Residential & Day Students
Residential Life: All About Opportunity
Residential life for Crotched Mountain School students is all about opportunities - to make lasting friendships, benefit from around-the-clock medical support and therapy and enjoy a caring environment that enriches learning beyond the classroom. Whether participating in household activities, like making dinner or enjoying outings and events, students have many ways to practice social and behavioral skills they learn in school.
A Caring Environment That Helps Students Grow
There's more to residential life at Crotched Mountain than our beautiful mountaintop setting. This is a caring environment where children feel at home and can grow. All of our residences are designed to support personal growth and development - we choose the appropriate residence for each student based on their needs.
From independent living and group homes to placements for students who require medical and behavioral supports, our housing options allow students to fully engage in life with their peers. We try to make the transition from home to school as smooth as possible - students personalize their living spaces with favorite items from home, families are encouraged to visit and participate in activities.
Together with Crotched Mountain School's residential staff, teachers, therapists and medical professionals students reinforce lessons learned in class and in therapy sessions. Helping with activities like preparing dinner, doing laundry, cleaning and completing chores emphasizes skills learned during the school day.
Students with complex and medically fragile conditions can live at Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital while enjoying Crotched Mountain School's classroom environment and daily interaction with peers.
Attentive Staff Supervision
Our licensed residences are supervised by trained staff and have a high staff-to-student ratio. Residential personnel, trained in each student's physical and emotional health care, support student's goals before and after school, as well as during nights and weekends. The staff helps students practice positive behavior, personal care and building relationships. Working with the Health Center and clinicians, they monitor students' sleep, medication and behaviors. An overnight nurse is on-call to respond to illness or injury.
Staff is available overnight in all on-campus residences; a supervisor and alternate staff are also available. Immediate crisis intervention is provided by an on-call crisis-response team who support students and residential personnel.
Exploring On and Off Campus
Exciting opportunities to explore, both on and off campus, make Crotched Mountain School a special place. From themed movie and game nights, to sports and crafts, there's a lot to enjoy. Children also spend time outdoors, on our accessible hiking trails and swimming on our waterfront. A sampling of our activities:
- Arts & Crafts
- Block parties
- Drumming circles
- Maple sugaring
- Movie nights
- Music nights
Off-campus activities, attending movies, plays, sporting events and shopping enable students to practice skills learned in school.
For more information about residential life at Crotched Mountain School, please contact:
Director of Admissions
603.547.3311 ext. 1894