TEC High School

Located in Walpole, Massachusetts, just fifteen miles south of Boston, The Education Cooperative (TEC) High School is a student-centered, alternative therapeutic school which offers a caring and supportive academic experience to adolescents in grades 8-12. At TEC, experienced, certified classroom teachers and special educators help students master a rigorous college preparatory curriculum while full time, licensed clinical staffs assist students in reaching social emotional development goals. Our dedicated and caring team is committed to using data-driven pedagogical and therapeutic best practices as they help each student reach his or her fullest potential.

The TEC student experience includes: full integration of technology with one-to-one Chrome book program; professionally-led daily Mindfulness practice; DBT group therapy sessions; yoga classes; honors classes across the curriculum; art therapy; diverse electives in the arts and sciences; community service and school leadership opportunities and regular off-campus field trips ensuring engagement with the world beyond the classroom. Students come to TEC for many different reasons and stay for varied lengths of time. We accept students directly after hospitalizations to help with transition in a school environment that has small class sizes. Each student is appreciated for their uniqueness, respected for their journey, valued for their strengths and welcomed as a full member of our community from the very first day.

School Year - Number of Days: 
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
Summer - Number of Days: 
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
M,T,W - 5 hours Th - 7 hours
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Art Therapy, Counseling, Language Therapy, Nursing, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: Many support programs including individual clinical support meetings, consultation from a multidisciplinary team of providers and Parent Socials.

Additional Program Information:

  • College Preparation
  • Community Service
  • Social Opportunities
  • Field Trips and Wilderness Experiences 1:1 Chromebook Program
  • Online CoursesAcademic Support during Hospitalizations
  • Short term 40-45 day placements are available
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Primary Population/Disability: 
Communication, Emotional, Health, Specific Learning, Substance Abuse
Type of Program: 
Substantially Separate, Other
Ages Served: 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Grades Served: 
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Deb Caligaris
TEC High School
141 Mansion Drive
02032 E. Walpole , MA
United States
Massachusetts US