Academics

Technology provides many learning opportunities

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).      

Science is hands-on at HigashiClasses 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.   

Our small-group classroom environment