A Premiere Therapeutic Day School

Serving Grades 3–12

With a Rigorous Academic Program

Supporting Social-Emotional Development

For College and Career

View our September 2020 Hybrid Schedule.

At Dearborn Academy, our students experience what it means to feel seen and valued for who they are. They take the lead role in determining their future, knowing that they will receive consistent and expert help to achieve their dreams.

A Warm, Caring Environment

At Dearborn Academy, we understand students’ needs — academic and emotional — and we respect the individuality of each.

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Staff in Dearborn Academy’s Elementary/ Middle School are expert in helping younger students (Grades 3-8) achieve success.

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The Dearborn Academy High School stresses the importance of respect and developing caring relationships between staff and students.

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Dearborn Academy is currently accepting referrals for the 2020-21 School Year.


We look forward to hearing from you.


“You’ll never know the comfort I have had over the past two years, knowing that the place where my son spends the majority of his day is an environment which promotes the same moral attitudes I work so hard on at home.”

“We have dealt with 10+ years of school-related anxiety and stress (crying at drop off, refusing to go into school, perseverating on her day and “mistakes” all afternoon/night), but now… our daughter comes home from school laughing about all the fun she had in classes/with peers and wakes up excited.”


“My child graduated from Dearborn Academy in 2019 … In his last school he was afraid to return there because of daily bullying and ridicule by other classroom students. Dearborn provided a safe place, with appropriate mental health and learning/teaching experts. The report card started to look good, he passed MCAS, he wanted to go to school, he wanted to learn new things.”


School Year 2020-2021

Dearborn Academy has exciting plans for the 2020-2021 School Year with the safety and security of our students and staff as our guide.   Our plan, as it now stands, …

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Caregiving in a Pandemic:  When the Professional and Personal Collide

  By Sheilah M. Gauch, LICSW, M.Ed., Principal of Dearborn Academy   When schools first closed and we were all sent home in March, I initially stayed grounded in how …

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Pride Month 2020

By Hannah Sycks, High School Teacher   June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ community! In past years, I have met with LGBTQ+ students and allies at Dearborn and discussed …

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Challenging Racism

By Rebecca Altepeter,  Dearborn Academy Head of School   As I walked through my neighborhood earlier this week, I was aware that in my white skin, the only immediate threat …

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Dearborn Huddle

By Rebecca Altepeter, Head of School    “Rebecca, what are you doing in there? Nearly every morning we hear laughing and a loud ‘whoop!’ around 8:15am,” wondered an assistant teacher …

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2020-2021 School Year at Dearborn

Learn about Dearborn Academy’s plans for the 2020-2021 school year, which began with a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning – guided by the priorities of safety and security for our students and staff.