Bromley Brook School

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Bromley Brook School was a therapeutic boarding school in Manchester Center, Vermont, for teenage girls who were not functioning at traditional schools. The school is owned and operated by the Aspen Education Group. Bromley Brook was mentioned in The New York Times.[1]

Bromley Brook School
Motto "Come experience the grace and power of Bromley Brook Girls"
Established 2004
Type All girls single-sex school
Founder Aspen Education Group
Headmistress Laura Mack
Students 50
Grades 7-12
Location Manchester Center, Vermont, USA
Accreditation National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs
Mascot The Bandits
Student:Teacher
ratio
12:1
Website http://www.bromleybrookschool.com

In March 2011, Aspen announced that the school would close at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year.[2][3]

History[edit]

Bromley Brook School was established in 2004. Enrollment averaged about 80 students. In March 2011, Aspen Education Group announced that the school would close at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year as part of a restructuring of Aspen's operations. At the time of the announcement, there were 57 students enrolled and about 45 employees.[2][3]

Arts/enrichment[edit]

Students must take at least three enrichment classes. Enrichment classes start on Thursday afternoons and end on Saturday mornings. Some enrichment classes include:

  • Goal 1 Experience
  • Photography 1, 2 and 3
  • Photoshop
  • Acting
  • Painting
  • Color and Design
  • Beading
  • Culinary
  • Mixed Media
  • Videography
  • Fashion Design
  • Knitting
  • Body Sculpting
  • Ceramics
  • Still Life

In the media[edit]

December 2009 a male staff member was charged based on allegations of sexual activity with two female students. [4] He pled guilty in April 2010.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Business Built on the Troubles of Teenagers, New York Times, August 17, 2005
  2. ^ a b Neal P. Goswami, Bromley Brook will shut down when school year ends, The Manchester Journal (Manchester Center, Vermont), March 25, 2011
  3. ^ a b Aspen Education Group To Restructure Programs, Aspen Education Group press release, published on Woodbury Reports website, March 24, 2011.
  4. ^ Man charged with assaulting students, by Keith Whitcomb Jr., Bennington Banner, December 14, 2009
  5. ^ http://www.wcax.com/story/12285445/teacher-pleads-guilty-to-child-sex-charges?redirected=true
  6. ^ http://www.benningtonbanner.com/news/ci_14840668?source=rss

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°10′51″N 73°00′41″W / 43.180951°N 73.011349°W / 43.180951; -73.011349