Licensure and Accreditations


The Doctor Franklin Perkins School possesses licensure and accreditations as a special education day and residential co-ed therapeutic school located in Lancaster, Massachusetts.  Perkins is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  In addition to serving children and adolescents from Massachusetts, Perkins is also licensed by eight other states: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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Perkins is unique in its level of accreditation
The Joint Commission
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
17 Professional and Educational Affiliations

If you have concerns about the quality of care at our organization, you may report your complaint to The Joint Commission at:
Fax: Office of Quality Monitoring (630) 792-5636
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

If you have questions about how to file your complaint, you may contact The Joint Commission at this toll free U.S. telephone number, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Time, weekdays at
(800) 994-6610.


This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

laBullying_tnThe Perkins school and residential communities are committed to providing all students with a safe learning and living environment that is free from bullying, retaliation, and cyber-bullying. This commitment is an integral part of our comprehensive efforts to promote learning, and to prevent and eliminate all forms of bullying and other harmful and disruptive behavior that can impede the learning process.

Please take a moment to review our Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan to learn about the actions we take to keep this commitment and foster a nurturing educational environment.