MADISON, Conn., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grove School in Madison, CT, a co-ed, therapeutic boarding school for adolescents, recently graduated its largest class in the history of the school. Representing 12 different states, Bermuda, and Austria, Grove School's class of 2011 exemplifies the therapeutic boarding school's commitment to enriching the individual child's academic, social, and emotional growth.
Despite having rainy weather for the first time in 25 years, the ceremony was a vibrant celebration of student achievements and relationships. The ceremony commenced with an introduction to the Class of 2011, led for the first time by Peter Chorney, Executive Director, Grove School. Before receiving his or her diploma, each student was introduced by the staff member of their choice. A testament to the relationships each student built during their time at Grove School, each deeply personal introduction highlighted the student's experience at Grove School, achievements, and the relationships each student cultivated with his or her peers. The graduates were then given an opportunity to deliver personal speeches in which many thanked their families, staff members and peers.
Grove School's President and CEO, Richard Chorney, closed the ceremonies by reflecting on the Class of 2011's journey to graduation.
"The staff at Grove has worked very hard to get the graduates who have come before you today to this stage, and I think that the students have worked equally hard to mature, to become more stable and to hone their skills academically and socially," Chorney said. "They have made good friends, both staff and students, some of whom they will be in touch with the rest of their lives. To parents, family members and friends, I think it is important to recognize just how far your student has come on his or her journey."
Grove School's Class of 2011 has a bright and diverse future, with many planning to pursue degrees at colleges and universities across the U.S. Among the colleges and universities Grove School students will attend, are: Alaska Pacific University, Champlain College, Cleveland Institute of Art, Franklin Pierce College, Goucher College, Keene State University, Landmark College, Manhattanville College, Mitchell College, Mount Holyoke College, Southern Connecticut State University, Springfield College, St. Michael's College, Trent University and West Virginia University. In addition, some students plan to enlist in the U.S. Army, pursue college internship programs, join the workforce and attend the Grove School Transition Program while matriculating at Middlesex Community College.
To learn more about Grove School in Madison, CT or to apply online, visit www.GroveSchool.org or call 203.245.2778.
About The Grove School:
Established in 1934, Grove School is a family-run, co-educational, therapeutic boarding school nestled in the shoreline community of Madison, Conn. It is a therapeutic milieu for teens with social, emotional and learning challenges that have impacted the quality of their lives. With a seamless program of clinical services, college preparatory education and diverse activities, Grove School focuses on the development of meaningful relationships and personal growth. Grove School is approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education and licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. To learn more, visit www.GroveSchool.org or call 203.245.2778.
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SOURCE The Grove School