Children & Adolescents

Mulberry Bush Independent School

Who we are

The Mulberry Bush Independent School is an on-site, private, not-for-profit early learning center operated by the Brattleboro Retreat. We serve approximately fifty children between the ages of eight weeks to six years. We also offer afterschool programs for young people up to the age of twelve as well as summer programs for children ages 6—12.


BRIDGES (The Brattleboro Retreat Individually Developed & Guided Education Services) is a therapeutic day school program serving students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade, ages 5-22.

BRIDGES is part of the Meadows Educational Center at the Brattleboro Retreat, which is a state-approved independent school.

Adolescent Inpatient Program

Adolescence can be a time of upheaval and uncertainty. If your daughter or son is also struggling with serious social, emotional, or psychiatric issues, then short-term hospital care may be a necessary step toward a healthier, more rewarding life.

The Brattleboro Retreat's Adolescent Inpatient Program offers crisis stabilization, specialized treatment, and aftercare planning for young people ages 12 to 18. 

Adolescent Residential Program

Adolescent Girl with Basketball

The Linden Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents provides age-appropriate care for young people between the ages of 13 and 18. We provide three home-style, co-ed settings that together can accommodate up to 19 individuals who receive enhanced opportunities for independent life skills training and experience.

Children's Inpatient Program


The Children's Inpatient Program space was designed with a thoughtful combination of best practices in clinical space design infused with a strong sense of wonder for the young people in our care.

The Children's Inpatient Program space includes:

Children's Residential Program

Expert Residential Care for Children Ages 6 to 14 

The Abigail Rockwell Children's Center (ARCC) is a multi-track treatment center located in a home-style dwelling that accommodates 11 children. This smaller home setting is ideal for specialized programming to help children who are transitioning from childhood to adolescence.

Anna Marsh Clinic (Children & Adolescents)

Outpatient Counseling for Children & Adolescents

Young people often struggle with a variety of mental health, substance abuse and behavioral problems. Family and school issues can complicate matters. The Child and Adolescent Counseling team at the Anna Marsh Behavioral Care Clinic has the specialized training to help your child feel better and function more effectively.