Our Mission

Who We Are

Gifford is a non-profit, coeducational, therapeutic day school in Weston, Massachusetts. Established in 1964 (originally in Cambridge), we serve approximately 100 students from within a 50 mile radius. Gifford balances educational and clinical approaches to foster students' talents and strengths and address their individual needs. 

Our Mission

The Gifford School provides educational services in a clinical milieu to students with special academic, behavioral, and emotional needs so that they may achieve their full potential.

The entire school community is committed to helping students increase their self-esteem, gain academic knowledge and develop social skills.

We value a diverse community and strive to maintain a safe, accepting environment that respects individual differences and provides all community members with a sense of belonging. 

The Gifford School provides all students with equal access to services, facilities, and activities regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.