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About Our School

the campus school at boston college

The Campus School at Boston College is a private, non-profit, publicly funded, special-education day school for students ages 3-21 with multiple disabilities. Many of our students also have complex health care needs. Our program utilizes a transdisciplinary approach to meet the educational, therapeutic, and health care needs of our students.


Program: Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio: 1:2
No. of Months Open: 11
No. of Days Open 198
Current Enrollment 43

In general, The Campus School at Boston College follows the typical Newton Public School calendar during the months of September through June, with a four-week summer session in July. School is in session from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesday, classes are dismissed at 1:00 pm. 



The Campus School at Boston College was founded in 1970 to provide special education and related services to youths with severe multiple disabilities whose needs were not being met in their own community school programs, and as a training site for Boston College students. Our program provides student-centered educational, therapeutic, and health care services in a school-based setting to promote student growth in a stimulating environment, using challenging instruction tailored to the needs of the individual.


Population Served


The program serves students ages 3-21 with Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Disabilities, Complex Health Care Needs, Multiple Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, Neurological Impairments, Rett Syndrome, Mitochondrial Disease, Pitt Hopkins, as well as other Low Incidence Disabilities.

Enrollment: M/F
Age Range Served: 3-21
Age at Admission: 3-21


The Campus School at Boston College is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is a member of Massachusetts Association of Chapter 766 Approved Private Schools (MAAPS).



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