We are located on 12 picturesque acres in a small New England campus. We are 40 miles from both Providence, R.I. and Boston, MA. Both cities have major airports and Amtrak train stations. We are located in an area close to a wide variety of colleges.
Chamberlain is co-educational with 98 boarding and 20 day students, typically 60/40 males to females. Students range in age from 11-22 and are in grades 6-12. Some students stay beyond grade 12 to participate in a transition program which may involve an apprentice program, college studies or both. All of our students are faced with challenges academically and/or emotionally that have made it difficult for them to succeed in a more traditional school setting. Students come from across the United States and from foreign countries. Chamberlain is SEVIS approved by the U.S. Government to accept foreign students.
Chamberlain does not provide scholarships or financial aid at this time; however, admissions personnel will be happy to work with you to let you know where you may be able to seek some financial assistance through loans or other funding sources.
Because Chamberlain offers comprehensive and individualized services, tuition costs may depend on a number of factors. Please contact the admissions office to discuss further the costs associated with enrolling.
A student's length of stay varies widely due to their own individual needs and specific goals. The average length is 2 years; however, some students may have a shorter stay and others much longer. Each student's anticipated goals and length of stay are discussed upon enrollment and updated at six month intervals.
Classes are typically 8-10 students with one teacher and one associate teacher.
Many teachers at Chamberlain have certifications in Special Education and/or a specialized subject (such as Science or Math). Therapists are master's level clinicians, some of whom are licensed as mental health counselors or clinical social workers.
Chamberlain is a diploma granting school. We offer a Chamberlain diploma, and our credits are transferrable to students' local High Schools (if applicable) for those who wish to receive a diploma there.
Students have a wide variety of activities after school, on weekends and during school vacation breaks. They range from afterschool study hall, classes at the Burt Wood School of Performing Arts, sports, dances, trips to local attractions and into Boston or Providence for cultural or sporting events and everything in between.
All students are required to stay on campus for the first two weeks to familiarize themselves with the school schedule and programming. After that, students have their own individual visit plan depending on many factors. Families work with their son's or daughter's therapist to determine the best visit plan for their own circumstances. Chamberlain is open and staffed 365 days and follows a 12-month academic schedule. Please refer to the calendar on this website for further details.
Yes. Two psychiatrists serve our day and boarding students. Dr. Kersting is on campus Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and Dr. Neder is on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students are assigned to one of the psychiatrists, but both doctors are available on call should the need arise on a day they are not on campus.
Yes. We have 3 nurses at Chamberlain. There is a nurse on grounds Monday-Friday 8-4 and on call thereafter.
Chamberlain serves a diverse student population with a wide range of challenges. Contact an admissions representative to determine if Chamberlain can meet the specific needs of your student or child.
Below please find an example of where some of our recent graduates have been accepted to and/or enrolled in.
- Bay State Community College
- Berkshire Community College
- Bridgewater State University
- Brookdale Community College
- Cape Cod Community College
- Champlain College
- Curry College
- Dean College
- Emanuel College
- Hampshire College
- Johnson and Wales
- Keene State College
- Landmark College
- Massasoit Community College
- Mitchell College
- Nassau Community College
- Plymouth State College
- Rivier College
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Sarah Lawrence
- St. Michaels College
- Suffolk County Community College
- UMASS Dartmouth and Boston
- Universal Technical Institute
- University Of Pittsburg
- University of Rhode Island
- University of Vermont
- Western State College of Colorado
Yes, Chamberlain is authorized under federal law to enroll international students as a SEVIS I-20 approved school.