Seaport Academy’s academic and therapeutic program is designed specifically for young men in Grades 8-12 who have not achieved their goals in more traditional educational settings.
Seaport’s emphasis on experiential learning, coupled with our focus on building strong staff-student relationships, informs every aspect of our student-centered approach.
With a staff/pupil ratio of 1:2, our staff has the flexibility to tailor learning to the needs of each student, allowing the young men to flourish within the rigor of an individualized program.
What’s Unique about Seaport?
We offer a maritime curriculum on the Boston waterfront, making this an appealing setting for experiential learners, especially those who were no longer interested in pursuing an education.
Classes are rarely more than six students. In fact, much of a student’s day is spent working with faculty and counselors one-on-one.
Our curriculum seamlessly blends hands-on experiences with more traditional academic courses: Students can take community college classes, math and technology courses. And their experiential learning opportunities range from building bikes and chairs to experimenting with aquaculture and from caring for homeless pets to supporting local assistance programs.
Through offsite activities like field trips and community service projects, we help students strengthen the social-emotional skills in real-life settings that they develop with our clinicians.
Who We Serve
Seaport Academy serves young men in Grades 8 to 12 whose school districts have determined that they require additional support for social-emotional challenges and learning disabilities. We also are a welcoming educational setting for students when school refusal is an issue.
A student should have completed the seventh grade and be at least 13 years old by the beginning of September of the year they enter Seaport Academy.
Our students have strong academic potential which has gone unrealized in traditional schools settings. Our program is designed for students with nonverbal learning differences and social, emotional and behavioral challenges who would benefit from a single-sex, cooperative, experiential learning environment.