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The van der Kolk Center - Glenhaven Academy

Private | 8-12 | 31 students

We are best known for cutting-edge trauma-informed treatment.
 
 

 
 

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Posted June 23, 2014

All these people that reviewed this school does not know the present state in the school right now. Things have really changed over the years. I have never seen a behavioral school where kids are so spoilt like in Glenhaven Academy. There are no consequences when a kid misbehaves and the kids are giving the impression that they can get staffs into trouble or get staff fired. These spoilt kids even brag about that. This program really suck right now. Most of the Res counselors leave after four or five months or at most one year. These students assaults staff at will and the only consequence is that they are put one on one with staff. I resigned because I could not handle the emotional stress coupled with the fact that their is virtually no consequence when a student misbehaves. I have witnessed a student pour water on a teacher and nothing was done. If you want your child to be spoilt more, send them to G Academy. They will help you do that. For Res Counselors, you can apply for positions in this program as they have vacancy all the time. But be ready to be assaulted by the students. If you can handle the emotional stress, take the job because they will surely offer you one
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 12, 2010

Having worked at Glenhaven for over five years, I have had the privilege of seeing first hand the numerous ways that students are taught, encouraged, cared for, and supported. The opportunities for students to interact and grow both on campus and off are truly amazing. Our students do community trips to museums and festivals, engage in skill building trips to the bank or post office, and of course just be kids at the movies or the mall. On site, they engage in music lessons, cooking, physical activity, running their own cosmetology and dance groups, and pretty much anything else that inspires them. We are also part of a therapeutic sports league, which encourages physical activity, team work, and positive attitudes. In addition, staff are constantly trained in competency, relationship building, teaching skills, sensory techniques, and much much more, in order to be as supportive to our students as possible. Our students are creating their own identities, learning skills and building competencies to assist them in moving forward.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 10, 2010

As a former employee of Glenhaven Academy I was given the solid training and skills that allows me to run one of the states most well known and successful residential schools in the state of Massachusetts. I gained much knowledge and insight on how to work with emotional and behavioral adolescents by the intense training hours and guidance from the staff and administration team at Glenhaven Academy. Without this, I would not be in the position that I am in today. Glenhaven Acacdemy is truly committed to each and every student who walks through their door in an effort to give them the skill set and an identity which they will need to be successful when discharged


Posted November 10, 2010

Glenhaven Academy is also known as The van der Kolk Center Glenhaven Academy. The program serves 30 students from all over the country. 22-24 students reside in our on campus residential program at Glenhaven and 6-8 reside in our off campus independent living program called Lanewood. Both programs are therapeutic and provide students with academic, residential and clinical services including trauma informed practices. We as a program utilize ARC as a treatment model which allows us to individualize for each kid. The program as a whole is warm and inviting. The staff are well trained and are provided with consistent supervision. I am the Program Director and I can be reached at (508) 481-8077 ext. 233 or please visit our site at http://www.jri.org/vanderkolk/. We are leaders in providing kids with state of the art treatment. I welcome and encourage visits anytime!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 3, 2010

I worked here and it was terrible. I loved the girls I worked with, they are in desperate need of mentors. Unfortunately, they dont hire qualified personell and most of the "students" weren't let outside. If they didnt "lose priveleges, they maybe could be outside for about 15 minutes a day. The food was usually cold, they would run out of forks, or bread, and I witnessed staff breaking the rules over and over again. Yes, some of these girls could be violent or dangerous, but I found most of them just needed someone to talk to. Seeing a counselor once a week (if that) isnt hardly enough for these girls. It was heartbreaking to leave them. This place definately needs more supervision for the higher up employees.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 67%
Black 23% 8%
Hispanic 13% 16%
Two or more races 13% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 20% (2011)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 10% (2011)
Percentage of students going to the military 0% (2011)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 30% (2011)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 40% (2011)
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Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Dutch
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Zumba

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Sean Rose
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • sforrest@jri.org
Gender
  • All girls
Boarding options
  • Boarding school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (508) 481-6680

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Therapeutic
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special ed
  • Special education
  • Special eduction
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Mass Rehab
  • Buddy Dog Animal Shelter Volunteering
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteering
  • YMCA of Worcester
  • Assabet Valley After Dark Vocational Classes
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • floor hockey
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Flag football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • flag football

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Foreign language club: Zumba
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Student newspaper
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School culture

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Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
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  • The van der Kolk Center Glenhaven Academy is a 766 approved private residential school, accredited by DESE, EEC and the Joint Commission. We are committed to providing each student with the clinical services necessary to help him oachieve her personal and academic goals. We are trauma-informed in all areas of our program which serves to support the work that students do in individual, family and group therapy. We serve students with a variety of diagnoses and learning needs.
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College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2011
2 year college - 20%
4 year college - 10%
Military - 0%
Vocational - 30%
Workforce - 40%
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56-58 Framingham Rd
Marlborough, MA 01752
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Phone: (508) 481-8077

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