School Refusal Hope

You are not alone

School Refusal Hope is a site dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their child's school refusal.  We provide listings of different treatment programs around the country that can help children who avoid school. We also share the names of therapeutic and small boarding schools around the country where your child may thrive. We also provide support in the form of other families who have been down the same road as you.

Alabama

The Pinnacle Schools | Elk River Treatment Program

Executive Contact: Karen Lee

Admissions Contact: Kathy DeMellier

Email: smason@thepinnacleschools.com

Work Phone:(256) 518-9998 (w)

Fax:(256) 518-9941

Website: http://www.thepinnacleschools.com

Address :500 Governors Drive

City: Huntsville

State AL

Zip: 35801

Specific Program Type: Outdoor Therapeutic Program

Specific Age Range:12 to 18

Specific Gender Type:Coeducational

Description:

The Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) of The Pinnacle Schools (TPS) is a therapeutic residential program that combines clinically supported treatment services with a strong year-round academic curriculum. Typical residents present with the dual diagnosis of substance abuse, and include, but are not limited to, ADD/ADHD, ODD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, online gaming addiction, adoption/divorce/family issues, academic decline/learning differences, negative peer relationships, and obesity. Using a Treatment Team approach, the professional staff develops an individualized treatment plan for each resident while utilizing a group therapy model. A transitional program with an extended length of stay is available for residents who require a transition period before returning home. Residents may attend the Elk River Academy for up to one year. Healthy Lifestyles, a pediatric weight management program, is provided for teens that struggle with food addictions. All programs of TPS are empirically derived to provide clinically supported diagnostic, assessment and treatment services to troubled teens ages 12-18.

The challenge of the outdoors is used as a therapeutic teaching tool. Residents are removed from their comfort zone to a base campus with facilities for safety, medical and therapeutic care, education and hygiene. Equine Assisted Learning is incorporated into treatment plans. The professional staff includes a child psychiatrist, licensed psychologist and social worker, professional counselors, physicians, registered nurses, PhD and Master's level educators, and a registered dietician.

Individual treatment plans are designed for each resident and necessary modifications are made at bi-weekly treatment team meetings. All members of the team, including parents and referral sources, are updated regularly as the resident progresses, as all are involved in developing an aftercare plan which meets the child's specific needs. Parent training and family therapy are emphasized throughout treatment. Therapy includes cognitive behavior modification in the group process model led by a psychologist or professional counselor.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: State of Alabama Department of Youth Services

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camping (NATWC); Association of Experiential Education (AEE)

Program Type: Wilderness Program

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Arizona

Sedona Sky Academy

Executive Contact: Tammy P. Behrmann

Admissions Contact: Paul Ravenscratt

Email: admissions@sedonasky.org 

Work Phone: 928-567-1322

Fax: (928) 567-1323

Website: http://www.sedonasky.org

Address 1: 3095 Coronado Trail

City: Rimrock

State: AZ

Zip: 86335

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 13 to 17

Specific Gender Type: Girls Only

Description: Sedona Sky Academy students and staff work together as a team to create a community of warmth, respect, mutual cooperation, friendship, and leadership. Each student learns to confront the past and look forward to the future. Students work to become the best they can be emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.

Sedona Sky Academy serves young women 13-17 years of age who exhibit one or more of the following: Poor Choice of Friends, Drug and Alcohol Use, Depression, Anger, Low Self-Esteem, Peer Conflict, Poor Impulse Control, adoption issues, etc.

Sedona Sky Academy provides an innovative and comprehensive approach with all aspects of the program designed to enhance self-esteem, self-awareness, self-reliance, self-confidence and self-management. The highly advanced and unique Horsemanship program which is the primary platform for all other aspects of the program. Students learn to build relationships, set appropriate boundaries and to learn important lessons about themselves while training and working with young Thoroughbred and Quarter Horses.

Sedona Sky utilizes an extremely diversified therapeutic program which includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, family workshops and equine therapy. Also providing a fully accredited, college-preparatory, academic curriculum led by credentialed teachers. Students participate in required core classes as well as an extensive selection of extra curricular classes including art, drama, dance, choir, yoga, PE. 99% of SSA seniors are accepted into college and also score above the national average on SAT/ACT tests.

SSA offers a comprehensive wellness program, and a structured living environment. Students also participate in a number of additional programs such as competitive sports-basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball, hiking, equestrian riding, and extensive community service programs.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Behavioral Health Licensing; CARF; AdvancED; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member, AdvancED North Central Association for Schools and Colleges, Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Girls Only

 

Spring Ridge Academy

Executive Contact: Jean B. Courtney

Admissions Contact: Suzie Courtney

Email: scourtney@springridgeacademy.com 

Work Phone: (928) 632-4602 (w)

Fax: (928) 632-7661

Website: http://www.springridgeacademy.com

Address: 13690 S. Burton Rd.

City: Spring Valley

State: AZ

Zip: 86333

Country: United States

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 13 -17

Specific Gender Type: Girls Only

Description:

Spring Ridge Academy is a private, therapeutic boarding school for girls, serving students ages
13 -17 in grades 9-12. Spring Ridge combines an empowering emotional growth program
with a sophisticated therapeutic approach and a rigorous college prep curriculum. Not only
are students immersed in an environment dedicated to fostering maturity and confidence,
the entire family is included in the process, creating an atmosphere of change, collaboration
and hope. The catalyst for creating this change is a powerful, affirmative and nurturing
program that creates confidence and competence in core areas; emotional, physical, academic,
community, and family.

SRA students are bright, creative and unique individuals who are struggling to manage their
lives. Often these young women are involved in a variety of destructive behaviors, and are in
danger of sabotaging their relationships and academic careers. The SRA student is capable
and talented but lacks the self-esteem and self-discipline necessary to succeed. Many of the
young women who come to SRA may be struggling with one or more of the following: PTSD,
Anxiety, Depression, ADD/ADHD, Family Conflict, Defiance, Entitlement, Isolation, Grief
and Loss, Negative Peer Group, Computer/Technology Abuse, Academic Underachievement,
Substance Abuse, Attachment/Adoption Issues, Learning/Social Difficulties.

