North Common Complex

The School for Exceptional Studies (SES) is a highly structured alternative educational program that is licensed annually by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a public run therapeutic day school.

 

Mission Statement:

Student achievement and rich experiences in well-supported classrooms are the priorities around which we at SES focus our work and expectations. Our aim for students is to regularly experience thoughtful and meaningful discussions and opportunities to actively engage in meaningful lessons and practice academic language.  We also aim to provide students with a enriched educational experience through well-planned and meaningful lessons that treat time on learning as precious, and that feature multiple means of accessing the content, multiple means of showing what they know, and multiple means of engagement and interest.  Students experience learning that is culturally vibrant, respectful, and that is compassionate and appropriate to their health and wellness needs.  Students also experience teaching and learning that is thoughtfully and effectively tailored to their needs in terms of their IEP and best practices of Universal Design for Learning.  Our goal for our students is to experience the intellectual, personal, and economic power of embracing education.  We want students to experience a welcoming and warm environment in which they feel safe and encouraged to take appropriate intellectual risks.  Students should experience classrooms free from unnecessary distractions and interruptions, and have opportunities to provide feedback and share ideas about their academic and school experiences.

 

Therapeutic Philosophy:

SES aims to challenge students through Project Adventure (PA), a therapeutic support program that provides introspection, positive communication and expression with emphasis on the group process.

SES follows the Six Core Values of PA that are the cornerstone of SES’s behavior modification program. 

· Be Here

· Be Safe

· Be Honest

· Commit to Goals

· Care for Self and Others

· Let Go and Move On

 

School Colors

Black and Yellow

 

Uniform Colors

Black Collared Shirt and Khaki Pants

 

School Mascot

Pride

School Colors

Black and Yellow

 

Uniform Colors

Black Collared Shirt and Khaki Pants

 

School Mascot

Pride