
St Ann's HomeSpecial EducationLearning disabilities, mood disorders, autism spectrum disorders (ASD)1-2Methuen
The Carroll SchoolSpecial EducationLearning, Reading, Writing, Dislexia1-9Lincoln
Brandon School & Residental TreatmentSpecial EducationBehavior, emotional2-12Natick
League School Of Greater BostonSpecial EducationAutism2-12East Walpole
Lighthouse SchoolSpecial EducationVarious Educational Challenges2-12North Chelmsford
Landmark School - Elementary Middle SchoolSpecial EducationDyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities2-8Manchester
Manville SchoolSpecial EducationEmotional, Neurological,or Learning difficulties3-10Roxbury Crossing
Milestones Day SchoolSpecial EducationTransitional Services3-12Waltham
The Judge Rotenberg CenterSpecial EducationBehavior, emotional, psychiatric problems3-12Canton
CNS Pathways AcademySpecial EducationAutism4-12Belmont
Dearborn AcademySpecial EducationDyslexia, ADD, Language Based4-12Newton
Darnell School Special EducationAutism, Intellectual, Behavioral5-12Hudson
Anchor AcademySpecial EducationAlternative educational environment6-12Middleboro
Granite AcademySpecial EducationSocial, Emotional6-12Braintree
Corwin-Russell School At Broccoli HallSpecial EducationIndividual Learning Style6-12Sudbury
Willow Hill SchoolSpecial EducationIndividual Learning Style6-12Sudbury
Clearway SchoolSpecial EducationDyslexia, Language Based7-12West Newton
The Victor SchoolSpecial EducationSocial, Emotional, Gifted Students7-12Acton
Van Der Kolk Glenhaven AcademySpecial EducationBehavioral, Trauma7-12Marlborough
Meadowridge Pelham AcademySpecial EducationFemale Behavior, Trauma, Mental Illness7-12Lexington
The Walden Street SchoolSpecial EducationTrauma, Mental Illness7-12Concord
Beacon High SchoolSpecial EducationEmotional, Psychiatric, Moderate Leaning Disability7-12Watertown
Wayside AcademySpecial EducationBehavior, Mental illness, Addiction7-12Framingham
Bay Cove AcademySpecial EducationBehavioral, Trauma8-12Brookline
James F Farr AcademySpecial EducationBehavioral 8-12Cambridge
Seaport AcademySpecial EducationLearning Challenges8-12Chelsea
Ivy Street SchoolSpecial EducationNeurocognitive , Neurodevelopmental8-12Brookline
Landmark School - High SchoolSpecial EducationDyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities9-12Prides Crossing
Arlington SchoolSpecial EducationMental Health, Addiction9-12Belmont
Italian Home For ChildrenSpecial EducationEmotional, Behavioral, Educational problemsK-8Jamaica Plain
Hopeful Journeys Educational CenterSpecial EducationAutism, Developmental disabilitiespreK-12Beverly
Beverly School For The DeafSpecial EducationDeafness, Hard of HearingpreK-12Beverly
Cotting SchoolSpecial EducationLearning, Communications, Complex MedicalpreK-12Lexington
Crossroads SchoolSpecial EducationAutismpreK-12Marlborough
The May Center School For Autism and Developmental DisabilitiesSpecial EducationAutism, Developmental disabilitiespreK-12Randolph
Nashoba Learning GroupSpecial EducationAutismpreK-12Bedford
The New England Center For ChildrenSpecial EducationAutismpreK-12Southborough
Perkins School For The BlindSpecial EducationBlindnesspreK-12Watertown
The Learning Center For The DeafSpecial EducationDeaf, Hard of HearingpreK-12Framingham
Campus Kinder HausSpecial EducationpreK-KQuincy
B C Campus SchoolSpecial EducationComplex CarepreK-preKChestnut Hill
Melmark New EnglandSpecial EducationBroad range of intellectual disabilitiesUngradedAndover
Cardinal Cushing CentersSpecial EducationAutism, Developmental or intellectual delays UngradedHanover
Community Therapeutic Day SchoolSpecial EducationEmotional and Neurological dififficultiesUngradedLexington