An Educational Consultant’s Notes on The Greenwood School

The Greenwood SchoolThe Greenwood School, a junior boarding school, enrolls boys ages 9–14; they have 42 boarding and 5 day students.

Students have been diagnosed with: dyslexia, specific language-based learning disabilities/learning differences (LD); receptive language and/or expressive language deficits; executive functioning deficits; attention difficulties (ADD or ADHD); disorders of written expression; dysgraphia; or, speech and language needs.

You will often find many learning differences clustered together in the learning profiles of most Greenwood students.

I found the Greenwood students and faculty exceptional.

Together they have built an amazing community. It is a true family where students are very excited about learning. Kids are very happy, and energized by their surroundings. I heard stories about hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, skate boarding, skiing, flashlight tag, and baking bread in and out door oven. The school has a new, and expanded wood shop, where the boys build villages with “peeps” and incorporate them into their other academic classes. I met a variety of budding musicians who participate in school bands.

Greenwood forges a deep partnership with the family and child throughout the student’s learning and educational experience at school. The school’s structure frees the boys to be kids/themselves. I came away with the true meaning of “family” from morning circle to the weekend activities.  Greenwood is a great school for specific learning styles and where students leave with self confidence.

Marylou Marcus

Marylou Marcus draws on 25+ years as an independent school educator & Director of Admission & Financial Aid when working with a family to find the best private school fit for their child. Contact Marylou for help in your search for the right prep school or visit to learn more about her work with families.

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