Enter a course name, school type and location:

Day & Boarding Middle School for Boys in Massachusetts

Contact Our School

Hillside School, Marlborough:
Located in Marlborough, Middlesex County, MA, 30 miles west of Boston, 70 miles from Hartford, and 3½ hours from New York City, Hillside School is an independent boarding and day school for boys grades 5-9. For over 100 years Hillside has provided educational and residential services to boys who need to develop their academic and social skills. Hillside accommodates both traditional learners and boys with learning differences and/or attention problems. Offering a structured, supportive, and challenging curriculum, Hillside allows students to develop academically, physically, spiritually, morally and socially while building their confidence and maturity.

Email: Contact us here     ( or request a callback ).

Boarding and Day Programs for Boys (Grades 5-9)
Photo of Day & Boarding Middle School for Boys in MassachusettsAcademics:
Hillside School's academic program aims to prepare students for a challenging and successful future. Through a carefully balanced exposure to arts and sciences, inquiry, activity, and experimental learning characterize the rhythm of the classroom.

Key subjetcs include math, science, English, social studies, arts, music, physical education.

Systems of structure and flexibility are key in promoting success at Hillside. Students are supplied with organizational systems for note taking and archiving, teachers subscribe to a universal method of presenting notes, and all students are supplied with a Hillside homework agenda book.

Teachers treat students individually and are flexible in using different strategies and assessments. At Hillside, we believe all students can learn at a high level and we recognize that each boy measures success in his own unique way.

Farm Immersion Program:
The farm and farm program have always been an important part of a boy's experience at Hillside School. We are blessed to have a wonderful farm facility (20 acres of fields, pens and barns) as part of our campus (200 acres).

Image of Day & Boarding Middle School for Boys in MassachusettsEach Hillside student participates in the farm through our farm immersion program. Additionally, each student may choose to join the fall or spring Eco team as their afternoon sports program. Boarders who live in the Alumni Farm House participate in the regular care and feeding of the animals as part of their house responsibilities.

The Hillside School Farm serves as a "classroom" for the farm immersion program. Each student spends at least one week during the year with his teachers and classmates learning lessons in the context of the farm environment.

Faculty create active learning projects, which enhance farm resources, develop cross-disciplinary perspective, and allow boys to learn multi-dimensionally. Whether in the garden, in the barn coops and pens, or in the field, the interaction of boys with our live-stock produces an increasingly mature perspective about human and environmental ecology.

Athletics:
Athletics plays an integral role in the lives of Hillside students and is an important part of the educational program of the school. Athletics promotes social skills that are essential to children's development.

Cooperation with others, perseverance, school spirit, acceptance of failure and working toward success, building self-confidence, improving skills, physical activity and play are but a few of the components the program promotes.

Children with different skills and skill levels benefit from a wide array of choices in each season that offers something for a variety of interests. Finding an activity or sport in which a child can find interest, success or even passion is the hope of our program and is a building block of healthy child development.

Health and Wellness Curriculum:
This curriculum promotes healthier eating, nutrition and food choices among our students. At the same time, other health issues being addressed include self-image, plus physical and intellectual well-being among students through the 'five circles of health': physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social development.

Summer Program:
The summer term includes academic enrichment in math, English and English as a Second Language. The summer term also embraces leadership training, outdoor-adventures as well as athletics.

Email: Contact Us

Request a Callback

Address: 404 Robin Hill Road, Marlborough, Massachusetts , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-01-11 were from:

Framingham MA;   Swampscott ma;   and more.
Related Schools & Programs. Inquire to our admissions team today:
Berkshire School
Courses / Programs
Berkshire College is a co-educational boarding school for Grades 9-12 in Sheffield, New Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts (New England). At Berkshire, we offer a first-rate academic program, distinctive opportunities in the arts, and excellent athletics.

We provide an exceptional college preparatory curriculum with PSAT, SAT and ACT as well as AP offerings in all disciplines. It is what happens at the periphery of this exceptional core that sets a school apart.

As part of the Berkshire Model, learning for the 21st century, we offer our students an advanced math/science research program, the Center for Sustainability with environmental education, pro vita courses on topics of interest, and the Center for Writing and Critical Thinking. Berkshire School is a community that values accountability, responsibility, and respect.

With our solid foundation in academics, students also gain confidence and respect living in a nurturing and caring atmosphere within one of our ten dormitories.

