The League School of Greater Boston is a leading private day and residential school for students ages 3 to 22 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Our year-round, private educational program offers a full range of social, academic, behavioral and community-life-skills curricula to meet the individual strengths and needs of a diverse population.

The SCERTS model provides a consistent focus on the key challenges facing people with autism, proven support techniques for educators and families, a common language, and a research-based assessment.

The League School’s residential program is open in Norwood and Walpole 365 days a year and is licensed for up to 20 residents.

Our clinical services focus on helping students regulate their emotions through identifying their feelings and helping to appropriately express themselves.

At League School, we believe that if students are given the right set of challenges and supportive strategies, they will grow and achieve success.

Special Announcement

The New Massachusetts Autism Teacher Endorsement: An Overview

  Please join Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, who will be presenting an overview of autism, as well as the origin of the new Massachusetts Autism Teacher Endorsement, the background and requirements, and what this state credentials can do to bring autism knowledge to schools.   League School of Greater Boston is collaborating with Lesley University to bring Lesley’s 15-credit Graduate Autism Specialization to the school’s Walpole location as a satellite program. A second cohort will begin January 2016. Information about the program will be available on November 17, 2015, or in advance by contacting Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, or Debbie Mosher, Regional Director of Graduate Admissions, at   There will be a question and answer period after the discussion. Special Education Directors are encouraged to bring their special education teachers and other interested parties.   Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, Assistant Professor of Special Education, is on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University. Her research and work as a teacher/educator focuses on the preparation and education of teachers who educate students with autism. Ellen was involved in the advocacy to bring the autism teacher endorsement to Massachusetts.   November 17, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm TO BE HELD AT – LEAGUE SCHOOL OF GREATER BOSTON 300 Boston Providence Turnpike Walpole, MA 02032 Vetstein Auditorium     Please RSVP: Wendy Bevilacqua email: or by Phone 508-850-3900 ext.... read more

Development News

League School of Greater Boston Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

League School of Greater Boston Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Introduces Its New Building as Part of Its $10M Enhancement Program Officials from League School of Greater Boston welcomed over 120 guests to its Ribbon-Cutting ceremony this past Sunday as it officially opened the doors to its updated facilities. The brief program that preceded the official ribbon-cutting featured comments from League School Executive Director, Dr. Frank Gagliardi, the school’s Chairman of its Board of Directors, Roger Lockwood, and a parent of a student at the school, Laura Davis. Dr. Gagliardi explained “this addition provides us with much-needed additional classroom and office space including tutorial rooms, a computer center, a library along with expanded space for music and art. These improved facilities will measurably enhance our educational environment, enabling our faculty and staff to provide an even better learning experience to our students.” Mr. Lockwood followed with some startling facts that underscored the need for the school’s enhancements: “It is unfortunate and astonishing that autism now affects one in 68 children. Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the United States. To illustrate the pace at which autism diagnosis is growing, just two years ago when we had the groundbreaking for this building, the ratio that is now one in 68 was then one in 88! That statistic alone underscores the need for a facility such as this. We are now so much better able to meet our goal of having the very best place autistic children can live and learn, whether as day students or as residents.” Mrs. Davis closed the talks with a heartfelt revelation about how much... read more

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Happenings in the Culinary Arts Classroom:

We are celebrating the arrival of Fall with apple recipes. We started with homemade Apple Berry Salsa and cinnamon chips. We cut back on added sugar to enjoy the natural sweetness of the fruit. Next we moved on to Apple-witches, a recipe shared with us from our coworker Kayla. We use the apples to be the bread for our sandwiches. We substitute Sunbutter for peanut butter, and add homemade glutin free granola for the filling. This recipe allows the students to practice their cutting skills. They also learn how to substitute glutin free and peanut butter free ingredients. We are finishing our Fall apples with Apple and Potato Pancakes. This is another gluten and peanut butter free recipe. These coming weeks we are looking forward to making pumpkin pudding, bread stuffing, and some Halloween recipes. Enjoy your Fall. Marie E.... read more