Nashua Children’s Home Educational Program

125 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03064
Joanne Burdett Dion, Educational Director
Phone: 603.883.3851
Fax: 603.883.5925

Population Served:

Children with Emotional Disabilities, ADHD, OHI, Specific Learning Disabilities

School Profile:



Approved grades:


Number of days open: 

180/Similar to local public school schedule. Summer break services for individual/family counseling.





Location and Facilities:

The Educational Program is located in our Amherst Street facility. There are three self-contained classrooms of 10 students.

Admissions Procedures:

Students must be referred by their sending district in New Hampshire. School districts may call and/or send referral packet to the Educational Director. Information should include academic and psychological testing, current IEP, anecdotal records, and any other pertinent information.

Programs and Services:

Each classroom is supervised by a certified special education teacher and an aide. There are certified consultant/teachers for music, art, physical education, and LD support. Master-level family counselors provide individual and family counseling/support.

Additional Information:

The program is designed for students who cannot be appropriately educated in less intensive programs within the public schools. These students need services, which include individual and family counseling and structured social and recreational activities during the school day.

History and Philosophy:

The Nashua Children’s Home Educational Program has been in operation since 1979. We are committed to the care, welfare and educational achievement of children and youth and recognize the singular role of families in this regard. It is the intent and mission of this organization to provide supports to families, which will allow children and youth to grow up in families enriching to their lives. In all services and supports provided, the family unit is the primary concern, and we interact with families as partners and strive to empower family members through a respectful, strength-oriented approach.