Overview

The Children’s Study Home offers a variety a special education programs for children and adolescents in the the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley. We know that no two children are exactly alike, and each has their own individual needs. To that end, we offer a variety of supports both educationally and therapeutically.

Our Mill Pond Campus consists of two buildings one for Mill Pond School and a second building housing the Curtis Blake Day School. Our Berkshire Campus consists of the Monterey Academy and Mill Pond School, Berkshire Campus.

Mill Pond School, Springfield

The Mill Pond Middle & High School was established in 1976 and has since served hundreds of adolescents with behavioral and emotional challenges.  The Mill Pond staff develops a comprehensive individualized plan for each student.  Students receive academic, therapeutic, and extra-curricular services that help each student achieve their identified goals and eventually move on to other challenges, better prepared to cope and conquer the challenges they face.

We are dedicated to helping students who experience social-emotional and/or behavior issues as well as learning difficulties.

Curtis Blake Day School, Springfield

Our strategies help students manage the vast quantities of data facing children every day in this digital age.  Understanding and being able to effectively communicate are the goals, rather than rote memorization of facts.  Using this strategic approach, we teach our students how to effectively learn, which, in turn, enables them to learn to succeed.

At the Curtis Blake Day School all aspects of the curriculum focus on gaining access to and communicating the message through language intervention.  “Language functions as a powerful interactive tool that allows us to construct and convey meaning in our efforts to communicate”  (Education Today, Massachusetts Department of Education, May 15, 1995).

Mill Pond, Berkshire Campus

Located at 45 Cemetery Road, Richmond, MA 01254 – (413) 645-3400
The Mill Pond Berkshire Campus is an extension of our Mill Pond School in Springfield and serves adolescents with behavioral and emotional challenges.