The Therapeutic approach at SRA utilizes a combination of family systems and developmental
models to create a comprehensive scope of treatment where students confront and master
the self-limiting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors separating them from success. Therapeutic
services include weekly individual, daily group, bi-weekly family, psychiatric services and
medication management, issue specific groups, aftercare planning and support, creative and
supportive interventions. Students are engaged in a structured but normalized academic
setting that includes AP courses, remediation, foreign language study and extensive
coursework in the fine arts. Students have the opportunity to participate in competitive
athletics, debate and other extra-curricular activities.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: Arizona Department of Health Services, Behavioral Health Division, License #BH-1721; North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; Small Boarding School Association

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Girls Only

 

California

Family Life Center

Executive Contact: Susan Lemieux, MA, CEO

Admissions Contact: Jon Foye

Email: info@familylilfectr.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Work Phone: (707) 795-6954 (w)

Fax: (707) 769-8469

Website: http://www.familylifectr.org/

Address 1: 365 Kuck Lane

City: Petaluma

State: CA

Zip: 94952

Specific Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Specific Age Range: 13-18

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational/Single Gender Programs

Description: Family Life Center's Mission Statement is: "To Awaken and Inspire the Wonder and Joy of Learning Inherent In All."

Family Life Center's Mission Statement is: "To Awaken and Inspire the Wonder and Joy of Learning
Inherent In All."
Located in Sonoma County, one hour north of San Francisco, Family Life Center (FLC)
is a truly exceptional residential treatment program and private school. Integrating state-of-the-art
treatment and educational programs in a nurturing family environment, FLC has achieved a distinctive
"learning community". Services are provided for students ages 13-18 in two separate programs, the
Bodega Program for girls, and the Kiva Program for boys. Most of our children have histories of failed
interventions. FLC offers an opportunity to transform dysfunctional and destructive patterns into positive,
self-sustaining values that encourage a healthy, balanced way of life. Educational programs, vocational
training, art therapy, speech and language therapy, a wilderness program, healthy living program, individual, group, and family counseling, and psychiatric and psychological evaluations and treatment services are among the comprehensive array of services offered to help students overcome behavioral, emotional and learning obstacles. All of our programs are designed to teach students to integrate and ground important life decisions in core values such as love, joy, compassion, and equanimity. FLC accepts students with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and learning difficulties which include: mood disorders and phobias; impulsivity and social adjustment issues; high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders; family issues including blended family, neglect, abuse, and adoption related dynamics; learning disabilities and related school issues; serious destructive behaviors; suicidal ideation and victimization issues; drug and alcohol related issues; and oppositional and aggressive behavior. FLC students are proactive participants in their own education and treatment. This requires effort, discipline and honesty. A five-phase program of development reflects each student's progress toward program graduation. In each phase, students focus on the achievement of clear therapeutic, educational, and vocational objectives; respond to new challenges; assume new responsibilities; and gain greater autonomy.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: State of California Department of Social Services, California Department of Education; Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; California Alliance of Child and Family Services

Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Connecticut

Grove School

Executive Contact: Peter J. Chorney

Admissions Contact: Lauren Seltzer, LMFT

Email: losapio@groveschool.org 

Work Phone: (203) 245-2778 (w)

Fax: (203) 245-6098

Website: http://www.groveschool.org

Address 1: 175 Copse Road

City: Madison

State: CT

Zip: 06443

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 11 to 23

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Established in 1934, Grove School is a family-run, co-educational, therapeutic boarding school nestled in the shoreline community of Madison, Connecticut. It is a therapeutic milieu for adolescents with social, emotional and learning challenges that have impacted the quality of their lives. We accept students who are ages 11 or older and in grades 7-12 with average to above average intelligence. We work with students across the diagnostic spectrum including students with diagnoses of ADD/ADHD, Depression, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Nonverbal Learning Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, or Learning Disabilities. With a seamless program of clinical services, college preparatory education and diverse activities, Grove School focuses on the development of meaningful relationships and personal growth.


Grove School's clinical approach uses contextually-based psychodynamic psychotherapy delivered in
individual sessions twice a week, weekly group therapy, family therapy and milieu therapy. Our clinical
staff is composed of 5 psychiatrists and 11 other clinicians including psychologists, LCSWs, LMFTs, and
Art Therapists. All students are work with a treatment team comprised of a psychiatrist, therapist and
adviser who coordinate and implement their clinical goals. The academic curriculum accommodates
the individual learner while offering a rigorous college preparatory education including AP courses.
We have over 30 certified Content Area and Special Education teachers who instruct small classes
with a student: teacher ratio of 4:1. Services such as Supervised Study Hall, tutorials, and SAT/ACT
preparation are available to students. Activities appeal to students' wide range of interests and include
team and individual sports, over 20 club options, fine arts, theatre, music, outdoor adventure, and yoga.
Our ASTEE program (Alternative Site Therapeutic and Educational Experiences) offers excursions such
as Ski Trips, Caribbean trips and Service trips to El Salvador.

Grove School's Transition Program meets the needs of students who have graduated from high
school, but need additional support and structure for their transition into adulthood. These students
participate in therapy, attend community college courses, maintain employment in the community and
live in a supported home environment.

Accreditation Licensure Approval: State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; State of Connecticut, State Board of Education; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP); American Association of Childrenâ¿¿s Residential Centers (AACRC); World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH)

 

Wellspring & The Arch Bridge School

Executive Contact: Dan Murray, Psy.D

Admissions Contact: Nancy Thurston

Email: christina.reddington@wellspring.org 

Work Phone: (203) 266-8000 

Fax: (203) 266-8030

Website: http://www.wellspring.org

Address 1: 21 Arch Bridge Road

Address 2: PO Box 370

City: Bethlehem

State: CT

Zip: 06751

Specific Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Specific Age Range: 6-18

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Wellspring is a psychotherapeutic and educational center dedicated to healing through relational approaches – to self, others, creation, and Spirit – which touch and bring forth the wellspring of personal being unique to each individual. Wellspring assists individuals and families in working through the emotional, psychological, and educational issues that prevent them from establishing and maintaining healthy and meaningful lives.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: The Joint Commission and New England Association of Schools and Colleges, The State Of Connecticut (Department of Children and Families) and approved by the State of New York and New Jersey

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member, American Residential Treatment Association, Children's League of Connecticut, Connecticut Association of Private Special Education Facilities, Connecticut 

 

Georgia

Shepherd's Hill Academy

Executive Contact: Trace Embry

Admissions Contact: Beth Embry

Email: terri@shepherdshillacademy.org 

Work Phone: 706-779-5766

Fax: 706-779-5052

Website: http://www.shepherdshillacademy.org

Address 1: 2200 Price Rd.

