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    Clearway School

    Details

    • Listing Type: Private Schools
    • Residency: Day
    • Type: Special Needs
    • Grades Offered: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Country: United States
    • CEEB: 222344
    • IPED: 2035916
    • Special Needs Served: Learning Differences
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    Overview

    Clearway School is a small, private, nonprofit day school for students in grades 7 to 12 with language-based learning disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other similar special needs.

    We accommodate a wide range of students who share a common theme of having typically difficult school experiences prior to coming to Clearway and the need for a small setting.

    Clearway School was founded in 1975 by a group of 10 teachers who wanted to realize their dream of starting a school for children with learning disabilities that would be based on their collective experience and strongly held beliefs about the most effective ways to reach and teach students. There are many aspects of the program structure established by the founders that remain intact today. Clearway shares a commitment to providing challenging academics and implementing Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

    A small, private school in eastern Massachusetts where students with learning disabilities achieve academic and personal success.

     

    Clearway School is a small, private, nonprofit day school for students in grades 7 to 12 with language-based learning disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other similar special needs. We accommodate a wide range of students who typically share a common theme of having difficult school experiences prior to coming to Clearway and the need for a small setting (c. 37 students).

    ?Clearway shares a commitment to providing challenging academics and implementing Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. We have a number of specialized services that distinguish us from other programs:

    ?• Small student to teacher ratios in all classes (typically 5:1)

    • Trained Orton-Gillingham specialists to address reading and spelling

    • Full-time speech and language pathologist who works directly in academic classes and who oversees pragmatic language curriculum

    • Full-time transition counselor who guides upperclassmen in the transition process, supports students in dual-enrollment program at local community colleges, and leads work-study program, service learning, tours of post-graduate options, and transition groups

    • Full-time school clinician who leads groups and serves as liaison to families and to support professionals that our students have in the community

    • Trained teachers in systematic writing approach (EmPOWER) that includes focus on executive functioning

    • Extensive assistive technology supports including  Google Read & Write, SMART Boards,  1 to 1 chromebooks, Lucid Charts, etc.

    • Support from Clearway staff if a student is ready to explore transition back to public school

    • Weekly one-to-one meetings with educational counselors to facilitate educational progress, connection to the program, and understanding of student’s learning profile

    • High-interest elective classes in art, music, drama, computers,  science, history, sports, and other areas to capture student interest

    • Staff who believe in the the philosophy “kids do well if they can” and who are committed to problem-solving concerns with students

    • 24 day summer program to prevent regression

    • After-school programming to support students in making social connections and exploring their interests