Viola M Berard School 

For students struggling in public school classrooms due to emotional disturbances and behavioral challenges. VMB school offers a supportive and flexible environment that allows staff and students to work cooperatively to learn the skills of emotional regulation and change, and eliminate and replace behaviors that have impeded learning and progression in the public school. Within this therapeutic environment, basic academics are integrated into the day so students progress to their ability to maintain grade level. 

Spectrum of Services 

  •  Small Classroom Size (4:1 ratio) 
  •  Special Education Certified Teachers 
  • High Interest Project-Based Learning Component 
  •  Academics Aligned with Common Core Standards (literacy, math and English, with related high-interest projects and activities) 
  •  Teacher-Led and Supported Online Learning 
  • Full-Time Clinical Support (individual treatment, supports to families, skill groups to develop emotional competency) 
  • Access to Full array of Clinical Services Through Community Care Alliance 
  • Coordination with Sending School for Transition Back to Sending School 
  • School to Work Transition Plans for 14 and Older Students (links with CCA youth employment and adult employment programs) 

Interdisciplinary Academic Therapy Teams

  • Certified Special Education Teachers
  • Behavior Interventionists
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Psychiatrist

  • Social Workers

Referral Process

We accept referrals from Local Education Authorities (LEAs) throughout Rhode Island, and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut at any time throughout the year.

Call 401.235.7423

Contact Information

PO Box 1700 | Woonsocket, RI | 02895 | Directions
401.235.7000 Main Agency | 401.235.7120 Emergency

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