City: Martin

State: GA

Zip: 30557

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 12-17

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Shepherd's Hill Academy (SHA) was founded in 2001. The campus is situated on a beautiful 86 acre wilderness facility just 85 miles north of Atlanta, GA. It is a faith-based accredited boarding school as well as an outdoor therapeutic program for students grades 6-12 with behavioral problems and/or disorders such as: ADD, Bi-Polar, RAD, and others. SHA serves troubled boys and girls ages 12-17.


The mission of Shepherd's Hill Academy is to bring hope and healing to youth and families by modeling and teaching God's Truth, resulting in cultural transformation.

Fully-Accredited Academy - SHA offers students a disciplined, structured, and peaceful academic environment conducive for learning. SHA offers state-certified teachers, AP classes & college preparation courses, 5 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio, classroom tutors and monitors, fully equipped conventional classrooms, boys and girls segregation, NCAA eligibility, and interscholastic & intramural sports.

A comprehensive Approach to healing Spiritual and therapeutic - Shepherd's Hill Academy offers a wide variety of therapeutic services for the purpose of heart change and family healing.

- On-campus licensed therapy department
- Biblical counsel & worldview training
- Equine therapy (EAGALA certified)
- Individual, group, & family therapy
- Christ-centered atmosphere
- Monthly parenting workshops
- Time for reflection, contemplation, & prayer
- Devotional, biblical, & apologetic training

Wilderness Environment - The challenge of rustic living takes teens our of their comfort zones, curbs entitlement, and teaches them more effective coping skills. Faulty thinking patterns, brought on by negative cultural influences, then diminish.

- Safe, loving, & authoritative environment
- State licensed residential therapeutic facility
- 5 to 1 student/counselor ratio with 24/7 care
- Serving boys and girls 12 to 17 nationwide
- Team-building work projects and activities
- Critical & constructive thinking challenges

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, State of Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor, George Accrediting Commission, Georgia Department of Human Resources 

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; American & Georgia Association of Christian Schools; NCAA Sanctioned; Association of Christian Therapeutic Programs and Services; American Association of Christian Counselors; National Religious Broadcasters

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Idaho

Boulder Creek Academy

Executive Contact: Lisa Hester

Admissions Contact: Theresa Wardle - Theresa.wardle@uhsinc.com

Email: lisa.hester@uhsinc.com 

Work Phone: (877) 348-0848 (w)

Fax: (208) 267-5715

Website: http://www.bouldercreekacademy.net

Address 1: 378 Emerson Lane

City: Bonners Ferry

State: ID

Zip: 83805

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 13 to 18

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Boulder Creek Academy (BCA) provides an integrated, multidisciplinary approach for students with individual learning styles who struggle with distinct learning, behavioral, or emotional challenges. Our students have experienced school failure, anxiety, depression, impulsivity, social and emotional delays. At the same time, they are also bright, creative, compassionate young people who have potentials for greater self-actualization and leadership. Students are given the support and structure needed to gain confidence in their academic, social, and communication skills, while capitalizing on their unique learning strengths.


To help our students achieve their full potential, we offer a carefully designed blend of college preparatory curriculum, technical/vocational studies, personalized learning plans, special educational support, SAT/ACT preparation and testing, tutoring, and a full range of specialized services. Boulder Creek Academy¿s therapeutic curriculum provides clinical oversight, which allows the integration of individual, family, and group therapy into all aspects of the child¿s treatment plan. Our dynamic adventure education program strives to create exceptional opportunities and learning experiences for students, parents, and staff through adventure activities and community events. We believe this is the most effective catalyst for personal growth.

At Boulder Creek Academy, special care is taken to introduce students to the academic program in a manner that ensures success. A 3-week assessment period identifies learning styles and highlights areas of strength and difficulty. Experiential learning and a transitional classroom offer practice in the organizational and study skills needed for academic achievement. The educational program is flexible to accommodate students who need support services and curricular adaptations.

Boulder Creek Academy¿s campus is situated on 180 acres at the base of the spectacular Cabinet Mountains. BCA has many unique features, including a working farm, a horticulture program, music and art studios, a climbing wall, and ponds for fishing and swimming. Our activity center is housed in the majestic Quixote Lodge. The main academic building is equipped with individual classrooms, a computer lab, a science lab and a library, creating a traditional academic environment.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: State of Idaho, Department of Health Welfare, Childcare; Idaho Department of Education Approved Special Education Program; Northwest Accreditation Commission; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; Association for Experiential Education (AEE)

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Cherry Gulch

Executive Contact: Andrew Sapp, Ph.D.

Admissions Contact: Krista Zimmerman

Email: drsapp@cherrygulch.org 

Work Phone: (208) 365-3437 

Fax: (208) 365-7235

Website: http://www.cherrygulch.org

Address 1: P.O. Box 678

Address 2: 3770 East Black Canyon Hwy

City: Emmett

State: ID

Zip: 83617

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 10 to 14

Specific Gender Type: Boys Only

Description: Cherry Gulch is passionate about providing early intervention and prevention to help boys reach their full potential and become well-rounded pro-social young men. We are dedicated to providing outstanding academic and therapeutic services to students and their families in the context of a safe, supportive environment and work toward Building Brighter Tomorrows for the Boys of Today.


Cherry Gulch is a ranch style therapeutic boarding school designed specifically for 11 to 14 year old boys. Our services are appropriate for boys with various difficulties including oppositional-defiance, depression, ADHD, learning differences, low self-esteem, poor motivation, anger, anxiety, family conflict, and other behavioral and emotional problems.

