The Greenwood School is a boarding and day school for middle and high school boys with diagnosed learning disabilities, specifically:
- specific language-based learning disabilities and/or learning differences (LD)
- receptive language and/or expressive language deficits
- deficits in executive function
- attention deficit disorders such as ADD or ADHD
- disorders of written expression
- speech and language needs.
Founded in 1978 in rural Putney, VT, the Greenwood School’s small enrollment and non-institutional environment provides parents and students a clear alternative to larger, clinically-modeled schools and to mainstream schools that have added hours of outside remedial tutoring and support programs to their standard curriculums.
In order to help students with learning disabilities and/or learning differences (LD) develop the self-discipline necessary for independent study, our program is highly structured. At the same time, the school’s overall atmosphere is familial, understanding, and supportive.
A combination of learning disabilities and/or learning differences (LD) are clustered together in the learning profiles of most Greenwood students. Despite their learning challenges, our students are intelligent and often have significant talents in other areas such as the arts, woodworking, or athletics.
Because of a discrepancy between ability and performance, many students with learning disabilities have been misunderstood, resulting in lower self-esteem. The Greenwood School’s educational philosophy focuses in part on helping students recover their confidence and self-esteem so they can go on to succeed academically.
Love of learning is at the heart of the enthusiasm and dedication Greenwood teachers bring to their work. Greenwood’s faculty members are highly qualified and experienced, and their average tenure is over nine years.
To address the needs of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other language-based learning issues, our teachers have demonstrated competency in teaching children with learning disabilities, and they work continually to improve the practice of their skills.
Most of our teachers live on-campus and are available to students during study time in the late afternoon and early evening as well as many weekends.
The Greenwood School is accredited for grades 6 through 12 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and by the State of Vermont to serve students with learning disabilities in grades 6 through 12.
The Greenwood School is currently accepting applications. Visit our Admissions section for full information on our program and the admissions process.
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