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Oakley School, Salt Lake City:
Located in Oakley, just 45 miles east of Salt Lake City in Summit County, Utah, Oakley School is a leading college preparatory therapeutic boarding school for boys and girls in Grades 9-12. Oakley is accredited as a Therapeutic School by the Utah Department of Human Services and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. We provide treatment and student development support programs consisting of our Off-Form Program, Intensive Clinical Services, Trails (an outdoor experience program) as well as recovery programs with individualized strategic counseling, family therapy and group therapy.

Boarding Programs for Boys & Girls in Grades 9-12: 

Treatment and Student Development Support Programs:
The reality is that not every single Oakley School student is able to follow through with his/her verbal commitments delineated during the admission process.

Knowing that through the implementation of the Social Model we will see re-emerging maladaptive behaviors in our students, and expecting these behaviors to surface, is the theory that governed the design of the Oakley School.

Off Form
The Off-Form Program is designed to provide additional therapeutic, counseling, and structural support to assist the student in resolving his/her problems and return him/her to “regular” programming. With this goal in mind, the Off-Form Program has two objectives.

The first is to add intensified support to the change process of a struggling student. The second is to create distance between a “toxic” student and others whose personal progress may be jeopardized by the student.

Photo of College Preparatory Boarding School in UtahIntensive Clinical Services (ICS)
At Oakley, we are uniquely positioned to provide Intensive Clinical Services (ICS) contingent upon the clinical needs of a student as identified above. ICS are delivered in monthly blocks.

At the end of such a block, the multi-disciplinary team, in consultation with the parent(s), will evaluate whether or not additional ICS services are needed to assist the student in making the desired changes relative to his/her individualized master treatment plan.

Trails is a short outdoor experience with two counselors who accompany a group of 2-6 students on a back-country expedition. In addition to the 2 outdoor counselors, Oakley will insert House Coaching staff and/or therapist to augment the field experience in order to achieve a specific, strategic outcome.

At times, to facilitate a targeted outcome, high functioning students with proven skills may accompany such a “struggling” student group to serve as role models, motivators, and provide positive peer support.

Recovery Services:
Upon admission to the Oakley School each student is assessed as to her or his substance use (and addictive behavior) history. Depending on the individual student’s experience with addictive behaviors, and progress in recovery prior to enrollment at Oakley, they may be placed in the Recovery Program.

All students can benefit from the personal growth available in a supportive context.

At the Oakley School, students claim the power of their emotions and learn to exercise intuition, creating balance with the analytical and reasonable aspects of themselves. They learn to be sensitive to their own needs and to the emotions of others, as well. Wholeness, accountability, and understanding result.

Therapy is integrated daily and weekly into each student's time at Oakley.

* Individualized, strategic counseling is required on an ongoing basis to assist students in taking full advantage of all elements of the Oakley program.
* Family therapy is scheduled on opposite weeks of individual sessions with the parents, therapist and student, and is held via telephone conference calls.
* Group therapy is scheduled a minimum of 4 times per week, broken into small school-wide focus groups, dorm-specific groups, and gender-specific groups.
* Each dorm comes together twice a day. The students start each morning with a Sun-Up gathering prior to departing for breakfast, and a Sun-Down gathering at the end of the evening prior to lights out.
* Recovery Group is built into the class schedule for students in need of recovery support. On and off campus 12-Step meetings are offered evenings throughout the week. A student in recovery typically attends a minimum of one Recovery Group and one 12-Step meeting of his or her choice per week.


The Oakley School provides a college preparation program where learning is its own reward. Oakley stresses a "hands-on" learning environment, where leImage of College Preparatory Boarding School in Utahssons are not only applied and retained, but a lifelong love of learning becomes part of the student. We provide a  full curriculum with college preparatory courses, honors and Advanced Placement courses, in all areas - stressing academic achievement.

Oakley School provides a full range courses for its students. Our curriculum includes English, math, science, social studies, foreign language and technology classes, helping students keep pace with the rapidly changing global community.

Fine Arts Program:
We offer art courses each trimester and module blocks ranging from introductory to advanced courses:

* Drawing
* Water color and oil painting
* Charcoal and pastel
* Ceramics
* Sculpting
* Black and white photography
* Film studies
* Print making
* 3D design
* Color theory

Experiential Education Program:
As part of our experiential education program we also offer outdoor education kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, river ecology and fly fishing during the spring, summer, and fall. Students can also take part in community service.

Academic Assistance:
* Study Skills – Students may participate in Photos of Oakley School, Salt Lake Citya study skills course that addresses learning strategies, guided study and cognitive training.
* Evening Study Hall – All academic teachers are available one evening study hall per week to assist students.
* Learning Specialist – a certified instructor is available to students with learning differences to develop cognitive skills and strategies. There is an additional fee.
* Academic Probation – if a student is struggling academically the academic advisor will put the student on a study intensive program restricting the student’s time for socialization without jeopardizing modules and/or athletics.

