Growth and Change

Perkins timelineOur history began when the Hillbrow School was founded in 1896 in Newton, Massachusetts, and retained that name until the early 1920’s when the eminent child psychiatrist Franklin Haskins Perkins, M.D. became the school’s administrator in 1922.  Dr. Perkins moved the school from Newton to a spacious campus in Lancaster, Massachusetts, in 1924.  Over the past two decades, Perkins has experienced phenomenal expansion, change and diversification.

Since 1988, Perkins has added 12 buildings both on and off its main campus in Lancaster.  Those buildings include campus residences, school buildings, a pool and fitness center, an indoor riding arena, a child development center, community-based housing, and an assisted-living facility.  Explore the Perkins timeline below to learn more about our growth in recent years.

 

 

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1990

The South Campus Building
Clinton Community Program

1992

Perkins is Honored by Chamber

1993

Perkins is Accredited by AISNE

1994

Pappas Home

1995

Community-Based Apartments

1997

Perkins is Accredited by Joint Commission

1998

The Hymes Fitness Center

2000

Davis Manor opens

2002

The Janeway Education Center opens

2003

Rein in a Dream arena completed

2004

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

2005

Center Bridge Hall opens

2007

Residence at 1030 Main Street purchased

2008

Child Development Center opens

2010

CDC linked to central campus

2013

Perkins Accredited by NEASC
Russell E. O'Connell Administrative Center