Empowering Students for a Lifetime of Success


"The individualized program here is unique, real and effective. Merrimac Heights Academy is teaching our son to understand his challenges and limitations while at the same time helping him to celebrate his strengths. This has given him confidence, self-esteem and home. Since coming here, Jack now gets himself up each morning, dresses, gets his own breakfast and is ready to leave on time. In the evening, he takes a shower, (mostly without being asked). These tasks, which came so naturally to our other children, are big accomplishments for him and a huge relief for us. Jack smiles more, engages more. Jack now enjoys sharing his music, his art and his sense of humor. This fall, he enjoyed his internship with an arborist where he developed a sense of his own capabilities and interests. He is increasing his awareness of who he is and what he wants to do with his life. He is working on how to accomplish his goals. Last summer he had no goals, let alone a desire to do much more than sit at home and play video games."
- Parent, Suzanne Ward, at MHA's Ribbon Cutting Celebration held on January 22, 2016

"I enjoy my internships, they are so much fun. So far I have worked at Stepping Stones Preschool and the Service Dog Project. I also got to volunteer for the Merrimac Senior Center last year. These internships will help me to get a paying job when I am done with school."
- YW/Student, Merrimac Heights Academy

"MHA is a truly unique and much needed educational environment that provides a conducive atmosphere for each student's individualized learning style. The student's strengths and needs serve as the foundation of instruction for their personal road map to success. Students and teachers develop best practices to ensure the student's academic growth and customized internships. It is very satisfying to participate in such a proactive and valuable process for growth and development."
- Patty Pascucelli, Teacher/Reading Specialist, Merrimac Heights Academy