EDCO Collaborative

EDCO is a collaborative of 16 urban and suburban school districts serving the Greater Boston area and beyond. We are governed by a board of directors comprised of superintendents and school committee members representing each of our member school districts. EDCO Collaborative’s range of services includes professional learning opportunities for educators; special education and alternative education programs for students with disabilities and at-risk youth; in-district consultation, special education transportation through a cost effective consortium of adjacent communities; and cooperative purchasing of utilities and other items upon request.

Programs Available

EDCO Partners Program


The EDCO Partners Program provides comprehensive academic instruction as well as intensive social and life skills instruction to academically capable adolescents who may have an educational disability of Autism (formerly considered Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism), Non-verbal Learn

North Crossing 45-Day Assessment Program


The EDCO 45-Day Assessment Program serves students in grades 6 – 12 who are referred by their school districts for an in-depth analysis of learning, social, emotional and/or behavioral needs.

North Crossing Therapeutic Day Program


The EDCO North Crossing Therapeutic Day Program is an approved public day program certified by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide special education services to adolescents. We are located in Bedford, MA in a beautiful, recently renovated, state of the art building.

Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Established in 1973, EDCO was the first high school program for the deaf and hard of hearing in the state. Located within Newton Public Schools, students attend the F.A. Day Middle School (grades 6-8) and Newton North High School (grades 9-12+).