A unique therapeutic environment is provided on our beautiful 200 acre ranch, with small animals and horses, where every experience is educational and therapeutic in a fun purposeful environment. We strive to entwine the most effective therapeutic strategies into the student's daily life. We offer at least 10 hours of scheduled therapeutic services a week but much more therapy takes place as life unfolds and a therapeutic moment arises. Our therapeutic services take shape as creative approaches to empirically-based treatments and include individual, group, and family therapy, with experienced doctorate and masters level therapists. We also offer equine assisted psychotherapy and a wide variety of active experiential learning and therapeutic activities. Cherry Gulch utilizes brain based learning strategies in an experiential hands-on learning environment. We offer small class sizes, experienced credentialed teachers, and individualized academic plans. Parents are very important to our program and the success of our students and we offer a number of resources for parents including training them on the structure of our program and helping them implement the same program in their home. We maintain a high staff to student ratio and have highly skilled and compassionate staff.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: State of Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member, Small Boarding School Association

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Boys Only

 

Innercept

Executive Contact: George J. Ullrich, M.D.

Admissions Contact: Kristine Miller

Email: info@innercept.net 

Work Phone: (208) 665-7178 

Fax: (208) 765-6972

Website: http://www.innercept.net

Address 1: 1115 Ironwood Dr.

City: Coeur d'Alene

State: ID

Zip: 83814

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School & Young Adult Program

Specific Age Range: 13-24

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Innercept offers a continuum of programming for adolescence through young adulthood. Based on holistic principles, the program utilizes Integral Psychology to provide a balanced, on-going treatment approach compatible with each individual's aptitude and assets in mind. Programs include Adolescent Intensive, Adolescent Transition, Adolescent Stabilization, Young Adult Intensive, Young Adult Transition, Young Adult Stabilization, Young Adult Intensive Transition, and Aftercare. These independent living programs are designed to empower youth as they explore their role in their family, peer group, community and world.


Innercept has home-environment based programs conceived of and directed by a dynamic group of
clinicians and educators who have extensive experience within school, hospital, residential and out-patient psychiatric settings. The group comes together with specialized training in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, nutrition, special education, social work, public health and psychiatric nursing. They are actively involved in groups including DBT, Moral Reconation Therapy for sobriety maintenance, psychotherapy, anger management, art therapy, psycho-educational group therapy, morals and ethics, mindfulness, and health and fitness. We also provide many life skills groups such as nutrition and cooking classes, study skills, organization, finance and budgeting

Special interests of the team include the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders,
Asperger's Syndrome, trauma, OCD, bipolar, thought and attachment disorders. Tailor-made therapeutic and academic plans are provided in a thorough, thoughtful manner as the team identifies each individual¿s strengths, encouraging realistic career and education goals. Utilizing the collective experience of this group, problem areas of functioning that left earlier attempts and approaches lacking in results are met with creative solutions. Self-sufficiency is fostered as we teach principles of critical thinking and practical life skills. Our philosophy is that by mentoring responsibility, empathy, respect and integrity as the core elements of moral fiber, we increase the probability of a fulfilling, healthy and successful life.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare, AdvancED/Northwest Association of Accreditation Commission ( NWAC); Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; American Academy of Child & Adolescent; Adolescent Acute and Medical Residential Programs; Adult Acute Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Programs; ISPS; SEVP

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Northwest Academy

Executive Contact: Bruce Wilson

Admissions Contact: Diane Gray

Email: bruce.wilson@uhsinc.com 

Work Phone: 877-882-0980

Fax: (909) 336-1942

Website: http://www.nwacademy.net

Address 1: P.O. Box 370

Address 2: 139 Success Ln.

City: Naples

State: ID

Zip: 83847

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 16-18

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Northwest Academy is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of older adolescents. Our structure and curriculum allows Junior/Senior students: accelerated academics, on-line/off-site college courses, post-secondary guidance, individual, group and family therapy, job shadowing, participation on local sports teams, vocational learning and appropriate community experiences. Recognizing the unique challenges and questions our students face and embracing opportunities available to them keeps Northwest Academy focused on the issues and obstacles that have interfered with transition into adulthood.


Student profile: co-ed ages 16 to 18 (must enroll prior to their 18th birthday), bright, college-capable, at risk of not finishing high school, poor or deteriorating academic performance, affiliating with negative peers, expressing unhealthy independence, socially or emotionally immature, oppositional and defiant, using/abusing drugs or alcohol, defying authority and family rules, suffering from depression, limited by anxiety, entitled and indulgent, acting out in opposition to family values, off-track from their post-secondary goals and dreams.

Staff includes: psychologist, licensed therapists, tenured milieu staff, recreation instructors, substance abuse counselor, registered nurses, psychiatrist, credentialed teachers and a special education coordinator. Together, they encourage students to revisit abandoned values, prepare for adulthood, pursue healthy relationships, develop independent living skills, challenge self-imposed limits and self-defeating behavior patterns.

Primary therapists work with students, families and associated professionals to develop the treatment plan. Our team approach is integrative, comprehensive and inclusive, with students active in developing individualized plans. Plans are evaluated and updated bi-weekly with focus assignments that help break down larger goals into immediate action steps.
Students receive weekly individual and family therapy and participate in four therapeutic groups. Primary therapists conduct parent updates, oversee progress towards goals and recommend clinically indicated interventions. Our certified substance abuse counselor works with students to develop recovery plans that include weekly recovery groups (utilizing the Stages of Change model for achieving/maintaining sobriety) and on/off campus 12-Step meetings.

We have found that in healing primary parent-child relationships, students become more participatory in exploring their deeper; core issues that often impede success and cause discomfort. Respecting parent influence and knowledge of their child; parent participation is critical and often predictive of a student's future success. Utilizing that input and influence, we provide family therapy, guided writing/communications, goal oriented visits and parent education workshops.

The powerful combination of academic progress, therapeutic support, personal growth and facilitated post-secondary planning provides students with improved self-esteem, practiced coping skills, enhanced range of emotional expression and regulation, meaningful relationships, a deeper understanding of self and purposeful direction for their futures.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Liscensure Approval: State of Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare, Association for Experiential Education (AEE); Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP - Full Member

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

 

Turning Winds Academic Institute

Executive Contact: Carl Baisden

Admissions Contact:John Baisden

Email: david@turningwinds.com

Work Phone: (800) 845-1380 (w)

Fax: 208.267.1600

Website: http://www.turningwinds.com

Address 1: 6885 Bauman St

City: Bonners Ferry

State: ID

Zip: 83805-8723

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 12 - 17

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Turning Winds Academic Institute is a co-ed, therapeutic, boarding school that is accredited
by Northwest Accreditation Commission(NWAC). We believe that each student has the
capacity to learn, that individual strengths have different learning modalities, and that high
expectations are necessary in order for the student to reach their highest potential.

