Wayside Academy

1 Frederick Abbott Way
Framingham, MA 01701-0175
Tel: (508)786-9424
Grades: 7-12 | 28 students
Wayside is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of quality and integrity in providing cutting edge education for youth which continue to struggle emotionally and academically.
Through partnerships with family/guardians, certified special educators and licensed clinicians, Wayside Academy effectively addresses the complex needs of youth.
Wayside Academy has demonstrated a strong success rate with MCAS achievement, stabilization of the learning process, credit acceleration, much improved student self esteem and commitment to learning.
Our success comes through a blend of family support, emphasis on strength in social pragmatics, and strong educational services for building strength, hope and resiliency in youth, families and communities.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Specific Learning Impairments, Non Verbal Learning Disabilities

Student Body

Total Students 28 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Wayside Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 7 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admissions Director Lynne C Bennett Principal, Special Education Director


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
DanceFlag Football,

School Notes

  • Wayside Academy is an approved special education school for young adults, grades 7-12, who require therapeutic support in order to achieve. Wayside Academy also provides a Work Study program so students can generalize their social pragmatics in more realistic situation, yet receiving the coaching, guidance and support for immediate success.

Profile last updated: 12/22/2015

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