Hampshire County School is a true one of a kind operation. Long before diagnoses like Asperger's, Autism, ADHD, and Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) were common, Hampshire Country School was educating very bright children who did not fit in socially with peers, who were very dependent on caring adults, who were "quirky." Now that those diagnoses are common, many children who might bear one or more of those diagnoses are educated and cared for at Hampshire just like they were before these diagnoses became popular. Methods are based upon their own traditions and success with those traditions.
We call this school to the attention of people looking for a therapeutic school, although technically it is not and the people who run the school do not wish to be known that way. Although the faculty includes people who are qualified clinical therapists, this school is very specific that it does not make any therapeutic claim. They accomplish what they do by nurture and by adjusting to needs of the students.
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Last Updated November 13, 2015