Valley View School
5.00 (5 reviews)
- Valley View School is a small, private therapeutic preparatory school providing a year round therapeutic environment for boys between the ages of eleven and sixteen who are having difficulty coping with their family, the world around them, and themselves.
- While these boys are generally bright, healthy youngsters from a wide variety of family and geographic backgrounds, they all share a common experience performing below their academic and social potential and behaving in a self-defeating manner.
|School Type||Alternative School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other school association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 6-12|
|Total Students||50 students|
|Student Body Type||All-boys|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||11 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||6 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(long pants, collared shirt)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$71,500|
|Tuition Notes||$71,500 for the 12-month program.|
|Total Sports Offered||15 sports|
|Sports||Archery, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Paddle Tennis, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate FrisbeeArchery, Basketball,|
Climbing, Cross Country,
Flag Football, Golf,
Ice Hockey, Mountain Biking,
Nordic Skiing, Paddle Tennis,
Nearby Private Schools
- The nearest high school is Stetson School, An affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation (5.7 miles away)
- The nearest elementary school is Appleseed Montessori School (2.3 miles away)
- The nearest preschool is Appleseed Montessori School (2.3 miles away)
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- North BrookfieldGrades: PK-KG | 38 students
331 N Main St
North Brookfield, MA 01535
- North BrookfieldGrades: NS-PK | 20 students
34 Hillsville Road
North Brookfield, MA 01535
- BarreGrades: 3-12 | 99 students
455 South St. P.O. Box 309
Barre, MA 01005
- WareGrades: NS-8 | 110 students
South & Charles Streets
Ware, MA 01082
- WarrenGrades: K-12 | 19 students
Po Box 1027
Warren, MA 01083
Valley View School changed our 13 year old son's life and the life of our entire family. The staff's dedication to his emotional development allowed him to achieve change that we never could have dreamed of.
- Posted by Parent - jsimp
Our son suffers from heavy ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, executive functioning skills. This lead to depression. Before Valley View he was barely functional, refusing therapy and battling medication. At the age of 11, he manifested suicidal ideations. After working with an educational placement specialist, we sent him to an outdoor immersion program (SUWS in North Carolina) where he did very well. Knowing that he needed to be in a 24/7 therapeutic environment, we made the very difficult decision to send him to a therapeutic boarding school - Valley View. As parents, this was the best decision we ever made. We are absolutely thrilled with the staff at Valley View. They are able to balance on the fine line between being supportive and disciplinarian when needed. The boys are held accountable for their actions - which helps them learn appropriate behavior. This is NEVER done in a physical or fearful way. It is done through talk therapy - breaking down difficult situations as a learning opportunity. I AM THRILLED TO REPORT THAT MY SON HAS MADE A COMPLETE TURN-AROUND! Not only is he happy at Valley View, he is a very positive and thoughtful person when at home. On his last trip home he even brought out the garbage when it was full - without being asked to! Academically, he is now working to his potential. And, most importantly, as a human being, he is able to have a loving, respectful relationship with his family. I cannot fathom any of the negative reviews of Valley View. This is simply not the school that I know or credit with saving my son.
- Posted by Parent - regih
Valley View School for Boys is a blessing, for our son and our family. We did not know if our son could fit their program. They have shown him how and he is becoming a happy and able young man.
- Posted by Parent - sefro
As a parent I found Valley View's physical setting, theraputic program and staff all to be exceptional. My son is living a normal life as a result of the time he spent at Valley View.
- Posted by Parent - Swen
Our son has been at Valley View for a year. We tried everything to deal with his oppositional and defiant behavior, including wilderness therapy, before making the very difficult decision to send him to a therapeutic boarding school. His behaviors affected his relationships at school, at home, on sports teams and with peers and no one seemed to be capable of helping him. The staff at Valley View has developed a structured system that helps the boys to recognize the consequences of their self-destructive behaviors. I have been to the school multiple times and have spoken with staff every week. I have witnessed their composure and compassion. Their mission is to truly change the direction of a young man's life and they take that role very seriously. If you are considering sending your son to a therapeutic boarding school, Valley View is also a place where he will not fall behind academically. (Our daughter attends an elite private school in Washington DC and our standards for teachers are very high.) We had parent-teacher conferences with all of our son's teachers at Valley View and we were impressed. They care deeply about the success of each student and challenge each according to his academic level. We have seen great progress in our son and we now believe he will leave Valley View with the skills he needs to have a happy and successful life.
- Posted by Parent - riley
September 30, 2017
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September 29, 2017
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