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Dearborn Academy
Rebecca Altepeter
781-641-5992, ext. 3018
raltepeter@dearbornacademy.org

 

Schools for Children
Paul Stein
781-641-2424, ext. 1001
pstein@schoolsforchildreninc.org

 

 

 

Rediscovering a Love of learning

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At Dearborn Academy, we re-engage students in learning and prepare them for college and career:

  • Some students get extra help through meeting one-on-one or in small groups with special educators, speech and language pathologists or our occupational therapist in the elementary/
    middle school or high school Learning Centers.

  • Students who require a multi-sensory, systematic reading program will be taught skills through the Wilson Reading System or the Wisnia Kapp Reading Program.

  • Dearborn students take Spanish, and unlike graduates from similar special education schools, do not need a foreign language waiver for college admission.

  • All of our students take the MCAS with accommodations.

Our Elementary/Middle School Program serves students in grades 3-8. Their classrooms have between five and nine students with a special educator and assistant teacher.

Our High School Program offers classrooms of between eight and 12 students with a special educator and assistant teacher.

Additional Unique Features

In addition to our core curriculum, Dearborn offers a number of specialized classes and programs designed to help our students enhance their academic, social and vocational skills. This includes music, gym, technology, art, and wood and metal shop instruction.

Additionally, we weave empirically-based and innovative therapies together with academic experiences to create a multidimensional support system for our students. For example, students at Dearborn have weekly individual therapy to learn coping skills and strategies to overcome life’s challenges. When not in sessions, our clinicians spend time in the milieu and classrooms teaching students how to apply the skills and strategies learned in counseling in their learning and social environments. 

We also have strong community partnerships with organizations like Community Rowing, Inc.
and the Newton YMCA. And our students have fun with activities like high school prom, field trips, playing basketball as part of the Greater Boston Basketball League, and Halloween and tailgating parties.

Come see our school. Please contact me at raltepeter@dearbornacademy.org. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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Rebecca Altepeter

Head of School