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Boston Higashi School

Helping Children With Autism Exceed Expectations Since 1987

"Within every living child exists the most precious bud of self-identity.
To search this out and foster it with loving care, that is the essence of education for the child with autism."

Dr. Kiyo Kitahara


About Boston Higashi School

Specialized school for students age 3-22 on the Autism Spectrum.

Practicing Daily Life Therapy®, a structured educational program with a holistic approach, focusing on “Heart-to-Heart” education. Daily Life Therapy is consistent across all aspects of teaching and campus life.

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While embracing the goal of educating the ‘whole child’, Boston Higashi offers several programs to support a range of educational needs and strengths.

The Day Program at the Boston Higashi School operates 217 days a year, and utilizes the methodology of Daily Life Therapy® to deliver all of its educational services through a holistic, group dynamic program.

Residential Life is a blend of the nurturing, comforting and caring aspects of home, complemented by a 24 – hour educational environment for those who require more than a day school program.

The Emergence Program bridges the span from school to adulthood, serving students between the ages of 19-22 as they move forward to adult life.

Special Subjects are a major component of a well-rounded education for all students, not just those on the Autism Spectrum.

Students who demonstrate particular talent and interest have the opportunity to join the Jazz Band or Chorus Group.

Vacation programming is offered for current students during seasonal school vacations to help maintain familiar routines while participating in recreational, skill-building activities.

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Show your school spirit! Design your own custom clothing and accessories with our new online store. Add your favorite Higashi graphics to any brand you choose. Shop now and wear your creations to all school events – this store is open year-round!

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Your generosity enables us to focus on the mission of helping our children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn to reach their fullest potential by improving the quality of life for themselves and their families.

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In-Kind Donations

The Boston Higashi School welcomes donations of new items that can be used in our school and residential areas. The School has been very fortunate to receive significant donations of new furniture, new sports equipment and several other useful items.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the school is a great way to contribute and help advance the organization’s efforts to improve the Higashi experience for our students. 

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