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.

It's Taco Tuesday! And we always have our fresh salad bar ready to go!

More pics from last Friday's Student Awards at The Guild School.

The Guild School Student Awards were held today. There was food and two ceremonies under the big tent on our upper parking lot. Here's a sneak peek at how it went - more to come on Monday!!

Everyone's pitching in today to help out with student awards at The Guild School. CEO Thomas Belski, Director of Health & Wellness, Doreen Mangini, and PE Teacher Kevin Jean joined Bob Barbosa and his staff in the Kitchen preparing a brunch for this special event. The tent is set up and we're just waiting for the award-winners to arrive!

Tomorrow's parent support group meeting will feature a workshop run by The Guild’s Expressive Therapists: Martine Colepaugh & Ashley Lemmonds! Ashley is new to the Guild and comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience using Dance-Movement Therapies with a wide array of populations. Both Ashley and Martine meet wide a wide array of students in individual and group settings.

The focus of the parent night workshop will be to provide an explanation of what Expressive Therapy is, who may benefit from Expressive Therapy, and the goals of Expressive Therapy. We will help differentiate between expressive arts education and expressive arts based therapy. Also, we will provide a brief overview of the different expressive modalities. In addition, we will provide/give examples of what individual sessions and groups may look like, so parents have a better understanding of the Expressive Therapy services provided at the Guild. Finally, we will facilitate and process some activities to provide a hands-on learning experience for parents/guardians.

Date: Wednesday June 14
Time: 6-8pm
Location: 521 Virginia Road, Concord, MA

Please RSVP by email for a dinner head count!

With 3 consecutive days of sunshine our vegetable nursery is going strong! We hope that our Guild School students will be planting these in our outdoor beds soon.

Guild School students from Maple House explored the historic Marblehead Lighthouse (circa 1895) and views of the harbor from Chandler Hovey Park.

Last week Guild School students learned about farming techniques at Gaining Ground Organic Farm in Concord. As volunteers, they helped prepare the fields for crops that will be donated to area meal programs and food pantries. This is a great mutually beneficial collaboration for our students who learn while doing community service.

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.

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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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