Glenhaven Academy

Our mission at Glenhaven Academy is to build a community-centered around respect for each other and for our environment. Through sophisticated clinical leadership and individualized care, we create opportunities for our students to experience success daily. We support a culture where students embrace their resiliency and develop internal capacities that allow their future to be greater than their past.  We provide comprehensive clinical, educational, vocational, and medical services for youth and adolescents. In addition, we offer inclusive health and mental health services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex (LGBTQI), and allied youth. 

Glenhaven side of building
At a Glance
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Focus: Glenhaven creates an environment that helps students heal and develop necessary skills to have a successful future. In addition, we provide Inclusive, nondiscriminatory services to youth with diverse gender & sexual identities & expressions.
Age: 12-21
Gender: male, female, transgender, non-conforming
Capacity: 36
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Krystal Sevigny
Program Director
56-58 Framingham Road
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 481-8077 ext. 210
Glenhaven at a Glance
A collage of Glenhaven students on swings, in the music room and writing on the whiteboard


Highly trained staff share the belief that we cannot solve our students’ problems or change their pasts, but we can equip them with the skills that will help them lead healthy and happy lives. A primary focus is the ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency) treatment framework, which focuses on supporting our students in safely managing their overwhelming emotions in order to work on improving their relationships with those around them. We help our students explore their sense of self separate from their past experiences by fostering and developing their skills and interests so they form a positive identity. We offer community-based services as students prepare to transition, which focuses on life skills development in order to support students for living independently or with their families.

Lanewood and Glenhaven also provide opportunities for students who are LGBTQI and LGBTQI allies who would benefit from an environment where they can work through identified treatment goals in a confidential, nurturing, safe, and supportive environment. Staff are trained in the ARC (attachment, regulation, competency) model and work to support students as they are working through treatment.

We provide intensive, holistic services and resources to students that are welcoming and nonjudgmental, respectful of preferred terms for sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We also offer services and supports to family members to ensure the families/identified supports receive services that will allow for a successful reunification or transition plan to allow for long-term success. Our experienced, appropriately trained, and affirming health and mental health providers address mental health and physical healthcare needs. We provide educational, clinical, vocational, and medical services to all students.

Competency/Vocational opportunities include:

Music lessons          Art lessons                   Animal care

Volunteering            Camp counselor          Sports seagues

Yoga                        Horseback riding         Martial arts

Glenhaven Activities


Glenhaven Academy
Hear what students, staff and parents have to say about Glenhaven Academy.
Cori Slater
Cori Slater
Director of Operations

Cori is a hands-on, active leader.  She always puts students' needs first and leads by example.

Rachel Vishniac
Rachel Vishniac
Clinical Director

Rachel brings a creative approach to her work with our students and a deep sophistication in her clinical work.

King Jeffrey Danso
King Jeffrey Danso
Residential Director

King is so passionate about his job that he joined two different departments.  King is a strong advocate for our students and a leader amongst our staff.

Student and Clinician on lawn swing
Student and Clinician on swings
Two students playing a board game at a table
Our Students

We specialize in working with students who have experienced significant challenges in life resulting in difficulties regulating their emotional and physiological responses. At Glenhaven Academy they have the opportunity to live in a safe and supportive community where they can develop their capacities for self-regulation to improve their relationships and maximize their strengths. Through this approach, we prepare our students to navigate the complexities of everyday life.

Academics - Universal Design for Learning

Our class size is limited to eight students and ensures personal interactions with teachers through group and differentiated learning curricula. Subsequently, teachers and staff are able to meet our students' individual needs while keeping pace with the home school’s requirements. We strive to be as current as possible and in doing so employ most of our curriculum-based learning with the support of Chrome Books and Google apps.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) was selected as the academic model for The Meadowridge Schools as it closely mirrors our clinical Model, ARC. Both models emphasize understanding and supporting each student’s unique needs while also showcasing their strengths in order to help them maximize their potential. Our flexibility and planning allow us to cultivate an environment that supports our students in feeling a sense of safety and trust in their relationships, which supports emotion regulation and engaged learning.   

Clinical Work

Clinical Interventions are guided by the ARC treatment framework. A clinical treatment plan is designed for each student based on their individual strengths and needs, which is implemented in individual, group, and family therapy as well as in the milieu and classroom. Specific trauma- informed interventions include trauma-sensitive yoga, Neurofeedback, Trauma Drama, and SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment), which is an evidence-based practice.

Trauma Informed Treatment

Glenhaven Academy prides itself upon its trauma-informed milieu. Our milieu counselors have a thorough understanding of the role they play in the healing process and view every interaction as a learning experience and teachable moment for our students. We support our students in building safe and effective regulation strategies to manage the emotions that arise daily and that are often connected to their trauma histories. We use these moments as a form of parallel trauma processing to provide feedback to clinical staff on an individual’s readiness to safely tolerate overwhelming emotions, which significantly connects to the course of individual therapy. Competency also plays a key role in our milieu and the overall treatment our students receive. Competency helps our students to realize they are not defined by the negative experiences they have had in life and can achieve immeasurable successes in their future.

Photos of the living room, soccer field and community area at Glenhaven Academy


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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.