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The backhoe takes over the Glenholme soccer field on November 16, 2009.
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By December 1st, the form of the Center for the Art's foundation is evident.
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Construction continues through the wintery conditions. Photo taken on December 10, 2009.
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After seven years of unwavering fundraising efforts and a star-studded groundbreaking event in May with James Marsden and Jessica Biel, Devereux Glenholme commenced construction on the long-awaited Center for the Arts on November 16, 2009. Although the construction of the building has started and fundraising for phase I has concluded successfully, the campaign continues for phase II of the project.

The Center for the Arts is an essential program mission, which is to make the arts a vital, effective and ongoing part of every student’s life. Linked to the Motivational Management System, the arts program is designed to impact positively on each individual in both artistic skills and social competencies that will assist them in mastering their treatment plan goals. As an activity-based program, the arts provide sequential experiences in the practice of creating that enable young people to understand and to express themselves in ways that do not depend solely on the written or spoken word. The arts convey knowledge and meaning often not learned through the study of other subjects. As an educational institution serving children with special needs, we have the obligation to provide the opportunity of a well-rounded education.

The Center for the Arts will become home to the school’s theatre, art, dance, and music programs. In addition, it will serve as the one venue on campus with ample space to accommodate large events and performances in a truly authentic setting. The Center for the Arts will provide a safe and stable environment for exploration of the fine arts at Glenholme.

The construction on the Center for the Arts will continue through the cold winter months and with the continued support Glenholme has received in recent years, the ribbon cutting ceremony for the completed Center for the Arts could be in time for the school’s summer musical performance in August 2010.

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Devereux Glenholme is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: