News from Grove School


Grove School's Arts Department invites you to our inaugural performance of Shakespeare in the Grove - Twelefth Night on June 20 at 6:30PM


Grove School is proud to present this years annual musical, Little Shop of Horrors.  Opening night is Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm, followed by an encore performance for family and friends on Friday, March 24th at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you in the audience!

A Chorus Line

Please join us as our talented performers and crew re-imagine the magic of one of Broadway's longest running shows.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, A Chorus Line provides a personal glimpse into the personalities of more than a dozen performers as they prepare for the audition of their lives. Opening Night will be a campus community event on Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00PM.

The Performance for parents, family and friends is Thursday, June 16th at 7:00PM.


On March 13th and 14th of 2016, Grove School student Brenden Jones will be presenting his personal research in the 53rd annual Junior Science and Humanities State Symposium at the University of Connecticut. Brenden, originally from Chicago, IL, is taking a class offered at Grove School called High Honors Research, Humanities, and Technology. This class focuses on a full year of independent research in the fields of science and humanities where students experience research work at a collegiate level.


Grove School's Drama Department is proud to present this spring's production of Much Ado About Nothing !  Please join us as our talented thespians and our industrious stage-crew tackle one of Shakespeare's broadest comedies. The students will perform on two consecutive evenings.  Opening Night will be a campus community event on Wednesday, March 16th at 7pm. The performance on Thursday, March 17th at  7pm is for friends, family and any other potential guests.


On Wednesday, December 16th from 6:30-7:45pm, we hope you'll attend our 2nd Annual Evening of the Arts.   Surrounded by paintings and drawings, the production will include performance art, presentations of students work from the first trimester, and a truly impressive slate of dramatic and comedic scenes to be performed by our talented Drama Club. In an exciting twist, we are very proud that this year's production will not only include the work of familiar authors and playwrights, but also a variety of performances written by our very own students at Grove. 


On Tuesday, December 15th at 1:45pm, please join us as the school's Choir presents Grove's first Winter Holiday Concert in years.  Presented by Kim Slack's musically talented students, we think you'll enjoy hearing some traditional holiday favorites in addition to some newer tunes.  The concert will take place during an in-school assembly to end the school-day.  




The Grove School is proud to have its own chapter of the National Honor Society.  NHS will welcome welcome seven new members at an Induction Ceremony scheduled for Parents Day on Monday, October 12th. The National Honor Society recognizes students that excel in the classroom and asks that they become leaders in their community. On that front, the club is looking forward to organizing fundraisers while also promoting and participating in frequent opportunities for local community service.

Dean of Students, Abby Rohr

Grove School's 2nd Annual Convocation showcased academics, activities, and clubs for the upcoming 2015-2016 School Year. Students and staff participated in presentations to highlight all the wonderful opportunities afforded to students. New academic initiative UCONN Early College Experience, AP classes, performing arts, music, sports, upcoming ASTEE (Alternative Site Therapeutic Educational Experience) trips, and after school clubs were introduced to the staff and student body.  Following the assembly, students and staff joined together for an outdoor BBQ and a Staff vs.


On Sunday, August 16, we graduated 28 young men and women.  During the ceremony, each student was introduced by a staff of their choice and then gave a speech of their own.  Over 400 people attended the event and the words of our staff and students were powerful and poignant.  Their messages were full of hope and promise.  The majority of these students will be heading to colleges such as Haverford, UConn, Assumption, Mitchell, Marist, Skidmore, University of New Haven, etc.  Another group will be heading into our PG program.  We are so proud of all of our graduates and look forward to hear


The Health Center is complete and has been fully operational for approximately 3 months. It is a real good space and we have not missed a bit in managing it nor everyone adjusting to it.


On August 10th, Grove held the First Annual 3v3 Basketball Tournament to benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.  Hole in the Wall is a camp for children and their families facing serious illnesses.  The Grove community truly came out and supported this great cause.  It was an awesome afternoon full of basketball, music, and cheering!  There were a total of 8 teams made up of students and staff.  The event raised $100, putting the Grove School total donation to the Camp over $2,000!  Thank you to the students and staff who played, cheered, and volunteered during the event!


Grove is pleased to welcome five new kids to the school. Five Nigerian Dwarf goat kids that is. Molly, Mustard, Kailia, and the twins Teddie and Pennie, joined our 18 chickens on the Grove Hobby Farm. The goats have been the topic of conversation for weeks on campus. One student remarked, “I work with goats on the farm back home, but full-sized ones. These goats are much cuter.” On our hobby farm, students learn to care for the animals and are responsible for tending the garden. They also sell our chicken eggs, with proceeds going toward farm improvements. 


On July 3rd, Grove School hosted a reunion which was attended by close to 50 former students.  Students who attended Grove from 1998 through 2013 gathered for a luncheon and tour.  Many of these students brought their husbands/wives/significant others and several even brought their young children.  The event was a huge success and the students enjoyed the company of their peers and staff from their era.  Many were surprised and awed by all of the changes to the physical plant and the program.  As the director of the program, it was encouraging to hear about all the successes of o


Within its Mission as a therapeutic Boarding School, the Grove program works to provide its students with an education that meets the student’s academic needs and promotes potential.  To achieve this Grove School embraces the challenge of providing learning options ranging from courses supported with special education method to competitively-paced College Board-approved Advanced Placement Courses.


Over the past year, Grove School has been aiming to improve our “Culture of Wellness.”  We have always been committed to improving the mental health of our students, but we are making efforts to enhance our programs for physical health in areas such as nutrition, exercise, and sleep.   We have formed a Wellness Committee made up of teachers, clinicians, administrators and nurses to meet every other week and discuss improvements and ideas to enhance our wellness programming.  Take a quick look at some of the recent changes and additions to our program. 


The Grove School campus has been buzzing with new energy as we welcome 25 students and their families into our community.  Representing 6 different states and ranging from 7th to 12th grades, our newest additions to Grove have been acclimating and asjusting to the milieu over the past two weeks.  We will continue to orient new students over the course of the fall!


Now that spring is upon us, our senior class has been able to breathe a small sigh of relief while they make decide among the many acceptances for post-graduate plans.   Now that the acceptance letters have been sent, students, parents and treatment teams are all collaborating on the decision of “where?”  The list of college acceptances so far will gives seniors some diverse options including Colgate University, University of Hartford, Hampshire College, Skidmore College, Goucher College, Lynn University, Quinnipiac University, Curry College, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode


We are excited to annouce our partnership with Sage Dining Services!  Please see the link below to learn more about Sage and to see our current menus!


The 2013 Fall Soccer Season kicked off with the team’s first week of practices with a group of 26 enthusiastic players.  The team will be made up of at least half of last year’s undefeated squad and many new recruits from the new students entering Grove this fall.  “We have a range of ages, abilities and experience this year.  We are focusing on conditioning, fitness and individual skills in our early practices, but our returning talent and new skill sets look promising for another competitive season,” says Head Coach Mike Black. 


Performances at 6:00 pm on December 12th and 13th!


Grove School Announces Online Science and Technology Partnership

with Byron Academy

The Grove School is partnering with Byron Academy to provide young women with exposure and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), a national education priority. According to the US Department of Commerce, about one-quarter of bachelor’s degrees awarded to men are in STEM fields, compared with one-tenth conferred on women.


Program helps students grow emotional intelligence, boost confidence in ability to be successful in college and young adult life, after high school