Located at 70 North Summer Street in Holyoke, MA serving Hampshire and Hampden Counties, as well as parts of Franklin, Worcester, and Berkshire Counties. We help each student find the best ways to learn, relate, communicate effectively, and make a difference in the world.
At the NEARI School, we believe that all students can learn and succeed in areas of previous failure. Many long-standing learning problems can be ameliorated and need not be worked around or only accommodated. Many of our students arrive at NEARI feeling like failures at school, when in reality it is their prior schools that have failed them. It is the job of NEARI teachers to remove impediments to learning, address neuro-developmental gaps, support individual learning styles and needs, and engage students in both actively constructing their own knowledge base and achieving mastery in the classroom.
While our students bring with them a wide range of diagnoses and challenging behaviors, the NEARI School is a place they can succeed _ sometimes for the first time _ because they feel both understood and respected. If your student fits one or more of these categories below, he or she could fit comfortably as part of the NEARI School community.
- Attentional or Hyperactive Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Moderate Developmental Delay (DD) Trauma (PTSD)
- Mood Disorders: Bi-Polar, Mood Disorder-NOS, Depression
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder
- Mental Health Problems
- Poor Socio-Emotional Skills
- Self-Regulation Issues