Bromley Brook Boarding School For Girls
Bromley Brook therapeutic boarding school for girls is located in the Green Mountains of southwestern Vermont, New England. At Bromley Brook, teenage girls who had difficulties in a traditional school setting can find themselves and excel at academics. Bromley Brook offers a truly individualized approach to personal growth and all-girls education - based on a comprehensive, assessment-based learning plan.
"Our best hedge against the risks of adolescence is to fortify our girls with a sense of their own value, their own power, and their own capacity to meet what they will deal with in life, and make wise choices for themselves."
The Bromley Brook follows a demanding college preparatory curriculum with a strong emphasis on science, mathematics, technology, and expressive arts, where students set goals to identify their own unique gifts and talents and transform them into a specialty with the assistance of individualized instruction. Personalized mentoring complements the academic curriculum, emphasizing college and career preparation.
The faculty at Bromley Brook boarding school for girls does not take a "one size fits all" approach to education. AnIndividualized Learning Plan for all girls entering Bromley Brook is develop within six weeks of arrival at the school, based on her unique learning styles, strengths and challenges. For example, an auditory learning style may mean that a student absorbs knowledge best through lecture and discussion. Visual learners grasp material through reading and film, whereas a kinesthetic learner likes a "hands-on" approach in her classes. Some students will use a combination of learning styles.
Students who are behind in their coursework have the opportunity for credit redemption in this year round school.
All girls are assigned to an individual counselor upon arrival. The counselor works with the girl and her family to set emotional and family goals during her stay at Bromley Brook boarding school. The counselor also arranges weekly phone calls home and maintains contact with educational consultants, if applicable.
Girls meet weekly with their counselor for an individual therapy session, and, in addition, participate in one to two group therapy sessions, each week. The therapy groups are focused on self-awareness and positive change with emphasis on anxiety management, effective communication, problem-solving, family matters, relationships, and transitions.
On-site, family sessions are strongly encouraged prior to a planned, local visitation. Periodic family meetings are important to review expectations and plans for a visitation, to process issues of concern, and to work toward the student's successful transition upon completion of the Bromley Brook program. On-campus family workshops, family counseling sessions, and carefully planned visitations result in enhanced parenting skills, improved family relationships, the establishment of clear and reasonable expectations, and a successful family integration.
The unique social needs of girls are at the center of student life at Bromley Brook therapeutic boarding school. Each girl can feel safe to explore and gain increased self-knowledge or understanding of her own personal values, goals, and coping mechanisms within the Bromley Brook School 's nurturing, encouraging and open environment.
Each girl enjoys daily directed athletics, as well as outdoor recreation, yoga, health, sexuality and nutrition education. A Bromley Brook all girls high school, student attends individual, group, and family counseling as well as personal seminars to develop increased emotional intelligence. She can explore her own spirituality through the arts of drawing, painting, pottery, photography, chorus, music instruction, writing, sharing of family traditions and ceremony, meditation, visualization and relaxation exercises and through maintaining a guided journal.
The Bromley Brook private girls school community provides openness, acceptance and personal privacy accomplished through:
- Morning and evening focus meetings.
- Group discussions two to three times weekly to process emotions and frustrations.
- Dorm Life Coaches to provide individual planning, guidance and individual discussion time.
- Projects and structure promoting peer collaboration and support.
- Quiet time for self-reflection, writing and introspection.
- Celebration of personal achievements and milestones including birthdays, holidays, seminar completion, academic achievement, learning phase completion, graduation and alumnae success.
Parents of Bromley Brook all girls boarding school students would probably answer yes to many of the following questions:
- Has your daughter connected with a peer group that makes you uncomfortable?
- Has your daughter been exhibiting some problem behaviors herself?
- Has your daughter failed in school or performed below her ability?
- Is your daughter isolating herself or closing herself off?
- Does your daughter sacrifice the values you thought she held for the sake of acceptance and fitting in with peers?
- Do you want to stop being afraid for your daughter's life?
- Was your daughter a high achiever until middle school and then lost interest in her education?
- Did your daughter have a bright future and now seems to have given up these hopes and dreams?
- Do you want your daughter to have high career aspirations?
- Do you want your daughter to attend a premier college or university?
- Do you want your daughter to be happy with who she is?
- Do you want your daughter to be well prepared to face the challenges of the future?
- Do you want your daughter to understand you?
- Do you want to understand your daughter?
Girls who are:
- Girls age 13-17
- Experiencing self-image issues
- Breaking family rules
- Sexually acting out
- Isolating from family and/or friends
- Lacking social skills
- Experiencing attention challenges
- Experiencing difficulties in reading, spelling, written/oral language, executive functioning (organizational and study skills)
- FSIQ of 95 and above
- College or career bound
- Open to learning and willing to come to the school
More Questions? Contact an Admissions Counselor at 877-830-7020
Page last updated Jun 03, 2011