Rediscovering a Love of learning
Download the fast facts Dearborn Academy Information Card:
We re-engage students in learning and prepare them for college and career:
Students who do not find success at Dearborn include those who:
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 Program offers classrooms of between eight and 12 students with a special educator and assistant teacher:
Unique Additional Program Features
These include our well-known 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 school. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you!
Head of School