Newburyport Special Education


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    The Newburyport Public Schools embraces a philosophy of inclusion that creates learning environments in which all students participate, each with their individual strengths and weaknesses, together with a team of teachers, including regular educators, special educators, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other specialists, as appropriate.

    Research has shown that inclusion increases the educational outcomes for ALL students. When special educators join the classroom teacher to collaborate and instruct as a team, student-to-teacher ratios are dramatically reduced and instruction is more effectively customized for each student in the classroom. When special educators and regular educators co-plan and co-teach, the best instructional practices are demanded and supported by a team approach. Inclusive classrooms encourage and, in fact require, differentiated instruction and assessment that benefits every student in the classroom. This benefit extends to students who have difficulty but who have not been identified as disabled and also benefits students with greater than average skills by providing more challenging content and assignments. Each school has a Team Coordinator ready to assist you and your child's learning needs.

    The website provides additional information on eligibility, process, laws and regulations, complaints, parents advisory committee and special olympics.


  • Demographics Served:
    Children: 12 and under, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Special Education