Why Perkins

Imagine your child swinging a baseball bat during physical education class, or solving mathematical equations alongside his or her peers. These are the types of experiences Perkins offers to every student, regardless of disability. Read on to learn more about what makes the Perkins experience truly unique, or view one of our videos to see our students and educators in action. 

Adapted Physical Education



Why Perkins may be right for your student

Your child deserves not only to be included – but to participate

Inclusion in our classrooms means more than simply being present with other students. Our educators customize every activity for every student, no matter his or her abilities. At Perkins, your student will read and process the same educational material as his fellow students. She’ll play the same games in physical education.

Socialization and independent living skills are just as important as academics

Friendship is part of growing up. Our classrooms and residential cottages are welcoming, friendly spaces filled with students who all learn differently. Our experts incorporate social and independent living skills into every day, with a focus on developing your student’s self-confidence and self-advocacy.

Our focus is on what happens after graduation

While academics and grades are important, our ultimate measure of success is preparing your student with strategies for a successful, engaged, independent life as an adult.

Planning for job and career needs to start now

Your child will compete for jobs with sighted peers, who have the benefit of incidental learning. That means your child will have to work harder and be better prepared than his or her sighted peers. There’s no better time to get started than the present.

Perkins School for the Blind is a New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accredited special education institution.