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Our Program

The Glenholme School is a coeducational special needs boarding school for those students struggling with social, emotional and academic issues. We accept students ages 9-21, in grades 5 through 12.

Our individualized academic and clinical approach supports students with High Functioning Autism, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, OCD and various learning differences. The primary goal of all students is to achieve greater independence by strengthening social skills, executive function skills and life skills. The average length of stay at The Glenholme School is two years and graduating students go on to attend four-year colleges, community colleges or enroll in a transition program.


Services include:
Executive Function Skills
Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
Social Skill Development 
Applied Behavior Analysis
Animal Assisted Therapy
Career Exploration
Social Coaching

Glenholme does offer a transitional program for high school graduates, where young adults can attend a community college, secure a part-time job or internship, while receiving the therapeutic support necessary for eventual independent living.

We do not accept students who are aggressive, struggle with substance abuse, have been arrested, exhibit sexualized behavior or those diagnosed with psychiatric conditions such as borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis.

Mr. Noyes and Sen Blumenthal Meet in Bridgeport

Devereux’s Glenholme School receives special recognition from U.S. Sen. Blumenthal

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Connecticut – The Glenholme School was awarded a certificate of special recognition for excellence in the field of special education by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who called the school “a treasure, not only for Connecticut, but for our entire country and beyond.”

Executive Director Noah Noyes, accompanied by colleagues James Masullo, Robert Fappiano, and Michael Cipriani accepted the award on behalf of the entire Glenholme School community in May during a ceremony in Bridgeport.

“What an incredible honor! I want to thank Sen. Blumenthal for recognizing our hard work, commitment and dedication to helping our students reach their full and unique potential,” said Noyes. “I also want to thank our students, their families and our talented staff for their many contributions – this award is shared equally among them.”

 Words of praise

During the ceremony, Sen. Blumenthal praised the Washington, Conn.-based special needs boarding and day school for striving to meets its students’ individual needs.


 “By preparing students for college and career opportunities, The Glenholme School helps level the playing field for young people with special needs,” Sen. Blumenthal noted. “The Glenholme School unlocks human potential, and enables young people to reach their goals and dreams.”

Noyes added, “We have a lot to be proud of at The Glenholme School. This recognition serves as a powerful reminder of the positive impact we strive to achieve on a daily basis, by helping our youth develop and nurture new skills and by providing meaningful opportunities for their success.”

The Glenholme School serves students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, depression, anxiety and other learning differences.

“My daughter has started on her next chapter, and, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and the staff at Glenholme for all your hard and dedicated efforts over these last few years.
She has come a long way, and, I know that you all have a lot to do with it.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do in the future for you.”

~ Parent Testimonial

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