The Greenwood School
As part of Greenwood's 'Makers of Vermont' signature program, students learn to craft metal objects and tools in our blacksmith's forge.
The Greenwood School campus is nestled in the rolling hills of Vermont on 100 acres of woodlands and trails, and a 3 acre pond.
In an elective hands-on-science 'Watershed' class, students work in the field studying how to protect our local resources.
Greenwood teacher & naturalist, led a group of students deep into Ecuador for a cultural immersion experience. They spent 2 weeks living & working with an indigenous community where the boys made lifelong friends. They helped plant coffee, harvest cocoa, & learned to fish, cook and craft using materials and tools provided by mother earth.
Winter in Vermont brings ice and snow, which at Greenwood translates to skiing, snowboarding, tubing & pond hockey. Students ice skate, build snow jumps, and cross country ski here on campus along our hillside trails, providing many fun outdoor opportunities right outside the dorms. Throughout the winter, Greenwood boys also visit local ski resorts including Mt. Snow, every weekend.
- With a student to teacher ratio of better than 2:1, Greenwood works with young men with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, or executive functioning deficits, and empowers them with the skills and strategies necessary to bridge the gap between their outstanding promise and present abilities. The result is a school that transforms lives, providing the best environment possible for students with complex learning challenges to realize their academic, social, and creative potentials.
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|Definition of Terms |
2017 School Data
|The Greenwood School||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||6-12, PG||7-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||100 acres||106 acres|
|Enrollment||60 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||n/a||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Khaki pants or jeans and a collared shirt)
|Average Class Size||5 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:2||1:7|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||No||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$0.8 million||$17 million|
|Tuition international students||$77,800||$47,745|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||10000||$22,734|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||None / Rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Ted Backes|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Tracy Wheeler|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||n/a||17|
|Courses||Many of our students have learning needs in several areas and none of our kids fit a classic label. What we do at Greenwood is meet each boy where they are – we find their level of skill and need and place them in a small group right at that level of cha|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||19||15|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||23||23|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
Healthy, Internship, Outdoor, Robotics, Rock Band, STEAM
Arts and Music Programs:
Blacksmithing, Ceramics Club, Music, Videography Crew, Voice, Woodworking
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Bouldering, Canoe Club, Cross Country, Downhill Skiing, Intramural Sports, Mountain, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding
- In order to maximize every boy`s potential, all students receive a language tutorial that is specific to his unique learning style and needs, all teachers are remedial language specialists, and all classes are integrated so that students learn and apply literacy and organizational skills across the academic program.
- Greenwood boys develop strengths and awaken hidden talents in well-developed art, drama, music, woodworking and athletics programs.
- Diagnostic-prescriptive teaching that is multisensory, structured, and sequential ensures effective, individualized programs for all students.
- Highly structured academic and residential programs enable Greenwood boys to internalize organizational skills and strategies in all areas of their lives.
- For boys who demonstrate a need, Greenwood offers Speech and Language Therapy, Math Tutorials, Social Pragmatics, and Occupational Therapy.
- Interscholastic sports and noncompetitive sports are open to any student who wishes to participate.
- Greenwood`s 100-acre, forested campus on a Vermont hillside offers miles of trails for hiking, biking, archery, and cross-country skiing; a 3-acre pond for canoeing, fishing, and ice skating; and a skate/bike park equipped with a halfpipe and dirt jumps.
- The Greenwood applicant should possess "average" to "above" average cognitive skills as measured on the WISC IV. When looking at borderline test scores it is encouraging to see variability in subtest scores that suggest areas of strength.
- Some Greenwood applicants may exhibit avoidance behaviors due to frustration and low self-esteem resulting from their learning challenges. However, once in Greenwood`s safe and supportive community, our students feel they are finally understood, and they experience the academic success they deserve for their efforts. Greenwood does not accept students with primary social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties.
- The Greenwood School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is approved by the state of Vermont and the New England Association of Independent Schools.
- LD types supported: AD/HD, Dyslexia / Language-Based Learning Differences, Executive Function Skill Deficits, Social Pragmatics
- School accreditations: NEASC, The State of VT, NAIS
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