Dearborn Academy

Tel: (781)641-5992
Grades: 1-12 | 148 students
Director, Howard Rossman, has been at Dearborn Academy since 1983.
Director, Howard Rossman, has been at Dearborn Academy since 1983.
Dearborn Academy is one of New England's leading state-approved special education day schools.
We serve children with emotional, learning, and social challenges in separate elementary/middle and high-school programs.  Our goal is for each of our students to build strong academic and social skills, to experience the transforming power of education, recover a sense of joy in learning and develop confidence in themselves academically, socially and personally. At Dearborn Academy we teach and support each child as an individual through one-on-one and small-group instruction and support services.
Our skilled staff of teachers and therapists is devoted to each child's success.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 1-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Language-based Learning Disorders, Learning disabilities, Non-verbal learning disabilities
Year Founded 1949

Student Body

Total Students 148 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Dearborn Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 7 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $62,253
Tuition Notes Tuition rate is set be the state. Students can be referred by school district or self-pay.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Howard Rossman, PhD
Admissions Associate Ginny Doxsey, Elem/Middle


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball

School Notes:

  • Approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a private therapeutic-day program for students aged 5-22
  • Serving more than 40 Massachusetts communities
  • Safe and supportive environment with small student to staff ratios with an emphasis on individualized growth to meet identified IEP goals
  • Diverse, state-of-the-art vocational and shop programs integrated with core academics for all ages
  • Remedial Services available for students with reading disabilities, utilizing the Wisnea-Kapp program, a nationally recognized program for the reading disabled.
  • Comprehensive therapeutic services, including individual and group counseling
  • Active family service component and parent involvement
  • Vocational readiness, career and transitional services provided to high school students
  • Member of the Massachusetts Association of 766-approved Private Schools

Profile last updated: 07/19/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is International School of Boston (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lesley Ellis School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lesley Ellis School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Arlington
    Grades: NS-8 | 182 students
    0.3 miles
    41 Foster St
    Arlington, MA 02474
  • Cambridge
    International School of Boston
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 639 students
    0.6 miles
    45 Matignon Road
    Cambridge, MA 02140
  • Cambridge
    Matignon High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 440 students
    0.6 miles
    1 Matignon Rd
    Cambridge, MA 02140
  • Arlington
    Grades: 9-12 | 650 students
    0.7 miles
    16 Medford St
    Arlington, MA 02474
  • Arlington
    St. Agnes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 323 students
    0.7 miles
    39 Medford Street
    Arlington, MA 02474

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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $15,135 for elementary schools and $32,844 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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