“Greenwood is a small school with a big heart.”

In addition to addressing academics, we work very hard to cultivate a loving community. Greenwood is a home away from home: a small, 6-12 grade, private day and boarding school in beautiful Vermont for boys with diagnosed learning disabilities. We nurture a tight, ongoing dialogue among students, parents, and faculty,  providing individualized support for every boy. 

Greenwood School is especially appropriate for Middle and High School students with learning difficulties who have lost enthusiasm for classroom work due to feelings of frustration and failure.  Our program specifically addresses learning difficulties and helps students recover lost self-esteem. We both support and remediate young men who have these learning difficulties:

  • dyslexia
  • specific language-based learning disabilities / learning differences (LD)
  • receptive language and/or expressive language deficits
  • deficits in executive function
  • attention deficit disorders (ADD or ADHD)
  • disorders of written expression
  • dysgraphia
  • speech and language needs                                                                                                                     
The Greenwood program is designed for boys with average to above-average intellectual abilities and no primary social, emotional or behavioral issues.
 
The Greenwood philosophy focuses on remediating academic weaknesses, awakening talents, and building confidence. We wrap a holistic integrated college preparatory curriculum around every student, ensuring they are intellectually challenged, creatively inspired, and factually informed.  Programs such as our annual recitation of the Gettysburg Address, as documented by filmmaker Ken Burns, help students gain a sense of real achievement.

If your son is bright but has trouble living up to his potential in a traditional classroom, The Greenwood School can help.  With experienced, caring staff and lots of one-on-one instruction and coaching, our students find that they are capable of far more than they had expected.  Our goal is to enable young men to bridge the gap between their outstanding promise and present abilities, and to engage them on a path to success towards college and beyond.