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Linden Hill School


154 South Mountain Road
Northfield, Massachusetts, USA

Linden Hill School, established in 1961 and located in Northfield, MA, is the country’s oldest junior boarding school for boys with language-based learning differences. The school’s mission is to narrow the gap between poor performance and high potential. Our goal is to help boys make the most of their capabilities and thus enable them to succeed not only in school, but in life. The program is designed to address the academic, social, emotional, and athletic needs of 9 to 16 year old boys with average to superior intelligence who have dyslexia or other language-based learning differences. Additionally, boys who wish to learn English as a second language find our program ideally suited to mastering reading, writing, and speaking in English. Prior to attending Linden Hill, many boys have experienced frustration and academic failure because the instruction they received did not match their learning needs. For boys who have struggled in other schools, a safe, nurturing environment is essential. At Linden Hill, all boys are given the opportunity to be successful in a community of their peers who share an understanding of learning differences. Generally, students are in ungraded classes: a boy may be doing 5th grade language arts and 8th grade math. In addition, we offer a formal high school Freshman Program. Those 9th graders share classes and activities, yet are given individualized instruction and appropriate remediation. The school provides a “home away from home” atmosphere and a highly structured learning environment. The combination of a warm, supportive milieu, small classes, specialized language-intensive curriculum, and caring experienced teachers, helps boys gain self-reliance and confidence while strengthening their academic skills and knowledge....

Grades Offered: 9 to 12
School Type: Co-ed
Religious Affiliation: All Religions Welcome
Post-Grad Year: No
Saturday Classes: No
Classroom Dress Code: n/a
Average Class Size: 25 Students
ESL Courses: No
Summer Program: No