Grove School (Connecticut)
Grove School is a coeducational therapeutic boarding and day school located in Madison, Connecticut which serves grades six to twelve and post-graduates. Madison is a semi-suburban area, about 20 minutes from New Haven, Connecticut. Grove School was founded by Jess Perlman.
Grove School serves students with dyslexia, obsessive compulsive disorder, Asperger syndrome, Tourette's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, mild bulimia nervosa and mild anorexia nervosa. Grove School does not accept students with a diagnosis of moderate to severe cutting, conduct disorder, moderate to severe oppositional defiant disorder or chronic substance abuse problems.
- 1934 - Grove School was founded as an all-boys school.
- 1979 - Fire breaks out in Lodge building, killing two students.
- 1991 - Grove School begins to accept girls.
As of 2005 there were 105 students at Grove School, just one of whom was a day student. There was about a 60:40 male-female student ratio. The majority of the students were from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Some other states are represented such as Illinois, Georgia, Ohio, California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Grove School has also hosted students from other countries such as Austria, Belgium and China.
There are 3 psychiatrists, 7 therapists, 30 teachers (24 of whom are also dormitory staff), and 12 advisors. Half the teachers are certified in Special Education in CT and the other half are content area certified in CT. While the student to staff ratio is 4:1 the student to on-duty staff ratio is much lower.
There is a SAT preparation program available for juniors and seniors which is especially tailored for Grove School.
In the 2004 SAT 20% scored over 600 on verbal, 20% scored over 600 on math and 25% scored over 1200 combined on the 2004 SAT.
Some 2004 and 2005 graduates of Grove School attended the following colleges: Union College, Suffolk University, Ithaca College, Manhattanville College, Alfred University and others. Since its inception Grove graduates have attended Curry College, Mitchell College, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, Merrimack College, Clark University, Berkshire Community College, Purdue University, Mount Ida College, University of Connecticut, Berklee College of Music, and others.
Some graduates of 2007 and 2008 are or were attending the following colleges: Frostburg State University, St. Thomas Aquinas College, New England College, Hofstra University, UConn, Virginia Commonwealth University, NYIT, Wagner College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Curry College, and Mitchell College.
Some of the graduates of 2011 are or were attending the following colleges: Curry College, West Virginia University, Mount Holyoke College, University of Nevada Las Vegas, [[Alaska Pacific University]], Saint Michaels College, Salve Regina University, Mitchell College, Champlain College, Landmark College, Franklin Pierce University, Manhattanville College, Southern Connecticut State University, University of Vermont, Yeshiva University, California Institute of the Arts, Massbay Community College, Middlesex Community College, Keene State College, Trent University.
Statistics of former students who graduate from college are not recorded.
There is a nurse's office on campus as well as three nurses and one nurse assistant. The nurses and nurse assistant may refer students to physicians if they show medical need. Students may also be referred to a registered dietician, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist and/or a speech therapist.
Grove School has a varsity and junior varsity coed soccer team and basketball team. Grove School also has a boys' varsity and junior varsity baseball team, and a girls' softball team. In the 2005–2006 school year, there was a poetry club, outdoors club, and Student Council. Traditional activities the student council plans include pep rally, fall carnival, junior-senior prom, dress-up dinners (which is a semi-formal dress code), and Halloween Dance. Regular activities are also an important part of the campus life. The school also operates the ASTEE (Alternative Site Therapeutic and Educational Experience) program. The ASTEE program operates throughout the year and exposes students to wilderness and cultural experiences in the US, Caribbean. and Central America. These opportunities, which Grove School has been offering to students for more than 20 years, strengthen students’ sense of community while helping them to build new and meaningful relationships with their mentors and peers.
Grove School has many dorms set up around campus. The dorms include: White House, Middle House, The Olshin, The Lodge, The Perlman, The Redlich, The Patch, Charles House, Grey House, Blue House, and Tesler House. In 2010 the Grove School opened a new education center with 9 classrooms, a science lab and a media center. The campus is currently undergoing extensive renovation plans. In 2011 the school opened a new welcome center.The new 10,800-square-foot athletic facility was opened in December 2012.
- Grove School website
- Grove School profile provided by privateschoolreview.com
- Grove School profile provided by petersons.com
- GreatSchools.Net entry on the Grove School