Summer Program

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High School Summer Program

The 2019 program runs through August 9th. Students attend Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Dearborn Academy Summer Program is a unique program designed to meet the needs of high school students who will benefit from academic support as well as opportunities to socialize with friends, learn new skills, get outdoors and have fun!


The summer program is open to current Dearborn students whose IEPs include extended year services, as well as students from other schools or programs. Referral to this program are typically made by special education directors or out-of-district coordinators. Dearborn reviews every candidate carefully to make sure that the summer program is a good fit.

We also consider private pay students. Please call 781.641.5992 or email us at to learn more.

Program Structure

Students attend Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The summer program's student/staff ratio is less than 4:1, and the staff is comprised of teachers, clinicians and other specialists who specialize in working with young people with learning differences and/or social and emotional challenges. Our goal is to help students consolidate and build on the academic progress they made in the previous school year and provide positive social experiences and adventures. Rising seniors write a college admissions essay and work on resume building.

Students have math and English classes each morning, and then participate in off campus activities. Students who require specialized reading instruction meet with a reading specialist in the morning before leaving for community trips. This summer's outings include college visits, volunteer opportunities at Cradles to Crayons, and trips to Patriot's Place, the beach, bowling, the Arnold Arboretum, the Freedom Trail, and many more! 

We serve breakfast and lunch every day.

Please call 781.641.5992 or email us at to learn more.about Dearborn Academy's High School Summer Program.

We offer a similar program for elementary/middle school students. Learn more here.