The Glenholme School is located on 110 acres near the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Tucked amid the wooded surroundings are playing fields, a workout center, stables and a 300-seat arts center.
Glenholme’s Athletic Program is designed to contribute to the health, wellness and team spirit of the school’s student community. Fair play, handling the thrill of winning and learning graceful defeat are skills that are designed to transfer to classroom, home and useful in developing lasting friendships. Character values are part of the instructional skills that teach and support teamwork, responsibility, respect, fairness and honesty. Many of the students participate in interscholastic sports, proudly bearing the blue and gold of our Grizzlies. The remainder of the school’s student community pursue other physical activities through their choice of recreational programming. Often these activities form levels of intramural sport events that enjoy moderate levels of team development.
Glenholme’s equestrian program offers students therapeutic, educational, and recreational opportunities in equitation, horsemanship, stable management, vocational education, and community service.
The program is committed to safety and horsemanship and incorporates the school’s core values specific to Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Community Service, Kindness and Fairness linked to the Glenholme Motivational Management Approach. It provides an optimal learning environment that emphasizes the development of a strong, positive character and moral responsibility.
The school’s philosophy focuses on the whole experience, learning to live and thrive with others, being an integral part of a learning community through the wealth of program offerings each day. The four ingredients necessary to achieve effective therapeutic treatment are environmental design, planning, consistency and predictability. Collectively these address the frequent challenges and special needs of each individual.