Life Experience School

The Life Experience Program at Strawberry Fields is for students between 15 and 21 years of age who require a supportive, individualized, small group setting.
This program provides a unique transitional placement from inpatient or day program settings to a less restrictive environment.
Students benefiting from this program might have epilepsy, secondary emotional, eating disorders and/or educational challenges such as: ADD, depression, learning disabilities, or other issues affecting self esteem and success in traditional school settings.
Our goal is to instill in students a greater sense of self-respect and confidence while helping them complete the requirements for their high school diploma or reentry into their community.
Students explore their strengths and develop compassion for themselves and others within a stable, accepting, yet challenging atmosphere.
Program offers a nurturing and supportive environment in which students may discover hidden strengths and talents, Individualized educational plans with input of family and caregivers, Support for those making the transition from inpatient or day programs back into their communities, Opportunities to build compassion and empowerment through service to others, A staff experienced in boosting the adolescent's confidence and self-esteem.
Involvement at The Life Experience School begins for each student, at the time of admission, with an inclination toward peacemaking and desire to explore their own compassion and empathy in service to others.
Together, peacemaking and service become the guiding themes of the educational experience for each student.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool

Student Body

Total Students12 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Life Experience School is Walnut Hill School for the Arts (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sparhawk Academy (3.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Tobin School (2.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Natick
    The Tobin School
    The Tobin School Photo - The Tobin School has a strong commitment to community service and citizenship as part of our daily curriculum. Our Annual Family Volunteer Fair, now in its tenth year, is just one of a number of activities designed to teach children the important concept of volunteerism and how they can make a difference in the lives of others. Learn more: http://thetobinschool.org/community-service-at-tobin/
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 54 students
    2.5 miles
    73 Cottage Street
    Natick, MA 01760
    (508) 655-5006
    2.5 PK-K
    54
  • Ashland
    Ashland KinderCare
    Ashland KinderCare Photo - Ashland KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 124 students
    3.2 miles
    367 Pond St
    Ashland, MA 01721
    (508) 881-2233
    3.2 NS-PK
    124
  • Millis
    Sparhawk Academy
    Sparhawk Academy Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 3-8 | 66 students
    3.4 miles
    376 ORCHARD ST
    Millis, MA 02054
    (617) 727-4295
    3.4 3-8
    66
  • Framingham
    Grades: K-6 | 33 students
    3.4 miles
    360 Water St
    Framingham, MA 01701
    (508) 877-7706
    3.4 K-6
    33
  • Natick
    Riverbend School
    Riverbend School Photo
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 210 students
    3.5 miles
    39 Eliot Street
    Natick, MA 01760
    (508) 655-7333
    3.5 NS-8
    210

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