SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Curtis Blake School, a private school that teaches students with learning disabilities, has moved off the campus of American International College. AIC’s Board of Trustees voted to remove the school from its campus earlier this year. That’s when the Children’s Study Home stepped in and made it a part of the Children’s Study Home campus.
Dr. Joseph Dupelle, the director of education the Children’s Study Home, told 22News that they worked with the Curtis Blake School all summer to make the change. “They expressed an interest in coming under the Children’s Study Home,” Dr. Dupelle explained, “so we were very pleased to be able to provide them with a place.”
The school has the same students and administrators but is now located on Old Acre Drive, right behind the Mill Pond School. On September 1st, the school’s 26 students started learning in the new location.
Friendly’s co-founder Curtis Blake has asked AIC to remove his name from a building on their campus. AIC sent 22News a statement saying that “Mr. Blake has been a generous donor to AIC. We are assured that he appreciates all the work the College has done in the community over the years.”
AIC also said they’ll make the changes that he’s requested.