Essex Lower

The Essex Academy Lower School Program is a therapeutic program that uses the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, positive behavioral interventions, restorative practices, and trauma-informed care. The program provides explicit social skills and coping skill instruction through whole group and small group lessons and during supported interactions with staff throughout the school day. Counseling and behavioral services are provided to students on an as-needed basis. Students continually have access to the program Clinician and BCBA to also support coping and social skill development.
DESE – Essex Academy Lower School Program Approval
Contact Information~

Rachel Trainor, Assistant Program Director
P: 978.685.3000 x2108
School Hours: 9:00 AM -3:00 PM

Students Served:
Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School

Student Profile:
Students who are identified with primary social-emotional disabilities


  • 20 Shattuck Road, Andover, MA 01810