Greenwood Students Reporting on 2017 Ski Season

Two Greenwood students, with complimentary skill sets, report on the 2017 Ski Season now under way. Ned is a Junior with a passion for sports reporting. He writes for the school newspaper, Wake Up & Read, where he interns with Amelia Barnes. Pete is an 8th grader and a member of The Greenwood Film Crew led by Benjamin Stimson. He is also a school intern, creating animation to go along with short video “snacks” about life here at Greenwood. Keep reading for Ned and Pete’s perspective on “Snow Sundays.” Although they’re reporting on skiing and snowboarding, it’s also a testament to the Greenwood brotherhood. As the ski season is under way, the Greenwood boys of all skill levels wake up early and […]

Greenwood’s Homesick Helpers

  Homesickness does not discriminate. Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers far from home in the U.S and abroad, may find their first time away at a boarding school difficult. Sharon Koshar, writing and weekend team teacher at The Greenwood School in Vermont, shared this story about one student’s bout with homesickness. It’s a quintessential Greenwood snapshot. When one of our boys was homesick early on, he would only talk to Amelia. She was off-duty, but she stayed in the dorm to shore him up, sitting on the floor in the tower with him for a long time, talking. The evening team made up a cozy bed for him on the couch in the common room. After the other students were […]

“Gleaning Walk” with Greenwood’s International Students

  Right before the first snowfall, our gracious neighbor Charlie Todd, led 10 International Greenwood School students on a traditional “gleaning walk.” In the past, farmers would leave their end of season fruits and vegetables on the vine for the poor. Here in Vermont, we share the last of our “gleanings” with the community at large. Greenwood’s modern day “gleaning walk” started right here on our beautiful 100+ acre campus. Charlie led the way with an artfully crafted basket for the students to collect and carry their harvest. We walked through the scenic countryside, stopping at a garden and picking the last of the chard. We then went to Sun Ledge Farm owned by John Burt, a wonderful Greenwood neighbor […]

Greenwood Hosts Over 50 Educators at Dysgraphia Workshop

On May 13, fifty-eight educators from Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York attended an all-day training on dysgraphia at The Greenwood School.  The Greenwood School is very excited about our partnership with The Stern Center for Language and Learning based out of Williston, Vermont.  Together, we present workshops to educators, psychologists, and educational specialists that provide dynamic professional development opportunities in the field of learning differences.

A Message from Caryl Frankenberger to the Greenwood Community

It is an honor to be selected as Head of School at The Greenwood School. I look forward to building upon the school’s current success. Greenwood is rightfully recognized as a premier boarding/day school for students with Learning Disabilities based on the sophistication of its curriculum and the dedication and expertise of its faculty and staff. This is not hyperbole. I can say this having spent the past 30 years visiting LD schools, personally evaluating their programs, creating relationships with heads, administrators and teachers, presenting to the faculties at many of these schools and recommending the schools to parents and students. Greenwood is a unique, important and outstanding school. I look forward to helping us move forward to maximize opportunities […]

Caryl Frankenberger Named New Head of School

Greenwood School’s Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce that Caryl Frankenberger, ED.M. will be joining The Greenwood School community as Head of School. Caryl is a nationally known authority on learning disabilities and a greatly respected educational consultant and psychoeducational diagnostician. She speaks frequently at national forums promoting understanding and awareness of learning disabilities and has assisted numerous schools build and improve their programs to assist students who learn differently. For the past 34 years Caryl has led FA Learning Solutions based in Branford, Connecticut. Her deep experience in the field and extensive country-wide network makes her an ideal leader for this stage of Greenwood’s journey. Caryl is extremely familiar with the school’s history and culture. She taught here […]

New England Educators Participate in Dyscalculia Workshop at Greenwood School

On Friday, forty-two educators from Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire attended the Stern Center for Language and Learning’s Dyscalculia workshop at The Greenwood School.  Anita Long, Ed.D., a Stern Center for Language and Learning instructor, has expertise in one-on-one peer coaching and alternative techniques to teaching math curriculum.  Anita’s research interest is in providing access to math instruction to all students and to improve math confidence among teachers of math. Educators are excited to have a new educational venue at The Greenwood School: “Anita was fun and lively. I loved that it was at the Greenwood School.  I love the location!” and “”It’s nice to have this in southern Vermont and at Greenwood. The facilities and food were excellent!”  The Greenwood […]

Dual Enrollment Classes Begin at Landmark College

Three Greenwood students have officially started classes this week at Landmark College, located about three miles away in downtown Putney. Two students will be participating in Principles of Chemistry with a lab, meeting in Landmark’s new STEM building, and our third student will be taking an Introduction to Business class. These courses are full credit bearing 100 level college courses, transferred to any school that will accept them. Our students will not only have the opportunity to attend college-level classes on campus, but they will also be able to access the full run of support services offered by the College including Library resources, study groups, and a specific science class support center.  This experience will be highly valuable as our […]

Greenwood Pilots A Transcendental Meditation Program

At Greenwood we pride ourselves on being open to growth opportunities for our students and our school, and keeping current with cutting-edge research that further informs our approach.  We have an unwavering commitment to critical self-reflection and improvement. Our important strategic partnerships with The Stern Center for Language and Learning and Landmark College’s Research and Training Center are reflective of this commitment. In this spirit, we have become aware of the benefits of Transcendental Meditation, specifically for our student population.  We are working with licensed TM instructors Karen and Jack Sugden, and we will test the benefits of TM at Greenwood with a pilot program this winter.  Six Greenwood staff are currently being trained by Karen and Jack, and these […]

Dyslexia – Dyscalculia – Dysgraphia Workshops At Greenwood School

We are excited to announce our spring symposia brought to this area through the partnership between The Greenwood School (Putney, VT) and the Stern Center for Language and Learning (Williston, VT). On March 18, 2016, we will be offering a workshop on Dyscalculia: what it is, indicators from student work, and how we can provide support for students with dyscalculia and other math difficulties. On April 15, 2016, we will be offering a workshop on Dyslexia: reviewing the history of the term, its status in the law, early signs of risk, and what educators can do to ensure that all children learn to read. On May 13, 2016, we will be offering a workshop on Dysgraphia: what we know about […]