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A Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved private special education school, Beacon High School is a coeducational therapeutic high school for students with mental health, social, and emotional challenges. Beacon High School provides an integrated academic and therapeutic program to 65 students between the ages of 14 and 22. Throughout the school day, students benefit from comprehensive clinical services provided by experienced clinicians who are trained in a series of evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. 

Beacon High School provides in-the-moment therapeutic interventions in addition to weekly individual and group therapy, designed to help students appropriately respond to multiple stressors and to make progress toward their academic and therapeutic goals.  In addition to offering a strong general education curriculum, we are unique as we have an enriched educational program which includes programming in creative writing, fine arts, photography, music, theater, and public speaking. Our students excel academically and in these areas as well.  While in our program, a majority of students meet their educational requirements, including passing MCAS exams, meeting state requirements for high school graduation, and discovering new creative outlets and talents which serve them well in their future endeavors. 

At Beacon High School, students and parents/caregivers have access to guidance counselors, pre-vocational, vocational, and career education assistance opportunities that can aid in the development of a student’s transition plan for after Beacon High School. (i.e.: return to a less restrictive high school setting or to enroll in a vocational or college program).  We strongly promote parent/caregiver involvement throughout a student’s enrollment in our program. Parents/caregivers are invited to participate in student progress meetings, become members of the Parent Council, and provide input into and effect change in program policies and practices.  

For more information contact: Mary Howard, 617-993-5107  or mhoward@walkercares.org

Beacon High School | Watertown Campus
197 Belmont Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: 617-993-5100