McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
Arlington School was founded in 1961 as a fully independent educational program for adolescents in residence at McLean Hospital.
In response to changes in state education law, including Massachusetts Public Law 766 (1972) and the Massachusetts Education Reform Act (1993), Arlington School became a day school for a diverse body of emotionally-challenged students from throughout the Boston metropolitan area. Today, Arlington School also serves private students from other states and countries.
Although the school has long taken pride in the uniqueness and authenticity of its mission and methods, it has the full approval of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a Private Special Education Day School Program.