Madison, CT 06443
About This School
In 2010, Grove School had 4 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Connecticut average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Grove School Reviews
My son had a tremendously positive three years at Grove. In the beginning, he tested their resolve and ultimately became a student leader, tour guide and high achiever. He got into his first choice college and he still reflects on the connections he made at Grove. He had a great therapist and a caring advisor. As a family, we have so much gratitude for the Grove team. You would be lucky to have your child attend this program.
This school uses discredited therapeutic approaches (Freudian based) lacking in empirical support for their population; akin to using snake oil for strep throat when penicillin is available. The school can exhaust the family's entire savings leaving nothing to deal with for the future and funds will be needed because your "graduate" will need a life of support. Grove does little or nothing to prepare the student or family for life's future challenges. Probably due to their obsolete theoretical orientation that does not view skills training favorably, they don't help parents/ families develop necessary skills to understand their child's behavior, improve family interactions or to assist their child in a positive way. They do get kids through high school with a diploma so they hold your child well and provide expensive hobbies and recreation to them (on your nickel...100K) But, because they do nothing to help the family understand how to deal more effectively with the student, they set the family and child up for a life time of failure after "graduation". .They place graduates in unrealistic college situations; fail to provide follow-up. It is one thing to have clout to get kids into college [content removed by School Finder Review Team]. it is a far different thing to equip children and families with the skills to deal effectively with the rest of their life. Grove does not do that. Kids leave totally unprepared to deal with life and responsibility is returned to parents who are as unprepared and unable to cope as they were when they dropped their kid off at a $100,000 high school. If the goal is ditching your kid for a few years to a place he/she can pursue expensive activities (scuba diving, polo..well maybe not polo but everything else), Grove may fit the bill. If you want excellent therapy, education, skills development, family involvement, future planning and you want to be able to reintegrate him/her into the family, Grove is not the place for your child. For 100K, shouldn't a school be forced to provide state of the art treatment that has empirical support? Scarcity of excellent alternatives by desperate parents may make Grove seem to be a possibility especially by parents more concerned with today's meltdown than what may happen tomorrow. Let me tell you from experience, tomorrow will be a whole lot worse and more expensive if you choose a school that does not educated parents and help families cope more effectively as a unit. This school is a disaster if that is your goal.