All of our dormitories feature vertical housing, or students of all ages and grades; freshman through seniors. Our seniors are called upon to be leaders and role models in each dormitory.
Boarding Programs for Boys & Girls in Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, fine arts, history, languages, mathematics and science
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses PSAT, SAT and ACT
- Pro Vita Courses for Topics of Interest
- Advanced Math/Science Research Program
- Center for Writing and Critical Thinking
- Center for Sustainability with Environmental Education
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18.

We welcome students from Massachusetts, across the U.S., and students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
The John Dewey Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Great Barrington, in the Berkshires area of west Massechusetts, The John Dewey Academy is a year-round college preparatory therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens ages 15-21.

Serving Grades 10-12 and Postgraduate students, we provide an individualized and comprehensive education in a non-traditional therapeutic school setting. Our students are bright, troubled adolescents with a history of self-defeating or self-destructive choices.

At The John Dewey Academy, we take our identity as a college preparatory school seriously. With a highly credentialed staff of dedicated and passionate teachers, a small class size (six students on average), and high demands and expectations, we provide a challenging academic experience.

At The John Dewey Academy, adolescents encounter a peer-based community of empowerment, an exciting educational environment, the challenge of real responsibilities, and the realistic promise of acceptance at a college of quality. In such an environment, they can change.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Teens Ages 15-21 (Grades 10-12 & Postgrad)

- Our minimum length of stay is eighteen months, although most students take 2 to 2½ years to complete the program.

- Students carry a minimum of five courses a semester in the traditional divisions of English, History/Social Science, Math, Science, and Foreign Language.

- Highly credentialed staff of dedicated and passionate teachers, a small class size (six students on average)
Milton Academy, Boston
Courses / Programs
Located in Milton MA, 8 miles south of Boston, Milton Academy is a private, preparatory, co-educational boarding school offering a rigorous Grade 9 - 12 curriculum.

Today, both young people and adults at Milton cite the diversity of the school community as a crucial element of living and learning. Students and faculty who are here, as varied and exciting as they are, attract others who want to learn and to teach in an environment this stimulating.

One of Milton's strengths is that the school offers the benefits of a boarding school and a day school. The full involvement of both of these student populations in the life of the school enhances and broadens the experience of each of the respective groups. Both boarding students and day students lead and participate in all aspects of School life.
Co-Educational Boarding High School (Grades 9-12)

Departments include:
- Classics
- English
- History
- Mathematics
- Modern Language
- Music
- Performing Arts
- Physical Education
- Science
- Visual Arts
Chamberlain International School
Courses / Programs
Located in Plymouth County MA, Chamberlain International School is a co-educational therapeutic boarding and day school, serving students ages 11-22 from Massachusetts, across the United States, and throughout the world.

We offer college preparatory and general education courses to both middle and high school students. As well as academics, Chamberlain offers on-campus diagnostic programming, individual therapy, psychiatric services, therapeutic groups, nursing care, and family therapy.

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.

Chamberlain's students have a wide range of challenges, interests, insights, and potential. We have a 1:4 teacher-to-student ratio. Like everyone working at Chamberlain, teachers are profoundly committed to providing a great school experience for students who need strong support.
Therapeutic Boarding & Day Programs for Students Ages 11-22 (Grades 6-12)

- We offer college preparatory and general education courses to both middle and high school students.

- A strong focus of our academic program is on meeting the skills required in the core academic subjects: Literature, Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.

- Our students also benefit from additional studies in Foreign Language, Visual Arts, Automotive Technology, Physical Education, Health, and Study Skills.
The Marvelwood School
Courses / Programs
The Marvelwood School, in Kent, Connecticut (2 hours from New York City), is an accredited, college preparatory, co-educational boarding school offering Grades 9-12.

Marvelwood's mission is to strengthen the foundation that leads to personal growth and academic success. We seek young people willing to get involved in their own education and committed to the challenge of preparing for college.

Our school is an optimistic place that provides a structured, supportive and challenging environment, celebrates diversity, and awakens untapped potential. Marvelwood is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

With 170 students, the school is small enough for everybody to know everybody else. That also means that every person plays an important role in the life of the school. Students can find roles they are comfortable in as well as responsibilities that challenge them.
College Preparatory Boarding School Programs for Boys & Girls (Grades 9-12)

Subjects & programs include:
- English
- History
- Science
- Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry)
- Foreign Languages
- Arts/Electives (including Ethics & Public Speaking)
- Athletics
- Community Service
- Advanced Placement (AP) classes
- Honors credit available