The Greenwood School is a small college preparatory boarding and day school in Vermont for boys with diagnosed learning disabilities in grades 6-12. Students join us from across the United States and around the globe, from as far away as Singapore to Spain.Day students are welcome to join us for breakfast or stay late for dinner and study hall. Day students are also invited to participate in after class programming and to spend weekends on campus with their friends.
Founded in 1978 in rural Putney, VT, the Greenwood School’s small enrollment and non-institutional environment provide 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 curricula.
Parenting is important for all youth, and especially our younger boys. We do our best to make Greenwood a home away from home for everyone, nurturing a true partnership in the school family. Many of us live with the boys and are all on a first name basis, setting the tone for a more relaxed and authentic communication within our community.
When you come on campus you'll see students visiting with faculty and administrators, playing with dogs and enjoying the outdoors on bikes, skateboards, kayaks, skis and snowboards. Our gym, hiking & biking trails, climbing walls, STEAM lab, workshop, and music and art studios, are humming with activity.
Greenwood awakens talent in young men with complex learning profiles who have not yet found themselves in traditional school environments due to the following learning disabilities:
- 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
Our program is highly structured in order to help students with learning disabilities and/or learning differences (LD) develop the self-discipline necessary for independent study. At the same time, the school’s overall atmosphere is familial, understanding, and supportive.