Turning Winds Academic Institute stands out as an elite academic provider.

Turning Winds Academic Institute is an official ACT and SAT testing site and offers these tests
quarterly. Preparation courses are also offered for these tests. Furthermore, we are also
an official testing site for the GED. Turning Winds Academic Institute also offers CollegeLevel
Examination Program (CLEP) preparation for students. CLEP provides students with
the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in
undergraduate college courses. Students can earn up to six credits for each test. There are
2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams.

An indispensable part of the Turning Winds Academic Institute is the therapeutic program.
The clinical services are overseen by our clinical director who is licensed in the state of
Montana. Upon admission, each resident is assessed by our Clinical Director, including
through the use of formal testing, to determine their unique psychosocial and mental health
needs. Then an individual treatment plan is created by the treatment team in order to
address the needs of that individual.

Turning Winds Academic Institute also offers a unique outdoor experience for each student
within the TREC program. TREC is a powerful experience which consists of a structured,
outdoor journey to remote yet accessible wilderness; the individual is challenged to learn
about the self and the environment.

Individual Psychotherapy Available:Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval:Montana, Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Resident or Outdoor Programs; Northwest Accreditation Commission; National Independent Private School Association; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; NWAC Academic; NIPSA Clinical; NIPSA Academic

 

Illinois

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School

Executive Contact: Peter Myers and Diana Kon

Admissions Contact: Kristin Freiesen, LCSW

Email: pgmyers@uchicago.edu

Work Phone: (773) 702-1203 

Fax: (773) 702-1304

Website: http://www.oschool.org

Address 1: 1365 E. 60th Street

City: Chicago

State: IL

Zip: 60637-2856

Specific Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Specific Age Range: 5-21

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: The Orthogenic School, a coeducational residential treatment program, provides individualized

academic, therapeutic (family, individual and group), and psychopharmacological treatment to bright
children with emotional disabilities. The O-School is affiliated with the University of Chicago and is
located on the campus. The School offers a wide range of cultural, recreational, and transitional activities.

We offer a select group of fewer than fifty teens a caring but disciplined 'ORTHOGENIC' program that
both straightens and focuses the lives of our students.

For nearly a century, we have housed, fed, treated and nurtured some of the world's finest young people
through some of their most troubled times. Our alumni include a legion of adults whose lives have
been fulfilling and rewarding and whose time at our School provided the launch they needed at the right
moment.

Our students spend their days in a combination of rigorous academics and frequent therapy while
still leaving time for a world-class literary magazine, crafts, and a chance to build a community of their
peers and staff that imbues them with a sense of both accomplishment and a widely-extended family
atmosphere.

Our average residential student stays at the School for approximately two years before transitioning
toward a more hopeful and stable future. We work with the entire family to build bonds, habits and
trust that will last the child and family a lifetime.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: Illinois, Department of Children and Family Services; Council on Accreditation; Illinois Department of Human Services; Mental Health Provider Information; Illinois State Board of Education; North Central Association; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP- Full Member; Child Welfare League of America; Council on Accreditation; American Association of Childrens Residential Centers; National Association of Private Special Education Centers

Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Maine

Ironwood Maine

Executive Contact: Susan Horton

Admissions Contact: Megan Ryan

Email: wesh@ironwoodmaine.com

Work Phone: (207) 342-3655 

Fax: (207) 342-3731

Website: http://www.ironwoodmaine.com

Address 1: 67 Captain Cushman Road

City: Morrill

State:ME

Zip: 4952

Specific Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Specific Age Range: 13 - 17

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Ironwood is a residential treatment center committed to helping families in crisis with troubled teens. Our aim is to assess and treat the causes of behavior, while providing self-esteem building activities and life-enriching experiences along with rigorous academic studies & all within our home-like environment. We strive to reunite youth and their families through clinical therapy, discipline, hard work, and shared experiences in a safe, secure, and therapeutic learning environment.


Ironwood's approach is designed to work with kids who struggle with a variety of different challenges
including: opposition, defiance, adoption issues, addictions, grief, bereavement, mood disorders, social and familial withdrawal, hopelessness, learning disabilities, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, physical disabilities, and association with a negative peer group. We are not designed to work with kids struggling with a history of major violence, psychotic disorders, or sexual aggression.

Ironwood offers a highly structured treatment program with twice weekly individual therapy sessions, three times weekly group therapy sessions, family therapy, satisfying physical work, adventure-based experiences, and a wide range of special interest programs including equestrian, equine-assisted psychotherapy, canine training, art, culinary, horticulture, and nature studies. Ironwood, an accredited Maine approved secondary school, offers a full and individualized academic program taught by certified high school teachers and administrators. Experienced education staff provide daily teaching, supervision, and tutoring.

Adolescents leave Ironwood with the necessary skills for effective communication and healthy social
interaction, a repertoire of refined coping skills, a more positive association with the learning experience, feelings of pride for their accomplishments, and a hunger for more success.

Through counseling, self-reflection, simple living, discipline, and engaging work, teens adopt proactive behaviors necessary to lead a productive life as a contributing family member and community citizen.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval:

State of Maine, Department of Health & Human Services; State of Maine, Department of Education

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member

Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Massachusetts

Valley View School

Executive Contact: Philip G. Spiva, Ph.D.

Admissions Contact: Rick Bulger, M.S.W.

Email: rbulger@valleyviewschool.org

Work Phone: (508) 867-6505 

Fax: (508) 867-3300

Website: http://www.valleyviewschool.org

Address 1: PO Box 338

Address 2: 91 Oakham Rd.

City: North Brookfield

State: MA

Zip: 01535

Country: United States

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 10-15

Specific Gender Type: Boys Only

Description: Valley View School is built upon a model of a distinctly structured yet highly nurturing therapeutic

milieu. The entire program is designed to meet the developmental and emotional needs of younger
(middle school) adolescent boys.

