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.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-based Learning Disorders, Learning disabilities, Non-verbal learning disabilities
Year Founded1949
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students95 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Dearborn Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size7 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$62,253
Tuition NotesTuition rate is set be the state. Students can be referred by school district or self-pay.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorHoward Rossman, PhD
Admissions AssociateRebecca Altepeter


Total Sports Offered1 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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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $13,160 for elementary schools and $31,902 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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