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Mercersburg Academy:
Located in Mercersburg PA, 70 miles southwest of Harrisburg and 90 minutes from Washington D.C., Mercersburg Academy is an independent, co-educational college-preparatory boarding school for grades 9-12. Mercersburg has been educating US and international students since 1893, and although much has changed over 116 years, the mission of the school has not. We remain committed to providing our students with the best education in the classroom and beyond. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Academics:
Mercersburg offers demanding college-preparatory courses ranging from art history and world religions to field biology. Other subjects include math, English and foreogn languages. Students learn through their interaction with dedicated faculty and through homework and research for projePhoto of Boarding High School in Pennsylvaniacts and papers. The classroom structure promotes discussion and connection. With peers and teachers, students become collaborators in the learning process.

Mercersburg’s curriculum offers students the opportunity to explore ideas through discussions, lectures, tutorials, and broad exposure to the liberal arts.

The school offers 156 courses from its eight academic departments. In almost all areas of the curriculum, qualified students are able to enroll in any of the 41 AP, post-AP, and Honors courses.

Students may also create their own course with an independent or directed study in a special area of interest. All seniors conclude their Mercersburg studies with an original senior project.

Faculty members are available outside of the classroom for consultation and help sessions. Additional student resources include the Writing Center and the Learning Services Center, which provide targeted study skills training and tutoring for students.

College Exam Preparation Courses:
College preparation at Mercersburg happens both in and out of the classroom—starting on day one. Throughout grades 9-12 students take PSAT and SAT Exams with college counseling and advice offered thImage of Boarding High School in Pennsylvaniaroughout the entire senior years.

Advanced Placement Courses:

Advanced Placement courses are offered in English, history, classical and modern languages, mathematics, and the sciences. The following courses are available:

- AP British and World Literature
- AP American Literature
- AP Modern European History
- AP United States History
- AP Art History
- AP U.S. Government & Comparative Politics
- AP French Language
- AP French Literature
- AP German Language
- AP Latin-Catullus/Ovid
- AP Latin-Vergil
- AP Spanish Language
- AP Spanish Literature
- AP Chinese Language and Culture
- AP Calculus AB Syllabus
- AP Calculus BC Syllabus
- AP Computer Science
- AP Statistics
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Physics
- AP Environmental Science

Arts & Culture:
Here at Mercersburg, the arts are a vital component of a student’s education.  We offer programs in music, dance, theatre, and studio arts to our students. The campus sizzles with creativity. Student artwork adorns the walls; student theatrical productions often sell out. Singing groups bring the joy of music to campus and beyond.

Students hone their skills—but more important, they develop new confidence and discover fundamental truths about who they are and where they might go in life. The arts affirm students and move them to consider new perspectives and ambitions.

Athletics:
Mercersburg, with a strong athletics program and Olympian alumni, has long valued the strength of the body as well as the mind. Physical education here is a vital part of the total school curriculum for all students. Programs are designed for individuals to increase physical compe-tence, assess health related fitness components and promote independence.

The goals are for students to enjoy physical activity and develop a life-long positive approach to physical activity. In accordance with the recommendations from the American Pediatrics Association, the National Education Association and the Surgeon General, Mercersburg’s Physical Education Program is designed to meet the minimal standards of at least one hour of vigorous activity four days per week.

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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 Ohio 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.
Perkiomen School
Courses / Programs
At Perkiomen, we know that experience is the best teacher, and that the challenges of life can only be solved by digging in, taking part, and pushing through. Our students learn to take calculated risks and to create value wherever they go.

Our close knit, caring, accomplished faculty create a highly participatory learning environment that encourages students to be courageous. Equally impactful is our culture of gratitude and joy. We are all teachers and learners, celebrating differences and supporting each other’s well-being, through everyday tasks and in defining moments.

In this boarding and day environment, we all feel welcomed. Faculty and students engage and develop meaningful mentorships. And, students find lasting friendships in our globally diverse community.

