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Arivaca Boys Ranch Academy:
Located in Arivaca AZ, 60 miles south of Tucson, Arivaca Boys Ranch provides a 10-month therapeutic program that takes a different approach to therapy for boys who are struggling. Our ranch serves 40-50 troubled teen boys (14 to 18 years of age) each year. Our program builds on positive experiences as young men learn to see themselves as they really are, and visualize themselves as they might become. As well an an accredited high school curriculum, at Arivaca Boys Ranch, one of our first priorities is to teach personal responsibility and improved interpersonal behavior.

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Why Choose Arivaca Boys Ranch?

-  Help Your Troubled Teen
If your son struggles with school, is defiant, has ADD or ADHD, is experimenting with drugs, stealing, lying, sneaking out, depressed or just breaking your heart, then you may need our help.

-  Unique Therapeutic Methods
Arivaca Boys Ranch uses three powerful therapeutic tools to help teen boys get on a right path in life. First, a specialized form of Equine Therapy. Equine therapy is commonly used to help teens who are struggling, but we take it one step further, we teach the boys to become “horse whisperers.”

-  Accredited High School Curriculum
Education is an important part of the Arivaca Boys Ranch experience. We offer an accredited High School curriculum. Working with Sequoia Choice (an online educational provider) Arivaca Boys Ranch will help your son catch up (and even move ahead) in his education.

Academic and Therapeutic Wellness Program for Teen Boys:

10-month wellness program for teen boys (age 13-18) that exhibit:

- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- ADHD and ADD
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse
- Conduct Disorders
- Anger & Stress
- Social Adjustment

Using a number of unique therapeutic methods including:

- Equine Therapy “Horse Whisperer” Training
- Leadership Training
- Arbinger Anger Management Principles
- Professional Counselors
- Accredited High School Academics
- Licensed Therapists
- After-care Policy

Testimonials from Parents / Guardians:
"You will be amazed, like we were, to know what can be accomplished in only a month with your son!"

"Our son has grown so much and come so far, and now realizes just what he can be. You have saved our son."

"He is a completely different son! We are so proud of the young man he has become."

"We couldn't be happier and more at peace with where our son is right now. What a blessing you have been in our lives, and I know that it was through divine intervention that led us to Arivaca."

Issues We Deal With:


- Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD, ADHD)

Actually, two distinct disorders, the inability to focus with or without agitated behavior gets in the way of a teenager’s ability to learn and get along. ADD and ADHD is much more common in boys than in girls. 

- Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
RAD is a condition found mostly in children who are adopted or suffered from abuse during the years when normal bonding should take place. Bonding is age-specific and the lack of its development cannot simply be “caught up.”

- Drug and Alcohol Dependency Issues
Drugs and Alcohol abuse in teenage boys (and girls) has become commonplace. Teenagers have come to see drugs and alcohol use as recreation where adults remember it as a problem of the slums and ignorant people.

- Stress and Anger Issues
Stress and anger issues can arise from any number of conditions or learned behaviors. Discovering the underlying problems and treating them is the key to treatment success. 

- Academic Deficiencies
Arivaca Boys Ranch’s hosting of a fully-accredited high school curriculum, with plenty of individual help, is a key to getting boys to experience success in academics and gain a renewed motivation to learn and experience more.

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Address: Arivaca Ranch Road, Arivaca, Arizona, 85601, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-03-15 were from:

Chino Valley az.;   Mesa;   Glendale, Arizona;   Maricopa/AZ;   Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico;   Az;   Nazlini,Az;   Ranchos De Taos;   Tucson;   and more.
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Spring Ridge Academy, Spring Valley
Courses / Programs
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
Cate School
Courses / Programs
Situated just 90 minutes north west of Los Angeles, in Santa Barbara County CA, Cate School, is a co-educational college preparatory day & boarding school of offering Grades 9 - 12.

Founded in 1910, the School delivers a demanding academic program resulting in a breadth and depth of scholarly inquiry. In an intimate setting, students and teachers together pursue high ideals.

Fellow students become friends, teammates, and counselors. Our dorms are also home to Cate faculty and their families, and the bonds between students and teachers are built as much there as they are in the classrooms and on the playing fields.

Taught by faculty members who are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to ensuring that each student reaches his or her full potential, the coursework at Cate is both rigorous and engaging.
Co-educational Day & Boarding Programs for students in Grades 9-12:

Subjects & Activities include:
- Arts
- English
- Foreign Language
- History
- Human Development
- Mathematics
- Science
- Cross-Country
- Football
- Tennis
- Water Polo...
West Ridge Academy
Courses / Programs
West Ridge Academy is a youth rehabilitation boarding school for boys and girls (ages 9-18) in West Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City in Utah.

Since 1964, West Ridge Academy (formerly known as the Utah Boys Ranch) has been helping troubled teens and bringing hope to struggling young men, young women and their families by providing clinical services, a quality residential education and experiences which promote spiritual awareness, personal accountability and change of heart.

Appropriate candidates are adolescent males and females, ages 9-18, with a history of soft to moderate emotional and behavioral problems, low self-esteem, academic underachievement, substance abuse and family conflict. The school is Christian but non-denominational.

We help troubled adolescents make real, lifelong and sometimes life saving changes. From the earliest days, the organization recognized the positive effect its program had on young men who were struggling academically, emotionally and socially.

Today, the academy has served more than 25,000 students, has expanded to include separate and distinct campuses for boys and girls, and continues to bring hope and healing to families across the world.
Boarding programs for elementary, middle and high school students ages 9-18:

- Includes Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Special Education and more

- Therapeutic program which is holistic in approach, treating the mental, physical and spiritual problems.

- Recreation Therapy

- Cultural Arts Program

- Eight-month aftercare program, which begins immediately following discharge from residential treatment.
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 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."
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.
Fenster School, Tucson
Courses / Programs
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.
Co-ed Boarding & Day School Programs for students in Grades 9-12:

- Day programs

- Boarding / Residential programs

- Postgraduate Year program

- ESL English Language program

- College Credit programs for Juniors & Seniors
Southwestern Academy, Phoenix area
Courses / Programs
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).
Boarding Programs for boys and girls in grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum
- English as Second Language (ESL) Program
- Postgraduate Year Program
- We welcome international students

Curriculum subjects include:

- English, math, science, history, social studies, foreign languages, visual & performing arts, physical education, and more...