Holden School

8 Pearl Street,
Charlestown, MA, 02129-0212
     Tel: (617)242-3940
Grades: 7 - 12 | 26 students
The Holden School provides high quality special education, counseling and behavioral interventions to low income, high risk students in grades six through twelve whose needs for intensive and individualized services cannot be met by their local public schools.
The majority of the Holden School's funding comes from the school districts who refer students to us.
In addition, outside financial support from individual, corporate, and institutional donors allows us to offer programs that let many of our students taste in-school success and enjoy learning in ways they may have never thought possible.
All of our students are referred by public schools when all interventions at the mainstream public school level have failed.
They are primarily from Boston, with additional placements from surrounding communities.
Our graduates go on to community colleges, public universities, job training programs or employment in the community.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 26 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 88%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Holden School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Seaport Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Child Focus Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Child Focus Center (0.2 miles away)
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  • CharlestownChild Focus Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    250 New Rutherford Avenue Room 234 Bldg E
    CharlestownMA02129
    (617)241-5464
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.2 mi | 11 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • CharlestownSeaport Academy
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    197 8th Street
    CharlestownMA02129
    (617)241-3871
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    0.8 mi | 17 students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • BostonThe Boston Children's School
    8 Whittier Place
    BostonMA02114
    (617)367-6239
    0.8 mi | 10 students | Gr. NS-1                      
  • BostonSt John School
      (Roman Catholic)
    9 Moon St
    BostonMA02113
    (617)227-3143
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.2 mi | 186 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • BostonBeacon Hill Nursery School
    Daycare / Preschool
    74 Joy St
    BostonMA02114
    (617)227-0822
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.2 mi | 10 students | Gr. PK-KG                      

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