Students are referred by their school district to attend High Road School and are generally in grades 6–12 (aged 12 to 21), with an optional year Transition Program for High School students. They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Emotional Disabilities, Autism Spectrum, ADHD, ADD, Learning Disabilities, and more.
We are proud to employ certified special education teachers, all staff trained in crisis intervention, school clinician, speech/language therapy, and occupational therapy, and a school nurse.
High Road School of Massachusetts provides an individualized learning experience within a comprehensive program designed to help children with emotional and learning disabilities achieve a higher quality of life. We provide a safe and nurturing environment that addresses each student’s unique challenges—academic, communication, behavioral, and social—in a continuous positive cycle of learning and advancement. Small class sizes and one-on-one attention provide personalized instruction that builds on each child’s particular strengths and expertly targets identified deficits. Our highly trained, dedicated staff guides students who learn differently to an unprecedented degree of success in all facets of their lives. Enabling and empowering students to direct their own lives is key to our approach.
High Road School of Massachusetts works individually with students to determine the student’s unique needs, including strengths and weaknesses. We offer rigorous academics while seeking to engage students in real world learning experiences through job shadowing programs and internships. We don’t believe in a one-size fits all approach and instead see each student as an individual to program for, and work hard to figure out how to best serve that child.
Our Transition Program provides in class support once a week to students utilizing real world math skills. In addition, we provide support with managing students as they transition from high school to post-high school with regards to college and career training. Our transition coordinator develops partnerships in line with student interest, including culinary internships at local restaurants, cosmetology internships at local barber shops and hair salons, and landscaping internships with a landscaping business. The transition coordinator facilitates the culinary program within the school where a local chef comes in 4 days a week to teach cooking skills and food safety to students as they prepare the meal for the school.