The Salem Prep High School is a therapeutic day school approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It was created to provide a therapeutic milieu offering all enrolled students the opportunity to develop social, emotional, and academic confidence and independence. We provide a safe learning environment that builds trust, life skills, self-confidence, self-respect, and a sense of community through shared learning experiences. The school’s instructional priorities are to create a welcoming environment through antiracist and trauma informed practice. Social Emotional Learning, Counseling, and Applied Behavior Analysis are embedded into the therapeutic high school experience.
The program serves students with social/emotional, behavioral, and other learning related disabilities who have been unsuccessful in other less restrictive learning environments within public school settings. Students are referred to Salem Prep and placed here through the IEP process. They range in ages from 13 to 22 years old and are in grades 8-12 and are assigned to classes that meet Salem’s High School graduation requirements.