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School For Exceptional Studies

SES Information

Hours of Operation

Grades 1-8 - 8:50am - 3:20pm

Grades 9-12 - 8:05am - 2:35pm

Phone Number

(978) 975-5980


(978) 722-8525


233 Haverhill Street (4th Floor),

Lawrence, MA 01840 


People to Contact



Ms. Arlene Reidinger


Assistant Principal

Ms. Mary-Ann Rapoza


Dean of Operations

Ms. Kim Kozak


Dean of Students

Mr. Erik Desmond


Family Contact & Additional Support Staff

Parent Liaison

Ms. Rosa Rita


School Clerk

Ms. Liliana DeJesus


School Nurse

Ms. Denise Guignard


Educational Team Facilitators

Ms. Eileen Coco - Grades 1-8

Ms. Marlena Ysalguez - Grades 9-12


Transition Coordinator

Ms. Katie Harris


Clinical Team

Elementary School Counselor

Ms. Kristen O'Brien


Middle School Counselor

Ms. Melissa Apperti


High School Counselor

Ms. Sara Thornhill


Social Learning Center Counselor

Ms. Sandra Coombs


Second Step Counseling Educator

Mr. Vannak Rosenberger

Calendar 2016-17


Delayed Opening Policy (1-8)

Delayed Opening Policy (9-12)

Water Testing Results

Visit SES @ The Annex

SES on Twitter

Elementary School Program

Middle School Program

High School Program

Online Curriculum for Homework

ST Math for Homework

Google Login for Homework



SES Open House April Thank you to all who attended the Open House! On April 12th, SES kept the doors opened into the after school hours for families, as it held the Spring 2017 Open House/Family Night.  Along with meeting with teachers and counselors to receive updates on their child's progress, families were able to visit the SES Bank with Ms. Harris, enjoy dinner while mingling with other families, SES Staff, and Ms. Reidinger with the SES Administrative Team, and speak with representatives from Family Services, Mass Rehab, American Training, Northeast Independent Living Program, Lawrence Community Works, and Northern Essex Community College.  The night concluded with raffle winners who took home gift cards and one TV.  Congratulations to the winners!  Most importantly, thank you to the 38 families who took the time out of their schedules to come and spend time at SES!  We hope to see you all again at our next event!!!

Students present their experiments and findings at High School Science Fair

 Coming off a well designed and educational Middle School Science Fair the previous day, Ms. Margaux, Mr. K, and their High School Students proved that great events happen more than once!  The students at last Friday's High School Science Fair displayed their understanding of the Scientific Method through various experiments.  Presentations of their study designs and findings were presented to classmates, staff, and esteemed guests.  Congratulations to AJ for being voted winner of this year's fair.  For more pictures, see the SES-High School (@seshighschool1) on Twitter!

SES Middle School Science Fair March 30

On the eve of the 2016/2017 Annual SES High School Science Fair, the Middle School hosted the 2016/2017 Annual SES Middle School Science Fair.  Ms. Margaux, Mr. K, Mr. Niko, and their students worked feverishly over the course of the term to put on an amazing display of student learning through the Scientific Method. Votes were taken to determine a winner; however, the votes are currently too close to congratulate one.  For more pictures, see the SES-Middle School (@ses_middle) on Twitter.

Flyer for SES Open House.  April 12, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm


School for Exceptional Studies

Open House 1st - 12th Grade

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Following section in Spanish

"1-12 grados miercoles 12 de abril, 2017 5:30-7pm"

End of Spanish




You are invited to come and discuss your child’s report card and learn what SES has to offer.


Los invitamos a venir y conversar sobre el progreso de su niño (notas) y aprender lo que SES puede ofrecer.


Come and learn what the local agency has to offer.  Representatives for those agencies will be available for questions and answers.

Venga y aprenda lo que las agencias local tiene para ofrecer.  Representantes de estas agencias estará disponibles para preguntas y respuestas.


One television will be raffled off / Rifas una televisión

Several Gift Card Raffles / Rifas varias tarjetas

Light refershements / Referscos


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact / Si usted tiene cualesquiera preguntas, puedes contactar

Sara Thornhill – 978-946-0744

Melissa Apperti - 978-946-0741




Students and families participate in Paint Day at SES Elementary Family Breakfast

 Families came to have breakfast with the students and staff of the Elementary School!  As today's special bonus, SES had its version of Paint Night with students and families.  It was a great time for everyone!  Thanks for coming and spending this special time with us!