The Charlton School

About The Charlton School

The Charlton School is a not-for-profit residential treatment center and special education school for girls in the 8th to 12th grades. We are licensed and regulated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, the New York State Education Department, and the New York State Health Department. Our governing body is a volunteer Board of Trustees.

Established in 1895 as an orphanage, The Charlton School became a residential treatment center for teenage girls in 1954 when it became clear that these girls were being underserved. Today, Charlton deploys the most modern and evidenced-based treatment and educational approaches available to help girls who are struggling to be successful in school and life. We have a maximum capacity of twenty-five residential students and thirty-eight students in Ketchum Grande Memorial School which includes day students from local school districts.

The Charlton School offers many programs designed to help students develop a wide range of educational, emotional, and social skills, and the knowledge and confidence to apply them to all aspects of their lives—now and in the future.


Psychology Intern

July 2019 - August 2019 Burnt Hills, NY
“I loved how I was able to get the perspectives of several different jobs on a daily basis. I am also grateful that although was am not qualified to sit in on personal counseling/therapy sessions, I was able to form great relationships with some of the students and get a sense of their backgrounds and why they may have behaved/acted the way they did. Although I didn't contribute to their academic performance directly, I found myself to be a support system for the students and while it was stressful at points, it definitely changed my perspective on many aspects of mental health.”
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