Valley View is a private, not for profit, residential preparatory school providing a supportive therapeutic
educational environment for 56 boys between the ages of 11 and 16. These are youngsters who have
often experienced difficulties getting along with their families, the world around them and themselves.
Typical Valley View students may present attentional problems (ADD and ADHD), mood difficulties
and oppositional behavior. Valley View students may be boys who are not functioning up to capacity in
school, are psychologically intimidating their parents, have difficulty channeling their physical energy in
meaningful ways, or may appear overly lethargic. The majority have had difficulty in traditional schools
and although bright are sources of frustration to their families. Historically, traditional classroom
methods and practices have generally frustrated rather than encouraged students who go to Valley View.
These boys have been characterized as "learning disabled", "unmotivated", "hyperactive", or "disruptive"
in the classroom setting. With a maximum of 56 students in the school and an average of six students
in each class, Valley View School can provide intensive remedial instruction. Classes focus on the
development and strengthening of skills in basic subjects, including language arts, mathematics, social and physical education, history and art. An extensive computer facility and Smart Boards in the classrooms integrate current technology into the entire academic curriculum. Valley View School does not deal with "alienated youngsters" including those with significant abuse problems and those who have been diagnosed as being psychotic.

Valley View offers a twelve-month program, and boys are accepted only on that basis. There are 11
full-time academic teachers, all with appropriate degrees in their subject matter, offering a college
preparatory curriculum. Seventeen residential staff supervise the program on evenings and weekends.
Students participate in a wide range of physical and recreational activities, including competitive
athletics. In addition, three clinical psychologists spend a number of days at the school to see boys in
individual therapy sessions. A board-certified psychiatrist also makes regularly scheduled consultation
visits to monitor psychopharmacological issues where appropriate. The typical period of enrollment at
the school is two to three years. A student can earn a recognized high school diploma from Valley View
School, however diplomas are infrequently conferred since most students continue their education in a
traditional public or private secondary school.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Early Education and Care; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Boys Only

 

Missouri

Shelterwood

Executive Contact: Jim Subers

Admissions Contact: John DeVries & Jimmy Faseler

Email: shobson@shelterwood.org

Work Phone: (800) 584-5005 

Fax: (888) 388-9066

Website: http://www.shelterwood.org

Address 1: 3205 N. Twyman Rd.

City: Independence

State: MO

Zip: 64058-3211

Country: United States

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 13 to 18

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Shelterwood is a fully accredited therapeutic boarding school on 200 acres of beautiful rolling hills in Missouri. We provide the kind of respite and care that parents recommend to friends and students rave about years later. With almost a one-to-one staff to student ratio, we are able to provide the individual attention that struggling teens require. Shelterwood provides a therapeutic environment for those who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or academic problems. These behaviors are typically mild to moderately severe and include depression, manipulation, anxiety, grief, substance misuse, conflict with authority and learning difficulties


Whether we are in the classroom, playing in our spacious gymnasium, supporting each other on our ropes course, working alongside one another on a community service project, or saddling up a horse and riding together, our staff helps teens look beneath outward behaviors and uncover the pain that limits their progress. We believe that there is hope found in Jesus and with internal change, teens often experience real freedom.

Our school is ideally suited to ensure teens also receive a top-notch accredited education while they are rebuilding their lives. From our science and computer labs, to our swimming pool, tennis courts and dorm lounges, our students have opportunities to explore and expand their various talents in a nurturing environment. Research has proven that youth who attend Shelterwood improve significantly in terms of behavior, family relations, social values, and school grades.

Our unified treatment approach includes:

Multi-Disciplinary assessment
Individual growth and re-entry support plans
Individual, group, and family counseling
Cognitive behavioral brain function, art, recreation, and sand tray therapies
Equine, vocational, life skills, outdoor recreation, & positive peer culture programming
Medication management
Spiritual retreats and service trips
Family therapeutic retreats
Credit recovery program
AP coursework and SAT/ACT preparation

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: AdvancED, State of Missouri Department of Social Services Childrens Division

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Montana

Chrysalis

Executive Contact: Kenny Pannell

Admissions Contact: Mary Alexine

Email: kenny@chrysalisschool.net

Work Phone: (406) 889-5577 

Fax: (406) 889-5576

Website: http://www.chrysalisschoolmontana.com/

Address 1: 77 Trails End Rd.

City: Eureka

State: MT

Zip: 59917

Country: United States

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 13 to 18

Specific Gender Type: Girls Only

Description: The mission of Chrysalis is to provide the best quality therapeutic services, education, and experiential opportunities to adolescents and their families in the context of a warm and nurturing environment while maintaining a commitment to integrity in all that we do.


Chrysalis is a therapeutic, home based residential setting for adolescent girls ages 13 to 18. Chrysalis enables students to develop healthy coping, living, communication, and interpersonal skills. Residents live family-style in large log homes, hold each other accountable for actions, and become responsible for themselves.

Chrysalis provides a special blend of care and therapy with a gentle firmness to recover from a past of pain, sorrow, untenable family situations, personal mistakes and self-destructive behavior. Regular group therapy sessions called circles reinforce these ideas of individual responsibility and group support.

Chrysalis school allows our teachers to tailor academics to the individual¿s abilities and needs through small classes, one-on-one tutorials, and independent study opportunities. Students are able to transition to our local public high school when they demonstrate emotional, social, and academic readiness.

Chrysalis utilizes outdoor adventure to help residents learn about their strength, style of learning, ability to master work, and ability to act as a member of a team. The program is physically active, incorporating horseback riding, downhill and cross-country skiing, rafting, biking, kayaking, climbing, and cultural travel. Safety is primary, with excursions taking place under the direction and leadership of trained professionals.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Liscensure Approval: Montana, Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Resident or Outdoor Programs; National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA) Therapeutic Certification and Academic Accreditation

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Girls Only

 

Monarch School

Executive Contact: Patrick McKenna

Admissions Contact: Michelle McKenna

Email: michelle.mckenna@monarchschool.net

Work Phone: (406)847-5095

Fax: (406) 847-5014

Website: http://www.monarchschool.com

Address 1: P.O. Box 410

Address 2: 26 Aspen Ln

City: Heron

State: MT

Zip: 59844

Country: United States

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 14-18

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Monarch School exists to provide young adults with the foundation of knowledge and self-awareness to live healthy lives while achieving their dreams.

