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Austin presents at Academic Fair
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Austin used his laptop to present his findings on George Orwell to Deanna Cipriano.
Wyatt presents his findings
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Wyatt presented his research on the Ancient Greek Influence on Mathematics to an interested parent while his classmates Ethan and Nick look on.
Censorship Revealed
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Among the many presenters, Rose revealed her fact-finding research entitled "The Worst Part of Censorship is..."
Musical Reflection
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Ely shared his intriguing PowerPoint presentation on musical reflections of a decade in time with Dr. Queenan.
Washington, CT - Academic aficionados had their curiosities quenched at Glenholme’s annual Academic Fair on Thursday, May 26, 2011. Awaiting everyone under an enormous tent in the courtyard was an astounding showcase of 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 and presentation abilities to the test as they offered their findings in fantastic fashion to family, friends and faculty. In addition to the presentations, several performances took place in the center of the tent. Jugglers Mike and Amy worked with Rebecca Silver for a demonstration in dexterity and concentration and later, Jake and Jack sang an encouraging song for their Music and Values project.

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 is a therapeutic boarding school for young people who are often considered fragile and complex, diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety as well as learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit Devereux Connecticut.
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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: