James F Farr Academy
- Farr Academy is a therapeutic day school serving students in grades 7 through 12 with a range of emotional and learning problems.
- We provide an array of services that meet the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student.
- Skilled teacher/counselors, small structured classes, group and individualized curriculum aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, one-to-one tutoring as needed, and college preparatory courses provide a comprehensive approach to meet the diverse needs presented by students.
- In addition, we offer multi-faceted physical and outdoor education, woodworking, studio art and an intensive school-to-career program.
- Counseling and non-judgmental, non-punitive problem solving meetings are used to teach decision making as well as problem solving skills, through reflection and discussion.
- Additionally, the teaching of techniques and strategies to effectively manage anxiety, stress, frustration and anger are threaded throughout the program.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|Grades Offered||Grades 8-12|
|Total Students||28 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 24%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||11 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||3:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Chestnut HillGrades: 1-12 | 26 students
Campion Hall Rm. 197
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
- ArlingtonGrades: 1-12 | 148 students
34 Winter St
Arlington, MA 02474
- RandolphGrades: 2-12 | 72 students
800 N Main St
Randolph, MA 02368
- HanoverGrades: UG | 118 students
405 Washington St
Hanover, MA 02339
- BelmontGrades: 9-12 | 53 students
160 Lexington St
Belmont, MA 02478
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