Cardinal Cushing Centers
- Since 1947, Cardinal Cushing Centers has been a place where children and adults with disabilities have found possibilities, opportunities, and hope: the possibility to achieve greater levels of success in all areas of life; the opportunity to learn in nurturing, innovative and individualized programs; and, the hope that each tomorrow will bring personal fulfillment, new experiences, and shared happiness.
- Cardinal Cushing Centers serves a diverse population of students and adults.
- Almost all of our students and adults have some developmental or intellectual delays covering the full spectrum of functioning levels.
- Many of our students also have secondary conditions including behavioral, emotional, and mental health concerns.
- Located on two beautiful and bustling New England campuses, spread over more than 200 tree lined acres and neighboring communities, Cardinal Cushing Centers offers individuals something truly unique.
- Students are offered a continuum of learning experiences including educational, prevocational, vocational, day and residential programs adapted to meet the needs of each student.
- Both day and residential programs provide a full complement of supportive services including educational and vocational assessments, physical, speech, and occupational therapies, adaptive physical education, art and music therapies, and recreation.
- In additional to community employment opportunities, our on-site vocational programs include, The Sister's Inn, Bass Village Café, Consignment Shop, Bottle Redemption Center, Culinary Arts, and our newest boutique, The Cushing Trader.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Council for Exceptional Children
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Total Students||118 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 23%
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||21 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||10 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Admissions Director||Michelle Markowitz|
|Total Sports Offered||13 sports|
|Sports||Ballet, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBallet, Basketball,
Climbing, Cross Country,
Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing,
Swimming, Track and Field,
- School Location Miles Grades Students
WestonGrades: 3-12 | 91 students
177 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA 02493
BraintreeGrades: 5-12 | 50 students
6 Columbian St
Braintree, MA 02184
CambridgeGrades: 8-12 | 28 students
71 Pearl St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Chestnut HillGrades: 1-12 | 26 students
Campion Hall Rm. 197
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
FraminghamGrades: 7-12 | 28 students
1 Frederick Abbott Way
Framingham, MA 01701
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