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Concord Area Special Education (C.A.S.E.) Collaborative Program-CASE Collaborative brings together our school district partners, schools, faculty specialists, staff and families to create exceptional and individualized learning for all.

MAAPS-Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Schools

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)-NATSAP is an organization of therapeutic schools and programs for adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Federation for Children with Special Needs– FCSN provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.


National Home Education Research Institute

Massachusetts Home Learning Association (MHLA)

Cottage school website

School Listing

While not comprehensive, the following tables include a listing of schools in MA serving the special needs community. Please provide feedback and input to help our site grow.


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
School Name Location Starting Grade/Age Programs Board Tchr/
Stdnt Ratio
Community Therapeutic Day School Lexington Ages
LD/ED/BD/DD No 2:8
Cotting Lexington Ages
PHY HC/LD No 1:1
Lighthouse N.Chelmsford Ages
LD/ED/MHC  . 1:6 to 1:1
May Institute Braintree,
Chatham, West Springfield &
Autism/PDD/DD/BI Some small
Milestones Waltham Ages
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
Lancaster Ages
Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome Yes 1:6 to 1:1
Learning Prep School W.Newton Grades  K-12 LI/LD No 1:6
Dearborn Academy Arlington Ages       5-21 LD/BD/ED/LI/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD)/Anxiety/PTSD No 1:1.5
Melmark Andover Ages        5-12 Autism/PDD/DD/BI Yes small
Walker Needham Ages
HS Ages
LD/BD/ED/ADD/PDD Yes 1:3 or 1:2
Carroll Lincoln Grades   1-8 LD No 1:1 or 1:4
Summit Academy School Leominster Ages
Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD) No 2:12
Curtis Blake Day School Springfield Ages
LD/LI/LLD/Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD) No 1:3
Reed Academy Framingham Ages      7-21 LD/BD/ED
(All Boys)
Yes 1:5
Gifford Weston Grades   3-12 LD/BD/ED No 1:6
Landmark Manchester, MA Ages      8-22 LD Yes: Most every student gets1:1 and
White Oak Westfield Ages      9-18 LD No 1:3
Clearway W.Newton Ages    11-18 LD/LI/ADD/NLD No 1:3/1:4
Willow Hill Sudbury Grade    6-up
Ages    11-18
LD/ADD/+ No 1:8
Corwin-Russell Sudbury Ages    11-19 LD/ADD/NLD No .
Riverview School East Sandwich,
Cape  Cod
Ages    11-22 ADD/LD/NLD Yes: All 1:5
New England Academy Beverly Grade     6-up social/emotional disabilities No
Walker High School Watertown Ages   K-12 EM/mild LD/strong acdemics No 1:3

Religious Schools

Location Starting
Board Tchr/
Stdnt Ratio
Jewish Community Day School Newton Grades
Mild LD No 1:15
Imago Maynard Grades
1 -10
Mild LD No 1:12
St. John’s Shrewsbury Grades
Mild LD No 1:30
St. Sebastian’s Needham Grades
(All Boys)
No 1:6
Arlington Catholic High School Arlington Grades
. No .

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