Dearborn Academy

Dearborn Academy Photo #1 - Director, Howard Rossman, has been at Dearborn Academy since 1983.
Dearborn Academy is one of New England's leading state-approvedspecial education day schools.
We serve children with emotional, learning, and socialchallenges in separate elementary/middle and high-school programs.Our goal is for each of our students to build strong academic andsocial skills, to experience the transforming power of education,recover a sense of joy in learning and develop confidence inthemselves academically, socially and personally. At DearbornAcademy we teach and support each child as an individual throughone-on-one and small-group instruction and support services.
Our skilled staff of teachers and therapists is devoted to eachchild's success.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 95 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,253
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 4-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Language-based Learning Disorders, Learning disabilities, Non-verbal learning disabilities
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
95 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Dearborn Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
7 students
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition rate is set be the state. Students can be referred by school district or self-pay.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Howard Rossman, PhD
Admissions Associate
Rebecca Altepeter


Total Sports Offered
1 sport

School Notes

  • Approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education as aprivate therapeutic-day program for students aged 5-22
  • Serving more than 40 Massachusetts communities
  • Safe and supportive environment with small student to staffratios with an emphasis on individualized growth to meet identifiedIEP goals
  • Diverse, state-of-the-art vocational and shop programsintegrated with core academics for all ages
  • Remedial Services available for students with readingdisabilities, utilizing the Wisnea-Kapp program, a nationallyrecognized program for the reading disabled.
  • Comprehensive therapeutic services, including individual andgroup counseling
  • Active family service component and parent involvement
  • Vocational readiness, career and transitional services providedto high school students
  • Member of the Massachusetts Association of 766-approved PrivateSchools

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 95 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,253
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $22,815 for elementary schools and $39,496 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Middlesex County, MA is 64% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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