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Housed in historic Searles Castle in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the John Dewey Academy is a coeducational college preparatory boarding school with a strong therapeutic component.
Our mission is to provide intensive, individualized instruction and therapy to alienated, angry, self-destructive, but bright adolescents.
This approach inspires students to use, rather than to continue to abuse, their talents.
This vision is admittedly an ambitious one: we aim to restore hope, to rebuild families, and to transform students' lives.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Students: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12

Student Body

Total Students
12 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 28%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Housed in historic Searles Castle in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the John Dewey Academy is a coeducational college preparatory boarding school with a strong therapeutic component. Our mission is to provide intensive, individualized instruction and therapy to alienated, angry, self-destructive, but bright adolescents. This approach inspires students to use, rather than to continue to abuse, their talents. This vision is admittedly an ambitious one: we aim to restore hope, to rebuild families, and to transform students' lives.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
The John Dewey Academy re-boots kids who I can only describe as "gifted Removedups." Extraordinary teachers and counselors - an extraordinary student body from around the world - a unique academic and social cirriculum and an incredible invigorating environment... nowhere else on earth. I attribute Dewey with rescuing my son and setting him on the path to the success at a top university and the happy, motivated, young adulthood he'senjoying. Thank you. ("Thank you" is not enough!)
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5  
This school saved my son's life. The faculty and staff are incredibly talented. The peer based model got through to our son when nothing else worked. He has now learned new, productive behaviors and he is doing very well in his second year at Dewey. We love this school and give it our highest recommendation.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Students: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Berkshire County, MA is $8,436 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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