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.