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Spring Ridge Academy is an all-girls therapeutic boarding school serving students ages 13 - 17 in grades 9-12 in Spring Valley AZ (18 miles southeast of Prescott). Spring Ridge combines an empowering emotional growth program with a sophisticated therapeutic approach and a rigorous college prep curriculum with AP courses and SAT prep.
Our therapeutic milieu is designed to address each student’s issues, challenges and strengths and to assist the family in making changes that support them.
Our curriculum is designed to both assist students who have struggled or fallen behind and to challenge and prepare even the most dedicated student for future academic endeavors. In addition to treatment team meetings, the entire faculty meets every week to review the academic and social progress of each student.
SRA is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.
Students reside in two dormitories connected by a common living room. Spacious dorm rooms provide ample living space for four students to live and work together. Roommates are assigned to create a well balanced group with a supportive combination of strengths and experience.
Therapeutic Boarding Programs for girls ages 13-17 (Grades 9-12)
- Therapy (Individual, Group and Family), Psychiatric Services & Medication Management
- Specific Treatment in areas of trauma, addiction, grief, depression, relational and developmental problems, personality issues
- Family Program and Workshops
- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, social studies, science, foreign languages, the arts, P.E. and technology
- AP Courses
- SAT Preparation Course
- College Counselling
Verde Valley School in Sedona AZ (just a short drive from Flagstaff), is an international college preparatory, co-ed boarding school and day school offering grades 9-12.
As part of its ongoing commitment to provide our students with the best possible academic program, VVS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. All juniors and seniors are enrolled in the IB curriculum, freshmen and sophomores are enrolled in a pre-IB curriculum.
Verde Valley School educates students for college and for life by encouraging them to become intellectually curious, academically accomplished and creatively expressive.
Verde Valley School is accredited by the North Central Association and the International Baccalaureate Organization.
• With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.
• Designed for 10-12th Grade students from Arizona, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.
• Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students (ages 14-18) in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.
• During the academic year 2017-18, we are in Botswana, India, Japan & Spain, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, China, Germany, Argentina, the U.S. and more.
• TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature UN, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.
• THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.
Expert Testimonial: "The collective energy that the students at TGS 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
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Arizona and across the United States.
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."
The Arivaca Boys Ranch is a 10-month boarding school program specifically designed to therapeutically help troubled teenage boys throughout the Southwest. Situated in Arivaca AZ, 60 miles south of Tucson, the ranch serves 40-50 boys, ages 14 to 18, on a 23,000 acre, 140-year-old ranch.
At our ranch, using horses as a therapeutic tool (equine therapy), each boy has the opportunity to experience the rewards of hard work and ranch life while continuing his high school education.
We have a full academic program, 24/7 care, as well as our unique and effective 3-tiered therapy. If your son/loved one struggles with school, is defiant, has ADD or ADHD, is experimenting with drugs, stealing and lying, then you may need our help.
Through hard work, responsibility, communication and healthy relationships, on our boys ranch we teach boys how to resolve their most troubling conflicts the right way. We teach them a different way of being, a way out of conflict and turmoil through making better choices.
In Balance Ranch Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys aged 13-17, in beautiful southern Arizona, less than one hour from Tucson. It was developed around a clinically sophisticated model that effectively blends traditional therapy and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Additionally, the program incorporates research-based relapse prevention techniques, equine therapy and other experiential treatment modalities. In Balance Ranch serves young men who are suffering from substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders.
Our academic courses are fully accredited; students may choose to earn a high school diploma while they are with us, or transfer their earned credits to another school to complete their educational program.
Our experiential learning and one-to-one tutoring model ensures success for many students who have struggled in more traditional school settings.
Therapeutic boarding school program for troubled boys aged 13-17:
- Junior high school program
- Senior high school program
- Remedial, regular, and advanced placement course
- Spanish language instruction
- Vocational training including welding, basic construction
- Therapeutic services
- 12 step recovery program
- Equine-assisted therapy
Located in Mayer, halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff AZ, The Orme School is an accredited co-educational college preparatory boarding school for grades 8 - 12 and Post-Graduate. The Orme School values of Excellence, Tradition, and Character are enmeshed in our boarding program. We are proud that 100 percent of our graduates are accepted to colleges, universities, or junior colleges.
The Orme School is a unique community of teachers and students who share a passion for academic excellence, adventure, and personal challenge.
Living in a residential setting, students are entrusted with personal and community responsibility. Here, students learn the value of being a contributing member of a caring community.
- Boarding School (Grades 8-12 and Post-Graduate)
- ESL Program
- Small classes
- Rustic setting
- Intimate community
- Rigorous academics
- Full college acceptance
- Competitive sports
- Outdoor leadership
- Fine arts, and much more...
Located at Beaver Creek Ranch, Rimrock, outside the city of Sedona, 95 miles north of Phoenix in northern Arizona, Southwestern Academy is a co-ed independent private college preparatory high boarding school for grades 9-12.
We also provide ESL programs and a postgraduate year. In this stunning setting, nature is the ultimate learning laboratory for history, geology, archaeology, biology, and visual and performing art lessons.
At Southwestern, your child can reach their highest potential, participate in sports and activities, and make lifelong friendships. Living on campus is an important part of your child´s educational experience. As students live with classmates from around the world, they learn more about other cultures and expand their horizons.
Our campus dormitories offer a safe and fully supportive environment, supervised by resident counselors. International students are welcome. We have a second campus in San Marino, California and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Founded in 1944, Fenster School is a coeducational, college preparatory, boarding and day school in Tucson, Arizona, enrolling students in grades 9 through Post-graduate from across the country and around the world.
We educate students in a healthy, safe, and structured environment where intellectual, social, and emotional learning are equally valued and each individual can realize their potential, grow in self-confidence, and develop an active sense of responsibility in preparation for college and life.
Through small classes, an intentionally designed daily schedule, and encouraging adult mentors, Fenster offers a structured learning environment that promotes student success. Our entire program is based on the five essential core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and health and safety.
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