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1. Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Give your troubled teen the chance for a new beginning by enrolling them in Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI).

Located in northwestern Montana, TWAI is a family-run, therapeutic boarding school that provides help for struggling boys and girls ages 13-18 from Maine and across the United States.

We combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC) on a beautiful, peaceful, and safe 150 acre campus.

TWAI offers help for the following presenting issues: low self-worth; low-mild behavioral issues; academic underachievement; learning disabilities; ADD/ADHD, various disorders such as: depression, addictions (substance abuse, gaming & pornography), spectrum disorders and attachment disorders. 

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students and have an exceptional degree of success. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student. Our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA, with 98% going on to attend trade school or college. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.

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.
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Riverview School
Courses / Programs
Riverview School is a private co-ed boarding school in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, that serves students ages 11-22 with complex language, learning and cognitive disabilities.

Our co-educational boarding school services 180 students ages 11–19 in the middle and secondary program, and ages 18–22 in the post-secondary program (GROW) with a 5-week summer option.

The School is committed to developing student competence and confidence in academic, social and independent living skills.

Riverview’s use of a thematic, integrated approach promotes learning and generalization of skills across settings. This includes the use of teaching strategies (academic, social, and independent living) across both classroom and dormitory environments.

Riverview is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC) and approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Boarding School Programs for Students with Language, Learning & Cognitive Disabilities (Ages 11-22)

- Middle, Secondary and Post-Secondary School
- Licensed faculty and sensitive staff
- Direct instruction in reading, writing and math
- Low student-to-teacher ratio
- Self-esteem enhancement and social skills support
- Twenty-four hour healthcare services
- Comprehensive after school and weekend activity program
- Sports program...
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 and girls) ages 13-18.

We welcome students from Massachusetts, across the U.S., and 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.
Chamberlain International School
Courses / Programs
Located in Plymouth County MA, Chamberlain International School is a co-educational therapeutic boarding and day school, serving students ages 11-22 from Massachusetts, across the United States, and throughout the world.

We offer college preparatory and general education courses to both middle and high school students. As well as academics, Chamberlain offers on-campus diagnostic programming, individual therapy, psychiatric services, therapeutic groups, nursing care, and family therapy.

Chamberlain is co-educational with 98 boarding and 20 day students, typically 60/40 males to females. Students range in age from 11-22 and are in Grades 6-12. Some students stay beyond Grade 12 to participate in a transition program which may involve an apprentice program, college studies or both.

Chamberlain's students have a wide range of challenges, interests, insights, and potential. We have a 1:4 teacher-to-student ratio. Like everyone working at Chamberlain, teachers are profoundly committed to providing a great school experience for students who need strong support.
Therapeutic Boarding & Day Programs for Students Ages 11-22 (Grades 6-12)

- We offer college preparatory and general education courses to both middle and high school students.

- A strong focus of our academic program is on meeting the skills required in the core academic subjects: Literature, Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.

- Our students also benefit from additional studies in Foreign Language, Visual Arts, Automotive Technology, Physical Education, Health, and Study Skills.
New Hampton School
Courses / Programs
New Hampton School is an independent boarding and day school serving boys and girls in grades 9-12 and at postgraduate level. We are located in the center of the small village of New Hampton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, 100 miles north of Boston.

Offering the International Baccalaureate Program, New Hampton School prepares students for life-long learning through self-discovery, authentic relationships, civic responsibility, and global citizenship offering honors, advanced placement and college prep courses ACT and SAT.

We enhance the potential of students and promote academic success and development of caring community members.

Our students are talented artists, athletes, and leaders who often learn best through hands-on experiences. Approximately two-thirds of our student body resides on campus, housed in thirteen dormitories.

Apartments adjoining each dormitory house faculty and their families. Dormitories vary in occupancy size from seven to just over 30 students, and each has a unique layout. A rich life is afforded students through participation in academic and co-curricular activities, but their leisure time is of prime importance, too.
Co-educational Boarding Programs for Grades 9-12 & Postgraduate:

- International Baccalaureate Program
- Challenging Foundations of Learning Curriculum with honors and Advanced Placement Courses as well as college prep courses SAT and ACT
- Key Subjects include English, history, mathematics, science, visual and performing arts, world languages, athletics
- English as Second Language Program
- Experiential Learning
- Exchange Trips to China
- Academic Support
Phillips Exeter Academy
Courses / Programs
Phillips Exeter Academy is a co-educational residential school serving Grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire (50 miles north of Boston). Exeter has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world.

An Exeter education with college prep and advanced placement courses, study abroad options and summer programs prepares students to use the skills learned at school in all life's endeavors.

Exeter is truly and completely a residential school. Being a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week place where students live, learn and create their own community, being a diverse and even international community, and being able to educate in a way that is real and complete gives life to our mission.

At Exeter, we welcome students from farms, suburbs and cities, from five continents and every state, young people of every religion and ethnicity to be here, to live here, to learn here, and to be connected to each other as part of a unique community that seeks knowledge and goodness together.
Boarding Programs for Grades 9-12 & Postgraduate Level:

- Challenging College Preparatory Curriculum with 450 subjects including anthropology, art, classical languages, computer science, economics, English, history, math, modern languages, music, theater & dance

Also available:
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT & ACT
- Transition to American Culture & Language for International Students
- Special summer programs
The Oliverian School, Haverhill
Courses / Programs
Located in Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire, the Oliverian School is a private, alternative college-preparatory boarding school. Nestled on a 1,800-acre campus in beautiful Northern New Hampshire, the Oliverian School provides an inspiring, supportive, and challenging educational alternative for students in grades 9-12.

Here in the mountains of New Hampshire, in a unique school environment that combines stewardship, academics, and adventure, students find support, inspiration and success. Dormitories are structured to promote a family-like atmopshere, which in turn interact with the larger Oliverian community.

Oliverian students come from all over the country from a variety of different circumstances and traditions. The school aims to serve students who are academically capable of serious work and aspire to a college education, but who are not succeeding or have not found success in traditionally structured schools.

A student with minimal learning difficulties will find success at Oliverian. Diverse, motivating and thought-provoking offerings at Oliverian afford possibilities for each student to build competency and character in a secure and healthy school setting.
Co-Ed Boarding Programs for Students in Grades 9-12:

- College preparatory curriculum with core areas focusing on science, language arts, mathematics, social studies and foreign languages as well as the areas of stewardship, experiential education, health and physical education and the fine arts

Additional courses:
- ACT and SAT Test Preparation
- Electives Weeks to allow students to explore new interests while gaining academic credit
- Personal Growth Adventure Program
- Athletics and Leisure Program