Students are assigned to a residences (called “cabins”) based on age, developmental maturity, and peer group “fit” with other students. Each cabin has its own core team of staff, headed by a Milieu Director and a Masters level Clinical Coordinator, who oversees the development and implementation of the students’ Individual Treatment Plans.
Each dorm has common areas with entertainment options, laundry facilities, and single and double bedrooms. Bedrooms are furnished with twin beds, desks, chairs, and closet organizers. Students are encouraged to bring pictures and posters from home to decorate their room.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in our campus dining hall or in cabin kitchen areas. Meals are eaten family-style with staff and students together enjoying time to socialize politely during mealtimes.
Between intramural athletic teams, arts, volunteer opportunities, off campus trips to town and nearby sights, our students are actively engaged after school and on weekends. When the school day is over, you might find our students kayaking, fishing, playing a game of disc golf on the course around campus, practicing for an upcoming basketball game in our full-sized basketball gym, going for a group hike in one of the many nearby state parks, playing Dungeons and Dragons, or volunteering at a local animal shelter. Our activities aim to reflect current student (and staff!) interests and passions, hence are always changing. Many residential students have jobs in the local community, and are supported by our job coaches in these endeavors. Students have structures downtime available to them, so they can read, draw, or play videogames when taking a break from group activities.
Weekends remain highly structured and supervised, but also provide the opportunity to take longer trips around the New England area. Favorite spots include local hikes, ceramics studios, seasonal fairs, visiting Boston, shopping at the local mall, and catching a movie. New opportunities occur each weekend as the interests of our students and staff emerge and evolve.