Clearway School

New Admissions Procedures During This Health Emergency

Clearway currently is filled for the 2021-22 school year. Clearway accepts applications for students in grades 7-12 and we maintain a waiting list.

Our admissions process is adapting for the current health crisis. The admissions process now begins with a referral being emailed to or mailed to Clearway School.

Our co-director in charge of admissions, Peter Rosen, will then reach out to the school district and family to talk about the  admissions process. During the health crisis, Clearway is conducting information sessions over the phone or through a video conferencing platform. Clearway is also conducting interviews with students virtually, asking for releases to talk to professionals about the student, and connecting families with current parents, who can provide answers to questions. 

Families can also email Peter Rosen if they have questions about the admissions process or Clearway’s program.

At this time, Clearway cannot have visitors in the building. Students can participate in a zoom class or classes as a way to better understand Clearway classes, students, and staff.

Clearway’s Typical Admissions Process

Clearway School admits students entering grades 7-12 with language-based learning disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other similar special needs. When a student is referred to Clearway School by the public school, the Educational Administrator, Peter Rosen, reviews all available information to determine if the applicant is appropriate for further consideration.

If the applicant seems appropriate, the parent(s)/guardian(s) is invited to visit the school and observe the program. Public school personnel may be invited as well. If after the parent(s)/guardians(s) visit, it appears that there is potential for an appropriate match, the student is invited for a short interview and tour.

Before making a final recommendation, the student is invited to participate in an entire day of classes. The visiting day offers the student the opportunity to experience a typical day at Clearway School and allows our staff to get to know the student in a classroom environment.

Clearway School has a policy of rolling admissions and students can be enrolled at any time during the school year.

Peter Rosen can be reached at or (617) 964-6186.