Referrals & Admissions

Whitney Academy has a year around rolling admissions. Any in-state school systems and agencies, private persons and out of state medical, mental health and social service agency may apply at any time. The admission Screening Team initially determines the candidate s eligibility for admission through review of written information and telephone interviews with relevant individuals and agencies.

We believe placement should be a fit between the family and an agency’s ability to meet their educational and therapeutic needs. Due to the delicacy and impact placement can have on an individual’s life, we require all prospective students to go through our screening processes. 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 can be made following this process. Alternate screening arrangements may be made, based on geographic distance and individual considerations. Screening process specific

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)

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Any admissions inquiries can be sent to our Director of Admissions, Ben Allen, via the information below. 

Referrals may be sent to:

Ben Allen

Director of Admissions

P: 508.763.3737 x223


The Whitney Academy, Inc.

PO Box 619

East Freetown, MA 02717