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Dearborn STEP Moves to More

Spacious Home

Offers Bigger, Better Space for Students

Dearborn STEP moved to Newton on July 3, 2019. The program now has access to a gymnasium, art room and an on-site nurse. The classrooms, while just the right size for STEP's small classes, feature high ceilings and ample light from the many windows. 

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A Deeper Dive Into SMARTS Executive Functioning Strategies

By Hannah Turner

During the 2018-2019 school year, Dearborn teachers took a deeper dive in executive functioning and strategy instruction through the SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum. Executive functions are a set of processes that support us in managing ourselves and our resources in order to achieve a goal, namely metacognition, cognitive flexibility, organizing and prioritizing, working memory, and self-monitoring.

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Dearborn Fully Implements DESE Mid-Cycle Review Requirements

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) reviews all special education programs for compliance with state and federal regulations every six years. Mid-cycle reviews occur half way between the full reviews.

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Annual Benefit

Dearborn Reborn: Celebrating 70 Years of Innovation in Education


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Winchester, MA – July 5, 2016 – Schools for Children, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and managing great schools and educational services, announced today that Rebecca Altepeter will be the new Director of Dearborn Academy, a special education therapeutic day school in Arlington that serves students in the greater Boston area.