What is the profile of the
typical Granite Hill School student?
Granite Hill School accepts boys and girls ages 11 through 21. Most students who apply
for admission to Granite Hill School have Primary
DSM-IV Axis I diagnoses which could include ADD, Anxiety Disorder, Oppositional
Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Motor Tic Disorders,
Dysthymic Disorder, Mild to Moderate Depression, Asperger's Syndrome,
or similar mental health disorders. Secondarily, students
at Granite Hill School may have a specific language based learning disability
or a non-verbal learning disability. Most candidates have been unsuccessful
in traditional educational settings due to disruptive behaviors, under
developed social skills, or difficulty in mastering core academic skills.
Is Granite Hill School a Therapeutic based program?
Granite Hill School offers a range of clinical services including - but not limited to
- the following; Individual and group therapy from licensed personnel, individual social
development plans (ISDPs) created by a behavior specialist and coordinated clinical team
supervision designed to meet individual student needs within the school setting. The program
utilizes therapeutic responses to student needs to provide a healthy and cohesive learning
environment throughout the school.
How are students assessed at Granite Hill School?
Upon admission, and annually thereafter, each student undergoes a battery
of achievement and diagnostic evaluations and tests. These instruments
measure academic, social, and behavioral achievement. These instruments
also pinpoint specific areas of academic weakness so that efforts can
be concentrated toward building specific skills.
What are the qualifications of the Granite Hill School faculty
Granite Hill School employs administrators and special educators who hold masters level degrees.
All teaching faculty are certified educators in the State of New Hampshire, and are
highly qualified in their subject areas.
Is Granite Hill School part of a faith-based organization?
Although Granite Hill School heartily supports the religious affiliations
of its students, the school is non-denominational, non-sectarian, and
independent. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or disability.