Perkins School for the Blind

Infant-Toddler Program

Ages 0 to 3

The Infant-Toddler Program provides early intervention services for babies, as well as support for their families through a combination of home teaching and on-campus learning. 

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Early Learning Center
Early Learning Center

Preschool: Ages 3 to 4

Transitional Kindergarten: Ages 5 to 6

The Early Learning Center includes a preschool and transitional kindergarten, providing a place for our youngest students to learn, socialize and develop the building blocks for future academic success.

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Lower School Program
Lower School Program

Ages 6 to 14

The Lower School focuses on academics, literacy, social interaction and self-advocacy. Each child is given the optimum chance to realize their greatest potential, while experiencing the joys of learning and discovering their own unique gifts.

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Secondary Program
Secondary Program

Ages 14 to 22

The Secondary Program offers a complete high school experience with flexible tracks ranging from traditional academic focus to functional life skills.

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Deafblind Program

Ages 3 to 22

The Deafblind Program serves children who are deafblind or deaf with additional disabilities, and is home to the world’s largest concentration of students with CHARGE syndrome, a condition that results in complex birth defects often leading to vision and hearing loss.

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Direct Services
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Ages 3 to 22

Direct Services brings programs directly to students in the community ages 3 to 22, offering support to families, caregivers and professionals.

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Transition Services
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Transition Services provides experts and one-on-one support to prepare students and their families for success beyond the classroom – whether at college, a first job or an independent living arrangement.

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Outreach Short Courses
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Outreach Short Courses offer public school students who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to practice independence, socialize with peers and focus on the Expanded Core Curriculum.

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Low Vision Clinic
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The New England Eye Low Vision Clinic at Perkins offers excellence for all ages in clinical eye care, support and training for optimal use of functional vision.

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Why Perkins?

An individualized approach lets all children learn in a way that works for them. Read how Sharon customizes her teaching to her students' needs.

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Take a Tour
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Experience the beauty of our campus. Relive our history. Watch Perkins come alive on a guided tour.

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How can Perkins help prepare your student for success as an adult? Learn more about our flexible enrollment and customized education programs.