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Allynwood Academy at Carnegie Hall

Allynwood Academy’s music director, Paul Geer, will lead the Golden Hat Foundation choir on November 16 at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City. The celebrity fundraising event supports actress Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation, which celebrates the intellectual … Continue reading

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Allynwood Academy – details

Accreditation: Allynwood is committed to providing the best and most effective education, recovery and therapeutic services to our students and to maintain the highest ethical standards. To ensure adherence to professional best practices and standards, Allynwood is accredited through the … Continue reading

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More than a name change – Allynwood Academy

What has changed? • Lower and tiered tuition structure – costs decrease as a student moves from platform to platform. As students successfully manage incremental increases in freedom, choice and independence, tuition costs decrease as students need less structure and … Continue reading

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Introducing Allynwood Academy

Review our new brochure at http://allynwoodacademy.uberflip.com/i/186516. Allynwood Academy, a name which corresponds to our new program design, will provide three different platforms of structure, choices, privileges and freedoms to meet the needs of our students both when they begin their … Continue reading

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Can I trust the admissions director?

Most parents recognize that quality schools and programs have independent oversight from either licensing or accrediting organizations (depending on state), and that provides some measure of confidence that the school is adhering to established standards of professional best practice and … Continue reading

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Spending time together…

Interesting how time changes our perspective.  For so many prospective and new parents, FFS is an intervention for their child, stemming from fear and desperation and with fragile hope for what might be.  But for alumni parents who wrote to me … Continue reading

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An unexpected measure of success

A recent experience with an alumni student reminded me that the way we measure success may need to be redefined.  At 1:30 in the morning, an alumni student showed up at the school asking for help.  He walked away from … Continue reading

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8 Vital Skills from a mother’s perspective

Check out this interesting and informative article from “Survival Mom”: http://thesurvivalmom.com/2012/07/07/7-vital-skills-to-teach-your-children-that-will-trump-an-ivy-league-education/ She hits the mark dead on.  We should all be focusing on these with the children and adolescents we are responsible for – both by teaching and modeling. I … Continue reading

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Nothing short of a miracle

When we left Steve at FFS on January 11, 2011, we could not imagine his going on to anything more than community college or some kind of training program for a trade.  To have him enter a first-class college is … Continue reading

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School tour checklist for parents…

A checklist for parents when visiting a therapeutic boarding school or similar program.  (c)  Jeff Brain 2009 1. Be open minded. You are seeking a unique learning and therapeutic environment for your child since he/she has not been successful in … Continue reading

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