A Premiere Therapeutic Day School
Serving Grades 3–12
With a Rigorous Academic Program
Supporting Social-Emotional Development
For College and Career
The Dearborn Academy Student Experience: 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.
Following the emergency order by Governor Charlie Baker to suspend normal educational operations at schools, Dearborn Academy will continue to provide remote learning and student and family support for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year (see below for more).
A Warm, Caring Environment
At Dearborn Academy, we understand students’ needs — academic and emotional — and we respect the individuality of each.Learn More
Staff in Dearborn Academy’s Elementary/ Middle School are expert in helping younger students (Grades 3-8) achieve success.Learn More
The Dearborn Academy High School stresses the importance of respect and developing caring relationships between staff and students.Learn More
To support the health and safety of our students, families and staff, Dearborn Academy is providing remote learning and student and family support for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Learn more.
Dearborn Academy is continuing to accept referrals during this time.
“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.”
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
Don’t Just Look at Yourself, Watch Yourself
By Head of School Rebecca Altepeter I have a mad listening face – distinguishable from RBF because I am not resting, I am listening intently. My first clue was …Read More
Providing Academic and Clinical Support During the COVID-19 School Closure
Following the emergency order by Governor Charlie Baker to suspend normal educational operations at schools, Dearborn Academy will continue to provide remote learning and student and family support for the …Read More