Director of Communication and Outreach
(802) 467-1200 x 111
(802) 467-1041 fax
August 12, 2005
King George School Lives On
Sutton, VT, - The King George School will not be going away any
time soon. The school that refused to shut down on March 25 is
still going strong and intends to keep going long into the future.
Days before the Chapter 7 bankruptcy auction, the King George
School (KGS) campus was visited by Debra Osteen, President of
the Behavior Health Services division of Universal Health Services,
Inc. (UHS). While on campus, Ms. Osteen met with Dr. Karen Fitzhugh,
Head of School, and was given a tour of the campus. During her
time on campus, Ms. Osteen and Dr. Fitzhugh were able to discuss
plans for the continued operation of the school.
Dr Fitzhugh was notified late Friday morning that the judge had
signed the order, finalizing the results of the auction. Now that
the auction is over, the staff at KGS has already begun working
with the staff at UHS to integrate systems. Dr. Fitzhugh does
not anticipate any disruption in the level of service that is
currently being provided to the families and students at the school.
Dr. Fitzhugh said that she was pleased that Universal won the
bid because they have an outstanding service record, and have
committed to allowing the team at KGS to continue on with their
"We succeeded in achieving all three of our objectives in
refusing to shut the school down. We have been able to and will
continue to maintain the same level of care for our students and
families that we are known for, we have and will be able to continue
to provide employment to our extremely dedicated staff, and we
have and can continue to support the communities in which we operate,"
Dr. Fitzhugh said.
The King George School will continue to operate under the umbrella
of the Behavioral Health Division at UHS.
The King George School is a private co-educational
emotional growth boarding school in northeast Vermont. The school
works with students who have a demonstrated interest in the visual,
performing, and creative arts, and who have identified needs for
emotional growth. Students that are accepted at the King George
School are bright, capable learners with a high interest in proceeding
on to college after receiving their high school diploma. For more
information, call Mary
Reinhardt, Director of Admissions at (802) 467-1200 x 106.