About CAPS Collaborative
Established in 1975, local communities have relied on us to fill educational gaps that require unique attention such as serving students who are medically fragile, deaf and hard of hearing, and those who are faced with social, emotional, communication, neurological, sensory, academic, and behavioral challenges. In addition to educational programs for students, special education professionals look to CAPS for quality professional development opportunities and professional services for hire.
Life at CAPS
At CAPS your student will receive unmatched care, attention, and individualized instruction from highly specialized professionals known for their sensitivity and expertise. Through daily therapeutic services integrated into the curriculum, students establish habits, routines and skills that reach beyond the classroom.
Most CAPS programs are integrated into local public school systems, giving your student a comfortable and safe environment to learn and apply academic, life and social skills while also participating in activities with their peers. Students who need regular medical attention will be cared for and monitored by our compassionate on-site nursing staff.
The Gateway School is based at our main building in Westminster, MA. Here, students learn in collaborative classrooms where they participate in carefully planned and supervised activities. While each student receives services based on their unique personality, strengths and needs, all CAPS students benefit from learning in a class environment where other students with
compatible skills, needs, learning styles and behavior are with them.
Current Member Districts
CAPS welcomes students from across Massachusetts and is governed by a Board of Directors representing our 11 Member School Districts covering these towns: Athol, Ashburnham, Barre, Fitchburg, Gardner, Hardwick, Hubbardston, Leominster, New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Templeton, Wendell, and Winchendon.
Read a message from our Executive Director to learn how CAPS is transforming lives and is excited to help your student meet their fullest potential. We welcome you to contact us for more information about joining the CAPS family or becoming a member district.