What we learn today must prepare our students for tomorrow. With a strong liberal arts foundation and future-focused innovative education, we prepare our students for college and the challenges of a new economy.
Co-educational Boarding & Day School Program:
- Day Program (Grades 6-12)
- Boarding Program (Grades 6-12)
- Post-Graduate Year
- Challenging college preparatory curriculum
- Advanced Placement courses
- Entrepreneur Institute
- Medical Institute

Core curriculum subjects include:
- English
- Mathematics
- Science
- World Languages
- History
Updated: 2020-10-18
Updated: 2020-10-18
The Grier School
Courses / Programs
Located in Birmingham, Huntington County PA, the Grier School is a private boarding school for girls in Grades 7 through post-graduate year and admits girls regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.

In addition to a college preparatory curriculum with AP courses and SAT and ACT college prep courses we also provide a learning skills program, an enriching arts program, an extensive athletics program, a horseriding program, a healthy lifestyle program, etiquette class, summer school, TOEFL and ESL programs.

95% of Grier's students reside beyond a 100 mile radius of the school so numerous activities are organized each weekend to make it truly a full-time boarding school experience. Grier provides students wih a valuable education in a beautiful environment.

At Grier, the dormitory areas of the building are supervised by housemothers whose sole responsibility on campus is to oversee the life in the dorms. Housemothers are mature women who have raised families themselves.
Boarding Programs for Girls in Grades 7-12 (incl. postgraduate year option)

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, history, modern languages, the arts and athletics
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses ACT and SAT
- Learning Skills Program
- Horseriding Program
- Healthy Lifestyle Program
- Etiquette Class
- Summer School
- TOEFL and English as a Second Language Programs
Linden Hall
Courses / Programs
Established in 1746, Linden Hall is the oldest girls' boarding school in the United States. The school is located in the historic town of Lititz PA, within a few hours of Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City.

As a college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 6-12 and a post graduate year, Linden Hall is dedicated to excellence in the education of young women.

Linden Hall’s mission is to provide what we believe is the best college preparatory experience in the nation. Through our signature 4C’s Promise, Linden Hall provides an experience that best prepares each student for success and leadership in college and the working world.

Linden Hall is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
College Prep Programs for Girls (Grades 6-12 & Post-Graduate Year)

- Middle School girls, grades 6, 7, and 8, gain a broad understanding of every academic subject.

- Upper School Girls, grades 9 through 12, focus on the challenging academic requirements for a Linden Hall graduation and college preparation.

- Both Honors level and AP courses are offered in English, History, Math, and Science; while others may be available upon request..
Greenbrier Academy
Courses / Programs
Based in the heart of rural south-east West Virginia, in the town of Pence Springs, Greenbrier Academy provides a therapeutic boarding / residential school program for teen girls ages 13-18.

We work with students facing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, ADD/ADHD, substance abuse, anger and/or attachment issues, and more.

Greenbrier Academy is fully accredited by the prestigious North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, and over 90% (100% over the last few years) of our graduating seniors matriculated to college.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls ages 13-18:

- We place equal emphasis on both therapy and academic education.

- Minimum length of stay of 12 months, and many of our students have chosen to stay 2-4 years or more

- Academic courses focus on subjects that are necessary to receive a high school diploma and to be prepared for college.
The Kildonan School
Courses / Programs
Located in Amenia, Dutchess County NY, The Kildonan School is an accredited, co-educational day and boarding school for children and teenagers with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.

Only 90 miles north of New York City, we offer educational programs for elementary, middle and high school students (Grades 2-12). Boarding programs are available for students in grades 7-12, with 5-day & 7-day options available.

Our mission is to empower students with dyslexia by increasing their self-esteem and motivation. Students often come to us from educational experiences where they struggled to find success because that environment did not recognize their potential and/or know how to meet their needs.

Kildonan uses a pure Orton-Gillingham approach, which is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia.
Day & Boarding Programs for kids & teens with dyslexia:

- Elementary School (Grades 2-6)
- Middle School (Grades 7-8)
- High School (Grades 9-12)
- Daily one-to-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring
- Boarding for Grades 7-12: 5-day & 7-day programs available

- In addition, Kildonan offers small, college-preparatory classes, extensive artistic opportunities, and competitive sports teams.