Posted: Jul 16, 2008, 11:56
Grove School is a college preparatory therapeutic boarding school for young men and women ages 11-18 years old. Students have average or above average intelligence yet struggle in their home settings, schools or with peer relationships.
Founded in 1934, Grove School is licensed by the Connecticut State Department of Children and Families (DCF), and is a member of NATSAP, the World Federation for Mental Health and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Richard L. Chorney, President/ CEO, started at the Grove School in 1986 as Executive Director. Peter Chorney, BA in Psychology and School Psychology, MS in Special Education, is the school's current Executive Director. Dr. Richard Ruben, Medical Director, has worked at the school for 20 years and Kathy Kimmel, Admissions Director, holds a Master's in Social Work.
The Grove School's college-prep courses include English, Math, Social Studies and Science, in addition to a vast array of electives such as music, drama, fine arts, computer science, Spanish and journalism. Students also participate in bi-weekly individual therapy and weekly group therapy.
Varsity and junior varsity levels of soccer, basketball and baseball, and intramural team sports in hockey and tennis, are part of the recreation program at Grove School. Off-Campus activities include skiing, snowboarding, fishing, camping, hiking, golf, sailing and canoeing.
[The information for this New Perspective came from the Grove School website.]