High Road School of Massachusetts2019-10-30T22:08:25-04:00

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  • (P) 508.232.3005

  • (F) 508.232.3007

  • 450 Pleasant Street
    East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333
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High Road School of Massachusetts

High Road School is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Approved Private Special Education School. As an out-of-district placement for students with a wide range of disabilities, our goal is to determine the function behind a student’s behavior, meet their needs in a productive, pro-social way, and provide a rich and rigorous academic education to all students regardless of need. We believe that all of our students can be well rounded, productive members of society and we strive to guide this maturity through real world community opportunities as well as appropriately challenging academics and meaningful clinical support.

Our Students

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.

Our Staff

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.

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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.

To accomplish our mission, we custom-design individualized special education plans for each student, placing intensive emphasis on scholastics through the use of a tutorial-based academic model that ensures that each student receives challenging one-on-one instruction in all core academic areas. At the High Road School of Massachusetts, we augment our academic model with numerous computerized curriculums that further reinforce newly acquired skills; and we make sure each of our students receives any and all supplementary services required to reach identified goals, like individual counseling or occupational therapy. For our older students, we offer a wide array of on-site and community-based transitional “School-to-Work” services, designed to prepare them for postgraduation employment. And throughout it all, our highly advanced rewards-based behavioral management system is fully integrated into all aspects of our special education program, consistently motivating our students to ever-higher levels of self-esteem and success—in the classroom, at home, and in the community.

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.

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