John Dewey Academy

     Tel: (413)528-9800
        
   
Grades: 10 - 12 | 17 students
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Housed in historic Searles Castle in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the John Dewey Academy is a coeducational college preparatory boarding school with a strong therapeutic component.
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Our mission is to provide intensive, individualized instruction and therapy to alienated, angry, self-destructive, but bright adolescents.
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This approach inspires students to use, rather than to continue to abuse, their talents.
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This vision is admittedly an ambitious one: we aim to restore hope, to rebuild families, and to transform students' lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 10 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 17 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade John Dewey Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Eagleton School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (2.3 miles away)
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  • Great BarringtonGreat Barrington Rudolf Steiner School
    Special Program Emphasis
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    (413)528-4015
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  • Great BarringtonEagleton School
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    446 Monterey Rd
    Great BarringtonMA 01230
    (413)528-4385
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School Reviews

1 year ago
This school saved my son's life. The faculty and staff are incredibly talented. The peer based model got through to our son when nothing else worked. He has now learned new, productive behaviors and he is doing very well in his second year at Dewey. We love this school and give it our highest recommendation.
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