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Northfield, Massachusetts, USA
All Boys, No Religious Affiliation
Since 1961, Linden Hill School has been serving the needs of bright students with learning differences in a traditional and nurturing boarding environment. Small, individualized classes with multi-sensory approach. ELL available. Rural setting offering close proximity to many cultural experiences and outdoor recreation. Expanded extra-curricular activities including winter ski program, soccer, wrestling, ultimate frisbee, basketball, tennis, and golf. Co-ed summer program also available blending academics and traditional camp activities with weekend trips and special events.
154 South Mountain RoadNorthfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Admissions Phone:(413) 498-2907Toll-Free Admissions:(866) 498-2906Fax:866-498-2908
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Summary: The Linden Hill academic program incorporates various methods to assist students in acquiring necessary skills for secondary school and life. However, at the heart of this pedagogy, is the Orton-Gillingham method. The School, being ungraded, facilitates students placement in classes based on similar academic needs rather than by age alone. The curriculum, closely aligned to the state frameworks, allows students to progress at their own pace.
Department Director: Mark Jackson
Average Class Size: 3
Full Time Teachers: 14
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 50.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:3
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Notable Achievements: Poetic Achievement Award , Creative Communications, Art Achievement Award
Summary: The Linden Hill residential life program facilitates growth in personal organization, independence, time management, self-advocacy and to reinforce the core values. Respecting and building trust with dorm mates, being responsible for one’s actions and possessions, and learning tolerance serve as examples of lessons learned through boarding at Linden Hill.
Department Director: Matthew Hart
Number of Dorms: 3
Average Students Per Dorm: 10
No. of Boys Dorms: 3
Dress Code: Formal
Summary: The weekends provide a break from the school routine with structure. Weekend trips support the school theme and current curriculum but also reflect the boys’ interests. Trips might include a museum, local festival or attraction and are balanced with miniature golf, movies, sporting events, etc. In the winter months boys participate in a weekly ski or snowboarding program. Traveling as a group builds community and common experiences.
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Summary: Research proves the value of the arts in education. Following a rotation of Visual Arts, Performance Arts, and Computer Technology provides students with a hands-on venue for self–expression, creative output and stimulation throughout the school year. Creative arts projects are displayed throughout the school.
Arts Department Director: Nicole Darling
Athletics Department Director: Garth LaPointe
Summary: The Linden Hill Summer Program offers a blend of academic remediation with traditional camp activities and exciting weekend trips.
Department Director: Matt Hart
July 08, 2012 to July 28, 2012
The program is a blend of morning academics followed by traditional camp activities. Geared toward helping students refresh and preview concepts as well as bolster self confidence. Weekend trips offer wonderful opportunities for experiential learning around New England.
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2012
Financial Aid Available: No
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