James F Farr Academy

     Tel: (617)492-4922
Grades: 8 - 12 | 28 students
Farr Academy is a therapeutic day school serving students in grades 7 through 12 with a range of emotional and learning problems.
We provide an array of services that meet the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student.
Skilled teacher/counselors, small structured classes, group and individualized curriculum aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, one-to-one tutoring as needed, and college preparatory courses provide a comprehensive approach to meet the diverse needs presented by students.
In addition, we offer multi-faceted physical and outdoor education, woodworking, studio art and an intensive school-to-career program.
Counseling and non-judgmental, non-punitive problem solving meetings are used to teach decision making as well as problem solving skills, through reflection and discussion.
Additionally, the teaching of techniques and strategies to effectively manage anxiety, stress, frustration and anger are threaded throughout the program.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 8 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 28 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 74%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade James F Farr Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Boston University Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Henry Buckner School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is New England Hebrew Academy (1 miles away)
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