Dearborn Academy

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

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 1-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Language-based Learning Disorders, Learning disabilities, Non-verbal learning disabilities
Year Founded 1949

Student Body

Total Students 148 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Dearborn Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 7 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $62,253
Tuition Notes Tuition rate is set be the state. Students can be referred by school district or self-pay.
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Howard Rossman, PhD
Admissions Associate Ginny Doxsey, Elem/Middle

Sports

Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball

School Notes

  • Approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a private therapeutic-day program for students aged 5-22
  • Serving more than 40 Massachusetts communities
  • Safe and supportive environment with small student to staff ratios with an emphasis on individualized growth to meet identified IEP goals
  • Diverse, state-of-the-art vocational and shop programs integrated with core academics for all ages
  • Remedial Services available for students with reading disabilities, utilizing the Wisnea-Kapp program, a nationally recognized program for the reading disabled.
  • Comprehensive therapeutic services, including individual and group counseling
  • Active family service component and parent involvement
  • Vocational readiness, career and transitional services provided to high school students
  • Member of the Massachusetts Association of 766-approved Private Schools
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