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Glenholme students, Brandon K and Annabel O, assist residents at the Candlewood Valley Nursing Home.
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Enjoying the evening of recognition at the Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitiation facility, Glenholme students take as brief pause for a group photo.
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During a recent spring effort Alex, Andrew and Robert volunteered their time and energy to preserve the trails of The Flanders Nature Center.
Washington, CT - The Glenholme Community Service Program continues to have a positive effect on the quality of life for area residents, the environment, and the campus community. Unlike other schools, Glenholme’s program is operated on a volunteer basis and historically has enjoyed 100% participation from the student population in various community service endeavors. From campus fundraisers and clean-ups to nursing home visits and environmental efforts, students are empowered by their volunteer experiences in the school’s community service program and it shows.

Many students of Nursing Home become surrogate grandchildren for the residents of the Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation (CVHR) in New Milford. Playing bingo, sharing stories and simply enjoying the refreshing company of young people brightens the day for these individuals. Each year, CVHR rewards the dedication of the students with a festive night full of fantastic food, merry music and delightful dancing! It’s truly a unique experience that only volunteering can provide.

Environmental efforts also provide great rewards. Many industrious Glenholme students regularly volunteer their time and energy to maintaining and preserving the trails of local nature preserves for future generations. Recently, Community Service began the 2010 program at Flanders Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, which encompasses more than 40 open areas and over 2,000 acres in Woodbury, Bethlehem, Middlebury, and Southbury. Pride, self-appreciation and the enjoyment of nature are just a few empowering experiences for these volunteers.

By giving to the community, students give to themselves. Personal achievement, overcoming obstacles, meeting new people, gaining new perspectives are just a few outcomes that have a positive effect on the quality of life of the community and those who dedicate their time to volunteering.  Glenholme encourages community service and the students are empowered by their efforts.

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, 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: