94 Lebanon Street
Melrose, Massachusetts 02176
Map of Ripley Elementary School
Phone:  781-662-4111
Fax:  781-662-6111
Web Site:  Not provided


1st - 5th
Enrollment:  Not provided
Setting:  Small City/Town
District:  SEEM Collaborative

Welcome to Ripley Elementary School!
The SEEM Collaborative Ripley Elementary is a therapeutic public day school program whose students range from 6 to 11 years in age. Students enrolled in this program do not possess the skills necessary to meet the day-to-day demands of traditional elementary programs. Despite years of significant local modifications to their schedule and curriculum and intense special education intervention and support, they exhibit behaviors and challenges that in the Team's judgment, warrant out-placement in a therapeutic day school program.

Students enrolled at the Ripley Elementary School have cognitive abilities that fall in the average range or above; however, many students have significant learning disabilities, organizational issues, social, emotional and/or behavioral issues that greatly impact their performance in academic areas. All curricula taught at the Hurd School follows the standards specified in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks while at the same time provides individual students with support, adaptations and accommodations they need in order to learn their potential.

Students with learning disabilities, emotional and/or behavioral issues tend to learn and retain information better when they are taught in small group settings with clear and consistent routines and expectations. At Seem Collaborative's Hurd School Program, students are placed in reading and math groups based on individual needs and abilities. Learning disabled or highly distractible students may be most successful in reading or math tutorials or a group with a 2:1 student to teacher ratio. Students who are working on or above grade level may be most successful in a slightly larger group.