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Nashoba Learning Group

Private | PK-12 | 87 students

Our school is best known for providing outstanding individualized education.


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $507,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,320.

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Posted March 14, 2014

I can't even begin to explain how much Nashoba Learning Group has helped my daughter and my family. The teachers/therapists are well trained, loving, creative and such hard workers. They get the best out of her each and every day and the do it with love and enthusiasm. This is, in my opinion, the best school in the country for children with autism. There is also a great parent community for support if parents desire this. Every part of the school is run with great professionalism and care, with the highest standards of education for our children. I am so grateful to have my child at Nashoba Learning Group because I know that it is her very best chance at being the best that she can be.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 13, 2014

Great school where kids feel the love of their teachers while learning daily living and academic skills in a warm, interesting and supportive community. As a parent I feel the staff listen to me and value my thoughts. I'm thankful that my son is in very good hands and around people that really care about him.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 7, 2014

Nashoba Learning group is a fantastic private school in Bedford, MA that services students with autism. I have been an employee at NLG for 10 years and I couldn't imagine working anywhere else. The staff and administration are fabulous and the students are amazing! The teachers put in so much time, work, detail, and love into everything they do and it is evident by the amount of progress each student makes on a daily basis. The students actually enjoy coming to school and their teachers become their best friend(s). I highly recommend this school to any parent with an autistic child.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted March 7, 2014

Nashoba Learning Group's greatest feature is its philosophy that the student comes first. The instruction, the curriculum, and the supports are all completely customized for each learner, and they are constantly changed, tweaked, and updated as the learner changes. The teachers are all caring and deeply invested, and they work hard to ensure each student is making the most progress possible while feeling happy and motivated. I think Nashoba also excels at thinking outside the box when it comes to using Applied Behavior Analysis in creative ways to teach and change behavior. Also, as an organization, Nashoba promotes parent involvement and input and tries hard to incorporate families' priorities when creating educational goals. Finally, as an employer, Nashoba is supportive and encouraging to its staff.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted February 28, 2014

Nashoba Learning Group is an extraordinary school for individuals on the autism spectrum. The clinical expertise combined with the great care and affection they have for their students makes it one of the best in the state. The environment is like a typical school environment and the collaboration between staff and family is unparalleled. I wish every child on the spectrum could attend NLG. I am certainly so so grateful that mine do!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 1, 2010

I would recommend NECC first but parents like NLG. NECC has a good variety of children plus integrated kindegarten. More opportunities for peer modeling.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 24, 2010

NLG employs top of the line teachers and provides intense ABA therapy. Overall, there is NOT a better school out there.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 17, 2010

The best school for children with severe Autism. Data driven, creative, loving, and individualized environment.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted February 23, 2010

Doesn't focus on recovery at all. For that parents would need to find a private provider who would provide extensive executive function and theory of mind programs. If you are looking for basic fulfillment of Mass. curriculum and vocational training than this center is fine.

Posted January 21, 2010

NLG provides 1-on-1 ABA therapy for students with autism. Completely individualized program for each student. Social and communication skills are emphasized and vocational training included in the school day.

Posted October 5, 2009

Would not recommend for higher functioning children since much of their population consists of low functioning children. No real intensive social skills going on here.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted August 29, 2009

It's a wellness center. Watered down therapy but makes parents feel good.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 67%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 7% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (781) 275-2510


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Research based Applied Behavior Analysis
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None


Staff resources available to students
  • None
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend monthly clinics/home visits
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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10 Oak Park Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
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Phone: (781) 275-2500


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