Thank you for your interest in Perkins School for the Blind!
While our campus is quiet at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Perkins Admission and Evaluations team is available to answer any questions you may have about the services we offer. Whether you are ready to apply today or just exploring your options for the future, we are here to assist you.
Perkins serves students ages 3-22 who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind. Since our founding in 1829, we have been preparing children and young adults with the education, confidence and skills they need to reach their full potential. Today, Perkins is proud to offer a full continuum of educational services, including day and residential programs at our 38-acre campus in Watertown, just 20 minutes from Boston.
Educate, Engage, Empower
Our culture is built upon a foundation of positive relationships with students and their families. We integrate the expanded core curriculum across all teaching and learning opportunities and emphasize instruction in self-determination and self-advocacy as well as critical social skills. Our program also places a premium on transitioning students for success after leaving Perkins, facilitating a path towards meaningful engagement in their communities, employment, or college.
In addition to our on-campus programs, we also provide independent evaluations and public school services, like Short Courses and College Success. If you’d like to learn more about Perkins and how we can help your child, please contact our Admissions team.
We look forward to seeing you on our campus!
Director of Admissions and Enrollment