“The staff and faculty here have been extremely helpful in helping me overcome the things that would impede my success in society and the work force.”


Thank you for your interest in the Doctor Franklin Perkins School. We welcome you to explore our campus and discover everything we have to offer. Please contact me at my office at (978) 368-4904 or (978) 368-6512 or via email at admissions@perkinschool.org to arrange a tour or learn more about our admissions process. If you have any questions about the unique educational opportunities we have to offer, we would be happy to speak with you. We are here to help.

– Deanna King
Director of Admissions

Referrals for day school services and our residential treatment programs may be made by the Department of Children and Families, school systems, or the Department of Mental Health. Parents and guardians have an important decision to make as they begin the process of researching schools for the best placement for their child. We welcome parents to contact Perkins prior to a referral being made.

student_speakerWhile every student we serve is unique, students typically are diagnosed with depression; bi-polar disorder; attention-deficit disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; reactive attachment disorder; and childhood schizophrenia. Residents may have other co-existing challenges including substance abuse, eating disorders, history of sexual trauma, and physical abuse.

Please see our list of accreditations and licensing. We maintain very high standards for the quality of services provided to children and families. Perkins is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We value strong partnerships with referral sources, as well as parents and families.

“Not only did Perkins do an excellent job with providing my daughter the academic support she needed, but most importantly they looked at her strengths, gave her encouragement, and saw beyond her disability. I am happy to say that this year she has returned as a student at our local high school and is doing an excellent job. With all of the hard work, support and encouragement she received at Perkins, I am thankful to them for helping Stephanie become as independent as she is today.”

-Robyn Y., Parent