Best Alternative Schools in Massachusetts 2021: Rating, Grades & More

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best alternative schools in Massachusetts. The list consists of both public and private schools. Here, readers will find the following details – top alternative schools, their address, grades, student teacher ratio and more.

Alternative Schools Massachusetts

Best Public Alternative Schools in Massachusetts for 2021

Rank

School

Low Grade

High Grade

Address

City

Student Teacher Ratio

1Next Wave Junior High06088 Bonair StreetSomerville2.4000000
2Full Circle High School09128 Bonair StreetSomerville4.1000000
3Huntington Therapeutic Day School02121121 Warren AvenueBrockton4.1000000
4Keough Memorial Academy081260 Harpin StreetBellingham5.0000000
5Southbridge Academy091225 Cole AvenueSouthbridge5.0000000
6Chicopee Academy071212 DARE WayChicopee5.6000000
7Boston Adult Academy111220 Church StBack Bay6.7000000
8Gardner Academy for Learning and Technology0912130 Elm StreetGardner7.4000000
9Brockton Champion High School0912175 Warren AvenueBrockton8.3000000
10Resiliency Preparatory Academy0712290 Rock StreetFall River9.3000000
11King OpenPK05850 Cambridge StreetCambridge10.3000000
12Boston Arts Academy091211 Charles StreetBoston10.4000000
13Another Course To College0912612 Metropolitan AvHyde Park11.2000000
14Graham and ParksPK0544 Linnaean StreetCambridge11.2000000
15Fenway High School091267 Alleghany StRoxbury11.8000000
16Young AchieversPK0820 Outlook RoadMattapan12.4000000
17New Mission High School0712655 Metropolitan AveHyde Park12.7000000
18Chelsea Opportunity Academy0912299 Everett AvenueChelsea13.0000000
19Taunton Alternative High School1012120 Cohannet StreetTaunton17.6000000
20Boston Collaborative High School0912215 Dorchester StSouth Boston17.8000000
21Attleboro Community Academy0912100 Rathbun Willard DriveAttleboro21.2000000
22Murdock Academy for Success0912175 Grove StWinchendon130.0000000
23Gateway to College1012300 Quaker HighwayUxbridge
24Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community Colleg09121 Armory SquareSpringfield

Best Private Alternative Schools in Massachusetts for 2021

Rank

School

Low Grade

High Grade

Address

City

Student Teacher Ratio

1BEGINNINGS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER24210 S AVEWESTON0.31
2MRS ALEXANDER’S SCHOOL2380 LOTHROP STBEVERLY1
3THEOPHANY SCHOOL23754 GREENDALE AVENEEDHAM1
4COUNTRY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL OF SUTTON24PO BOX 547SUTTON1.21
5SOUTH SHORE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC PRESCHOOL241 CONSERVATORY DRHINGHAM1.77
6BRIGHT FUTURE EDUCARE CENTER35466 MYSTIC AVESOMERVILLE2.02
7JOHN DEWEY ACADEMY11389 MAIN STGREAT BARRINGTON2.18
8VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL111591 OAKHAM RDMORTH BROOKFIELD2.47
9KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER24177 MAIN STSHREWSBURY3.33
10CHAPMAN FARM SCHOOL111574 ACCORD PARK DRNORWELL3.43
11CUVILLY ARTS & EARTH CENTER2310 JEFFREYS NECK RDIPSWICH3.5
12LITTLE THEATRE SCHOOL NURSERY AND KINDERGARTEN23503 LYNNFIELD STLYNN4.66
13LOWELL DAY NURSERY23119 HALL STLOWELL5
14THE MEADOWRIDGE ACADEMY1117664 STEVENS RDSWANSEA5.14
15TOUCHSTONE COMMUNITY SCHOOL21354 LELAND STGRAFTON5.31
16ELIOT-PEARSON CHILDREN’S SCHOOL27105 COLLEGE AVEMEDFORD5.51
17FAYERWEATHER STREET SCHOOL213765 CONCORD AVECAMBRIDGE5.52
18MEADOWBROOK CHILD GARDEN231110 CONCORD RDMARLBOROUGH5.62
19CAMPUS KINDER HAUS23162 OLD COLONY AVEQUINCY6
20GROTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL23110 BOSTON RDGROTON6
21THE COMMON SCHOOL211PO BOX 2248AMHERST6.05
22THE KATHY HERWARD CHILD CARE CENTER23310 LOWELL ST STOP 237ANDOVER6.42
23HOLLOW REED SCHOOL2393 SEDGWICK STJAMAICA PLAIN6.95
24VAN DER KOLK GLENHAVEN ACADEMY121756-58 FRAMINGHAM RDMARLBOROUGH7.2
25HILLTOP SCHOOL23767 BROADWAYHAVERHILL8.88
26KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER – WESTFORD2326 CARLISLE RDWESTFORD10
27THE PINECROFT SCHOOL310133 TREMONT STREHOBOTH10.5
28EASTON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL23PO BOX 164NORTH EASTON11
29SHREWSBURY CHILDRENS CENTER23138 N QUINSIGAMOND AVESHREWSBURY12
30ACCESS FUTURES CHILD CARE CENTER22799 W BOYLSTON ST STE 3WORCESTER15
31GREATER VISIONS CHILDRENS CENTER29180 OLD WESTFORD RDCHELMSFORD27.77
32GARDEN OF KNOWLEDGE21040 STATE ROADPLYMOUTH35

 

For ranking the schools, I’ve relied upon the ‘Student Teacher Ratio’ factor. What is student teacher ratio, some of you may ask. It is the number used to indicate the number of students for every teacher in a school.

 

For example, a student teacher ratio of 16 indicates that a teacher is available for 16 students in that school. When it comes to quality of education, student teacher ratio plays an important role. If the student teacher ratio is 100, it means that few teachers are available to attend to the needs of students in a school. This may lead to inadequate attention, inadequate engagement, and may even have a negative impact on student success!

 

Student teacher ratio is like a two way street. Fewer students per teacher setup is an ideal classroom where students may enjoy adequate individual-attention from teachers. Under this setup, a teacher may take care of individuals’ needs and weaknesses. Similarly, under this setup, teachers may modify/adapt their teaching techniques according to learning styles/needs of the students.

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