Perkins Admissions


Thank you for your interest in Perkins School for the Blind!

Whether you are ready to apply today or just exploring your options for the future, the Perkins School for the Blind Admissions team is 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!

Warm regards,

Amy Ferreira
Director of Admissions and Enrollment

Watch/Listen Now
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Perkins eLearning To Go Podcast: An Introduction to College Success

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College Success students hosted a Super Bowl party - and invited WBUR reporter Carrie Jung to join them
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CRIS Radio interview with Kate Katulak

Assistant Director Kate Katulak talks College Success - and why she's so excited about this program - with Chicago Lighthouse's CRIS Radio