Frequently Asked Questions
League School employs the SCERTS® Model as a framework for all of our educational and residential programs. SCERTS® is a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates an array of disciplines including occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, educational practice, mental health concepts, and behavioral theory including ABA. The SCERTS® Model focuses on improving students’ Social Communication and Emotional Regulation by providing them with Transactional Supports, useful strategies that both they and their families can employ to achieve desired goals. For more information about SCERTS at League, visit HERE.
League School offers a 4:1 student/teacher ration.
Each class is supported by a team of dedicated professionals including a head teacher, assistant teachers, speech and language pathologist (SLP), occupational therapist (OT), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), clinician, behavior support staff, and program coordinator who meet weekly to discuss student progress and modify programming to meet individual student needs.
The League School’s programs are designed specifically for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 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 who need basic life-skill training to those who have passed the 10th grade MCAS and will be continuing on to college courses. Therefore, the school offers a wide array of programs focusing on daily living skills, functional academics, as well as content-area academics to meet the student’s individual needs and abilities.
Our school year is 216 days. The Day program operates five days a week on a 12-month 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 for Staff Professional Development. The residential program provides services 365 days a year.
League School uses a rolling admission process which allows us to accept referrals and enroll students at any time of the year.
Currently, 97 students attend the League School, but we have capacity to serve up to 110 students. Our residential program has the capacity to house 32 students on the campus of the school. The school is licensed to educate students from ages 3 to 22.
With two state of the art residences, League School is able to serve students from across the globe. Currently, League School provides services to students from more than 60 communities in Massachusetts.
Students who participate in the Day program at League School are driven to school by their local school district or their parents. League School is not responsible for the transportation of day students to the school.
Our recently renovated on-campus residences, enable students in our residential program to walk to school each day.
The League School does not currently have a waiting list, but some programs are approaching full capacity. The League School has a rolling admissions policy. Students can be accepted throughout the school year depending on appropriate openings in the programs. If a program is at capacity, the school may create need to create a waiting list for openings in that program.
The League School strives to accept every student who is a good match for the programs and services that are offered. League School’s Admissions Team reviews each student’s record, meets with the student and their parents/guardians, and determines whether or not League School is a good match for the student’s needs.
Students typically come for a day visit, or, a day and overnight visit if they are interested in the Residential Program. This gives the student a chance to experience what it is like to attend League School and it gives the Admissions Team an opportunity to observe how the student fits into the League School community. It is important that the student has the ability to make progress and have their needs met in a 4:1 student to staff ratio.
To learn more about our admissions process click HERE.
Our educational approach helps to develop functional daily life skills, teaches how to live safely, and provides recreational and vocational opportunities for our students. Working within our community is central to achieving those goals. Although the school does not have an inclusion program with typical peers, many of our activities take place in and involve members of our community.