Walpole private school adds 20,000 square feet

The League School of Greater Boston, a private school in Walpole for children and young adults with autism, is celebrating the opening of its 20,000-square-foot addition.

The addition to the school’s existing 35,000 square feet includes classroom and administrative space, as well as new art, music, and physical therapy rooms, according to spokesman Greg Czarnowski.

Work is continuing on improving and expanding student residences on the property, he said, with the total project costing $10 million.

The year-round school currently has 98 students and will be able to accommodate up to 105, Czarnowski said. The students range in age from 7 to 21 and all have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.


The school opened in Newton in 1966 and moved to Walpole in 2000.

The public is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and to tour the new facility from 1 to 4 p.m. The school is located at 300 Boston Providence Highway.

Johanna Seltz can be reached at seltzjohanna@gmail.com.