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56-58 Framingham Rd
Marlborough, MA 01752

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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

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.

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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

- submitted by a community member

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

July 03, 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.

- submitted by a community member
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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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The van der Kolk Center - Glenhaven Academy
56-58 Framingham Rd, Marlborough, MA  01752
(508) 481-8077
Last modified The van der Kolk Center - Glenhaven Academy is a Private school that serves grades 8-12
The van der Kolk Center - Glenhaven Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. Top