The Monarch School is not like most preparatory schools, it emphasizes the students with high
self-esteem, sound reasoning, and a devotion to academic excellence. The teenagers that attend the
Monarch School are expected to face the challenges head on. It is the belief of the instructors at the
Monarch School that even the best students sometimes struggle to learn through traditional means, so
the Monarch Schools tries to provide a learning environment in which any student can gain a valuable
education.

Because emotional health is key to a productive life, Monarch School has created an environment
for students to explore and understand issues standing in the way of their success. Students begin to
explore their inner selves and develop tools that will serve them as healthy adults through individual
therapy, group therapy, life skills instruction and family counseling.

Monarch School's staff believes that personal expression finds many forms, and we offer a
comprehensive Fine Arts curriculum through which students learn to explore their creative nature.
Students have the opportunity to take drawing, painting, sewing, creative writing, piano, guitar and
vocal lessons; each student chooses two creative arts classes per block. These experiences help some students challenge their preconceptions about art and encourage others to hone their existing talent.

A key component of a Monarch education is the hands-on experience of vocational learning. It serves
to develop a positive work ethic, practice problem solving, planning and leadership skills, and raise self-esteem.
Monarch School students are boys and girls, bright, usually college bound yet not succeeding in a typical
academic setting. Most students enroll with low self-esteem, family issues, some substance abuse,
boundary issues, Diagnosed with ADD, ADHD and depression.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Liscensure Approval: State of Montana License; Northwest Accreditation Commissions Accredited; State of Montana - Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoors Program; National Independent Private School Association Academic Accreditation; National Council for Private School Accreditation; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS); AdvanceED/NWAC

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; National Independent Private School Association Therapeutic Certification

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Montana Academy

Executive Contact: John Santa, Ph.D.

Admissions Contact: Rosemary McKinnon, LCSW

Email: amyz@montanaacademy.com

Work Phone: (406) 858-2339 (w)

Fax: (406) 858-2356

Website: http://www.montanaacademy.com

Address 1: 9705 Lost Prairie Rd.

City: Marion

State: MT

Zip: 59925

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 14 to 17

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Montana Academy is a private therapeutic boarding school for troubled teenagers. We take a distinctive psychiatric approach to adolescent troubles. We recognize that many presenting symptoms and

misbehaviors - at school, at home, and among social peers - result from a relative immaturity. For
this reason we pursue a two-step diagnosis and dual treatment: a)to identify and then to remove, in
so far as possible, the obstacles to psychological development and b) to prod students to achieve
new psychological milestones and so to restore the momentum of normal maturation. These twin
developmental goals require a coordinated and sustained effort. We also recognize that addictions
emerge from developmental struggles and our three-phase Addiction Studies program, designed
especially for adolescents, augments individual, group and family therapeutic work.

We combine an emotional growth program, designed for young people with psychological difficulties,
with a dual academic curriculum that is suited to bright students disenchanted and disengaged from
the conventional classroom. Adolescent maturity is the central goal for Montana Academy's school. We
think that young people become truly effective students only if they grow up emotionally, cognitively
and ethically, and only if they integrate these aspects of personality into vigorous participation in
the classroom. In short, we believe that academic achievement is linked, in the broadest sense, to
character development. Rather than drill for mastery of course content we assist students in becoming
responsible for their own learning so that our graduates can perform with distinction in any demanding
college, and will go on learning for the rest of their lives.

Experience teaches that students can make little progress unless their parents join our staff in a close,
constructive alliance. Parents need to make time in their busy lives for weekly phone calls, letters and
to visit and to help repair strained relationships.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Liscensure Approval: State of Montana, Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Resident or Outdoor Programs; Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; Northwest Accreditation Commission; National Independent Private School Association; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Summit Preparatory School

Executive Contact: Todd Fiske

Admissions Contact: Judy Heleva, MA

Email: bcunningham@summitprepschool.org

Work Phone: (406) 758-8100

Fax: (406) 758-8150

Website: http://www.summitprepschool.org

Address 1: 1605 Danielson Rd.

City: Kalispell

State:MT

Zip: 59901

Country: United States

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range:

14 to 18

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Summit Preparatory School is a non-profit, coed therapeutic boarding school that offers nurturing professional therapeutic services, 24/7 residential care, and college preparatory academics for high school age teens. Summit Prep prepares students for successful reentry into life beyond treatment (not just "success in treatment") so the program offers more "real world" experiences than typical treatment programs. The campus offers a normalized boarding school experience (i.e. full size gym, indoor pool, weight room, modern academic, recreational and dining facilities, and school nurse). Grounded in the concepts of our unique Summit Model by co-founder Rick Johnson, MSW, the program focuses on promoting the development of students' psychological, emotional and relational maturity as emerging young men and women. Summit Prep's thoughtful combination of single gender and coedprogramming promotes healthy identity development for both girls and boys, and teaches teens how to have healthy relationships with members of the same and opposite sex. 

Issues impacting personal success, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse or learning
problems are addressed in individual and group therapies (e.g. CBT, DBT, Smart Recovery Stages
of Change, and experiential modalities) by our treatment teams of MA-level therapists and our
campus child and adolescent psychiatrist. Parents/guardians are required to participate in family
sessions, therapeutic "homework", and periodic workshops and retreats. Residential life is
designed to promote psychological and social maturity, safety and physical health, and is facilitated
by energetic BA-level residential counselors. Activities include team sports, yoga, skiing, swimming,
and challenge trips; participation in community art shows, music lessons and theatre productions,
5K/10K races, and wide range of volunteer opportunities. Accredited college preparatory
academics are provided by certified teachers in well-equipped classrooms (including an art studio
offering drawing, painting, photography, pottery, and portfolio preparation) with low student-teacher
ratios, and can accommodate mild learning issues, IEP and 504 Plans. Advanced students
have opportunity to attend a local junior college for dual high school and college credit.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Liscensure Approval: Montana License - Board of Alternative Adolescent Residential Programs(PAAR); Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS); CA Non-Public School Statues; 501(C)(3) non-profit; State of Montana - Academic Accreditation; Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC); Council on Accreditation(COA)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

New York

Allynwood Academy - Formerly The Family Foundation School

Executive Contact: Sidney F. Parham, Ph.D.

Admissions Contact: Jeff Brain, M.A., CTS, CEP

Email: sparham@thefamilyschool.com

Work Phone: (607) 637-8200

Fax: (845) 887-5213

Website: http://allynwood.org/

Address 1: 431 Chapel Hill Rd.

