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Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest:
Founded in 1858, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school for young women in grades 9-12. We are located in Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago, and welcome domestic and international students.

Boarding and Day Programs for Girls (Grades 9-12)
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Academics:

Consistent with the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart education, Woodlands Academy’s academic program seeks to instill in our students a deep respect for intellectual values, academic integrity, and a lifelong passion for learning. 

We provide an intellectually challenging college preparatory program that prepares students to live cooperatively in a global society. Our students learn to:

- Express themselves articulately with poise, clarity, and dignity
- Recognize the value of reflective thinking
- Think critically and creatively
- See connections among ideas and data
- Problem-solve in different situations

Our curriculum offers courses in the following departments: English, Fine Arts, Information Technology, International Languages, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, and Theology.

Our average class size is 12 students and the ratio of students to full-time faculty is 8:1. In many courses, class sections are organized on the basis of ability and level of skill development. Parents receive progress reports every five weeks, if needed.

The Arts:
The Visual and Performing Arts at Woodlands are a vital part of our students’ Sacred Heart education. Our primary focus is to foster our students’ artistic and personal growth. 

Students enrolled in Visual Arts and Performing Arts classes learn fundamental skills relative to the given discipline. The development and application of these skills reinforce an aesthetic understanding and cultivate an appreciation of the role of art, music, and drama on an individual and societal level.

Advanced Placement Courses:
Woodlands offers Advanced Placement courses in 13 subjects: Art, Biology, Physics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Literature, French Language, Music Theory, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, European History, and U.S. History.

Image of Boarding High School in Illinois for GirlsCollege Preparation Courses:
Woodlands prepares students for the American College Testing Program (ACT) and College Board (SAT) examinations.

Athletics:
Woodlands offers junior varsity and/or varsity teams in the following sports:

- Volleyball
- Tennis
- Field Hockey
- Basketball
- Soccer
- Softball

Exchange Program:

Woodlands Academy participates in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools exchange program that affords our students the opportunity to attend affiliated schools in the United States. Woodlands also participates in an annual student and faculty exchange with Sacre Coeur Wien, our sister school in Vienna.

TOEFL and ESL:
Our international students take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as well as English as a Second Language throughout their time at Woodlands Academy.

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Address: 760 East Westleigh Road, Lake Forest, Illinois , USA
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Lake Forest Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, on the north shore of Lake Michigan and 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest Academy is a co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school for domestic & international students in grades 9 through 12.

We teach a full and inclusive middle & high school curriculum in arts and sciences, with AP and college prep courses.

The academy fosters intellectual development and academic excellence in its students. At LFA, students learn valuable lessons not only in the classroom and on the athletic fields but also in the dormitories, student center and dining hall.

Our boarding students come from all over the U.S. and the world. As a boarding student you will live in one of the four single-gender dormitories on campus. Our dorms range in size from 10 to 72 students. Each dorm is staffed by a team of resident faculty members, many of whom live in apartments attached to the dormitories.
Co-educational Boarding and Day Programs for Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Prep Courses SAT and ACT
- Middle School
- High School
- Enrichment Program
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Core & Elective Academic Courses:
- English, history, math, science, modern and classical languages, fine art, music and drama, visual art and athletics
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 Illinois, across the United States, 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.
New Hope Wilderness Camp
Courses / Programs
New Hope Wilderness Camp, located in Ava (38 miles south east of Springfield), South Central Missouri, in the Midwestern United States, is a 21-day co-ed wilderness program, working with troubled teens (ages 11-20) who are experiencing conduct and behavior problems.

These include: Lack of Respect; Hostility Toward Loved Ones; Defiance Toward Authority; Truancy; Drugs; Violence; Depression and Unpredictable Behavior.

The individual treatment planning at New Hope is aimed at facilitating a change of heart, healing and strengthening family relationships, and inviting new beginnings. We have one competent staff member for every two young people. We utilize horses to do therapy with the young people, as well as daily counseling.

The ultimate goal of New Hope is to see the young people making positive choices in their lives, changing their heart attitudes positively, to facilitate a better relationship with their parents. We certainly believe Jesus Christ is the focal point for change, after one recognizes a heart need.
21-Day Co-ed Wilderness Program for Troubled Teens (Ages 11-20)

We provide a safe environment in which to:

- Discover and nurture strengths, interests and talents;
- Support effort toward change;
- Establish consistent and stable relationships;
- Improve interpersonal skills;
- Enhance self-worth and empowerment;
- Identify and develop individual learning styles;
- Conduct Equine Assisted Activities/Equine Assisted Therapy (EAA/EAT)
Brehm School, Jackson County
Courses / Programs
Since 1982, Brehm Preparatory School has been empowering students with learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential. Designed around the way each child learns best, an Individualized Holistic Education Plan (IHEP) integrates cognitive, academic, social, and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive program designed to educate the whole child.

Brehm’s caring, highly qualified faculty and staff welcome students in grades 6 through 12+ into a dynamic new learning environment brimming with optimism. Working quickly to break down barriers, build trust, and rebuild self-confidence, they embrace students in a nurturing boarding school environment where each child feels accepted and supported.

This holistic experience produces students with the tools, skills, and confidence to become effective self-advocates and independent learners able to succeed in school, find fulfilling careers, and lead balanced multi-faceted lives.
Co-ed Boarding Program for Grade 6-12 Students with Learning Disabilities:

Cross-curricular competencies:
- Acquiring Information
- Communicating
- Reasoning
- Self-Management
- Using Technology

Curriculum includes:
- English
- Mathematics
- Social Science
- Science
- Physical Education/Health
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Languages
- Computers
- Learning Cognition
- Transition Electives...
Oakdale Christian Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Jackson KY, 90 minutes southeast of Lexington, Oakdale Christian Academy is a co-educational, Christ-centered college preparatory boarding school for students in Grades 7-12.

Oakdale Christian Academy provides a distinctively Christian education to students seeking challenges, change and personal growth.

Students and family members are immediately struck by our incredible student to staff ratio of 2:1. This translates into individual attention, discipleship, academic support, lasting relationships and a life changing experience.
- Excellent boarding program for grades 7-12

- Summer School Program

-Core subjects include: English, Social Studies, Science, Math, Foreign Language, Bible, Business, Fine Arts, College Courses...

- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

- ESL (English as a Second Language)

- Enrichment Courses include: Robotics, Computers, Art and Drama
Salem4youth Therapeutic Christian Boarding School
Courses / Programs
Based in Flanagan, Illinois, Salem4youth is a Christian Therapeutic Boarding School for troubled boys and young men in Grades 3-12.

We offer an educational program that is specifically structured to support the supervision and training of students that have special challenges.

These challenges can include emotional and behavioral problems, learning difficulties, lack of motivation and other difficulties that may be the result of self-harming or other detrimental behaviors, including drug and alcohol use. As a Christian Boarding School, our therapy is Biblical-based.

We combine our educational program with equine therapy. Using horses therapeutically and vocationally, boys receive riding instructions and are given the responsibility to care for the horses. The relationships developed with our horses help each young man develop self-esteem, control, and responsibility.
Christian Therapeutic Boarding School:

Program for young males with challenges such as:
- Emotional problems; Behavioral problems; Learning difficulties; Lack of motivation; Self-harming; Detrimental behaviors; Drug and alcohol abuse

Educational Program:
- Innovative, computer-based learning for grades 3-12
- Instructional, relational and vocational training
- Creative curriculum
- Equine therapy
- Develop self-esteem, control, and responsibility.