About The School

About The School

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Set on a rural 80-acre campus, Old Colony provides state-of-the-art technical training with a rigorous¬†academic curriculum. A small, safe, immaculate school and meticulously maintained grounds provide the ideal environment for the development of the region’s future technicians, scholars and skilled labor force.

Old Colony’s philosophy is student-centered with the individual needs of each child of paramount importance. A warm and caring staff with a low pupil/teacher ratio ensures the opportunity for success for every child. Old Colony is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and individual occupational areas are also certified by state agencies and national associations.

Old Colony is recognized for fostering a nurturing environment. The school maintains a culture of learning which contributes to a school atmosphere with high student and staff morale. A system of open communication encourages pride in achievement and a unified school spirit.

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School admits students, and offers them its advantages, privileges, and courses of study without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or homelessness.

As of October 1, 2017, the school enrolls 538 students from a regional district that encompasses the Massachusetts towns of Acushnet, Carver, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, and Rochester. Eighty-Three Freetown students are also included in Old Colony’s total current enrollment. Each career training area is guided in its course content by State or National Industry standards, and is also assisted by a local Advisory Committee made up of local business persons within the field. This school-to-business connection helps Old Colony meet the needs of the regional work force, and also allows for significant student skills enhancement via cooperative placements and internships.

The table below summarizes Old Colony’s 2017-18 enrollment by town:

2017-18 Old Colony Enrollment

Sending
Town
Total
Students
Percentage
of Total
Acushnet 132 24.5%
Carver 92 17.1%
Freetown 84 15.6%
Lakeville 122 22.7%
Mattapoisett 25 4.6%
Rochester 83 15.4%