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Christian School for Troubled Youth in NY State

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Freedom Village USA, Lakemont NY:
Located on a 150-acre campus just north of Watkins Glen in Western New York State, Freedom Village USA is a safe home for troubled youth ages 14-21. Our 1-year programs offer the love of God and the teaching of the Bible to teens whose lives have been broken by their history or their choices. Many of our students have been involved in drug and alcohol abuse, have attempted suicide, have lived in abusive home situations, or have turned to lives of crime.

About Freedom Village USA:

Freedom Village is North America’s premier home for troubled teens. Founded in 1981 as an “intensive care ward” for America’s youth, it is the largest home of its kind.

Thousands of young people from across America, Canada, and around the world, once labeled “hopeless” and “unreachable,” have turned their lives around through this Christian based program.

Our Mission:
Freedom Village USA's mission is to tell every teenager that there is an answer for their life, and that answer is Jesus Christ.

Experienced, Caring Staff:
The staff at Freedom Village is dedicated to loving, teaching and mentoring the teens in our program. Over 80% of our staff have graduated from the program, giving them first hand knowledge and invaluable experience in dealing with a young person.

Residential Programs for Troubled Youth:

- Ages 14-21

Main Program:
- Our main program last for 1 year, and is completely structured around the word of God.

Also available:
- Sports Program
- Equine Program
- Music Ministry

Email: Contact Us

Address: 5275 Rt. 14, Lakemont, Ithaca, New York 14837, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2023-07-21 were from:

Chatham; Denver; FL; Reading Pa; Fort Lee; Hornell; Newark; Cortland Ny; Rochester NewYork; and more.
Related Schools & Programs. Inquire to our admissions team today:
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
• THINK Global School (TGS) is a private, non-profit high school that travels the world, allowing students ages 14-18 years old the chance to study in four new international cities each academic year. 

• TGS offers a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience centered around travel and cultural immersion.

• TGS students are competitively selected from all regions and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing over 25 different countries of citizenship, and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

• THINK Global School if fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS-WASC).

Upcoming & Previous School Locations around the world:

• 2021-2022: Australia, Bosnia, Botswana, Chile, China, Greece, India, Japan, Oman, Panama
• 2019-2020: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Australia, Chile, Italy
• 2018-2019: China, Oman, Costa Rica, Greece
• 2017-2018: Botswana, India, Japan & Spain
• 2016-2017: Canada, Morocco & Peru
• 2015-2016: Sweden, Bosnia & Italy

"The collective energy that the students at THINK Global School possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
The school year consists of four terms, each held in a different country, where students have the chance to explore the history and culture of fantastic locations worldwide.

Features: 
• Taught in small classes by friendly, dedicated and experienced teachers
• Student-driven instruction
• All subjects are inspired by the location, and are designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.
North Country School
Courses / Programs
Located in Lake Placid, Essex County, New York, North Country School is a junior co-educational boarding and day school offering a traditional curriculum for children in grades 4-9.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and they are instructed by dedicated, multi-talented adults who teach, live with, and care for them. North Country is primarily boarding, but does enroll day students and five-day boarders.

Qualified children are admitted without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, or national origin. North Country School seeks to enroll students who are capable of being engaged in the classroom, the outdoors, the arts, and the social community.

The school provides a challenging academic curriculum for children of average or above average intelligence. With its emphasis on progressive education, the school is also successful with gifted students and children with different learning styles.
Boarding and Day Programs for boys and girls in Grades 4-9:

- Full boarding (including weekends) and 5-day boarding
- Day Programs for boys and girls grades 4-9
- Junior School
- Secondary School Placement Program
- Arts Program
- Learning Lab for academic support
- English as a Second Language for international students
Oakwood Friends School, New York
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is New York State's oldest co-educational boarding and day school. We are an independent college preparatory school serving Grades 6-12 located in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County in New York's historic Hudson River Valley.

Our Day Program runs for all students from grades 6-12, while our Boarding Program serves students in Grades 9-12.

Our residential community on campus numbers over 100 students and faculty. Boarding students are housed in three dormitories across the campus.

Oakwood Friends School focuses on the individual learner and on cultivating a diversified community of students and staff in an atmosphere of mutual respect and enrichment.

As a Quaker school, Oakwood gives every student an important voice in the life of our school community. We want students to get to know themselves, build a strong personal identity, develop healthy friendships, and gain leadership skills.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:
- Boarding Program for Grades 9-12
- Day Program for Grades 6-12
- Middle School
- Upper School

Academic subjects include:
- Mathematics
- Science
- Computer Literacy
- Literature
- Modern Languages
- History
- Music
- Drama
- Visual Arts
The Masters School, New York
Courses / Programs
The Masters School is a co-ed day and boarding school that provides a first class preparatory curriculum for 5th-12th Grade students, with boarding beginning from the 9th Grade.

Situated on 96 magnificent acres overlooking the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry NY, The Masters School offers a safe learning environment and one of the few boarding school experiences in close proximity to New York City.

A thoughtfully designed residential life program ensures that all the experiences students would have at home are part of campus life.

Students and teachers make full use of great campus facilities as well as once of the most exciting classrooms in the world - NYC.
Co-Educational Programs for students in Grades 5-12:

- Day Program (Grades 5-12)
- Full-residential Boarding Program (Grades 9-12)
- Middle School
- Upper School
- Arts Program
- Athletics / Extra-curricular Activities
The Kildonan School
Courses / Programs
Located in Amenia, Dutchess County NY, The Kildonan School is an accredited, co-educational day and boarding school for children and teenagers with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.

Only 90 miles north of New York City, we offer educational programs for elementary, middle and high school students (Grades 2-12). Boarding programs are available for students in grades 7-12, with 5-day & 7-day options available.

Our mission is to empower students with dyslexia by increasing their self-esteem and motivation. Students often come to us from educational experiences where they struggled to find success because that environment did not recognize their potential and/or know how to meet their needs.

Kildonan uses a pure Orton-Gillingham approach, which is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia.
Day & Boarding Programs for kids & teens with dyslexia:

- Elementary School (Grades 2-6)
- Middle School (Grades 7-8)
- High School (Grades 9-12)
- Daily one-to-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring
- Boarding for Grades 7-12: 5-day & 7-day programs available

- In addition, Kildonan offers small, college-preparatory classes, extensive artistic opportunities, and competitive sports teams.
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys & girls) ages 13-18.

We welcome students from Pennsylvania, across the United States, & students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.