The Berkley Elementary classroom is a 220-day program that offers a structured learning environment within the inclusionary setting of a public elementary school. This classroom provides comprehensive educational services to children in Kindergarten through grade five who demonstrate developmental delays and a variety of disabilities and whose adaptive behavior challenges, cognitive challenges, communication deficits, emotional and behavioral challenges, developmental delays and/or medical needs preclude them from successful participation in their home school setting at this time. The classroom has an average enrollment of 6 students and has a 1:2 staff-to-student ratio.
Our mission is to offer focused specialized services, including all therapies. The Berkley Elementary classroom has high standards for academics that are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Common Core Curriculum. The curriculum is modified, adapted and/or used as a developmental framework to ensure students are participating in standards-based learning. Our goal is to prepare students to transition back into their district schools as well as be seen as integrated members of their community, be it school, home and/or neighborhood.
220 day school year
Average class size: 6 students
Average staff-to-student ratio: 1:2
Number of classrooms: 1
Berkley Community School
59 South Main Street
Berkley, MA 02779
Frank Gallishaw, Jr, EdS
Special Education Administrator