Dearborn Academy Schools for Children, Inc.

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Contact Information

Schools for Children, Inc.
Contact: Rebecca Altepeter, Admissions
Email Address: raltepeter@dearbornacademy.org
Phone: 781-641-5992 x3018
Fax: 781-641-5997

575 Washington Street Newton, MA 02474
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Dearborn Academy

Narrative

Private, psycho-educational day school licensed and approved by the Massachusets Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Provides comprehensive services to children and adolescents with a combination of emotional and learning difficulties. Many students have learning disabilities, including executive functionaling disorders, language-based and nonverbal learning disabilities, and have mental health issues including ADD and ADHD , mood disorders, anxiety, depression and other disorders. Students are placed in small classrooms of 6-9 students either in the Elementary/Middle School or the High School. All students receive individual counseling. A psychiatrist is on staff to provide medication assessment and treatment. Classroom instruction is modified and structured based on student need. Professionals in the school's learning center work with teachers to provide structure to the learning process, using programs like emPower to help stuents with note taking, report writing, etc. Dearborn utilizes a state of the art program to teach students with dyslexia, and other programs to help student with math, writing, and comprension skills. All juniors and seniors are provided with comprehensive career services to help them with transition to adult life. Students are helped applying to college, training programs,or other post graduate educational expriences. Some students join the military or are helped to find jobs. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to find work or to work in on campus employment aoportunites. All students who graduate do so with a transitonal plan. Close to 99% of seniors pass the MCAS test and consequently earn their High School diplomas. Elementary/Middle school students receive art classes and other enrichment activities. All students take part in Dearborn's state of the art shop programs, composed of woodworking projects for elementary/middle school students. High school freshman and sophomores rotate through a series of shops including woodworking, metals, welding, jewelry, and computer shop (composed of graphic design, web projects, etc).

Service Types

  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Family Support
  • Job Training
  • Schools - Day
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Education

Populations Served

  • Depression
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education