The Massachusetts Hospital School Foundation, which was formed by the Massachusetts General Law in 1904, and granted a 501 (c) (3) in 1913, has served as the advocating body of support for students who receive treatment and care at Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children. (formally known as the Massachusetts Hospital School)
Funds raised by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation allow students who reside at the hospital to enjoy a variety of recreational and therapeutic activities as well as community experiences that would otherwise not be available to them. While the state of Massachusetts ensures that their medical and educational needs are met in a safe and healthy environment, these donations provide the student with the tools and experiences they need to thrive and fully realize their potential as individuals. The Foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees and employs a Development Director who assists in raising funds for Pappas.
Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, formally known as the Massachusetts Hospital School, was founded through legislation enacted in 1904. It specializes in providing medical care and comprehensive rehabilitation services to children and young adults with physical disabilities and other medical conditions requiring the need for hospital level care. All of the students attend school, which is located on the ground of the hospital. Educational services are provided by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Pappas also offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as swimming, horseback riding, adaptive sports and many opportunities for socialization.