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The Glenholme School

A Devereux Center
Students Flourish at The Glenholme School

Glenhome schools for children on the autism spectrum

81 Sabbaday Lane
Washington, CT 06793

Tel: 860-868-7377
Fax: 860-868-7413


Glenholme Therapeutic Boarding School for Students with Special Needs
in Connecticut

Students Flourish at The Glenholme School

Educating students since 1968, The Glenholme School is a fully accredited independent, coeducational, special needs boarding and day school devoted to young people, ages 10 to 21, with high functioning ASD, ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette, depression, anxiety and various learning difference. Each student can flourish through the compassionate care of staff in the supportive environment at Glenholme.

The academic program is highly individualized and caters to each young person's talents and capabilities. Academic life involves a strong commitment to optimizing the development of intellectual, personal, and social skills in students. The comprehensive curriculum, which encompasses both college preparatory and career development courses, supports students of all ability levels and results in a high school diploma.

Families from around the world choose Glenholme for the small class sizes and customized learning environment. Development in executive functioning skills, studying, critical thinking, organization, creative problem solving, cooperative learning, positive self-advocacy, and character education along with 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 classes through Virtual High School (VHS). The platform offers AP courses and also provides exposure and guidance to successful independent navigation of on-line education, which is particularly beneficial for the college-bound student.

Completing the school experience at Glenholme, students enjoy a robust athletics program and extensive array of extracurricular opportunities, all of which are designed to instruct students to achieve competence, socially and academically. The visual and performing arts programs are key elements in each student's daily life at Glenholme. The integration of the arts in education and boarding environments stimulates a greater understanding of social, emotional, academic and behavioral areas for students.

The boarding environment provides an abundance of opportunities for social interaction and treatment that promotes friendship and encouragement which guides students to engage positively with those around them.

Summer is an exciting time for students at Glenholme. During July and August, the school offers a summer program, which provides year-round students and summer enrollments a unique enrichment opportunity with morning academics, focusing on Mathematic and English, and dedicated social instruction in the afternoons through a wide array of recreational activities. Young people find acceptance in this nurturing environment which pairs a positive living philosophy with a clear set of values, to foster enthusiastic participation, improved self-confidence and success.

The school also offers a supportive post-graduate transition program for young men and women who seek advanced education or career development. Individuals have the opportunity to learn, practice and master skills essential for success in college, work environments and social settings.

The Glenholme philosophy focuses on the whole experience, students learning to live and thrive with others as an integral part of a community. The school utilizes principles of ABA and PBIS to help students accomplish their goals and have their needs met in a socially acceptable manner. Vast amounts of research guide and support our treatment approaches and every adult is trained to use the PBIS model. The combination of therapeutic services makes the program highly efficient and effective.

With a well-rounded educational program in a supportive environment encompassing strong character values and individual strategies for success, the graduates of Glenholme matriculate to colleges and universities and go on to meaningful careers.

The Glenholme School, a center of Devereux, is in Washington, CT, USA, just two hours from New York City by car. For more information, go to Telephone (860) 868-7377 or e-mail

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