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Chamberlain International School

   
1 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346, United States

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Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
6 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$58,227 to $141,214 USD /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
10 to 12
Enrolment:
Day: 25 (Gr. 6 - 12), Boarding: 98 (Gr. 6 - 12)

School Address
1 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346 , United States
36 Plymouth Street, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346

About this school:

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Chamberlain International School is a co-educational, Therapeutic Boarding School located in Middleboro, MA. Students are ages 11-22 in grades 6-12 and post graduation. We offer programming for students from life skills through college prep. Special education and content certified teachers; speech/language; OT; masters’ level clinicians; Psychiatrist and nursing are all located on-grounds. Diagnosis include: ocd; anxiety; adhd; nld; asd; attachment disorder; bipolar; depression; and learning disabilities. — Visit school website




Reviews:

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The Our Kids review of Chamberlain International School

our takeChamberlain offers a lot, to be sure, though it’s perhaps easy to understate the value of an understanding, inclusive environment. Educator Mary MacCracken wrote that “children can’t begin to learn until they feel safe, and they can’t feel safe until they are honestly and completely accepted.” For many if not all of the students that enroll at Chamberlain, that’s huge. The school supports, diagnostically and academically, learners with a wide range of academic and emotional challenges. What they all share, however, is a lived experience of exceptionality—the world can be a hard place, and these children, whether they articulate it or not, know that better than most. At Chamberlain they find a place which addresses their capabilities, is cognizant of their potentials, and where instruction is based in a very close understanding of their specific needs. Many will go on to post-secondary education, though the principle aim is to allow students to grow into a better understanding of themselves, their place in the world, and to build on their personal strengths.





Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What school says: Chamberlain educational Administrators work with on-campus clinicians and psychiatrists, with speech therapists and special education and content area certified teachers, with referring and involved representatives outside of Chamberlain, and with the parents to tailor an individualized education program for every single student on campus. Our intent is to help all students meet their full academic potential, and to catch up on coursework they may have missed for varying reasons. That is accomplished with learning that is geared to the individual needs of each student which meets or exceeds high school standards. Most classrooms have both teachers and associate teachers, bringing our student-to-teacher ratio to 1:4. Classrooms are organized to help concentration and focus. Students work at their own pace, which gives them an opportunity to make up for lost ground. We offer remedial, honors and Advanced Placement courses as needed. We help college-bound students prepare for PSATs and SATs and we help guide students select and apply to colleges.

  • Approach:
    Focus Special needs
    Academic Special needs


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Science
    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: • Spanish


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at:
    Body parts Gr. 6
    Nutrition Gr. 6
    Human development Gr. 6
    Puberty Gr. 6
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 6
    Reproduction Gr. 6
    Pregnancy Gr. 6
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 6
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 6
    Contraception Gr. 6
    Consent Gr. 6
    Sexual orientation Gr. 6
    Gender identity Gr. 6
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 6
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 6
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 6
    Sexual harassment Gr. 6
    Body image issues Gr. 6
    Mental illness Gr. 6
    Social justice and diversity Gr. 6

    What school says: This information is not currently available.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What school says: This information is not currently available.



    Curriculum Pace Student-paced

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What school says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

    What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Emotional, Intellectual

    Primary Developmental Priority: Emotional
    Emotionally intelligent and confident individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Very High

    Very High

    school is a full-time special needs school. All students at school are receiving some form of specialized support. The school therefore offeres a very high degree of special needs support.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • What school says: Chamberlain works with students who have learning differences or disabilities as well as co-existing mental health diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and others ( see website ). All students have multiple levels of support both Academically and Clinical between teachers, speech-language pathologists, nurses, Psychiatrist, student team manager and individual clinician.

    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy
    • Summary: Our approach to clinical care is founded in the belief that all students are capable of enormous personal growth when they are provided with the support they need. Here, masters-level therapists meet individually on a weekly basis with students. The therapists attend daily interdisciplinary staff meetings with teachers, boarding faculty, nursing, psychiatrist and administration so that they have knowledge of how each student in their care is doing in all aspects of student life. Therapists are part of the education program planning for each student, and they accompany them to on-campus psychiatry appointments. Chamberlain serves a diagnostically diverse student population. Our students have a wide range of learning and emotional challenges, including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, mood disorder, ADHD, Asperger's disorder, non-verbal learning disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, attachment disorder, PTSD and borderline personality traits.

    • What school says: Chamberlain works with students who have learning differences or disabilities as well as co-existing mental health diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and others ( see website ). All students have multiple levels of support both Academically and Clinical between teachers, speech-language pathologists, nurses, Psychiatrist, student team manager and individual clinician.


    Gifted Learner Support In-class adaptations

    Dedicated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

    What school says: This information is not currently available.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     Grades678
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 3/day 3/day 3/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 30 30 30
    Lunch recessAmount 30 30 30

    What school says: This information is not currently available.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What school says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Downhill skiing
      Football
      Golf
      Ice Hockey
      Ice Skating
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Community Service
      Outdoor Club
      Outdoor Education
      Student Council
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    This information is not currently available.



    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 123
    Average enrollment per grade18
    Average class size10 to 12
    Gender (grades)6 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 6 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)80%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.


    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewN/A
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling

    Boarding students:
    Rolling


    What Chamberlain International School says: complete application from website and submit with any supporting testing, grades, reports including psychological or neuropsychological if available.

    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Chamberlain International School is looking for: This information is not currently available.


    Day Boarding

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type6789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0000000
    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0000000

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class sizeN/A
    *Canadian "Big 6" placementsN/A
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)


    Associations

    Associations
    • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) Associations




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