Serving students from around the world for 50 years, The Glenholme School is the premier coeducational, specialized boarding school for middle school and high school students, ages 10 to 18 at enrollment, and post-graduate/foundation year students, ages 18 to 21. The school's comprehensive learning environment supports the success of young people with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD), ADHD, OCD, Tourette, depression, anxiety, and various learning differences.
Individualized instruction is specifically designed to be compatible with each young person's strengths, talents and abilities to foster intellectual, personal and social growth. The positive and nurturing atmosphere is designed to help students become competent, academically and socially, through a balance of inspirational academic studies and a wide array of extracurricular opportunities
The individualized program utilizes principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to help students accomplish their goals and meet their needs in a socially acceptable manner. Social workers meet with students regularly and provide individual therapeutic sessions including in vivo (in the environment), as well as family sessions. Assessment services are also available and may include functional behavior analysis (FBA), behavior support plan, social skills assessments, as well as a treatment summary.
EDUCATION AND ACADEMICS
The education program is designed on an individual basis and is compatible with each student's strengths and skills. Executive function skill development and a strategies approach to learning are intuitively integrated to help form more independent and motivated learners.
Students also have the opportunity to take courses on-line, including AP courses, through Virtual High School (VHS), when appropriate.
Glenholme's therapeutic program is woven into each facet of life at school. It provides an abundance of opportunities for socialization and treatment that positively influence the success of students. With the support of boarding faculty, students learn to make friends and establish healthy relationships, as well as develop skills to manage their frustrations in an appropriate manner. Students are also instructed on personal hygiene and domestic care, fitness, sportsmanship, community involvement and fun.
ARTS, ATHLETICS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Completing the school experience, students enjoy a range of arts opportunities, athletics and fitness options, community service activities, culinary instruction, equestrian training, leadership lessons, and a wide array of instructional extracurricular activities.
The visual and performing arts programs are fundamental elements in each student's daily life at Glenholme. The school's integration of the arts throughout education and boarding environments stimulates a greater understanding of social, emotional, academic, and behavioral aspects for students.
During July and August, Glenholme offers a Summer Program which gives students a unique enrichment opportunity. Morning academics, focusing on English and Mathematics, are strengthened with a wide variety of afternoon recreational and instructional activities emphasizing social skill development. 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.
The Transition Program provides comprehensive therapeutic services that address varying levels of academic, social and emotional development for post-graduate or foundation year students, ages of 18 to 21. Individuals benefit from a supportive program in which they learn, practice, and master skills essential for success in college, career environments, and social settings.