City: Hancock

State: NY

Zip: 13783

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 13 to 19

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: The Family Foundation School is a private, fully accredited college preparatory, therapeutic boarding school serving bright, talented teens struggling with behavioral or emotional difficulties. We offer an integrated program of rigorous academics, therapy and character education based on the principles of the 12-Steps. In fostering academic excellence, emotional health and spiritual awareness, the school provides tutoring and other learning support, honors college courses, award-winning programs in journalism, art, photography, music, dance, and drama; and a strong culture of positive peer support.

Activities include division-ranked interscholastic sports (girls and boys basketball, soccer, cross-country,
golf and baseball) as well as fly fishing, weight training, hiking, running, chess, film making, skateboarding, mountain biking, and even a unique dog training program called the Dog Corps.

Each student at The Family Foundation School receives an individualized service plan, flexible length
of stay and individualized academic and therapeutic services which include individual, group and family
therapy, in addition to 12-step sponsorship and opportunity to attend a variety of 12-step meetings. The
Extended Academic Support Service program is directed by a certified special education teacher and
provides a full range of academic services and tutorial support for students who need additional help
with their academic work.

The Bridge program is a recovery based college transition program for young adults age 18-20, that
provides individualized transitional opportunities for students who are transitioning from a therapeutic
setting who need academic, therapeutic and/or recovery support as they begin their college experience,
have experienced difficulty completing high school or getting into college or those who have been
discharged or dropped out of college and wish to have a second start.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: Accredited by The Joint Commission; Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; New York Board of Regents; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member, Association of Recovery Schools, New York Boarding School Association

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational

 

Oregon

Academy at Sisters

Executive Contact: Betsy Jacobson Warren

Admissions Contact: Chesley Strowd

Email: bjwarren@academyatsisters.org

Work Phone: (541) 389-1409

Fax: (541) 389-2897

Website: http://www.academyatsisters.org/

Address 1: PO Box 5986

City: Bend

State: OR

Zip: 97708-5986

Country: United States

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 13 - 18

Specific Gender Type: Girls Only

Description: The Academy at Sisters is a small, safe, therapeutic boarding school designed specifically to help young women address challenges such as: depression, anxiety, academic decline and school avoidance, social media misuse, relationship issues, family conflict, adoption, and substance abuse.

Academy at Sisters employs a program model centered in Accountability and Cognitive Awareness. Additionally, components of DBT and Mindfulness allow youth to identify their patterns and practice alternative methods of coping both in the moment, and long term.
Individual, Group and Family Therapy is facilitated by Licensed Therapists, and supported on a daily basis by experienced Treatment Coordinators.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a key component of our program. Youth participate in individual, group, and family therapy using the horses. Additionally youth have the opportunity to participate in our basic horsemanship program and learn basic Western or English riding skills.

The Academy's Accredited Academic component utilizes a Proficiency Based Model of experiential learning which encourages youth to integrate and maximize individual learning styles. Classes are facilitated by master's level teachers who are skilled at making learning relevant, and fun. Youth who meet criteria, are eligible to transition into the local high school to practice their new skills in a "real world" setting.

Recreational and community service opportunities are abundant, and round out the overall experience at the Academy. Identifying one's purpose and passion in the community, and in nature, affords youth the opportunity to connect, and build relationships through leadership and service.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: Oregon Department of Human Services; AdvancED/NWAC (Northwest Accreditation Commission); Oregon Department of Education; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member; Oregon Alliance of Childrens Programs; Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls and National Network for Youth

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Girls Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UTAH

Alpine Academy

Executive Contact: Michele Boguslofski

Admissions Contact: Christian Egan

Email: mboguslofski@alpineacademy.org 

Work Phone: (800) 244-1113 (w)

Fax: (435) 843-5416

Website: http://www.alpineacademy.org

Address 1: 1280 Whispering Horse Drive

City: Erda

State: UT

Zip: 84074

Specific Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Specific Age Range: 12 to 17

Specific Gender Type: Girls Only

Description: Alpine Academy is a Residential Treatment Center serving girls ages 12-17. At first glance, you'll know Alpine Academy is different. Our 35-acre campus sits at the base of a spectacular mountain range. Six beautiful homes surround our clinical, academic & administrative buildings, fitness & arts center, an outdoor sports field, community garden, and large riding pastures. We believe our peaceful location is part of what makes our healing process work -- the open spaces, clean air and beautiful mountains help to create a calm and safe environment where change can occur.


Girls who are referred to our program are often experiencing emotional and behavioral problems which may include, but are not limited to: Depression, Reactive-Attachment Disorder, low self-esteem, academic struggles including learning disabilities, adoption issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and traits of developing personality disorders. Exclusionary criteria include: violent tendencies towards self or others, extreme runaway risk, primary diagnosis of substance abuse, adjudication, or a full-scale IQ of less than 80.

All aspects of our treatment program utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach, including the following elements: LIFE (Learning in a Family Environment) skills teaching, intensive clinical work that includes individual, group, and family therapy, on-site psychiatric services and transition-focused therapeutic family weekends. Alpine offers a variety of experiential therapy interventions as well: equine-assisted psychotherapy, specialty groups, and independent living training are all part of our curriculum. Our Healthy 4 Life program includes elements of Fitness, Nutrition, Leisure & Recreation, and Service.

Alpine Academy is an accredited school with NWAC and is certified as a non-public school in California. We are able to service existing IEP's for girls with a variety of special academic needs. Our principal, guidance counselor, and NCLB highly-qualified teaching staff are committed to providing a high-quality academic setting that completes the individual treatment needs for each girl. Small class sizes, individual tutoring time, a variety of elective class choices, credit recovery/remediation, weekly academic outings focused on hands-on learning, and opportunities for advanced course work are all critical elements of our individualized treatment approach.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: State of Utah, Office of Licensing, Department of Human Services; Northwest Accreditation Commission; California Non-Public School Accreditation; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Professional Affiliations: NATSAP-Full Member, NAPSEC-Full Member, Teaching-Family Association Sponsor Site; Member of Independent Small Programs Alliance, Utah Private Providers Association

Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Girls Only

 

 

 
 
 

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