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Boston Higashi School

Private | 2-12 | 88 students

Our school is known for our whole-child approach, known asDaily Life Therapy (R)

 
 

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Posted April 27, 2014

This is my son's 6th year at Boston Higashi School for students with autism. To say it has been life changing for our family is an understatement! Our quality of life has improved so much because my son is now able to participate (and enjoy!) So many activities! He is exposed to a rich curriculum of the arts, computer, music, and academics. The children participate various performances throughout the year which he looks forward to with great excitement and anticipation! The teachers are amazing...you will not find a more dedicated staff full of energy and love for these children. "Heart to heart education" is the reason my son is thriving here! They also jog daily and have a fabulous chef. We are so blessed to have found this wonderful environment for our son!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2011

I Will be relocation to Randolph in 2012 and seeking a reputable school for my 7 year old. Would be happy if I could get some more info. Thanks


Posted April 8, 2008

My daughter attended this school from age 5 to 22. It was everything we expected it to be. Dedicated staff, advise, constant involvement provided for parents, training for parents-it was all there. She grew up to be a fine young women. She enjoys lots of things in her life. Life so much richer due to all she was taught and experienced at Higashi school. It is a program which offers education for ASD kids as close to normalcy as possible. Thank You BHS. Her name is Nina
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Posted August 14, 2005

The Boston Higashi School is a school dedicated to the education and development of children with autism spectrum disorders. With the school's attention paid to 'Daily Life Therapy', students and parents are given a refreshing alternative to medications and aversion therapies.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Black 6% 8%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Japanese
Spanish
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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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Clubs
  • Drama club

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAPSEC

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
  • Therapeutic
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Music
  • Special ed
  • Special education
  • Special eduction
  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Our Mission is to help children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn to reach their full potential through the application of the methodology of Daily Life Therapy®. This unique educational philosophy, developed by the late Dr. Kiyo Kitahara of Tokyo, Japan incorporates a broad and balanced curriculum including academics, art, music, physical education, computer technology and social education.
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800 North Main Street
Randolph, MA 02368
Phone: (781) 961-0800

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