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Special Needs Boarding School in Connecticut

The Glenholme School, Litchfield:
Located in Washington, a town in Litchfield County CT, The Glenholme School is a specialized boarding school that provides a therapeutic program and exceptional learning environment to address varying levels of academic, social and emotional development in boys and girls ages 10-21. The goal of our school is to prepare our graduates for post-secondary college and career opportunities. Our comprehensive learning environment supports the success of students with Asperger’s, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, depression, anxiety and various learning differences.

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About Us:

Photo of Special Needs Boarding School in ConnecticutEducating students from around the world since 1968, The Glenholme School combines a traditional boarding school experience and therapeutic atmosphere complemented by a positive, motivational program, devoted to young people with struggle with Asperger’s, depression, anxiety, and various learning differences. The school offers challenging extracurricular courses to instruct students to achieve competence, socially and academically. With an education based in strong character values, the graduates of Glenholme matriculate to colleges and universities and go on to meaningful careers.

The education program at Glenholme promotes an individualized approach to studies compatible to each young person’s talents and capabilities that involves their intellectual, personal and social growth. Supportive resources are readily in place to assist each student in the mastery of self-reliance in their academic effort.

Superb visual and performing arts programs are key elements in each student’s daily life at school. Talents are discovered and developed through courses, choral and drama, field trips and frequent exposure to the cultural impacts available in the northeast. Our integration of the arts in education and boarding programs stimulates a greater understanding of social, emotional, academic and behavioral areas for students. The results of the arts are evident in the classroom and other settings about campus as well as at home and beyond.

Completing the school experience at Glenholme, students enjoy athletics, community service, culinary instruction, equestrian training, leadership lessons, and various evening activities.

During the summer months, Glenholme offers the Summer Program, which gives year-round students and summer enrollments a unique enrichment opportunity with skill building exercises, morning academics, and a wide variety of social and recreational activities including music, arts, drama, dance, and selected team athletics. Students find acceptance in this nurturing environment that pairs a positive living philosophy with a clear set of values to foster enthusiastic participation, improved self-confidence and success. 

International Students Welcome:

The Glenholme School welcomes international students and the diverse backgrounds they bring to campus. At Glenholme, we promote international and cross-cultural learning, as well as an educational respect for diversity. We believe a well-rounded education is the best possible preparation for successful lives in a complex, dynamic, diverse, and global world—a world where the individuals must be able to comfortably and regularly cross the borders of culture, belief, language, and knowledge. Glenholme students are fully engaged in the world around them and learn to make a positive difference.

Students have come from Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, India, Ireland, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Mexico, Nigeria, North Korea, Panama, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom and from all across the United States.

Quality Education:

- The education program is specifically designed on an individual basis and compatible with each young person’s strengths, talents and abilities. The school provides English as a Second Language (ESL) to assist students in acquiring the confidence in expressing themselves effectively in English.

- Skill development in studying, critical thinking, organization, creative problem solving, cooperative learning, and positive self-advocacy, character education and a strategies approach to education, are intuitively integrated to help form more independent and motivated learners.

- Students also have the opportunity to take on-line courses through Virtual High School (VHS). The On-line program offers AP courses for students to take when appropriate. For the college-bound student, the on-line program provides exposure and guidance to successfully navigating the on-line experience.

Traditional Boarding School & Therapeutic Atmosphere for Boys & Girls in Grades 5-12:
- 12 month boarding
- Speech and Language Therapy 
- Vocational Exposure/Experience
- Student Computer Network
- Occupational Therapy
- Tutoring
- Standardized Educational Testing
- Critical thinking
- Organization
- Day School Program
- Extended Day Programs...

Washington, Connecticut:

This is a spectacular part of America. Western Connecticut is in the heart of New England’s collegiate region and home of inspiring academic leadership and a proud sense of Colonial heritage. Washington is the quintessential New England town complete with steepled churches, picket fences and strong community values.

The local residents take pride in the integrity and safety of this quiet community. Located two hours from New York City by car, Glenholme is a convenient destination for students from around the world.

Residential Life & The Arts Program:

The campus allows everyone to enjoy the many aspects of life that apply to their education at Glenholme. On a former country estate with 110
beautifully manicured acres, students reside in cottages that replicate a home environment. Each cottage includes bedrooms for one or two students, a kitchen, living area and bathrooms. They also contain the basic luxuries of life including comfortable furnishings, televisions, DVD players, cable television services, and laundry facilities. Boarding faculty provide instruction and supervise daily cottage life.

Superb visual and performing arts programs are key elements in each student’s daily life at school. Talents are discovered and developed through art courses, choral and drama, weekend workshops, and frequent exposure to the cultural impacts available in the northeast.

Our integration of the arts in education and boarding environments stimulates a greater understanding of social, emotional, academic and behavior areas for students. The results of our arts integration are evident in the classroom and other settings about campus as well as
at home and beyond.

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Address: 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut , USA