The Guild for Human Services

The Guild for Human Services

The Guild provides community-based, special education day and residential school, and adult residential services. Learn more:

In existence since the 1940's, The Guild is a residential school for students ages 6 to 22 years. The Guild serves students with mental health issues, autism, developmental disabilities, and emotional and behavioral challenges. Our unique curriculum spans a variety of subjects, including math, reading, language arts, budgeting, social sciences, personal growth and development, computer, vocational, and employment skills.

With eight residences in the communities of Billerica, Waltham and Watertown, students have many opportunities to regularly interact with neighborhood resources such as local banks, stores and restaurants to hone their social and interpersonal skills. Through this dynamic and supportive approach, each resident has the opportunity to demonstrate newly acquired abilities and learn to manage behaviors. Our goal is to prepare each student with skills they can use long after they graduate.

Summer means sun, fun, and healthy eating to prepare for all the outdoor activities. The June Guild School Lunch Menu provides the kind of nutrition our students need to enjoy the very best of the seasonable weather.

Residential students from The Guild School are always on the move! Recently students from Maple House and Sassafras House did some hiking and sightseeing at places like Salem Willows, Breakheart Reservation, and Prospect Hill Park.

The clouds don't slow us down! Guild School students from Chris' classroom were out assembling a composting garden bed. This project is spearheaded by Susan Hayes, BCBA, head of our behavior dept. Starter plants have been growing inside and will soon be transplanted outside. The work involved teaches work skills and helps students understand concepts of responsibility, biology, and farming. We'll post more photos as our garden progresses.

The students and staff at The Guild School wish you a happy Memorial Day - we are mindful of the sacrifices so many Americans have made on our behalf. (US Flag project by students in Ben's classroom)

More pics from The Guild Spring Dance.

The first photos from last week's Spring Dance clearly show what a great time it was for Guild School students and staff. More photos from the dance coming soon...

It's College and University commencement season! The Guild School supports employee professional development and personal enrichment. We celebrate the accomplishments of the following staff for their educational and professional achievements this year:

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Arianna Guiseppone
Jake Valeri
Molly Weiner

Master of Science in Developmental Psychology
Hector Pagan

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
Susan Hayes

Master of Science in Education
Michael Callahan
Alex Caulfield
Ashley Collins
Caroline Grascia-DiPaolo
Andrew Kilgore
Jonathan Muise
Erin Sweeney
Adam Tillman

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Sarah Scheff

Congratulations to you all!

Guild School residential students from Sassafras House were communing with nature on a lovely walk along the Charles River yesterday after school.

Signs of impending warmth and sun are finally here! Despite the clouds this past weekend Guild School residential students visited Prospect Hill Park in Waltham.

At their annual Rose Ceremony last Sunday, Bay Path University recognized the following Guild School employees for their academic and professional achievements:

Applied Behavior Analysis Award
Recipient: Susan Hayes
Presented by Karen Weisz, Clinical Instructor, ABA Supervisor

The Graduate Psychology Professional Development Award
Recipient: Jake Valeri
Presented by Dr. Kristina Hallett, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Clinical Training

The Guild Award
Recipient: Tova Cotton
Presented by Dr. Julie Armentrout, Chief Quality Assurance and Education Officer

Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology
Inductees: Jake Valeri and Molly Weiner

We are fortunate to have these individuals, and our recent graduates, work at The Guild School. Congratulations to all of these dedicated professionals on their achievements.

Videos (show all)

Guild Staff Dodge Ball 2016
Guild Staff Dodgeball 2016
Guild Field Day Tug of War
Guild Day Staff Basketball Tournament



521 Virginia Road
Concord, MA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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