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Forman School, Litchfield:
Founded in 1930, Forman School is a coeducational college preparatory school for grades 9-12 and PG exclusively dedicated to empowering bright students who learn differently. Forman’s expert faculty deliver unparalleled education for academically motivated students with identified learning differences such as dyslexia, executive function difficulties, or attention deficits.

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Forman develops the whole student, based on his or her unique learning profile, so that every graduate becomes an educated, confident, self-advocate throughout life. In a traditional boarding school setting, students are guided in learning strategies by specialists who are also coaches, mentors, and dorm parents. Forman’s 100% college placement rate reflects the reignited passion for learning our students experience.

About Forman:

Our school is located in the scenic Northwest Hills of Connecticut, 2.5 hours from New York City by car. Our community is comprised of 215 students from 25 states and 16 countries. Our program does not support students with a diagnosis of Autism or Aspergers, nor does it support students with behavioral or emotional difficulties.

“The environment in which adolescents find themselves has a profound influence on their maturity and self-worth. A school with spirit and good teachers can affect eternity in a young person’s life."
- John Forman, founder

Grades 9-12 for Students with Identified Learning Differences:

- English; Mathematics; History, including U.S. History; Science, including two lab sciences; Thinking and Writing; Strategies Instruction; Perspectives in Learning; Arts; World Language; Winterim, Community Service.

Extracurricular Activities:

- 26 competitive athletic offerings, extensive visual and performing arts programs, boat building, sign language, rock and jazz band, theater, videography and photography, and the Costa Rican Rain Forest Project.

Seeing Differences as Strengths:

At Forman, we are solely devoted to educating young men and women with learning differences. Learning is as individualized as one’s fingerprints.

Bright students who may have difficulty in previous academic settings may simply process information differently. At Forman, focusing on the needs and strengths of students isn’t a supplemental part of what we do…it is all that we do.

Approximate Travel Times From:
- New York City 2.5 hours
- Boston 3 hours
- Hartford 1 hour
- Mystic 2 hours
- Providence 3 hours
- Albany 2 hours
- Philadelphia 4.5 hours

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Address: 12 Norfolk Road, Litchfield, Connecticut , USA
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Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18.

We welcome students from Massachusetts, across the U.S., and students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
St Thomas More School
Courses / Programs
Located on picturesque Gardner Lake in Oakdale, in New London County CT, St. Thomas More School is an accredited college preparatory Catholic boarding school for boys. We offer Grades 8 - postgraduate for US students, and Grade 7 - postgraduate for international students.

Our current student population is approximately 200 students representing 15 states and six countries. Our school was founded in 1962 to serve young men with ability who have not yet fulfilled their potential.

At St. Thomas More you will learn an essential truth: the more you apply yourself, the more you will accomplish. In the small, familial community that is our school, we expect you to do more because we do more for you.

Classes are small, on average 11, so you can expect to learn more. We offer over 50 different courses in our high school curriculum with individual help available and a monitored evening study hall.
College Preparatory Curriculum for Boys (Grades 7-Postgrad)

- Grades 8 through postgraduate for US students

- Grades 7 through postgraduate for international students

Subjects include:
- SAT preparation
- ESL
- Fine Arts & Theology
- History
- Mathematics
- Modern Languages
- Science
- English
Oakwood Friends School, New York
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is New York State's oldest co-educational boarding and day school. We are an independent college preparatory school serving Grades 6-12 located in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County in New York's historic Hudson River Valley.

Our Day Program runs for all students from grades 6-12, while our Boarding Program serves students in Grades 9-12.

Our residential community on campus numbers over 100 students and faculty. Boarding students are housed in three dormitories across the campus.

Oakwood Friends School focuses on the individual learner and on cultivating a diversified community of students and staff in an atmosphere of mutual respect and enrichment.

As a Quaker school, Oakwood gives every student an important voice in the life of our school community. We want students to get to know themselves, build a strong personal identity, develop healthy friendships, and gain leadership skills.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:
- Boarding Program for Grades 9-12
- Day Program for Grades 6-12
- Middle School
- Upper School

Academic subjects include:
- Mathematics
- Science
- Computer Literacy
- Literature
- Modern Languages
- History
- Music
- Drama
- Visual Arts
Choate Rosemary Hall
Courses / Programs
Choate Rosemary Hall (Choate) represents the best in American secondary education.

Located in Wallingford, CT (2 hours by car/train from Boston & New York), Choate is a private, college-preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school offering third form through sixth form (grades 9-12), including a post-graduate year option.

Our balanced curriculum offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of clear thinking and expression — with emphasis on individual development.

Students new to Choate sometimes ask what they need to do to "fit in." The answer is simple: Be yourself and get involved. Choate is a community that has long embraced students and faculty of many backgrounds, cultures, races, and beliefs.

What binds everyone together is not just the shared commitment to superior teaching and learning but the supportive atmosphere in the community. There is pride in the fact that there is no "typical" Choate student.
Boarding & Day Programs (Grades 9-12)

- We offer 240 courses with honors sections and have advanced placement in 26 areas.

- Curriculum: English, History, Philosophy, Religion and Social Sciences, Language, Mathematics, Science, Quantitative (Q Credit), Contemporary Global Studies...

- Signature Programs: Arts Concentration Program, The Capstone Program, Cum Laude Society, Directed Study, English Enhancement Program, Science Research Program, Senior Projects, Study Abroad...
Academy Of The Holy Family
Courses / Programs
• The Academy of the Holy Family (AHF) is an accredited Catholic day and boarding high school for American and international young women in Grades 9-12.

• Our school is located in Baltic, a town in the state of Connecticut in the New England region of north-eastern USA (approximately 2 hours from Boston and 2,5 hours from NYC).

• Our mission is to provide young women with a strong sense of Christian values and a challenging academic program empowering each individual to reach her spiritual, intellectual, moral and social potential. We welcome new students throughout the year.

• Owned and operated by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, we have a rich tradition of educating young women in excellence for over 130 years.

• Young women have opportunities to thrive in this nurturing atmosphere, allowing them to reach their full spiritual, intellectual, moral and social potential. Our graduates attend a wide range of colleges and universities across the country.
• College Preparation, Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available.

• Students attend small, family like classes taught by dedicated religious and lay staff.

• Subjects include: Religion; English; Mathematics; Science; Foreign Language; Social Studies; Fine Arts; Computer; Family Studies; Physical Education. ESL English is offered for our international students.

• We provide boarding for both American and international students.
The Glenholme School, Litchfield
Courses / Programs
The Glenholme School is located in Washington, a town in Litchfield County CT.

The school combines a traditional boarding school experience and a therapeutic atmosphere complemented by a positive, motivational program, devoted to young people (ages 10-21) who struggle with Asperger's, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and various learning differences.

The Glenholme School offers challenging extracurricular courses to instruct students in grades 5 through post-graduate (PG) to achieve competence, socially and academically. The graduates of Glenholme matriculate to colleges and universities and go on to meaningful careers.

Instruction, in both self-contained and departmentalized classes, comprises elements of small group and individualized instruction through diverse curricula and presentation methods. These varied approaches help to meet individual learning styles and course work needs.
Traditional Boarding School 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...