Spaulding Academy & Family Services offers year-round, comprehensive special educational services for students with emotional and behavioral disorders in grades K-8 and students with neurobehavioral disorders from kindergarten to age 21.


Spaulding Academy holds State of New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) approval as a Special Education and Non-Public School to provide special education. The Academy offers year-round, comprehensive educational services for students with intensive needs, with autism and neurobehavioral disorders, and with medically-intensive needs for children ages 5 to 21. Certified teachers and professionals provide instruction with modification and accommodation as outlined by each student’s individual education plans (IEPs). To support students’ IEPs, Spaulding Academy & Family Services offers on-site related services, such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy.

Spaulding Academy utilizes evidenced-based approaches with comprehensive educational programming tailored to improve student performance in academic, behavioral, adaptive, social, and career skills. We believe that all students belong in their home community. We strive to prepare students for return to a less restrictive environment and therefore our classrooms reflect general education requirements and design.


Spaulding Academy & Family Services serves a diverse student body in grades K-12 with a wide range of primary educational disabilities including: Autism, Emotional Handicap, Intellectual Disability, Other Health Impairment, Speech or Language Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury, Developmental Delay, and Multiple Disabilities. Spaulding Academy & Family Services is approved to serve students from New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, and Vermont and is able to work with other states as approved.


In addition to core academic subjects, Spaulding Academy & Family Services’ Special Education School offers:

  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) approach across settings.
  • An outstanding Integrated Arts Program, including visiting artists, for all students.
  • Physical Education, including adaptive physical education in consultation with our physical therapist.
  • Library and Computer Skills classes for all students.
  • Experiential Challenges Outdoors (EChO) Education program for all students.
  • Comprehensive Social Skills instruction addressing students’ unique social needs.
  • Career exploration, education, and training.

Family Information

For additional information designed specifically for families, please visit our Family Information page. Within this area of our website, you can download the current school calendar, student & parent handbook, and other related materials.

Have a Question?

If you have further questions or would like to schedule a campus tour, please contact Nick Silva, Director of Admissions at or 603-286-8901 x204.