A Premiere Therapeutic Day School

Serving Grades 3–12

With a Rigorous Academic Program

Supporting Social-Emotional Development

For College and Career

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.


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“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.”


DESE Final Report

Dearborn receives all positive feedback for DESE Program Reviews.

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STEM/STEAM at Dearborn Academy

Learning about DNA     Click to enlarge the Activity sheet on building a DNA model. Dearborn Academy’s biology students have been learning about DNA and RNA structures, and how …

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Thinking of Concepts in New Ways

We often use the circle format to think about concepts in new ways or introduce new academic material. Stephanie Chase created a problem-solving themed circle for her students in Grades 4-6.

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Why We Use Restorative Practices at Dearborn

Restorative practices provide students with structured experiences to practice and develop their social consciousness, communication and leadership skills in preparation for life after Dearborn.

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Life Is a Gift:
Graduation 2021 Student Speech

It is our time to embrace our challenges and turn our differences into our successes. Graduating class of 2021, I leave you with this. Don’t take anything for granted, life is a gift!

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