Perkins School At A Glance

An aerial view of Perkins Watertown, MA campus

Campus Information

Infant-Toddler Program – Birth to three

Day and Residential Programs available on campus

Public School Services

  • Public school services - ages 3-22
  • Short Courses – On-campus and community-based programs designed for school-age students attending school in their home districts
  • Pre-Employment Program
  • Transition Services – Older students transitioning to jobs, college or community living situation
  • Evaluation and Assessments

Specialized Staff

  • Teachers of the visually impaired
  • Teachers of the deafblind
  • Orientation and mobility specialists
  • Audiologists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Occupational and physical therapists
  • Developmental psychologists
  • Music therapists
  • Transition specialists
  • Low Vision therapists

Admissions

  • Day and residential programs available
  • 200 students admitted annually
  • Staff/student ratio averages 3 to 1, varies by individual needs
  • Evaluations scheduled through the admissions office
  • Tuition is based on individual program and services provided
  • Admissions process & details

Health Services

  • Care available during the school day with on-call services after hours
  • Staff includes nurses, a nurse practitioner, physicians, a dietician and support staff
  • Regular consultations provided by a child neurologist and child psychiatrist

School Calendar

For a full list of regular school days, including holidays and vacation weeks, view our calendar »