Middle & High School

The Middle and High School programs offer students a comprehensive academic experience and individualized instruction. Students are grouped by age but also by learning style and needs. As students progress through the program they participate in a steadily increasing assortment of transition-focused activities to become ready for life after high school. 16-year-old students who are ready for off-campus experiences attend internships as determined by their IEP team.

Middle School and High School Program Shared Features
  • Small classes and students grouped by skill level rather than just age or grade
  • A lively and social school of friends who have had similar school and life experiences
  • Individual, small group and class experiences to explore and develop awareness of emotional and social expectations and self-monitoring strategies
  • Language-based instruction to cultivate successful listeners, speakers, readers and writers
  • Academic instruction which is multi-sensory and multi-modal
  • Highly interactive, project-based learning to promote student engagement and curiosity
  • Experiential learning in the school thrift shop, cafe and farm stand
  • Frequent off-campus learning opportunities
  • Thematic curriculum in all subject areas aligned with the Massachusetts standards
  • Effective and supportive educators involved in ongoing professional learning
Middle School Program Features
  • Individual and group reading classes to bring skills to functional levels
  • Self-Advocacy class

High School Program Features
  • Reading comprehension, writing, science, and math classes to prepare
    for MCAS
  • Transition programming to teach life skills and prepare for a successful
    adult life
  • Transition Seminar class