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71 Pearl St
Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 497-2620
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October 16, 2014
The teachers at this school simply give students textbooks and worksheets and leave the kids to their own devices. Despite the fact that teh school is advertised as being a therapeutic school for adolescents with exceptionalities - no one differentiates for different learners. The administrators are stuck on formalities of having problem solving meetings. However one actually does any problem solving. The classroom are essentially formalities. Staff spend all day in pseudo-talk-therapy engagements never teaching anyone anything. There are no safety protocols or procedures, it is completely disorganized and dysfunctional. If you are looking for a babysitter this is still not your best bet.

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October 16, 2014
The teachers at this school simply give students textbooks & worksheets then leave the kids to own devices. Despite the fact that the school advertises as therapeutic school for exceptional adolescents - no one differentiates instruction. Admin. are stuck on formalities of problem solving meetings and filling out a problem solving worksheets. No one actually does any problem solving teaching compensatory strategies or self-management skills. Staff are territorial & narcissistic about students. Most prized admin. instruct staff to just keep kids busy. Classrooms are essentially formalities. Staff spend all day in pseudo-talk-therapy engagements never teaching. Teachers let kids run around and climb walks w/o safety precautions. Teachers bribe kids w ice cream. EVERYTHING is attributed to 'emotionality' to point that they don't give kids what they need. For example, student was unable to do her work for 2 days. She needed larger print for a visual impairment. Teachers asked admin to accommodate. Admin refused calling stud. emotional. Its a one method fits all policy while professing flexibility. Looking for a babysitter to talk nonsense with ur kid - still not the best bet.

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September 30, 2010
Farr is giving opportunities to students that have been neglected in their home schools.

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January 15, 2009
There is an excellent school despite what the student states i have been to this school on many occasion and i felt quite safe, unlike the local high school. The teachers are great the students are also good kids. All and all if you need a child who needs a small learning atmospher this is the place for she/he.

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September 21, 2008
This school has its pros and cons. The pros are that there are good supportive people on your back. There is earned fun days every month and weekend trips every month. The cons are that the kids are very tough and chit chatty. The school is very loud and the teachers do not have enough strictness in the classroom. There are fights and I always look behind my back in the hallways. No matter what they say the school is not entirely safe. Overall this school is ok but im sure there is a better therapeautic school around this area.

- submitted by a student

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Farr James F
71 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA  02139
(617) 497-2620
Last modified Farr James F is a Private school that serves grades 7-12
Farr James F Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 3 reviews. Top