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RFK Academy

A Community of Learners

A small school by design, Robert F. Kennedy Academy (RFKA) is a therapeutic day school that serves students ages 10-21 with diverse abilities and unique needs, including social, emotional, and learning challenges. RFKA creates individualized learning opportunities while establishing a community of learners.

RFK Academy’s program goes beyond the four walls of its classrooms. Students experience regular opportunities outside the school building in their community and in nature, where they discover who they are and what they care about with support from our dedicated staff. Our name reflects our belief in high expectations for our students, who have the potential to succeed in all facets of their education.

More Than Just a School

To read more about how we serve students in each of our schools, click here.

• Located In Springfield In Western Massachusetts

• Small Class Sizes

• Low Student-staff Ratios

• 12-month Educational Program

• 45-day Extended Evaluations


• Credit Recovery Options

• Community-based Experiential Learning

• Transition Services, Internships, and Job Readiness

• Elective Courses, including Art and Library

• Clinical Services

We're here for you.

RFK Academy
1 Federal St Bldg 102-1
Springfield, MA 01105

For current families and caregivers:

Deanna King
978-365-7376 x4904


For families or districts interested in learning more about RFK Academy, contact our admissions team:

Deanna King (she/her/hers)
Jennifer McGrail (she/her/hers)

Email Admissions

A Learning Mindset

Like those we serve, we seek to learn on a daily basis, from best practices, real time experiences, and each other.