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6-12|Private
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"Finally! After too many school experiences that didn't work that just caused more pain and anxiety we are so happy to see our son surrounded by caring, detail oriented faculty that truly care and truly understand, through training, research and actually knowing our boy- that our son can do well and thrive. Looking forward to seeing our son push himself and go anywhere he wants to go! Thank you so much for all your efforts!"



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If you are looking at Greenwood - you probably have been down a very long and windy road. For the longest time we sought out partners in our journey with little success - until we found Greenwood. They have empowered him at long last to be the captain of that journey . They are invested in the whole child (academic and social) from day one. They over communicate and are willing to collaborate. My son doesn't enjoy school. He loves it.


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This discipline policy is not clear or consistent as you'd expect from this school or any other.



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The teachers seem to generally care about the students, but there is a gap between what the school markets themselves as and what they actually do. You really have to be aware of what you are getting into here if you have a high school student. The school just does not seem to be equipped to stimulate, educate, earn respect and handle discipline challenges for the older boys. During our time there, we saw a lot of staff and student changes - much more than you'd expect. Policies seemed to change frequently with little to no explanation to students or parents (i.e. grading system). They do a great job on having the boys memorize the Gettysburg Address. But, sadly Greenwood was not the amazing experience we were hoping (and paying) for.



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My son attended Greenwood for 3.5 years as a day student and the transformation he made by not only learning to understand his learning differences but also by gaining independence, confidence, and self-advocacy was truly remarkable. He was supported by a loving, caring staff on all levels but the care and support he received from his Language-Remediation Tutor was that of a different level. She not only celebrated his successes but pushed him through his struggles teaching him a great deal about determination, grit, and courage. The communication was wonderful by my son's teachers, advisor and administration alike. Thorough academic/social updates were given on a weekly basis by my son's advisor and often other updates were given throughout the week as general check-ins. It was so nice to feel a part of my son's academic progress - something significantly lacking in his public school. I would highly recommend Greenwood to anyone who wants to see their son soar to heights never thought possible!




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My son attended Greenwood for 3.5 years as a day student and the transformation he made by not only learning to understand his learning differences but also by gaining independence, confidence, and self-advocacy was truly remarkable. He was supported by a loving, caring staff on all levels but the care and support he received from his Language-Remediation Tutor was that of a different level. She not only celebrated his successes but pushed him through his struggles teaching him a great deal about determination, grit, and courage. The communication was wonderful by my son's teachers, advisor and administration alike. Thorough academic/social updates were given on a weekly basis by my son's advisor and often other updates were given throughout the week as general check-ins. It was so nice to feel a part of my son's academic progress - something significantly lacking in his public school. I would highly recommend Greenwood to anyone who wants to see their son soar to heights never thought possible!



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The environment at Greenwood is unique. It is informal, comfortable and home-like, but the instruction is individualized, clinical, and highly effective. The school has grown to become a grades 6-12 school and has brought in many resources to successfully make this transition. They are now affiliated with Landmark College (training, resources, and AP classes), and The Stern Center for Language and Learning. My son has enjoyed the growing enrichment opportunities (entrepreneurship classes as well as Science, Technology Art and Math {STEAM}) and he is thriving. The faculty truly believe in these guys; they see the promise and potential in them and help them see it in themselves. I admire that they talk about character strengths like Grit, optimism, growth mindset and resilience and strive to help students discover passions upon which they will build their futures. My son even was able to gain real-life work experience through community-based internships.



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The teachers do really care about the boys and the campus does have a good feel about it. The school does provide many experiences and students can find new passions and interests which can be transforming as can reciting "The Address" . Whether students are given the foundations for college life or work is not so clear. Whether learning differences are remediated is also questionable, no data is provided regarding average skill gains made by students, lessons are prescribed rather than individualized as claimed. The progress reports provided are lengthy but more anecdotal than based on objective data. Exceptionally bad behavior in recent years has lead to a number of expulsions and suspensions of boys which is disruptive to the other students. It seems as if the school is struggling to find its identity now that it caters for a broader age group. Ken Burns ( The Address) will heighten the school's profile and may provide increased funding for training to teachers and therapists for them to cater for its HS population. If considering Greenwood , be aware of its limitations and consider options for transferring out in later grades to a more appropriate setting..




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Kind, committed staff who work hard to create a learning environment that suits the boys differing needs. It is good for bright middle school boys who do not need specialized instruction but benefit from small classes. It is still adjusting to older students now that it has been extended to be an accredited high school and this is proving to be a challenge. My son would have been better transferring out after grade 8 to a school more geared to HS which could offer more electives and provide qualified staff. ( most Greenwood staff are not qualified teachers) With no exams or set curriculum, student progress is unclear, progress reports are vague. Student behavior is generally good, and the school responds quickly to tackle challenging behavior. Students are actively involved in the community although social opportunities with students from other schools or from the town is very limited contrary information provided . The headmaster is committed, creative and well liked, hopefully he can make the staff and environmental changes required to turn the school into one suitable for high school students.



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The Greenwood School is an excellent school for boys with learning differences. My son is going on his fourth year as a student and looks forward to graduating in two years. The staff members are highly educated individuals who not only teach academics, but also life skills. I can't say enough about the nurturing the boys get from each and every one of the staff members. The school is located on a beautiful campus and offers many extracurricular activities that some of these boys would never have the opportunity to engage in. My son entered the Greenwood School well below grade level and has found great success academically. His future is looking brighter and his goal of attending college will become a reality due to the small class size and one on one instruction he has received. Four years ago college was just a dream. The Greenwood School offers an open door policy, parents are welcome any time and I have stopped by unannounced on several occasions and was thrilled to see the wonderful relationships between the staff members and the student body. Being a special education teacher myself, I highly recommend this school to any parent who has a child struggling in school.

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