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Posted July 9, 2004 

Aspen Education Group to Open Vermont’s First Boarding School for Under-Achieving Girls
Bromley Brook School blends rigorous academics and expanded self-awareness to help young women achieve high expectations

Lisa Freeman
Kevin/Ross Public Relations

(CERRITOS, CA – August 4, 2004) — Aspen Education Group announced today that in September it will open Vermont’s first all-girl boarding school for under-achieving teens aged 13-18. Bromley Brook School, located on a seven-acre campus in Manchester, will combine rigorous academics with personal exploration and family communication to prepare girls for future success as young women. The school will begin enrolling students immediately for the fall semester.

Bromley Brook School will utilize a small classroom setting, positive reinforcement, peer interaction and individual student counseling to help positively change the lives of young girls who are capable of high achievement but are having difficulties succeeding in school due to low self-esteem, low self-confidence and family and peer pressure.

“The Bromley Brook School offers a unique approach in all-girl boarding schools,” said Aspen Chief Executive Officer Elliot Sainer. “While most schools focus either on academics or on personal growth, our belief is that a school should provide an equal balance of both, striving for high academic achievement while providing an emotional foundation of support that builds self-esteem and character.”

“In adolescence, girls sometimes settle for less and give up pursuing their dreams,” said Executive Director Rae Ann Knopf, MSW. “Bromley Brook provides an environment rich in structure, personal guidance and staff support that helps girls rediscover who they are and re-orient themselves to their inner potential. Our mission is to teach each girl to recognize her own individual potential and to use that self-awareness to achieve more than she thought possible.”

Knopf added that each student is provided an individual learning plan based on her own abilities, as determined through a series of pre-placement tests and assessments.

Knopf brings more than 20 years of educational program development to her position at Bromley Brook. She earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and through the years has held prominent positions with several leading schools in the education industry. “I am very excited to become a part of Aspen Education’s highly regarded residential schools division and look forward to paving the way to growth and success for many female leaders of tomorrow,” Knopf said.

For admissions or general information regarding Bromley Brook School, visit, or call 866-536-2702 toll-free. Local residents may call 802-362-9966.

Aspen Education Group is the nation’s leader in providing educational opportunities that improve the quality of life for under-achieving children, teenagers and young adults and their families. Recognizing that every individual is different and challenged by different needs, Aspen offers a wide diversity of educational programs, settings and solutions that match youths’ needs with the right learning environment. Through Aspen’s 25 residential and outdoor programs in 12 states, parents can choose from a variety of therapeutic and academic environments, including boarding schools, outdoor experiential education program, and weight-loss residential academies and summer camps. In addition, Aspen operates several day schools for students with identified special education needs. Students in any of Aspen’s schools and programs benefit from the experience and depth of understanding that comes from helping tens of thousands of youths over the past two decades.

In both 2002 and 2003, Aspen Education was named among the top 100 education companies by Eduventures, a leading independent research firm dedicated to learning markets. For more information on Aspen Education visit or call 888-972-7736.

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