Director of Admissions
Kathleen O'Connor
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
455 South St PO Box 309
Barre, MA
sevenhills.org/affiliates/stetson-school
Stetson School is a COA accredited, SEVIS-approved, Residential and Education Treatment program, which is fully licensed by the Massachusetts Departments of Early Education and Care, and Elementary and Secondary Education. We serve young men, ages 9-22, who have problematic behaviors, sexually reactive behaviors, complex developmental difficulties, chronic mental illness and other behavioral issues. Stetson supports young men who have suffered from severe trauma, have histories of physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse and who may have had disrupted living arrangements or placements. We specialize in flexible, family-driven treatment, safety, stabilization and assessment. We develop an alliance with the family and work to strengthen those supports to enable a safe return to the community. Our ACORN® Model of Care is rooted in attachment theory, is trauma informed, and focuses on individual needs, strengths, and interests. It is an integrated, evidence informed treatment model which focuses on assessing needs and reduction of risk, to ensure safe reintegration to community and accommodates and treats the majority of childhood mental health diagnoses. Services are provided within a relational milieu, that is family driven and supportive. Stetson’s main campus is located on 200 rural acres in central Massachusetts which accommodates a therapeutic environment, and encourages youth to engage in recreational activities that foster teamwork, problem-solving, and a sense of belonging.

General Information

Non-Profit
Privately Owned
Seven Hills Foundation

Intellectual Disabilities

Academic & life skill Focus
Academic focus
Academic, functional living skills, life skills and social skills focused
Clinically-driven programming (addresses individual life, living, social and academic needs)
70
Call for More Information
Animal Assisted Activities/Therapy

Residential Treatment

No
9 - 18
Yes
Yes
12 Months
66
Rural
Single Rooms with Shared Baths
Staff Secured
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
0%
30%
1%
99%
99%

Insurance

Call for more Information
N/A
No

Therapy - Individual

Yes, part of the program cost
2 Hours
1
> 50%
10 Clients
No

Therapy - Group

Yes
2 Hours
2 Hours
0 Hours
Yes

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
Medically complex/fragile
No
Yes

Treatment Modalities

Staff

1:3
Yes
Yes
High School Diploma
80 Hours

Academic

3 - 12
College
Call for more Information
1:10
Traditional teacher-led class
Teachers support blended learning
Yes
Yes
Traditional School Calendar & Required Summer Term
Yes
Call For More Information
Tests
Yes

Transition Programming

No
Yes
> 50%

Accreditation

State License
MA Department of Early and Education and Care
MA Department of Early and Secondary Education
Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
No
Under $5,000 / month
Hartford [BDL]
1.5 Hours
< 50%
No
No
No
Elopement
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Restraint
Runaways
1 Hours

General Information

Non-Profit
Privately Owned
Seven Hills Foundation

Residential Treatment

No
19 - 22
12 Months
24
Rural
Campus

Program

Single Rooms with Shared Baths
Staff Secured
ADHD
Anxiety Disorder
Bipolar and related Disorders
Conduct Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Dual Diagnosis
Major Depressive Disorder
Mood Disorders
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Personality Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia Spectrum
Somatic Symptoms Disorder
Trauma/PTSD
Unknown DX
Problem Sexualized Behavior (Victim & Abuser)
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
30%
1%
99%
Transition Supervised Housing
Call for more information

Therapy - Individual

N/A
2 Hours
> 50%
10
No
Yes

Therapy - Group

2 Hours
2 Hours
0 Hours
Yes
Advanced Practice Master Nurse
Behavior Specialist
Licensed Practical Nurse
Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Therapist
Psychiatrist
Reading Specialist
Recreational Therapist
Registered Nurse

Accredition / Affiliation

State License
MA Department of Early and Education and Care
MA Department of Early and Secondary Education
Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools

Nuts & Bolts

Call for more information
No
Under $5,000 / month
Private / Self Pay
Call For More Information
Hartford [BDL]
1.5 Hours
Available for Review
Mission Statement
To support youth and families by helping them to form healthy and secure family connections, overcome adversity and traumatic experiences, build social competency, and develop emotional and behavioral self-regulation skills.