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Application process

The timeframe from initial application to matriculation is different for each student. Our admissions team is here to support you through every step of the process.

Perkins School for the Blind has been offering independent evaluations for more than 30 years.
Perkins School for the Blind has been offering independent evaluations for more than 30 years.

1. Submit online application

When you’re ready to apply, please submit your application via our online form. Be sure to have all of your child’s information handy so we may have a complete picture of your child.

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2. Submit supporting documents

Once you have submitted the online application, please send all supporting academic and medical documents to Admissions@Perkins.org, including your child’s current IEP, Triennial Evaluations, Vision Exam Report, Hearing Exam Report (if applicable), Neuropsychological Evaluation (if applicable), and Perkins Medical Forms (which you will receive in a separate email). 

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3. Campus admission visit

Once all materials have been submitted, our staff will schedule your admission visit to our campus in Watertown, Mass. During this visit, your student will take part in a class and meet individually with Related Service Providers. At the same time, you will meet with our school psychologist, social worker, health services team and school administrators to learn more about our program and relay your expectations to us.

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4. Admission decision

Following the campus visit, our team will meet internally to determine whether or not Perkins is an appropriate placement for your child.

Kailyn, 4, is a student in the Deafblind Program.
Kailyn, 4, is a student in the Deafblind Program.

5. Planning supports and service delivery

When a student is accepted and the school district agrees to a placement, Perkins, the student’s family and the school district must agree to the terms of the student’s IEP, service delivery and supports.

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash
Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

6. Start date is set

Once everything is in place, we’ll work together to finalize a start date for your child to begin their journey at Perkins.

Get started today.

Our admissions team is ready to assist you. We accept students on a rolling admissions timeline so you can get started today.