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At Chamberlain International School, our educational philosophy is based upon the premise that every student can and will love learning. The educational program embraces an individualized philosophy, where each student learns in the way s/he learns best. Our low staffing ratio allows for instruction, support, and encouragement appropriate to each student. While the curriculum is rigorous and challenging, it is also delivered in a supportive atmosphere that allows students to learn strategies and content simultaneously while building self-esteem, social skills, and confidence.
Chamberlain International School’s educational program is able to accommodate many learning styles and needs. From multi-modality and project-based instruction to creative assessment of learning, the approach is designed to meet student needs. Our faculty is trained in communication, pragmatics, clinical presentation, and counseling so that they are able to offer a holistic approach to learning. Our faculty members are an eclectic mix of individuals with a wide range of experience, interest, and expertise. Teachers work collaboratively as a strong academic team and are able to highlight their own strengths through their work. They are educators of the highest quality and their enthusiasm is paramount to our success with each student.
Chamberlain’s learning theory and model has been developed over years of experience and research and encompasses a nurturing and structured framework which is combined with the characteristics of teachers and students to fuel the learning process. This process consists of constructivist learning with a focus on process and hands-on instruction. Chamberlain believes that students grow and learn through relationships and experiences.
Scroll down to learn about our Curriculum, Middle School Program of Studies, High School Program of Studies, and our Enrichment Courses.
"We chose Chamberlain for several reasons: therapeutic programming, and individualized approach to academics, experienced staff and a community-based residence experience. Time and time again, we are impressed by the professionalism, expertise and level of care demonstrated by Chamberlain staff as they bring it all together and make it all happen. They just get it. So often, we find ourselves affirming our choice and saying, "THAT'S why we chose Chamberlain!" ~Parent (2020)
Chamberlain International School is proud to be a diploma granting institution fully licensed in accordance with the standards set forth by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. As such we meet the rigorous standards set forth in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. We offer college preparatory and general education courses to both middle and high school students. A strong focus of our academic program is on meeting the skills required in the core academic subjects: Literature, Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Additionally, our students benefit from additional studies in Foreign Language, Visual Arts, Automotive Technology, Physical Education, Health, and Study Skills.
The academic program at Chamberlain International School works within a larger interdisciplinary team of professionals to ensure that students successfully meet their academic potential. Teachers and Educational Supervisors work collaboratively with Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Clinicians and medical professionals to ensure that all strategies are being used to meet the students’ goals. This team approach, coupled with the low student to teacher ratio, allows our educators to tailor and individualize content and instruction to optimize success. Our core curriculum is further enhanced by Chamberlain’s SAT/ACT Preparation Program, Vocational Training Programs, and Enrichment Course Program.
College bound students will be interested in Chamberlain’s SAT/ACT Preparation Program. This program consists of SAT/ACT preparation courses, a thorough assessment for all appropriate SAT and ACT accommodations, including onsite provision of the tests. This combination of early preparation and a comfortable setting for test administration assists the students in achieving the best scores possible.
Vocationally oriented students are offered instruction designed to prepare them for future vocational studies or entrance into the world of work. For students who will receive academic instruction centered on a successful transition to work and independent living, our faculty use the nationally recognized Life Centered Career Education program. Other students will participate in Chamberlain’s Integrated Vocational Training Program. In this program, Chamberlain’s Transitional Coordinator works individually with identified students to map out a plan for future employment and training by helping students identify areas of interest, and seeking out internships to gain valuable work experience.
Supplementing our core academic courses, all of our students participate in our varied and exciting Enrichment Course Program. Chamberlain International School has a long history of offering students inspiring and non-traditional courses designed to stimulate their interest and foster a life long love of learning. These offerings are varied and designed to reach the interest of a wide variety of students. Current offerings include: Aviation, Equestrian Studies, Language, International Cuisine, and Drama. For a complete list of courses please see the Enrichment Course page.
The BCBA is able to conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments as needed and recommended by the IEP TEAM. As a result of these assessments, the TEAM may develop Behavioral Support Plans or Student Strategy Plans to better support student learning in the classroom or residential life. The BCBA will be available to participate in treatment team and IEP meetings as well as communicate directly with families and collateral agencies.
Andrew is from Liverpool, England. He qualified with a BSc degree in Education from the University of Exeter in England with specialism in Modern Foreign Languages - Spanish. Part of the course involved teaching at a school in Santander, Spain in Spanish for a month. Andrew then lived in Monterrey, Mexico for three years teaching at an International School and also spent a year living in Barcelona, Spain where he taught English as a foreign language. Andrew has years of experience working in Special Education at schools in the U.K. and at Boston Public Schools. Andrew has been teaching Spanish at Chamberlain since September 2021.
Chamberlain’s academic program is built upon the strong belief that every student, if given the right opportunity, can develop a life long love of learning. Part of the process of developing this love is our comprehensive Enrichment Program. Enrichment courses are offered for an extended block every week. These courses are an important component of the academic schedule for each student, are credit earning, and are varied enough to spark an interest in even the most reluctant learner