Wayside Academy

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council for Exceptional Children
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSpecific Learning Impairments, Non Verbal Learning Disabilities
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students33 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Wayside Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size7 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorLynne C Bennett Principal, Special Education Director

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
DanceFlag Football,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Wayside Academy is an approved special education school for young adults, grades 7-12, 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.
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