The Glenholme School pairs a traditional boarding school experience and therapeutic environment balanced by a positive, motivational program, for 125 young people, ages ten to post-graduate, with Asperger's, ADHD, Tourette’s, depression, and anxiety, as well as various learning differences. The school offers challenging courses and activities designed to instruct students to achieve competence, both socially and academically. With an individualized educational program based in strong character values, the graduates of Glenholme go on to colleges and universities as well as meaningful careers.
Academic instruction is a explicitly designed approach to studies on an individual basis well-matched with each student’ strengths and abilities to promote personal, intellectual and social development. Skill development in studying and a strategies approach to education are integrated to help form more motivated and independent learners. On-line courses through Virtual High School (VHS) are also available to students. The on-line program extends AP courses and it also provides exposure and guidance to successfully navigate the on-line experience for the college-bound student.
Once a country estate with 110 beautifully manicured acres, students at Glenholme reside in cottages that parallel a home environment. Each cottage includes bedrooms suitable for one or two students, a kitchen, common areas and bathrooms. They also offer the basic luxuries of life. Boarding faculty members provide instruction and oversee daily cottage life.
The arts programs are key elements in daily life at Glenholme. Talents are revealed and nurtured through fine art courses, choral and drama activities, weekend workshops, and frequent exposure to the cultural influences available across the northeast. The school's integration of the arts into residential and academic environments fuels a better understanding of academic, social, emotional, and behavior areas for students.
The Summer Program and Post-Graduate Program complete the year-round opportunities for students at The Glenholme School.