John Dewey Academy

Tel: (413)528-9800
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.
Our mission is to provide intensive, individualized instruction and therapy to alienated, angry, self-destructive, but bright adolescents.
This approach inspires students to use, rather than to continue to abuse, their talents.
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
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 10 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 20 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade John Dewey Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 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 Berkshire Meadows (4.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Great Barrington Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School
    Special Program Emphasis
    38 W Plain Rd
    Great Barrington , MA , 01230
    (413)528-4015
    Special Program Emphasis
    2.3  mi  |  207  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Great Barrington
    Eagleton School
    All-boys | Special Education School
    446 Monterey Rd
    Great Barrington , MA , 01230
    (413)528-4385
    All-boys | Special Education School
    3.2  mi  |  72  students  |  Gr.  4-12
  • Housatonic Berkshire Meadows
    Special Education School
    249 N Plain Rd
    Housatonic , MA , 01236
    (413)528-2523
    Special Education School
    4.9  mi  |  21  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Sheffield Berkshire School
    245 North Undermountain Road
    Sheffield , MA , 01257
    (413)229-1003
    5.5  mi  |  375  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Great Barrington Kolburne School
    Special Education School
    343 Nm Southfield Rd
    Great Barrington , MA , 01230
    (413)229-8787
    Special Education School
    8.3  mi  |  74  students  |  Gr.  PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 16, 2012 - 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. - Posted by Parent

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