Some schools for special needs students include The Glenholme School, Perkins School for the Blind and Carroll School, as of 2015. Special needs schools provide education for students with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and psychological or emotional needs.
The Glenholme School provides year-round educational opportunities for special needs children and adults in its boarding school, focusing on students with autism spectrum disorders and mental illnesses. Perkins has primary and secondary education programs for students who are deaf, blind or both that also teach living skills. Carroll School teaches elementary and middle school students with learning disabilities and performs research to create new teaching methodology.