Social Groups At Chapman Farm School

Chapman Farm School grew out of Skills for Living, a lively social community center that set the standard for social education on Boston's South Shore and beyond. In 2017, Skills for Living concluded ten years of serving kids and families, but the top-notch staff continues to run a small number of creative, thoughtful social groups out of Chapman Farm School.

About our Groups


Our small groups provide an opportunity for dynamic, intentional, social teaching and practice. The experience feels like a play group, youth group, or extracurricular activity to the children involved.  A combination of direct social teaching and guided free time, kids look forward to the active, energetic nature of group time. Parents appreciate the skills their children learn in a comfortable, interactive setting.

Groups can be a good fit for many of kids- with or without an identified social learning challenge. We thoughtfully group children with like-minded peers. Staff to student ratio is between 1:4-1:6, and are facilitated by experienced professionals.

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Our students have taught us that for social education to work well, great care must be taken when placing kids in a group with his or her peers. We carefully consider each student’s social development, cognitive profile, chronological age, and strengths and interests when creating groups. For this reason, it is expected that each child and family meet with a Chapman Farm School social education staff member prior to joining a group.

ENrolling in a group

Our program is purposely small, and we have very limited space in our social groups. To inquire about availability or to secure a space on our waitlist, please email Ann Savino at