Eagleton School is a private year-round residential, psycho-educational treatment facility for boys ages nine to twenty two with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Communication and Cognitive Delays, Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, and Learning Disabilities. Through a team approach, we share a commitment to helping each student discover his self worth through trust and acceptance of himself and his peers while taking advantage of all the opportunities that surround him. At Eagleton, the boys are immersed in a community of learning that emphasizes their strengths and focuses on attainable solutions.
The campus is nestled within the Berkshire Mountains in a town called Great Barrington located in Western Massachusetts. The property includes home-like residences with single bedrooms and all the amenities. The campus also includes a School/Discovery Center, Greenhouse/Garden area, an outdoor Recreation Field, a Ropes Course, Swimming Pool, Horse Rink, and Chapel.
At Eagle Summit, students confront concrete, immediate challenges through reality-based counseling. Our experiential, outdoor component engages our students in events that place them in unfamiliar settings, where things happen unexpectedly. These situations challenge students to not only work together as a collective team, but to also embrace and accept one another’s strengths and limitations as they look to solve problems and overcome obstacles as a group.
The Educational, Residential, Clinical, Vocational, Equine, Horticulture, Culinary, Adventure Based Counseling, and Recreational Programs interact to provide meaningful experiences. To create and maintain a culture of trust, influence, and non violence, Eagleton utilizes a behavior intervention model produced by NAPPI (Non-Abusive Psychological and Physical Intervention). UniFy (Understanding Family) is a strength based program designed to promote growth and learning within the family.
This exclusive program happens one weekend a month when many families gather together at Eagleton to share in a range of therapeutic activities. Our small size allows us to focus on each individual’s needs and allows each boy the opportunity to succeed in future endeavors.
Eagleton School is an accredited program thorough the Massachusetts Department of Education and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. We are members of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC), Massachusetts Association of Approved Chapter 766 Private Schools (MAAPS), and Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE.)