Refugee School Program

The Refugee School Program supports recently-arrived refugees and immigrants and their families in integrating into public education. The program strives to serve as a key cultural advisor to all Chelsea Public schools, to collaborate with medical and health providers, to empower refugee parents to be academic advocates for their children and to motivate students to successfully complete high school and attend post-secondary schools.


The Refugee School Program supports refugee students who are transitioning into school.

About this Program

2015 Outcomes

  • 108 students in Chelsea Public Schools were served from Somalia, Bhutan, Iraq, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Colombia.
  • The Immigrant and Refugee School coordinator had 384 contacts with immigrant and refugee students, and 75% of these contacts also involved the parents of the
  • The top concerns addressed were school integration and academic performance, challenging behavior, preparing for higher education, and mental health and trauma.


Contact Us

Tatiana Schettini, LCSW

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