Welcome to The Academy of Physical and Social Development

The Academy is a child and adolescent centered agency offering a social skills group program, individual counseling, and school-based services to Newton and the greater Boston Area.

Founded in 1954, the Academy's mission has always been to provide to children and their families high quality programs and services which promote mastery, self-esteem, and confidence through social, psychological, and/or physical competence.



We are open on Monday, February 15 (Presidents' Day).
We are also open the week of February 15-19 (public school vacation week).




Group Program

PERC
(Parent Education Resource Center)

School-Based Services

Summer Programs





The Academy is a child and adolescent centered agency offering a social skills group program, individual counseling, and school-based services to Newton and the greater Boston Area.