Boston Higashi School employs a rolling admissions process serving both day and residential students ages 3-22 who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Boston Higashi School does not discriminate on the basis of a student’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, or sexual orientation.


Referrals are typically made by school districts to the Admissions Coordinator. Parents may also pay privately, or seek third-party funding, and submit a private pay referral. Application materials will be sent to parents/guardians for completion, and a school tour will be scheduled. The Admissions Committee reviews submitted applications to determine if the student is appropriate for admission consideration.

Admission Process

Step 1


Applicants considered potential candidates for admission are invited to the Boston Higashi School for a screening with qualified staff. The Admissions Committee will conduct an interview with the parents/guardians.

Step 2


The Admissions Committee reconvenes for review and determination of admission. Occasionally a prospective student may be asked back for further observation by staff. The final admission decision is typically made within two weeks following the screening interview. The Admissions Coordinator then notifies the school district and parents/guardians with the final decision.

Step 3

Admission Date

Before an admission date can be determined, the following forms must be completed:

  • Confirmation of funding
  • Current signed IEP reflecting placement at Boston Higashi School
  • All requisite medical and school consent forms