A Premier Therapeutic Day School

Serving Grades 3–12

With a Rigorous Academic Program

Supporting Social-Emotional Development

For College and Career

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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 values the importance of developing relationships. When students feel seen and understood, they flourish.

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Dearborn Academy is currently accepting referrals. We look forward to hearing from you.


Also, learn all about our elementary program from four bite-sized new videos.

“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.”


A Student-Driven Transition Model

At Dearborn Academy, the transition process includes student agency/voice, combined with a whole school approach and postsecondary planning.

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Mentoring as Poetry

If you are reading this article about mentoring leaders, then you are likely already an educational leader yourself.

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Developing Critical Skills Outside of the School Year

According to Hannah Sycks, a high school English / special education teacher at Dearborn Academy, there are a number of ways caregivers can help students retain the learning they’ve gained …

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Making Connections to Today Through Ancient History

When reflecting on her work, Kailey Sparks, a high school history teacher at Dearborn Academy, says, “Being able to see students make the connections to the present day is where …

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Caregiver Support Now Includes Cariloop

Dearborn Academy works to communicate with, partner with and support caregivers in multiple ways. We recently added Cariloop to this support system.

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