The Glenholme School

Washington, Connecticut, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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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.

81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut, USA 06793

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Director of Admission: Julie Smallwood
Admissions Phone:860-868-7377Fax:860-868-7413
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $150
  • International Application Fee: $150
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: No

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  • Founded: 1968
  • Campus Size: 110 acres
  • Grades Offered: 5th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC, CAIS/CT
Student Body
Grades 5th-post-grad
Grades 5th-12th
Girls     14 2 16
Boys     73 5 78
Total     87 7 94

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: N/A
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: N/A
  • Payment Plans: Not Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 0.00%
  • Average Awarded: $0

Department Director: Sharon Murphy

Average Class Size: 10

Full Time Teachers: 21

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 90.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 10/1/1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
  • AP courses offered through On-line program
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Playwriting
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Spanish
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Animal Behavior
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Health
  • Physical Science
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Programming
  • Multimedia
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Composition
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Animation
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Modern Dance
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Screenwriting
  • Studio Art
  • Television Production
  • Theater Arts
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Leadership
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Offered on-line through VHS, Virtual High School

Department Director: Judith Cooper

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 9

No. of Girls Dorms: 3

No. of Boys Dorms: 6

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 
Kitchen, Dining Area and Living Areas 

Dress Code: Uniform

Student Life


  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Sand volleyball court(s)
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor pool
  • Equestrian, Go Karts, Paddle Tennis & Tennis

Clubs and Organizations

  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Drama Club
  • Gardening
  • Horseback Riding
  • Newspaper
  • Pep Club
  • Photography
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • Theater
  • TV Station
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Arts Department Director: Matthew DeLong

  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Audiovisual Club
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Improvisation Group
  • Pep Band
  • Rock Band
  • Stage Band
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Camping
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Kick Ball
  • Outdoor Education
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Frisbee Golf

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 88.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

American University
University of Hartford
Western Connecticut State University
Nicholls State University
Marymount Manhattan College
Westchester Community College
University of South Carolina
Pace University
Southern Oregon State University
University of Colorado

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

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Glenholme Summer Program

July 08, 2013 to August 23, 2013

Academics include English & Mathematics. Afternoon activities encompass drama, equestrian, fitness, frisbee golf, go-karts, golf, leadership, music, swimming, theater production & performance, team sports, and much more. Registration is rolling.

Registration Deadline: July 08, 2013
Financial Aid Available:  No
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