A Premiere Therapeutic Day School

Serving Grades 3–12

With a Rigorous Academic Program

Supporting Social-Emotional Development

For College and Career

The Dearborn Student Experience

Dearborn Academy 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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To support the health and safety of Dearborn Academy students, families and staff and in accordance with Gov. Charlie Baker’s executive order, the school will reopen on May 4, 2020. Learn more. During the school closure, we are still accepting referrals.

“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.”


Providing Academic and Clinical Support During the COVID-19 School Closure

Following ever-evolving state and local directives, Dearborn Academy remains closed through May 4th. However, we remain committed to providing academic and clinical support for our students during the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Helping Our Students Continue to Learn During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As with all Schools for Children programs and schools, the health and safety of Dearborn Academy students, caregivers and staff are of the utmost importance. Therefore, there will be no …

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Battling A Dangerous Addiction

In November 2019, as part of the 2019-20 Thinking Differently about Learning Differently Speaker Series, Dearborn Academy hosted the discussion Tween and Teen Vaping: A Dangerous Addiction with Tracy Rose-Tynes, …

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Caring for Caregivers

By Sheilah M. Gauch, M.Ed, LICSW, Principal, Dearborn Academy   The task of caring for a child with significant mental health needs is truly heroes’ work – and can be …

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Growing Up Stressed or Mindful?

According to the American Psychological Association, teenagers are the most stressed group in the United States, juggling myriad responsibilities from holding down their first job to creating a post-high school …

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