Strafford Learning Center – John Powers School

351-317 Main Street, Somersworth NH 03878

Tel:  603-692-4411

Contact Richard Boardman, Program Director at

John Powers School serves 35 male and female students in grades 1-9.  Students include those with learning problems due to serious emotional / behavioral disabilities, learning disabilities, speech and language impairments, other health impairments.

The referral process is initiated by school district special education directors.

Programs and Services

  • Self-contained day program
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Behavioral consultation
  • Individual and Group Counseling

Components of the John Power School include:

  • Positive behavioral supports
  • Adventure based learning
  • Individual and small group instruction and assessment
  • Role-playing, practice and group processing
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Structured positive reinforcement
  • Transition services in home, schools, and within JPS
  • School-wide consistency in program implementation
  • Data-based decision making
  • Certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
  • Life Space Interviews to process events

The learning environment at JPS provides a highly supportive and structured setting, consistency, and genuine caring for each individual.  We believe that every child can have a meaningful and successful educational experience.  To accomplish this we focus on the intellectual, social, emotional, and creative domains with each and every student.  As a member of the JPS community students will explore and develop creative interests within an integrated curriculum and learn new skills to succeed to the best of their ability.

Posted July 25, 2012 by nhpsea

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