Who We Are

Student looking beyond the horizonDEARBORN ACADEMY Has Served Students with Special Needs For over 65 Years.  Photo by richard howard.

Schools for Children, Inc. is a Massachusetts nonprofit organization creating and managing great schools and educational services.

We currently operate the following schools and programs: 

Lesley Ellis School, an early childhood and elementary school in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Dearborn Academy and Seaport Academy, two distinctive special education schools serving students in the greater Boston area.

STEP Program (Short Term Educational Placement), an education assessment and support program that helps keep kids from falling through the cracks.

The National Institute for Student Centered Education, a grassroots initiative aimed at catalyzing support for a vision of education where students are at the center of learning. 

Winn Brook Child Care, a before- and after-school program serving children in grades K-4 in Belmont, Massachusetts.

We also develop new education services and innovations, consult with other schools, districts and human service providers to enhance the quality and performance of their programs.

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