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The antique traveling pizzeria, the Big Green Truck, served a spectacular lunch to kick off the Academic Fair.
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At the Academic Fair, Spencer presented a highly informative  work entitled, "Imperialism: America's Best Weapon."
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Ms. Barrett's students researched simple machines. Pictured above, Robert explained the history and functions of the screw.
Washington, CT - The antique traveling pizzeria, the Big Green Truck, delivered delectable on-site wood-fired pizza, scrumptious salad and refreshing gelato for Glenholme parents as a prelude to the annual Academic Fair. Awaiting the excited admirers was an impressive array of collections, demonstrations, models, observations, experiments, and research projects in arts, sciences, mathematics, music and more.

After months of immeasurable effort theorizing, researching, experimenting, and collecting, the Academic Fair put students’ hypotheses to the test as they presented their findings in fantastic fashion. From dazzling dances to tasty treats, the spectacular showcase of academic excellence filled every corner of the Glenholme gymnasium on Thursday, May 27 with energy and excitement for education.

Glenholme believes the experiences gained through participation in the Academic Fair are essential to the educational development of students. By participating, students can not only gain new knowledge and skills, but also expand their educational experiences of the classroom. Academic fair projects encourage students to design and complete projects which will promote critical thinking skills and foster creativity. This type of experience is crucial to the development of student knowledge and encourages them to work together in a cooperative manner with peers, teachers, parents and other individuals

The Academic Fair is an all-encompassing experience for Glenholme students and supports many values of the school by promoting personal responsibility, respect for diversity, fairness of others, family involvement, and spirit of unity. Each year the campus anticipates the unparalleled educational event only the Academic Fair can provide.

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: