What We Do
We think the whole world could learn from our school about overcoming obstacles... creating a hopeful way forward... standing on your own two feet as well as the necessity of a strong support system... the happiness of having a friend and the satisfaction of a job well done.
Philips Academy is all about "Real Learning For Real Life". We are an independent middle and high school for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our unique curriculum is a combination of academics, job training, and social/ life skills. Bridges, our post-secondary program, supports young adults to achieve independence, like finding a job, riding the bus, and cooking a meal. Students explore volunteering, paid employment, independent living and more to find their path to success.
This purposeful education prepares our students for all of the responsibilities and benefits of adulthood. Our mission is to provide our students with the academic, occupational and social skills needed to be self-reliant, confident and contributing members of their communities.