Celebrating almost 50 years of service to children with emotional challenges.

Academic Day Program

Certified 766 Day Program


Day Program Highlights
  • Boys only, ages 7 – 14 (upon admission; Reed serves boys through age 22)
  • 216 Days, Hours: 8:55am – 3:30pm Monday-Thursday and 8:55am – 12:30pm Friday
  • Comprehensive Academic Program based on the child’s IEP while following the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Common Core
  • Therapy – Individual, Group, weekly Family sessions, Social Skill and Pragmatics Development, help with integrating all skill development into home setting

Massachusetts Department of
Elementary & Secondary Education

Approved Program $50800001

Student Population

Reed Students present with a wide range of intellectual, academic, social, behavioral, and daily living skills challenges. Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Learning Disability with a significant emotional component, Non Verbal Learning Disability, Tourettes Syndrome, as well as those with poor reality testing are suitable candidates. Most of our students are performing several years, academically, and socially, below their chronological age.

Areas of Concentration

The primary goal of the school program is to provide the child with a safe, comfortable, highly structured academic setting; to allow the child to gain confidence in his academic abilities, and to work on socialization skills, including peer relationships. Reading, Language Arts, Literature, Math, History, and Social Studies are taught each day. Science, Pragmatics, Sensory Motor Activities, Art, Cooking, Adaptive Physical Education, Health, as well as a Learning Center and a Computer Program are part of every student’s weekly schedule. The school uses an hourly Behavior Modification approach. Specific rewards and behavior goals are determined for each individual student. Detailed reports can be followed up with a Parent/Teacher Meeting – which should be scheduled in advance through the Family Worker.