- 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 Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Council for Exceptional Children|
Other school association(s)
|Grades Offered||Grades 7-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Specific Learning Impairments, Non Verbal Learning Disabilities|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||33 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||4 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||7 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Admissions Director||Lynne C Bennett Principal, Special Education Director|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Dance, Flag Football,
- 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.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Braintree Grades: 6-12 | 45 students
6 Columbian St
Braintree, MA 02184
(781) 380-3945 23.9 6-12
- Cambridge Grades: 8-12 | 29 students
71 Pearl St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-4922 15.3 8-12