Special Purpose Private School

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Giving school-aged students the best chance for successful learning, Sweetser’s special education curriculum supports students struggling with social, emotional, and academic challenges. The Eslie J. Parquette School, our special purpose private school for K-12 students, is located on our flagship campus in Saco and offers an Experiential Learning Program with programs in Farm Science, Engine Technology, Woodworking, Culinary Arts, and Media Arts. The school is a supportive place, where students can learn alongside kids with similar challenges and gain the skills they need to succeed in a public school setting.

Our school offers exceptional, empathetic, and developmentally appropriate special needs education in a warm and welcoming environment. Our special education program puts children and families first. Sweetser’s team emphasizes discovery and fun. And we make a difference.

Working in close-knit multidisciplinary teams, the Sweetser special education department works with each family to develop behavioral and academic goals personalized for every child. These goals are reviewed quarterly with special needs teachers and specialists, and our special education courses are adjusted to support progress. And together, we help children and adolescents gain the skills and strategies they need to get back to their public school and help students achieve a high school diploma.

Promising futures start at Sweetser. Call 1.800.434.3000 to see how we welcome students and families in a special environment for learning. 

School Success Stories

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School Calendar

Sweetser School Calendar 2023-2024