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    At Boston Public Schools (BPS), a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence stands at the forefront of our educational mission. A key component of enhancing the inclusivity of learning environments is the implementation of specially designed instruction with a full continuum of services and placements within the least restrictive environment. Recognizing the unique needs of students with diverse abilities, BPS has designed specific strands tailored to address varying learning challenges. Students' unique needs are determined at the team meeting for the development of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). These strands serve as dedicated pathways within the school system, providing targeted support and resources to foster the academic, social, and emotional development of each student. As we delve into the realm of special education within BPS, our focus and dedication is to ensure that every student, regardless of their abilities, has access to an education that nurtures their individual needs.


    To learn more about our schools and strands, see below:

  • Inclusion

  • Early Childhood Center-Based

  • ABA-Based Classrooms

  • Emotional Impairment (EI) - Externalizing

  • Emotional Impairment (EI) - Internalizing

  • Mild Intellectual Disabilities

  • Moderate Intellectual Disabilities

  • Severe Intellectual Disabilities/Multiple Disabilities

  • Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Public Day Schools

  • Special Admission Schools



    Please note that with the Inclusive Education rollout, program information is subject to change.