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Riverview School:
Riverview School, located in Cape Cod (1 hour south of Boston), Massachusetts, is a private co-ed boarding school that serves students ages 11-22 with complex language, learning and cognitive disabilities. 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.

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Boarding School Programs:
- for Students with Language, Learning & Cognitive Disabilities (Ages 11-22)

Middle & Secondary School (Grades 6 – 12):

- Literature, writing, hands-on history activities, the Arts, field trips and the media are connected to a central theme
- Emphasis on high expectations and research-validated instructional approaches
- Maximum class size is eight students - individualized instruction
- Student teacher ratios in middle school - 4:1, secondary ratios - 8:1.

Middle & Secondary Summer School:
Riverview Summer is a five-week co-educational summer experience for students between the age of 12 – 18 with complex language, learning and cognitive disabilities scoring within the 70 –100 range.

Riverview’s Summer program is designed to build the student’s individual skills while maintaining progress achieved during the school year. The program is committed to developing student competence and confidence in academic, social and independent living skills.

G.R.O.W. (Post-secondary ages 18 – 22):
G.R.O.W. (Getting Ready for the Outside World) is Riverview’s 10 month post-secondary component (1 to 3 years) for students who have completed our secondary school (or a similar program), and is designed to provide students with the skills that will assist them in functioning more independently within the adult world.

There are three defined phases of G.R.O.W. and each phase serves as a bridge to the next, building on proficiencies a student has already demonstrated. The G.R.O.W. curriculum includes both academic and vocational skill development and independent living skills training. Classes include Math, Reading, English/Language Arts, Travel Training, Money Management, Community Work Experience, Transition Seminar and Enrichment class.

Post Secondary (GROW) Summer:
Instructional classes are conducted in Reading, English Language Arts, and Consumer Issues. In the Reading class, students read a novel or a set of short stories which relate to a particular theme.

In English Language Arts class, students focus on writing projects related to the book or short stories being discussed as well as focus on issues related to independence and community safety.

Consumer Issues offers fundamental money skills that students need in order to successfully function in the community. During the afternoon, students participate in vocational and elective classes designed to develop work experience as well as personal interests and productive use of one’s time.

Each Wednesday, students go out on a daylong community outing where they explore Cape Cod and the surrounding areas, experiencing many exceptional learning opportunities. Such outings may include:

- Whale watching
- Newport Mansions (R.I.)
- New Bedford Whaling Museum
- Martha’s Vineyard sightseeing
- Museum of Science/IMAX (Boston)
- Hard Rock Café (Boston)
- Tour of scenic Route 6A
- Canal cruise and seal tour
- Kennedy Museum (Hyannis)
- Beach trips

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Address: 551 Route 6A East Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts , USA
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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 Vermont 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.
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
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
• THINK Global School (TGS) is a private, non-profit high school that travels the world, allowing students ages 14-18 years old the chance to study in four new international cities each academic year. 

• TGS offers a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience centered around travel and cultural immersion.

• TGS students are competitively selected from all regions and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing over 25 different countries of citizenship, and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

• THINK Global School if fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS-WASC).

Upcoming & Previous School Locations around the world:

• 2021-2022: Australia, Bosnia, Botswana, Chile, China, Greece, India, Japan, Oman, Panama
• 2019-2020: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Australia, Chile, Italy
• 2018-2019: China, Oman, Costa Rica, Greece
• 2017-2018: Botswana, India, Japan & Spain
• 2016-2017: Canada, Morocco & Peru
• 2015-2016: Sweden, Bosnia & Italy

"The collective energy that the students at THINK Global School possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
The school year consists of four terms, each held in a different country, where students have the chance to explore the history and culture of fantastic locations worldwide.

Features: 
• Taught in small classes by friendly, dedicated and experienced teachers
• Student-driven instruction
• All subjects are inspired by the location, and are designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.
Academy Of The Holy Family
Courses / Programs
• The Academy of the Holy Family (AHF) is an accredited Catholic day and boarding high school for American and international young women in Grades 9-12.

• Our school is located in Baltic, a town in the state of Connecticut in the New England region of north-eastern USA (approximately 2 hours from Boston and 2,5 hours from NYC).

• Our mission is to provide young women with a strong sense of Christian values and a challenging academic program empowering each individual to reach her spiritual, intellectual, moral and social potential. We welcome new students throughout the year.

• Owned and operated by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, we have a rich tradition of educating young women in excellence for over 130 years.

• Young women have opportunities to thrive in this nurturing atmosphere, allowing them to reach their full spiritual, intellectual, moral and social potential. Our graduates attend a wide range of colleges and universities across the country.
• College Preparation, Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available.

• Students attend small, family like classes taught by dedicated religious and lay staff.

• Subjects include: Religion; English; Mathematics; Science; Foreign Language; Social Studies; Fine Arts; Computer; Family Studies; Physical Education. ESL English is offered for our international students.

• We provide boarding for both American and international students.
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)
The MacDuffie School, Hampshire County
Courses / Programs
Located in Granby (part of the Springfield MA metro area), The MacDuffie School is an accredited, co-educational, college preparatory day & boarding school offering 6th-12th Grade (day) & 9th-12th Grade (boarding) programs.

MacDuffie students hail from all over the country and the world, as well as from Springfield and surrounding towns in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Our students come from diverse social and economic backgrounds, and their interaction helps to make MacDuffie an exciting environment in which to learn. Our graduates attend some of the country's most selective colleges and continue on to successful careers.

Approximately 90 miles west of Boston, The MacDuffie School is a rigorous college preparatory school whose mission is to foster in all students the intellectual habits of mind, high ethical standards and respect for diversity required for becoming effective individuals in their personal and work lives and moral and responsible participants in the world beyond.

The MacDuffie School is fully accredited by the New England Association of School & Colleges.
Co-Ed Day & Boarding School Programs:

- 6-12th Grade Day programs

- 9-12th Grade Boarding options

Courses & features include:
- English
- English As A Second Language (ESL)
- British Literature
- American Literature
- History
- AP Modern European History
- U.S. History
- Math
- Science
- World languages
- Athletics
- Arts
- Clubs
- Student government
- Advanced Placement courses...