Merrimac Heights Academy is a private nonprofit day school for students aged 11 to 22 with complex learning, language, and social challenges. Individualized and direct language-based instruction, in combination with hands-on activities and real life experiences, result in students who can be independent and successful. Our middle school, high school and transition programs challenge students academically, socially, and emotionally to be more than they've ever been before. Experiential and project-based, our students learn essential life skills in preparation for college and careers. Highly individualized instruction and a nurturing, personalized environment lead to fulfilling independent lives of success and confidence.

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History

In 2014 we welcomed our first student and after steady increases our enrollment is at 13 students from 12 MA and NH school districts.

Merrimac Heights Academy is committed to maintaining a school environment free of harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, homelessness, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Harassment by administrators, certified and or support personnel, students, vendors, and other individuals at school or at school-sponsored events is unlawful.
Facts
  • Located in Merrimac, MA, easily accessible via routes 95 and 495, and within reach of students from MA and southern NH and ME.
  • Three buildings on one rural acre. Bright classrooms, art and music rooms, a library, homelike kitchen, dining and living areas, and a full gymnasium give us room for projects and exploration. Vocational training areas include a commercial kitchen, woodshop, auto bay, thrift store, and cafĂ©.
  • Staffed by MA licensed special educators, 3 speech and language pathologists, a reading specialist, occupational and physical therapists, and counselors.
  • A 180-day program and 24-day summer program.
  • An academic program aligned with the MA curriculum which prepares many students to successfully complete the MCAS.
  • Reading tutorials to address decoding and comprehension needs.
  • A strong experiential transition and internship program for students aged 18-22 which puts students into the work world.
  • Highly individualized student instruction that allows all to progress and succeed.