History & Mission

The Central Massachusetts Collaborative (hereafter referred to as CMC), is an approved public school licensed through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  CMC was founded in 1975 by our member districts, Webster Public Schools and Worcester Public Schools.  Oxford Public Schools became a member district in 2020.

CMC is governed by a Board of Directors who ensures that its purpose of providing educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to children in grades Kindergarten through 12+ (ages 5 to 21) of public school districts in Central Massachusetts is upheld.

CMC incorporates the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 4e undertaking of providing quality education to students in need of specialized services in a cost effective manner for member and non-member public school districts. We employ more than 180 full-time dedicated employees and serve over 500 students each year.

As we continue to evaluate and further develop programs to complement and strengthen the needs of our member districts, CMC strives to build capacity, thereby enhancing and increasing educational opportunities for all students. Ongoing civic partnerships further foster student understanding of the role they have as equal and dynamic citizens. Our practices are consistent with the overall mission of increasing students' self-determination, independence, and academic achievement.

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