Student Support

Special Education and English Language Learners

Boston Collegiate is committed to providing comprehensive and high-quality services for students with disabilities and to meeting all state and federal legislation requirements.

Boston Collegiate provides special education services for students in accordance with state and federal special education laws, M.G.L. c.71B, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the regulations associated with those laws. Boston Collegiate’s Chief Student Support Officer is responsible for maintaining Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in accordance with state and federal law and works with the staff to make appropriate curriculum and instruction modifications.

The Chief Student Support Officer oversees the services for all students on IEPs and 504 Plans in grades five through 12. She works closely with principals, student support managers, and teachers to ensure that all students with disabilities receive appropriate instructional services, including modifications and accommodations in the general education classroom. The Chief Student Support Officer also ensures that the school complies with state and federal legislation regarding students with disabilities.

Boston Collegiate’s Student Support program utilizes liaisons who carry a caseload of students. Liaisons meet regularly with all general education teachers to review curriculum materials, support teachers in modifying their content and making accommodations to its delivery, review students’ progress on IEPs and maintain communication with parents or guardians.  The program includes student support teachers,  counselors, a speech-language pathologist, an occupational therapist, a school psychologist, and contracted related services providers.

Please click here for the Parent‘s Notice of Procedural Safeguards.

Boston Collegiate provides services for students with Limited English Proficiency in accordance with Massachusetts state law M.G.L. c.71A and the regulations associated with this law. The Director of English as a Second Language oversees students with limited English proficiency and supports teachers in instruction and curriculum. The English Learner (EL) service recommendation is based on classroom teacher observations, answers on the Home Language Survey, and the WIDA Online Screener Placement Test. Once identified,  ELs will receive language and content support in either push-in and/or pull-out models. The sessions will be delivered by a licensed ESL teacher and will address the four primary language domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

The Student Support Parent Advisory Council exists to inform families of students with IEPs–read more here. Meetings scheduled for the 2022/2023 school year are listed below. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Nadia Cyprien in advance.

Location: Boston Collegiate Upper School Campus | 11 Mayhew Street, Dorchester

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm


  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023