Referrals and Admissions

Referrals to the Whitney Academy are received from in-state school systems and agencies, private persons and out-of-state medical, mental health and social service agencies. Upon receipt of a student referral packet, the Academy s Admission Screening Team initially determines the candidate s eligibility for admission through review of written information and telephone interviews with relevant individuals and agencies. If the initial screening is positive, a visit to the candidate s current placement will be scheduled to interview him along with family and/or service providers. A day or overnight visit to the Academy may also be scheduled. A final admission decision is made following this process. Alternate screening arrangements may be made, based on geographic distance and individual considerations.

  • To facilitate the screening process, referral sources are asked to provide the following written information as part of the initial referral packet:
  • Guardianship/Custody Status
  • Psychiatric Assessments
  • Behavioral Data
  • Social/Family History
  • Police/Court Reports (if applicable)
  • Psychosexual Evaluations
  • Medical and Medication History/Status
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Current Academic Level/IEP
  • Responsible Agencies re: Tuition Payments
  • Trauma Assessments
  • Neurological Evaluations (if applicable)

Referrals may be sent to:

Ben Allen
Director of Admissions
The Whitney Academy, Inc.
PO Box 619
East Freetown, MA 0271

Admission Information

About Us
  • Founded by and under the direction of George and Sheila Harmon since 1986, the Whitney Academy is a unique, year-round residential treatment center.
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