Academics at Boston Higashi School provide a broad
and balanced curriculum under the holistic and all
encompassing methodology of Daily Life Therapy®,
aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
The educational curriculum incorporates Mathematics,
English Language Arts, History & Social Sciences, and
Science & Technology/Engineering, while integrating
social education, creative arts and employment
preparation. Our curriculum prepares students for state
and local testing under the Massachusetts Education
Reform Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. All students
participate in their respective state assessments in
accordance with each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Classes are heterogeneous, and provide a broad range
of experiences in group participation, from individual
and small class instruction, to larger division-wide
activities. Our multi-sensory curriculum is organized through
thematic units that explore concepts rich in literacy,
problem-solving skills, communication, and social
development, while offering students a variety of
opportunities to apply their learning.
Educational instruction is designed to meet the
individualized learning styles and needs of all
students, aligned with each student’s Individualized
Education Program (IEP). Services such as communication/speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided by licensed specialists via a consultative/collaborative model. This means that services are delivered programmatically on a full-time, in-context basis throughout the entire day, providing continuous practice and learning in naturally occurring settings.