Who We Serve:
Dearborn Academy serves students in grades 3-12 with average to above average cognitive profiles. We operate both a school year and a six week summer program. Our students have experienced emotional distress and learning challenges in their previous learning environments. The need for increased support and specialized instruction often arises as the result of the following:
We offer a rich, engaging learning environment responsive to the needs of this student population. In the past five years 100% of our seniors have passed the MCAS and graduated with a diploma from their sending district and/or from Dearborn Academy.
Students who do not find success at Dearborn include those who:
We re-engage students in learning and prepare them for college and career:
Our Elementary/Middle School Program serves students in grades 3-8. Their classrooms have between five and nine students with a special educator and assistant teacher.
Our high school classrooms have between eight and twelve students with a special educator and assistant teacher.
We are well known for our arts and vocational programs:
All Dearborn students have the opportunity to enhance their academic, social and vocational skills through music, gym, computer, and art classes. All students take wood shop, and high school students have additional instruction in culinary arts, metalwork, and jewelry.
Family involvement is at the heart of our success:
Families are key partners in our work, and are contacted regularly as we share information about student progress and enlist their support in working to help their children learn new skills to be successful students. Dearborn Academy offers monthly family support groups as well as family therapy on a short term basis when addressing issues within the family system that affect the student’s success in school.
We use empirically based and innovative therapies:
We have made new community partnerships in Newton:
Through our partnership with Community Rowing, Inc. our students have the opportunity to participate in on-water rowing activities and compete in the annual YETI, a dryland youth rowing competition.
We have teamed up with the Newton YMCA, located one minute’s drive from campus. Interested students in grades 3-8 are accompanied to the Y by a Dearborn staff member who assists them in afterschool programming once a week, paid for by their families.
We have fun!
Dearborn students enjoy experiences that those in public school do, such as high school prom, field trips around Boston, and playing basketball on a competitive team as part of the Greater Boston Basketball League. We also organize events like Color Day, Field Day, an annual Turkey Trot 5k, Halloween and tailgating parties.
We invite you to come see our new school. Please contact me at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you!
Head of School