Wayside is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of quality and integrity in providing cutting edge education for youth which continue to struggle emotionally and academically.
Through partnerships with family/guardians, certified special educators and licensed clinicians, Wayside Academy effectively addresses the complex needs of youth.
Wayside Academy has demonstrated a strong success rate with MCAS achievement, stabilization of the learning process, credit acceleration, much improved student self esteem and commitment to learning.
Our success comes through a blend of family support, emphasis on strength in social pragmatics, and strong educational services for building strength, hope and resiliency in youth, families and communities.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 33 students
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Specific Learning Impairments, Non Verbal Learning Disabilities
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
33 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Wayside Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Phillip Ekberg Principal, Special Education Director

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

School Notes

  • Wayside Academy is an approved special education school for young adults, grades 5-12, who require therapeutic support in order to achieve. Wayside Academy also provides a Work Study program so students can generalize their social pragmatics in more realistic situation, yet receiving the coaching, guidance and support for immediate success.
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 33 students
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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