League School Of Greater Boston
Academics and Faculty
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- LEAGUE SCHOOL OVERVIEW
- The League School of Greater Boston is a private nonprofit special education school approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to provide educational programming and services for approximately 110 students. League`s students range from age 3 to 22 years and all are on the Autism Spectrum. Many of our students also have related neuro-developmental disorders. The day school is a 12-month program operating five days a week, 216 days a year; residential services for up to 32 students are provided on the campus of the school 365 days a year. League School advocates for the acceptance of neurodiversity in the school, in the work environment and the greater community.
- The school employees a transdisciplinary approach that has the SCERTS Model as an overarching framework for meeting the emotional, cognitive, language, and social development needs of the students served. Under this framework League School also employs Applied Behavior Analysis, Trauma Informed Care, and other therapy and educational models to individualize programming to meet each student`s unique needs and maximize their ability to be as independent as possible.
- SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- The philosophy of League School is based on the Mission, Vision, and Values developed through a strategic planning process in 2021 and implemented beginning in 2022.
- Mission: League School is dedicated to excellence in autism education and individual development. We employ a unique comprehensive approach emphasizing academic, social, emotional, communication, and behavior skills to maximize positive outcomes for the individuals we serve and their families.
- Vision: League School strives to be the premier organization serving the autism community so as to prepare individuals to thrive in and contribute to a neurodiverse world.
- Leadership: League School is devoted to being a leading educator of children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum by maintaining a commitment to one Mission: Excellence in Autism Education.
- Excellence: League School employs highly qualified, competent, and caring staff for the execution of its mission in the classroom, residence, and community.
- Acceptance: League School values each student as an individual and advocates for the acceptance and understanding of neurodiversity.
- Growth: League School utilizes an integrated, team approach to give our students, staff and families the strategies they need to advocate, make choices, and maximize growth in thinking, learning, emotions, and actions.
- Uniqueness: League School distinguishes itself by offering individualized programs (SCERTS), each designed to teach social, academic, behavioral, and community skills based on a student`s unique potential.
- Education: League School is committed to using holistic, evidence-based practice in all areas of education and avails itself of all resources and research in the field of autism.
- STUDENT DESCRIPTION
- League School of Greater Boston provides a wide array of educational, clinical, and vocational services for up to 110 students ages 3 to 22 years who are on the Autism Spectrum and may have other related neuro-developmental disorders. The population ranges from students who are performing at grade level academically and may achieve a high school diploma to students who require more intensive academic services and are focused on a life skills curriculum.
- League School is not equipped to address the needs of students whose behavior includes fire-setting , history of attempted suicide, history of injury to others that could lead to severe injury or death, history of weapon use with intent to cause harm, self-injury that requires use of protective equipment (e.g. helmet, arm guards, etc.), history of self-mutilation (e.g. cutting skin with knife, breaking bones, etc.), sexually predatory behavior or repeated non-consensual attempts.
- PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
- The school employees a transdisciplinary approach that has the SCERTS Model as an overarching framework for meeting the emotional, cognitive, language, and social development needs of the students served. SCERTS stands for Social Communication, Emotional Regulations, and Transactional Supports. Under this framework League School also employs Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Trauma Informed Care, and other therapeutic and educational models to individualize programming to meet each student`s unique needs and maximize their ability to function independently. The League School utilizes principles of behavior change as one of its treatment modalities within the framework of understanding and evaluating the purpose underlying the student`s behavior, the student`s ability to communicate with others, in conjunction with the developmental level at which the student is capable of functioning.
- The League School maintains that the relationship between teacher and student is a primary tool in aiding the child`s emotional growth. The motivation behind behaviors, the relationship between the student and caretaker, the ability to communicate, the developmental level, and the age of the student must all be taken into consideration as students are assessed. Using this information, student support plans are developed using a transdisciplinary team approach to ensure that intervention strategies will best serve the individual students. Equally important in the program philosophy is the context in which assessment and education take place. The League School believes these children can best grow in a highly structured environment that provides clear, predictable routines and rules, as well as a wide selection of appropriate individual and group activities supervised by warm, caring, and consistent adults.
- Both direct care and teaching staff are trained and supported by a network of professionals including program directors, supervisors, specialists, and consultants in the belief that increasing understanding of the individual child`s strengths and areas for growth enables staff to relate in the most appropriate and helpful modalities.
- Educational Programs The League School provides three distinct educational programs (Foundations, Transitions, Pathfinders) that focus on the social communication and emotional regulation needs of the individual student in addition to their academic and behavioral needs. The League School has adopted a transdisciplinary approach, the SCERTS Model, as a framework for assessment and implementation of goals focusing on the core challenges of students with autism. All of the League School`s curricula are based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks with embedded opportunities for vocational skill building, executive functioning training, independent learning, and activities of daily living. The League School utilizes the following instructional and behavioral methodologies based on student need: TEACCH strategies, direct instruction, Applied Behavioral Analysis, 1:1 and small group instruction, sensory integration, and PECS. The Massachusetts DESE approved staff to student classroom ratios for all educational programs at a minimum require one teacher for up to four students or one teacher and two assistant teachers for up to eight students. Depending on the needs of the individual students and the group dynamics of the classrooms, League School may increase staffing to address specific needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the acceptance rate of League School Of Greater Boston?
The acceptance rate of League School Of Greater Boston is 33%, which is lower than the national average of 71%. League School Of Greater Boston's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Massachusetts with low acceptance rates.
What is League School Of Greater Boston's ranking?
League School Of Greater Boston ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for League School Of Greater Boston?
The application deadline for League School Of Greater Boston is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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