Academics and Faculty
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology
Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Handbells, Internet Radio Station, Piano Instruction, Recording Studio
Recreational Athletic Programs:
- Founded in 1829 as the first school for the blind in the U.S., Perkins School for the Blind offers equitable educational and learning opportunities for every student. We offer an environment where students are able to develop strong social skills, forge meaningful connections with peers, take part in school traditions, and participate fully in all areas of the Perkins school community.Our culture is built upon a foundation of positive relationships with students and their families. Committed to developing each child's maximum level of self-reliance and independence, our experts individualize programs for students of all abilities and provide customized instruction in academics, independent living, assistive technology, vocational training, and more.We are experts in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), a disability-specific curriculum designed for children with visual impairment that helps them access core academics and address the social and independent living skills their sighted peers learn incidentally. We integrate the expanded core curriculum across all teaching and learning opportunities and emphasize instruction in self-determination and self-advocacy. Our programs place a premium on transitioning students for success after leaving Perkins, facilitating a path toward meaningful engagement in their communities, employment or college.
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