Perkins School For The Blind

175 North Beacon Street,
Watertown, MA, 02472-0217
Tel: (617)972-7285
Grades: PK - 12 | 166 students
Perkins School for the Blind is committed to providing education and services that build productive, meaningful lives for children and adults around the world who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with or without other disabilities.      Over 200 students populate Perkins' residential and day programs, thriving on the guidance of an exceptional, interdisciplinary team of highly trained teachers, clinicians, residential and support staff.   

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported language-based / learning differences
Year Founded 1829

Student Body

Total Students 166 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Perkins School For The Blind Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 107 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 4 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes State approved rates
Admissions Director Christopher Underwood
Admissions Associate Justine Carlone Rines

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Cheering, Crew, Swimming, Track and Field, WrestlingCheeringCrew,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology, recording studio, internet radio station Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology,
recording studio,
internet radio station,

School Notes:

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is CATS Academy Boston (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Stephen''s Armenian Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Stephen''s Armenian Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • Newton CATS Academy Boston
    (Roman Catholic)
    575 Washington St
    Newton , MA , 02458
    (857)400-9700
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Watertown St Stephen''s Armenian Elementary School
    47 Nichols Ave
    Watertown , MA , 02472
    (617)926-6979
    0.9  mi  |  101  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Newton The Rashi School
    (Jewish)
    15 Walnut Park
    Newton , MA , 02458
    (617)969-4444
    (Jewish)
    1  mi  |  296  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Newton
    Walnut Park Montessori
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    47 Walnut Park
    Newton , MA , 02458
    (617)202-9772
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  35  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Newton
    Jackson School    
    (Roman Catholic)
    200 Jackson Road
    Newton , MA , 02458
    (617)969-1537
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  259  students  |  Gr.  K-6

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