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2018-2019 School Calendar


“The holding environment makes possible the steady progress of the maturational process. But the environment does not make the child. At best it enables the child to realize potential.”

Donald Winnicott, MD


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The Community Therapeutic Day School provides an educational and therapeutic environment where children with neurologic and emotional disabilities can reach their intellectual, physical, linguistic, social and emotional potential.


Michelle Traverse, Program Director
Bridget Glenshaw, Clinical Program Manager

Children's Ages: 3-12


Classroom Ratio: 1:6 Sped Teacher to students In the classroom, this ratio includes Sped Teachers and Classroom Counselors
10 Month Program:
9:00-12:00 Monday
9:00-2:30 Tuesday through Friday
After School Program:
Private option two afternoons
4 Week Summer Program:
9:00-2:00 Monday through Friday
IEP: Individualized Educational Program (IEP) required and reviewed annually - Private pay enrollment accepted.
Evaluations: Available in all disciplines
Affiliations: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
  Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (MAAPS)
  University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Community Therapeutic Day School is a private, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that accepts students of any race, nationality or creed.


Our Board is a dedicated group of people who for many years have devoted their professional and personal interest in the welfare of children and families.

Lawrence Hartmann, MD, Chairman
Nancy Fuller, CTDS Executive Director, President
Phyllis Tropper Baumann esq., Clerk
Mark Lucier, Treasurer     

Phyllis Tropper Baumann, esq.
Edward Cunningham, PhD       
Fran Jacobs
Mark Lucier
Daniel F. Dwyer, CTDS Alumnus
Mike Pembroke, MBA
Kendra E. Wilde
Janice Ware, PhD 


The Community Therapeutic Day School is located on a 4- acre former dairy farm. The orchard, woodlands, nature path, perennial gardens, historic barn and playground offer educational and recreational opportunities. The property is the former “Parker Homestead”, home of John Parker, captain of the Lexington Minutemen during the Revolutionary War, and his grandson Theodore Parker.   


CTDS is located at 187, Spring Street, Lexington, MA - 02421. Click here to access the map.

From the East: Route 2 to Exit 54A “Waltham street/Waltham. Left at stop sign onto Hayden Ave. to the end. Left at traffic lights onto Spring St. Cross back over Route 2 through traffic light. CTDS is on the right- enter lower parking entrance

From the West: Route 2 East to Exit 53 “Spring St.” Merge onto Concord Ave. to stop sign. CTDS is opposite. Turn left onto Spring St. and then right into CTDS driveway

From the South: Take route 128 North to Exit 28A “Trapelo Rd/Belmont” Merge onto Trapelo Rd. and immediately get into the left lane Left at first light (Smith St. which becomes Spring St.) CTDS is 1/2 mile on the left

From the North: Take route 128 south to Exit 29A “Route 2 East”. Take first Exit off Route 2-Exit 53 “Spring St.” Merge onto Concord Ave. to traffic light, CTDS is opposite. Left onto Spring St. then immediately Right into CTDS driveway

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