Executive Contact: Peter J. Chorney
Admissions Contact: Lauren Seltzer, LMFT
Work Phone: (203) 245-2778 (w)
Fax: (203) 245-6098
Address 1: 175 Copse Road
Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School
Specific Age Range: 11 to 23
Specific Gender Type: Coeducational
Description: Established in 1934, Grove School is a family-run, co-educational, therapeutic boarding school nestled in the shoreline community of Madison, Connecticut. It is a therapeutic milieu for adolescents with social, emotional and learning challenges that have impacted the quality of their lives. We accept students who are ages 11 or older and in grades 7-12 with average to above average intelligence. We work with students across the diagnostic spectrum including students with diagnoses of ADD/ADHD, Depression, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Nonverbal Learning Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, or Learning Disabilities. With a seamless program of clinical services, college preparatory education and diverse activities, Grove School focuses on the development of meaningful relationships and personal growth.
Grove School's clinical approach uses contextually-based psychodynamic psychotherapy delivered in
individual sessions twice a week, weekly group therapy, family therapy and milieu therapy. Our clinical
staff is composed of 5 psychiatrists and 11 other clinicians including psychologists, LCSWs, LMFTs, and
Art Therapists. All students are work with a treatment team comprised of a psychiatrist, therapist and
adviser who coordinate and implement their clinical goals. The academic curriculum accommodates
the individual learner while offering a rigorous college preparatory education including AP courses.
We have over 30 certified Content Area and Special Education teachers who instruct small classes
with a student: teacher ratio of 4:1. Services such as Supervised Study Hall, tutorials, and SAT/ACT
preparation are available to students. Activities appeal to students' wide range of interests and include
team and individual sports, over 20 club options, fine arts, theatre, music, outdoor adventure, and yoga.
Our ASTEE program (Alternative Site Therapeutic and Educational Experiences) offers excursions such
as Ski Trips, Caribbean trips and Service trips to El Salvador.
Grove School's Transition Program meets the needs of students who have graduated from high
school, but need additional support and structure for their transition into adulthood. These students
participate in therapy, attend community college courses, maintain employment in the community and
live in a supported home environment.
Accreditation Licensure Approval: State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; State of Connecticut, State Board of Education; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)