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Located at Beaver Creek Ranch, Rimrock, outside the city of Sedona, 95 miles north of Phoenix and northeast of Camp Verde, Yavapai County 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. Here, your child can reach his 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. There is always someone around to hand out with, help with that math problem, or lend a listening ear when you need one. 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).


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THE BEAVER CREEK RANCH CAMPUS
Southwestern Academy’s Beaver Creek Ranch is surrounded by National Forest lands. This campus is located outside the city of Sedona in northern Arizona, an international tourist destination that attracts more than four million visitors per year. The area is known around the world for its art galleries and spectacular scenery.

Residential Life:
Our campus dormitories offer a safe and fully supportive environment, supervised by resident counselors. These dorm parents live in adjacent apartments, and are responsible for the well-being of each student. Parents and students are given a list of dorm needs before the beginning of a school term.

Set on 180 acres, you’ll find a school like no other, accommodating 50 students.
* Separate girls’ and boys’ dormitories are on the hillside.
* A lounge with a huge fireplace is a favorite spot for students to watch movies and DirecTV.
* There are sports fields, an indoor pool, a gymnasium, and horse stables.
* A powerful deep-space viewing telescope is housed on campus.
* Events are held in the Rimrock Room, with its rough-hewn timber ceilings and adobe fireplaces, decorated with Native American pottery.
* The main study hall is modeled after a “hogan,” or circular family home of the Navajo people.
* Seven stone cottages are set along trout-filled Beaver Creek.
* With T-1 wireless internet connectivity, students can do research or email home.
* Laundry facilities


School / Office Address: Rimrock, Beaver Creek Ranch Campus
Phoenix
Arizona
USA
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Directions From Phoenix:
1. Take I-17 95 miles north to Exit 298 (Sedona-Rimrock).
2. Turn right at end of off-ramp, and drive 2 miles to Beaver Creek Campground.
3. Across the bridge, turn left and drive up the canyon 1 mile to the Southwestern campus.
4. Driving time from Phoenix is approximately 90 minutes.

Directions From Flagstaff:
1. Take I-17 40 miles south to Exit 298.
2. Turn left at end of off-ramp, and continue as above to Beaver Creek Campground and the Southwestern campus.
3. Driving time from Flagstaff is approximately 35 minutes.

Directions From Sedona:
1. Take Arizona 179 to I-17.
2. Drive under the interstate and continue as above.
3. Southwestern's campus is 12 miles from the Sedona “Y”, and six miles from the Village of Oak Creek.

Directions From Southern California:
1. The quickest route is via I-10 to Phoenix, then I-17 north.
2. An alternate is via I-40 to Flagstaff.

Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-02-04 were from:

Madison WI Dane;   Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago;   Scottsdale, az;   Goodyear;   Neuruppin, Germany;   Chula Vista, CA;   Gto, Mexico;   Melbourne, Australia;   El Mirage/ AZ;   whittier;   and more.
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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.
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- Day programs

- Boarding / Residential programs

- Postgraduate Year program

- ESL English Language program

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Arivaca Boys Ranch Academy
Courses / Programs
The Arivaca Boys Ranch is a 10-month boarding school program specifically designed to therapeutically help troubled teenage boys throughout the Southwest. Situated in Arivaca AZ, 60 miles south of Tucson, the ranch serves 40-50 boys, ages 14 to 18, on a 23,000 acre, 140-year-old ranch.

At our ranch, using horses as a therapeutic tool (equine therapy), each boy has the opportunity to experience the rewards of hard work and ranch life while continuing his high school education.

We have a full academic program, 24/7 care, as well as our unique and effective 3-tiered therapy. If your son/loved one struggles with school, is defiant, has ADD or ADHD, is experimenting with drugs, stealing and lying, then you may need our help.

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10-month Academic and Therapeutic wellness program for teen boys that exhibit:

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- Drug & Alcohol Abuse
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- Arbinger Anger Management Principles
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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:
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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.
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Courses / Programs
Located at the base of Colorado's majestic Rocky Mountains, Fountain Valley School of Colorado combines intellectual rigor with a spirit of adventure and exploration.

The school offers a college preparatory program for motivated students who seek a diverse and challenging learning experience within a close-knit and supportive community.

Founded in 1930, FVS provides a co-ed, boarding and day school environment for students in grades 9-12 from across the United States and the world. The School has an 1,100 acre main campus in Colorado Springs and a 40-acre Mountain Campus near Buena Vista, Colo.

FVS is proud of its Western roots and location, and encourages students to embrace the many opportunities associated with living in the West, including the School's adventurous outdoor education and equestrian programs.

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- Language classes are available in French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish

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- Western Immersion Program is a sophomore-year experiential-based study of the Colorado environment

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Verde Valley School
Courses / Programs
Verde Valley School in Sedona AZ (just a short drive from Flagstaff), is an international college preparatory, co-ed boarding school and day school offering grades 9-12.

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Co-ed Day & Boarding School Programs for students in Grades 9-12:

- Day Programs
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In Balance Ranch Academy
Courses / Programs
In Balance Ranch Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys aged 13-17, in beautiful southern Arizona, less than one hour from Tucson. It was developed around a clinically sophisticated model that effectively blends traditional therapy and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Additionally, the program incorporates research-based relapse prevention techniques, equine therapy and other experiential treatment modalities. In Balance Ranch serves young men who are suffering from substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders.

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Therapeutic boarding school program for troubled boys aged 13-17:

- Junior high school program
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- 12 step recovery program
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