Therapeutic Boarding Schools work with children that have a history of substance abuse, behavioral problems, learning difficulties and special needs. Their main focus is providing supportive, structured environments that help children with their communication skills in order to cope with family and emotional growth issues effectively.
The main focus of therapeutic boarding schools is academics, however many offer a range of team sports and other extracurricular activities. In some cases, psychotherapy is available and is offered individually or in groups.
Junior Boarding Schools
Junior Boarding schools offer supportive, nurturing
environments for middle school aged children. Teachers
work closely with students during these formative
middle school years in order to create a positive
sense of self and instill a love of learning. Junior
boarding schools emphasize the importance of academic
skill-building and self-discipline while at the
same time creating a fun and supportive learning
Specialty ADD and LD Boarding
Some students with attention deficit disorder (ADD)
or learning disabilities (LD) require specialty
boarding schools that provide the necessary support
and instruction tailored to each individual child.
Emphasis on structure, organization, accountability,
the ordering of priorities, and multi-sensory instruction
helps each student to experience success. These
schools offer small classes, supportive teachers,
and personal individual attention in a nurturing
College Preparatory Schools
The college preparatory schools' primary goal is
to prepare students for the academic rigors of college
life. With diverse and challenging curricula, individual
attention from teachers and advisors, and a wide
range of athletic opportunities, the boarding school
experience provides many distinct advantages for
their students preparing for college.