Fast Facts

About Seaport Academy


  • Founded in 1999.
  • Serving young men, grades 8–12, with nonverbal learning challenges.
  • Located on the waterfront in Chelsea, MA.
  • Collaborative, flexible community that supports the needs and aspirations of its students.
  • State-approved Chapter 766 special education program licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • 28 students.
  • 1 to 2 adult-to-student ratio.
  • Average class size: 5-7.
  • Outstanding, experienced team of teachers and counselors.


  • Highly personalized teaching, integrated with learning supports and psychotherapy. Group and individual counseling, and family therapy are part of our program.
  • Project-based, experiential curriculum that develops academic and interpersonal abilities.



  • Majority MCAS pass rate by graduation.
  • Highly personalized transition program supports students entering careers or choosing higher education.

Seaport Academy is owned and operated by Schools for Children, Inc., a Massachusetts nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that creates and manages great schools and educational services.

Seaport Academy
285 Commandants Way
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617.241.3871
Fax: 617.241.7452

Website Credits:

Design/Development: Hairpin Communications
Project Management: Melanie Tringali
Principal photography: Richard Howard Photography

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