Crotched Mountain School Celebrates the Class of 2016

School Grad 2016 

Graduates urged to always do their best, and not set limits for themselves

GREENFIELD, NH  – The Crotched Mountain School Class of 2016 celebrated graduation on Friday, June 17, 2016.  Seventeen students stepped-up to the podium to receive diplomas and certificates from principal Andra Hall.

The Crotched Mountain School Class of 2016 comprised students from throughout New England and the eastern United States who completed their individualized educational programming.

Graduation speakers included Mary Conroy, Executive Director of Special Olympics New Hampshire, and Charles Giacopelli, father of one of this year’s graduates. Conroy told graduates that their potential is only limited by what they allow themselves to achieve, and she encouraged them to always strive to do their very best. Giacopelli described his son Chris’s experience at Crotched Mountain School, and praised the personalized support Chris received from the entire school community.

Crotched Mountain School principal Andra Hall, said, “As I reflect on the past year, I am overwhelmed by the learning that took place, but also the personal growth and development I witnessed in our graduates. As we celebrate the next step in their journey, I know each of them will make a positive impact on the world in their own personal way.”

The Crotched Mountain School specializes in providing educational services and therapies to over 100 children with diagnoses including autism, emotional disorders, developmental disabilities, and complex medical conditions. The School works in partnership with families and local communities to achieve the highest degree of educational, vocational and social independence possible for every student.

Crotched Mountain School’s annual graduation ceremony was held in Carter Hall on the Crotched Mountain campus in Greenfield, New Hampshire.


Crotched Mountain School Class of 2016 graduate, Krista, prepares for the graduation ceremony with staff member Amanda Velez.

About Crotched Mountain Foundation

Crotched Mountain Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 1953 with a mission to serve individuals with disabilities and their families, embracing personal choice and development, and building communities of mutual support. Crotched Mountain provides specialized education, rehabilitation, community and residential support services for more than 3,000 people throughout New England and New York. For more information about Crotched Mountain, please visit 

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