The Meadowridge Academy

Meadowridge Academy is a comprehensive therapeutic boarding school located on 6.2 acres in rural MA,that serves adolescent males and females ages 12 to 22 with mental health issues, behavioral difficulties and complex trauma histories.
Students range from low to average and high cognitive functioning, and may havelearning disabilities as well as medical fragility.
Meadowridge Academy strives to make a positive difference in the lives of our students through individualizedcare and strengths based, trauma informed treatment.
We use the ARC model to help students build positive relationships, learn and practice self regulation skills, and transform their individual interests into sources of strength, resiliency and success.
We partner with families and communities to meet each student's individualneeds while providing endless opportunities for exploration, growth and independence.
We provide comprehensivetreatment through a multidisciplinary team approach that includes clinical, educational, vocational, residential, psychiatric and nursing services.
In tandem with clinical and academic offerings Meadowridge Academy providesa rich, therapeutic recreation program with indoor and outdoor recreation spaces, playing fields, a summertime Aquatics program in our pool and a year round vocational program that offers training in woodworking, horticulture, animal husbandry and expressive arts.
Meadowridge Academy works collaboratively with all members of a student's treatment team to quickly and safelyreintegrate them into the community and reunite them with their families.
At Meadowridge Academy, discharge planning begins at intake and the impact and support the program offers does not end upon discharge. Wstudents transition, they can be supported through our aftercare services including clinical and visiting resources, training and consultation to the family or next placement, emergency on-call and respite services.
Meadowridge Academy offers an intensive and individualized clinical approach that features an array of services and interventions designed to prepare our students for a strong, healthy future. Through the ARC model, Cliniciansfocus on helping students build strong, positive attachments, self regulation skills and competency.
Cliniciansutilize a variety of trauma informed techniques, including Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Neurofeedback, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused CBT to guide students in processing trauma history and developing positive skills to manage difficult emotions.
Students are provided individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy as well ascomprehensive psychiatric care on site and 24 hour a day nursing support.
Additionally, a focus of our program is to help each student develop their individual interests and talents into areas of competency.
This may include, but is notlimited to, off site vocational experience in the form of internships, apprenticeships and volunteer work.
Meadowridge Academy students attend school on site, year round and have a full day of academic and vocational training.
While the curriculum is challenging, modifications are made to meet the individual needs of each student and classrooms are designed to be small with additional academic support to ensure students are receiving the assistance they need. Meadowridge Academy uses UDL principles for cirriculum design in every classroom.
Each classroom has 4- 7 students, and has a certified teacher and a teacher's support staff. In addition to the standardized curriculum the students enjoy art, physical education, life-skills and vocational classes.
The academic and vocational staff collaborate on unit plans to reinforce generalization of skills learned in respective classes throughout all curriculum areas.
This approach assures our students recognize the relationship between topics as they are presented.
Meadowridge Academy has a full barn on campus that is used for educational, vocational, and competency programming.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 39 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Meadowridge Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
39 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
The Meadowridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
6 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
James Falvey



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Anime, Cards, Chess Club, Culinary, Model Building, Running, Screenplay Writing

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Lessons, Recording, Singing

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Cize, Kickball, Softball, Volleyball
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of The Meadowridge Academy?
The acceptance rate of The Meadowridge Academy is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 70%.
What sports does The Meadowridge Academy offer?
The Meadowridge Academy offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Intramural Sports Only, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Volleyball. The Meadowridge Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for The Meadowridge Academy?
The application deadline for The Meadowridge Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Wasn't a bad school got everything I needed or wanted it all just depends on ur behavior and how u treat ppl. Not everyone is there for the money there is some really great staff that is there to help.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 39 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Bristol County, MA is $5,292 for elementary schools and $7,383 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bristol County, MA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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