The Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for young people, ages ten to adult in middle school, high school, and postgraduate. The program provides a positive atmosphere designed to build competence for students to thrive socially and academically. Our comprehensive learning environment supports the success of students with Asperger’s, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, depression, anxiety and various learning differences.
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In The News: Glenholme Parent, David O. Russell, Talks About The School
There are few individuals of similar outstanding caliber as David O. Russell, whose zealous support for The Glenholme School is an immeasurable gift to students with special needs. Mr. Russell is a celebrated director, screenwriter and producer of numerous motion pictures including “I Heart Huckabees,” “Three Kings,” “The Fighter,” and the recently released “Silver Linings Playbook.” (Read More)
David, why did you want to make Matthew Quick’s novel into a movie? David O. Russell: My son [Matthew, who is 18]. He went through a lot of these challenges you see in the film, and he still does. And I know a lot of the parents at his school, the Devereux Glenholme School in Connecticut [for children and young adults with special needs]. Pat is like a grown-up version of my son, and he’s frank and colorful and soulful and trying to do his best. It was personal to me, and to Mr. DeNiro as well, because we have both related to this as parents. We’ve been sharing stories for years about our kids and their challenges.
The Glenholme School welcomes international students and the diverse backgrounds they bring to campus. At Glenholme, we promote international and cross-cultural learning, as well as an educational respect for diversity. We believe a well-rounded education is the best possible preparation for successful lives in a complex, dynamic, diverse, and global world—a world where the individuals must be able to comfortably and regularly cross the borders of culture, belief, language, and knowledge. Glenholme students are fully engaged in the world around them and learn to make a positive difference.
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The Glenholme School’s Summer Program provides students a unique enrichment opportunity with Quantum Learning skill building, morning academics incorporating English and Math, along with a wide variety of social and recreational activities. 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.
Glen Ridge is a college and post secondary program directed toward young adults with learning disabilities and Asperger's Syndrome. The Glen Ridge program focuses on developing the skills needed to succeed in college, work environments and social settings. The program encourages and coaches autonomy in a safe, challenging and supportive setting. Glen Ridge is located near a grand selection of community colleges, universities and businesses in beautiful Western Connecticut.
The Glenholme School's esteemed equestrian program provides an optimal environment for students to develop character values, social skills, and a positive self-image.
Students of The Glenholme School are able to participate in an exceptional Culinary Program – one that not only empowers them with the prospects of a career in the intriguing food service industry but also affords them an ideal venue to practice skills acquired throughout the Glenholme program. The culinary curriculum is steeped with a variety of opportunities for students including a school-day course, evening activities, and Summer Program options.
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Supporting Students with Asperger’s Syndrome
The Glenholme School provides individualized services that are effective and accountable, and based in positive approaches. The program utilizes principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Supports to help students accomplish their goals, and meet their needs in a socially acceptable manner, while building upon each student's unique strengths, talents and interests. These principles provide an extremely effective learning environment for students with Asperger’s.
Former Glenholme Students Are Finding Success. Here's what a Glenholme mom had to say about her son's recent achievements...
"Our son just graduated from a regular boarding school that is actually awarded the top in the state. He is going to Hofstra in September, where he was accepted into their PALS program which provides additional support. And this summer he is working for ID TECH camp teaching robotics to kids- they are giving him a trial because they usually don't take college freshman but he has a lot of teaching experience. So he has accomplished a lot and we are very grateful!
Don't know where we all would be if we hadn't found Glenholme! Thank you!"