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Berkshire School:
Berkshire College is a co-educational boarding school for grades 9-12 in Sheffield, New Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts (New England). At Berkshire, we offer a first-rate academic program, distinctive opportunities in the arts, and excellent athletics. We provide an exceptional college preparatory curriculum with PSAT, SAT and ACT as well as AP offerings in all disciplines. It is what happens at the periphery of this exceptional core that sets a school apart.

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Mission:

Photo of College Preparatory Boarding School in MassachusettsThe mission of Berkshire School is to provide young men and women with the intellectual and moral foundations and the leadership skills that will enable them to flourish as members of a family and a community as they confront the challenges of college and beyond.

About Berkshire:
As part of the Berkshire Model, learning for the 21st century, we offer our students an advanced math/science research program, the Center for Sustainability with outdoor education, pro vita courses on topics of interest, and the Center for Writing and Critical Thinking.

Berkshire School is a community that values accountability, responsibility, and respect. With our solid foundation in academics, students also gain confidence and respect living in a nurturing and caring atmosphere within one of our ten dormitories.

School Motto:
Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus, "Learning not just for school but for life."

Student Life:

In this small, tight-knit community it is not uncommon to find friends from all walks of life, from all grades, and from around the world. Days are full and busy: classes from 8 a.m. until 2:45 p.m., an athletic or art commitment in the afternoon, dinner, study hall and then, to bed!

But each day brings with it an extraordinary number of opportunities. The opportunity to take Chinese, to take photographs, to take a slap shot from the point. Quite simply, each day offers another safe chance to take a risk, to grow, and to learn -- and another opportunity to succeed.

Boarding Programs for Boys & Girls in Grades 9-12:
- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, fine arts, history, languages, mathematics and science
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses PSAT, SAT and ACT
- Pro Vita Courses for Topics of Interest
- Advanced Math/Science Research Program
- Center for Writing and Critical Thinking
- Center for Sustainability with Environmental Education

Dormitory Life:

Image of College Preparatory Boarding School in MassachusettsBerkshire School is a community that values accountability, responsibility, and respect. With our solid foundation in academics, students also gain confidence and respect living in a nurturing and caring atmosphere within one of our ten dormitories.

All of our dormitories feature vertical housing, or students of all ages and grades; freshman through seniors. Our seniors are called upon to be leaders and role models in each dormitory.

Clubs and Activities:
Students also can participate year-round in any of the following clubs and activities-a great way to have fun and build a college resume at the same time.

Some popular clubs include:
- The Fly Fishing Club
- Speech & Debate
- The Trail (yearbook)
- The Peer Mentor Group
- Rhythm 'N Berkshire (R 'N B)
- Jewish Student Union
- CHOICE (Creating Healthy Options In a Caring Environment)
- Amnesty International
- Chinese Club
- Spanish Club
- Diversity Club
- Black Rock Environmental Association
- The Inklings (writing club)
- Student Investment Club

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Address: Sheffield, 245 North Undermountain Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts , USA
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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...
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.
The Astor Learning Center (ALC), Upstate NY
Courses / Programs
Located in Rhinebeck in Upstate New York, The Astor Learning Center (ALC) is a therapeutic boarding school for boys and girls ages 5-13 with serious behavioral and emotional difficulties. Our residential programs are designed to provide a nurturing environment for children who must live away from their families while they receive treatment.

Established in 1980, ALC has been named three times as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Our students benefit from small class sizes (6-8 students) in a nurturing environment conducive to learning. We aim to help children who have often experienced failure in school to finally succeed.

In our Residential Treatment programs, we treat a wide range of behavioral and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and fire setting behaviors.

At ALC, we welcome children from throughout New York State. Some of our students come from as far as Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Co.), Albany, and many other areas of NY.
- Therapeutic boarding school offering residential programs for boys & girls ages 5-13

- All academic subjects are taught with a strong emphasis on reading

- Intensive speech/language, occupational and counseling/therapy, and other specialized services as needed by the student

- Social skills training

- Day programs for students from the local school district
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.
Hillside School, Marlborough
Courses / Programs
Located in Marlborough, Middlesex County MA, 30 miles west of Boston, Hillside School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in Grades 5-9.

For over 100 years, Hillside has provided educational and residential services to boys who need to develop their academic and social skills. Hillside accommodates both traditional learners and boys with learning differences and/or attention problems.

Offering a structured, supportive, and challenging curriculum, Hillside allows students to develop academically, physically, spiritually, morally and socially while building their confidence and maturity.

Hillside's heart is in its boarding program, a core of stability and warmth offering a wealth of opportunities for learning tolerance, responsibility and cooperation.

Most faculty members live on campus, forming a neighborhood where adults, skilled in interacting with young boys, and in tune with their interests and concerns, are a nurturing and watchful presence at all times.
Boarding and Day Programs for Boys (Grades 5-9)

- Full Boarding Programs (including weekend)
- Weekly Boarding Options
- Middle School
- College Preparatory Curriculum with math, science, English, social studies, arts, music, physical education
- Farm Immersion Program where students stay at least one week during the year
- Athletics Program
- Health and Wellness Curriculum
- Summer School Program
The John Dewey Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Great Barrington, in the Berkshires area of west Massechusetts, The John Dewey Academy is a year-round college preparatory therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens ages 15-21.

Serving Grades 10-12 and Postgraduate students, we provide an individualized and comprehensive education in a non-traditional therapeutic school setting. Our students are bright, troubled adolescents with a history of self-defeating or self-destructive choices.

At The John Dewey Academy, we take our identity as a college preparatory school seriously. With a highly credentialed staff of dedicated and passionate teachers, a small class size (six students on average), and high demands and expectations, we provide a challenging academic experience.

At The John Dewey Academy, adolescents encounter a peer-based community of empowerment, an exciting educational environment, the challenge of real responsibilities, and the realistic promise of acceptance at a college of quality. In such an environment, they can change.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Teens Ages 15-21 (Grades 10-12 & Postgrad)

- Our minimum length of stay is eighteen months, although most students take 2 to 2½ years to complete the program.

- Students carry a minimum of five courses a semester in the traditional divisions of English, History/Social Science, Math, Science, and Foreign Language.

- Highly credentialed staff of dedicated and passionate teachers, a small class size (six students on average)