Doctor Franklin Perkins School

971 Main St, Lancaster, MA 01523

Perkins provides year-round, 24-hour care to clients who are coping with varying degrees of trauma, behavioral disturbances, psychiatric disturbance, family dysfunction and previous failed placements. Individuals may have deficits in self-care, community awareness and interpersonal skills. Services are available in a continuum of settings. Treatment programs seek to improve the client's behavioral controls and insight, interpersonal relationships, and life and leisure skills. Year-round educational programming is available to both residents and day students. The curriculum features course work in the traditional disciplines, a young children's readiness class, computer training, job skills instruction, art, music, physical education, swimming, a therapeutic riding program and fitness instruction. The school accepts the following conditions: ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Differences, Mood Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Differences, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia.

General Information

Academic OrientationGeneral Academic, Special Education
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Ages 5-21; Day — Coed 5-18
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address971 Main St, Lancaster, MA 01523
Year Established1896
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorCharles P. Conroy
Total Enrollment164
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