Frequently Asked Questions

Here are responses to some of the most commonly-asked questions about the school’s programs and procedures.

Where is the League School located?

The League School of Greater Boston is located on Route 1 North in Walpole, between Wal-Mart and the Walpole Mall. Click here for directions to the League School.

What are the diagnoses of students who attend League School?

The League School’s programs are designed specifically for students with autism spectrum disorder, including pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), high-functioning autism, nonverbal learning disorder or Asperger’s syndrome. The students who attend League have a wide range of skills, including those in basic life-skill training and those who have passed the 10th grade MCAS and are continuing onto college courses. Therefore, the school offers a variety of programs focusing on daily living skills, functional academics as well as content-area academics to meet their varying needs and abilities.

What is the length of the school day and school year?

The day program operates five days a week on a 12-month schedule. Click here for our current schedule. Our school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m., and on every other Wednesday, students are dismissed at noon. The residential program provides services 365 days a year.

How many students attend the League School?

Between 85-95 students attend the League School, but it has a capacity of 110 students. The residential program has the capacity to house 20 students. The school is licensed to educate students from ages 3 to 22.

Where are the students from?

The League School provides services to students from all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our residential program also enrolls student from out-of-state as well as international students.

How do the students get to school?

Transportation is the responsibility of the student’s home school district. League School does not transport students unless they live in our residences.

Does the League School have a waiting list?

The League School has a rolling admissions policy. Students can be accepted throughout the year depending on appropriate openings in the school. If a program is at capacity, the school may create a waiting list for openings in that program.

How is acceptance and placement at the League School determined?

The League School Intake Team determines acceptance into the school. It is important that the student demonstrate the ability to make progress in a 4:1 ratio.

Does League School have an inclusion program with typical peers?

Although many League School activities take place in the local community, the school does not have an inclusion program with typical peers at this time.