The Gifford School

  • Gifford is an evolving school community committed to providing its students and faculty with an environment that encourages and nourishes individuality, diversity, and personal and professional growth.
  • Gifford is a private, nonprofit coeducational day school providing a specialized educational and clinical program for students who face a variety of learning, behavioral and/or emotional challenges.
  • Gifford serves over 100 students ranging from eight year olds to high school seniors.
  • Students come from over 60 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts.
  • Guided by a devoted staff of educators and clinicians, in partnership with the students' families, The Gifford School strives to help students achieve their full potential, both academically and socially.
  • Gifford is licensed as an approved program by the Massachusetts Department of Education.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12

Student Body

Total Students80 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Gifford School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newton
    Dearborn Academy
    Dearborn Academy Photo - Director, Howard Rossman, has been at Dearborn Academy since 1983.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 95 students
    4.1 miles
    575 WASHINGTON STREET
    Newton, MA 02458
    (781) 641-5992
    4.1 4-12
    95
  • Waltham
    Milestones Day School
    Milestones Day School Photo - Milestones Day School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 3-12 | 80 students
    2.2 miles
    410 Totten Pond Road
    Waltham, MA 02451
    (781) 895-3200
    2.2 3-12
    80
  • West Newton
    Learning Prep School
    Learning Prep School Photo - Graduate Celebration
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-12 | 162 students
    2.7 miles
    1507 Washington St
    West Newton, MA 02465
    (617) 965-0764
    2.7 5-12
    162
  • Millbury
    Grades: 8-12 | 28 students
    27.7 miles
    130 Elm St
    Millbury, MA 01527
    (508) 865-0533
    27.7 8-12
    28
  • Sudbury
    Grades: 6-12 | 48 students
    6.8 miles
    142 North Rd
    Sudbury, MA 01776
    (978) 369-1444
    6.8 6-12
    48

School Reviews

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I was at the Gifford shool from 1981 to 1982 and had a great experience there. I can't thank the staff enough for their dedication and proffessionalism and most of all their patience with me. I encourage anyone on the staff new or old to join the Gifford Alumni Facebook page and see some great memories from the past and some old friends. Once again thank you for everything and if I had to do it agian I would in a minute.
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