G. Stanley Hall School

Important Notice:  The G. Stanley Hall School is closing after 34 years of operation, effective October 1, 2014.  Despite extensive outreach and the high quality of education and services provided by the staff, a low student census has resulted in a loss of viability for the school. On behalf of the administration, staff and students, past and present, we extend our appreciation to those who have supported the school throughout its history.


The G. Stanley Hall School is a year-round 766-approved therapeutic day school for children 8-13 offering:

  • Individualized hands-on instruction
  • A small classroom setting
  • An emphasis on academic achievement
  • Behavior management to help students be successful
  • Positive, strengths-based approach
  • A no-suspension policy
  • Clinical and Psychiatry services are available

* There is a rolling admission process

The Educational Program

  • Individualized instruction according to each child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and unique learning needs
  • Curriculum follows Massachusetts Frameworks and the Common Core Standards
  • Certified and experienced special education teacher
  • Two teacher assistants
  • Maximum of 8 students
  • State-of-the-art technology including computers and a SmartBoard in the classroom

Other Activities

  • Art and physical education
  • Weekly visits to the library and other community activities
  • Well-planned curriculum-based field trips

Our Goal: To teach the skills needed for each child to achieve his or her highest potential and attain academic success.

Therapeutic Services    

  • Therapeutic groups to build individual skills and promote teamwork through adventure-based learning
  • Behavior management, clinical supports and family engagement that incorporate the Wraparound principles
  • Nurse on staff

Wraparound Philosophy (link to Wraparound Philosophy treatment model page)

Clinicians, program and educational staff work with families…

  • To help identify strengths and potential needs
  • To identify resources and establish supports
  • To develop strategies that will benefit their child
  • To help shape services and discuss issues or concerns regarding program management through a Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

45 Day Alternative Educational Placement

The G. Stanley Hall School has the ability to provide a 45 day alternative educational placement service for students who are experiencing significant emotional and/or behavioral difficulties in their current educational setting.  The 45 day alternative educational placement is provided in a small, structured setting where each student’s academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs are thoroughly assessed.  Upon completion of the assessment a written report will be provided that includes the findings and individualized recommendations.

For more information or to inquire regarding admission for a child to G. Stanley Hall School, contact:

Heather Stravato, School Director


Ellen Meyers, Education Director