A student works in the Hawk’s Nest school store.

The Vocational Department at League School encompasses a wide range of activities, ages, ability levels, and skills.

Starting as young as 12, students begin learning those skills needed to be successful in a work environment such as taking direction from different supervisors, working collaboratively with peers, and communicating in the workplace. As students take on more work responsibilities working within League School they may have the opportunity for a variety of “paid” jobs at the Hawk’s Nest (our school store), the culinary kitchen, the vocational center, and in other areas around the building.

Beginning at age 16, students begin “interning” in community vocational settings. Under the guidance of vocational job coaches, we currently have students who work in over 30 community settings, including: hotels, supermarkets, car washes, office buildings, health clubs, libraries, community non-profits (e.g., Meals on Wheels), restaurants, and animal rescue/training sites. In these settings, students are able to put into practice the skills they have learned working at League School. They also learn to work under the guidance of those less familiar to them as our community partners often take on the role of a “supervisor” to these students. They navigate typical challenges in the workplace and get invaluable training, to hopefully gain employment in the future. When a student reaches the ability to work without the guidance of a job coach, League School works with our community partners or other employers to find the students paid employment opportunities.

Jake works at his job at the Walpole High School cafeteria.

Our current list of Community Partners includes:


Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue

Attleboro Arts Museum


Bass Pro Shops

Batemans Senior Meals

Big Y Walpole


Coakley Middle School

Direct Federal

Dr. Detail Car Wash & Express

F.A. Cleveland Elementary School

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Franklin Senior Center

Golden Ridge Doggie Daycare

Hanna Paper Shredding

Happy Tails Doggie Day Care


Hockomock YMCA

K and C Music Repair Company

Koopman Lumber and Hardware

Lark Center

Mansfield Shredding

Mass. Audubon Society at Moose Hill

Meals on Wheels of Walpole/Canton

Motorcycles of Manchester

Norwood Little League Park

Rojo’s Car Wash

Siemens Healthineers

Stoughton YMCA

Sturdy Memorial

TREX Recycling

Vanderbilt Club


Walpole Public Library

Walpole Public Schools

Winslow Farm

Wrentham DPW

Yards Unlimited