Perkins School For The Blind
- Perkins School for the Blind is a world-renowned school serving students with no or low vision, including deafblindness, CVI and CHARGE, from birth through age 22.
- Founded in 1829 as the first school for the blind in the U.S., Perkins is a progressive, multi-faceted organization committed to preparing children and young adults with the education, confidence and skills they need to realize their full potential.
- 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.
- Perkins offers a continuum of education and services where and when you need us, including teacher training online and at our campus, courses for professional development and graduate credit, independent comprehensive evaluations, assistive technology solutions, and teachers and professionals for the visually impaired who can supplement your school's resources.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Blind, visually impaired, deafblind, with or without additional disabilities|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
Academics and Faculty
|Average Class Size||4 students|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||State-Approved Rates|
|Admissions Director||Amy Fox Ferreira, Director of Admissions and Enrollment|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Cheering, Swimming, Track and Field, WrestlingCheering, Swimming,|
Track and Field, Wrestling,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||6 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology
Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Handbells, Internet Radio Station, Recording Studio
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Committed to developing each child's maximum level of self-reliance and independence, Perkins' staff designs an individualized educational plan for each student.
Students from birth to 22 years experience a wide range of skill-building activities, including everything from physical and language therapy to prevocational training and independent living skills. Enrollment options for age-appropriate, academic programs range from ungraded classes to an accredited, traditional high school program.
Perkins' academic program is complemented by participation in group activities such as chorus, plays and horticultural projects in the school's greenhouse and gardens.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Hanover Grades: Inquire with school | 111 students
405 Washington St
Hanover, MA 02339
(781) 826-6371 24.9 Inquire with school
- Waltham Grades: 3-12 | 80 students
410 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 895-3200 4.7 3-12