Maplebrook School (Amenia, NY) works with a clearly defined range of students between the ages of 11 and 18 in the academic program and between 18 and 21 in The Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Studies (C.A.P.S.) program.
These students have learning differences and/or ADD and have low average abilities that make it difficult to thrive in traditional academic and social settings. Students must have a minimum IQ of 70 and be willing to make a commitment to their academic work in spite of learning differences.
Maplebrook is not equipped to work with students who have primary emotional or social needs.
The mission of Maplebrook is to provide quality academic programs for youngsters with learning differences and/or who may exhibit a learning disorder. Through small group and individualized instruction, students will be assisted in reaching his/her academic, social, vocational and physical potential. Maplebrook’s home-like environment provides the necessary experiences to allow students the opportunity to assume a more independent life in society.
The academic curriculum works to strengthen and remediate academic weaknesses in each student. Students work toward developing the self-awareness and social skills necessary for appropriate participation in the community. Students develop peer support consisting of companionship, friendship, and support. The school offers a wide variety of structured and non-structured physical activities designed to assist students in the areas of health care, physical fitness, and sportsmanship.
Maplebrook works with each student to develop life, vocational and independent living skills for all students. Kids were great and the faculty extraordinarily dedicated!