College Counseling:
The Oakley School offers comprehensive college counseling services for our enrolled students. Our focus in the college counseling process is to continue to educate and empower the ideal of autonomy and personal responsibility as we guide our students to a post-high school education search that fits the individual student both academically and socially.

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Address: Oakley, 251 West Weber Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, Utah , USA
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Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Cedar City, Iron County UT, 250 miles south of Salt Lake City, Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy (MSPA) is a transitional boarding school for boys & girls ages 14-18, who are transitioning from a residential treatment center (RTC) or wilderness program in need of a safe environment to practice the new skills that that they have learned.

MSPA is not a therapeutic boarding school but therapy is available from trained professionals in the community who work with MSPA and understand our unique mission and philosophy. MSPA is focused on helping students acclimate back into society.

MSPA provides many of the components of a traditional boarding school, including a full-range of academic classes, college prep and ACT/SAT test prep, etc. but in addition provides the expertise to work specifically with the niche of students transitioning from higher levels of care.
Transitional Boarding School for Boys & Girls Ages 14-18:

- 1:6 teacher to student ratio
- Fully-accredited academic program
- College-prep curriculum
- Customized education plan
- College level classes
- Specialized teachers
- SAT/ACT preparation and testing
- Career exploration
- Vocational internships
- A comprehensive approach to ADD and ADHD that goes beyond academics
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.
Crossroads Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Ogden, Utah, Crossroads Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for young men aged 16 and 17 years old who have experienced substance abuse with diagnoses of oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders and ADHD and learning disorders. Crossroads Academy is committed to helping each student find joy and confidence in learning.

We recognize that the future success of each student strongly depends on his completion of high school, as well as creating a positive road toward employment and/or higher education.

With this in mind, each student who enters our program will have an individual education plan that will address his current needs and skills.
Therapeutic Boarding School for At-Risk Young Men Ages 16-17:

- Individualized Educational Plans
- North West Accreditation
- Certified and Licensed Teachers
- One-on-One Tutoring
- High School Diplomas available through our program
- ACT/SAT Preparation Classes
- College Courses
- Vocational Training
- Employment Opportunities
Fieldstone Academy Boarding School
Courses / Programs
Located in Gunnison, Central Utah, Fieldstone Academy Boarding School is a co-educational boarding school that specializes in College Prep and Academic Catch-up programs. Fieldstone is not a school for students with serious behavioral issues, but is commonly described as a "school for good kids who have gotten off track."

Our curriculum could be described as a highly structured, education and life skills training environment, aimed at the improvement of the whole child. Fieldstone has been very successful at reaching children from every state and in many foreign countries.

Students with ADD/ADHD and long term anxiety issues have been shown to be very successful in the campus positive peer environment.

Fieldstone has an open enrollment with students arrivals throughout the school year and is fully accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Commission and the State Office of Education.
Co-ed Academic Boarding School Programs:

Features include:
- Small class sizes (6-7)
- Lots of one-on-one attention
- Positive and Caring Structure
- Respect-driven culture
- Years of extraordinary results

- We start at the basics in math and in reading and then move on to more advanced subjects.

- Once students have mastered or re-mastered the basics, we move on to the subjects they should be studying.
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Established in 2002, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is a leading therapeutic boarding school in Montana for troubled teen boys & girls ages 13-18.

We combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC) on our beautiful and safe 150 acre campus.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to students across the U.S. & students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

We offer help to teenagers who present with the following issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders.

We are accredited by National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPPSA) and Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we can provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

Typically our student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"I would recommend your program to anyone wanting to find the help for their child that has lost their way and is on a negative path to self-destruction. Thank you for your help and I am especially glad that his mother and I were able to discover your program.”
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
- GED Program
- College-level 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.
White River Academy
Courses / Programs
White River Academy is an all boys boarding school for troubled teens ages 13-17 in Delta, Utah, which is a small farming community about 2 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

We are a small family oriented campus, and are able to spend more time with each student and make sure their problems do not go un-noticed.

All students participate in a rigorous daily schedule consisting of emotional growth, Positive Peer Culture group sessions, self-esteem building, goal setting and goal review sessions, service projects, daily chores, life skills and independent living such as cooking and cleaning.

Students also participate in Individual Therapy twice per month and once per month the counselor discusses updated goals and objectives with the family.

Students are in class six days a week so as to sharpen academic skills in many of the basic courses like Math, Science, English, History and more.

Our goal is to offer an opportunity where the family as a whole can participate in assisting their loved one to accomplish the goals that have been established within the program.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys Ages 13-17:

- Independent teen study curriculum that covers Grades 6-12 as well as college and GED preparation.

- Our special focus is on helping troubled teens by using the Positive Peer Culture Model.

- We offer a results based Program that includes: Academics, Health and Therapy, Family Support, Self Esteem Building, Positive Peer Culture groups

- Individual counseling, prime for life drug and alcohol prevention program and Recreation Therapy.