SPECIAL SCHOOLS and PROGRAMS

for TEENS and YOUNG ADULTS

The schools for teens category includes boarding schools, therapeutic schools and residential treatment programs. Many of them offer some combination of these characteristics.  It will be worth the time and effort it takes to explore the many options that are available, so you can find the school that will be the best fit for your son or daughter. 

 

 

You may want to enlist an Educational Consultant to help.

 

We have recently included information on programs offering help for Transgender young people.

 

Also, since most private programs are very expensive, we are highlighting the programs that may be lower cost,often because they are at least partially paid for by public funding or a religious institution. In some cases the schools/programs are free if your child does not have private health insurance or your family income is below a certain threshold.

 

Look for these notations for these programs:

 

*  Transgender

** Lower cost

TEENS

 

Boulder Creek Academy

Therapeutic Boarding School

Bonners Ferry, ID

www.bouldercreekacademy.com

Building Bridges

Dual diagnosis

Boys only

www.buildingbridgesinc.net

Calo*

Adopted kids ages 9-20

Includes Transgender youth

Lake Ozarks, MO

www-caloteens.com

Center for Discovery

Eating Disorders

Residential Treatment Centers

Nationwide

www.centerfordiscovery.com

Eva Carlston Academy

Girls only

Salt Lake City

www.evacarlston.com

Heritage Residential Treatment Center

Provo, UT

www.heritagertc.org

Hyde School

Boarding School

Behavioral Focus

Bath, ME

www.hyde.edu

La Europa Academy

Residential Treatment Center

Girls only

Murray, UT

www.laeuropaacademy.com

Logan River Academy

Neurodiverse teens

Logan, UT

www.loganriver.com

Montana Academy

Therapeutic Boarding School

Marion, MT

www.montanaacademy.com

 

Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services

Residential Treatment (Boys), Outpatient

Substance abuse, mental health issues

San Rafael, CA

www.muirwoodteen.com

Ojai Valley School

Boarding School

Ojai, CA

www.ovs.org

re-START 

Computer/internet/gaming addiction

Fall City, WA

www.netaddictionrecovery.com

 

Summit Preparatory School

Therapeutic Boarding 

Kalispell, MT.

www.summitprepschool.org

Sunny Hills

Residential Treatment Center

Substance abuse/60 day program

San Anselmo, CA

www.sunnyhillsservices.com

Side by Side* (formerly Sunny Hills)

Substance abuse 60 day program Residential Treatment Center

Several SF Bay Area locations

Includes transgender youth

May be low/lower cost

Substance abuse/60 day program

San Anselmo, CA

www.sidebysideyouth.org

Telos Academy

Residential Treatment Center

Orem, UT

www.telosrtc.com

 

TLC Child & Family Services

Sebastopol, CA

Residential Treatment Center

www.tlc4kids.org

Toledo Eating Disorders –NEW

Teens/YA ages 8-30

Residential Treatment Center

Includes Transgender youth

Sylvania, OH

www.river-center.org

Turning Winds

Residential Treatment Center and

Therapeutic Boarding School

Troy, MT

https://www.turningwinds.com 

Waterfall Canyon Academy

Therapeutic Boarding School

Teens and Young Adults

Includes kids on the spectrum

Ogden,  UT

www.waterfallcanyon.com

YOUNG ADULTS (18+)

Calo*

Adopted kids ages 9-20

Includes Transgender youth

Lake Ozarks, MO

www.caloteens.com

Clearview Residential Treatment--NEW

Addiction, Borderline Personality, Dual Diagnosis

And most psychiatric disorders

Los Angeles, CA

www.clearviewtreatment.com

 

Duffy’s--NEW

30 day drug/alcohol rehab

Dual diagnosis

Calistoga, CA

www.duffysrehab.com

Innercept

Coeur d’Alene Idaho

www.innercept.net

La Selva Group Behavioral Health Services

Out Patient and Residential

Palo Alto, CA

www.thelaselvagroup.org

New Directions for Young Adults (2 locations)

Pleasant Hill, CA and 

South Florida               

www.ndfya.com

Pasadena Villa (2 locations)

Smokey Mt. Treatment Center

Knoxville, Tenn. and

The Villa Orlando

Orlando, FLA

www.pasadenavilla.com

re-START 

Computer/internet/gaming addiction

Fall City, WA

www.netaddictionrecovery.com

Scenic View Academy*

Includes kids on the spectrum (ASD)

And Transgender youth

Provo, UT

www.svacademy/org

Skyland Trail

Atlanta, Georgia

www.skylandtrail.org

Sober College

Woodland Hills, CA

www.sobercollege.com

Note on Sober Living :

A sober living program may be a good choice for a young adult if s/he is suffering from substance abuse or has a dual diagnosis (addiction and a mental health condition).

In California, there are a plethora of such residential programs in the Los Angeles area.

They are often lower cost than traditional rehab programs.  Some are run by religious organizations.  It may be worthwhile to research some of these for your adult child.

 

Telos U.

Transitional Program

Vineyard, UT

www.telosu.com

Toledo Eating Disorders

Teens/YA ages 8-30

Residential Treatment Center

Includes Transgender youth

Sylvania, OH

www.river-center.org

Waterfall Canyon Academy

Teens and YA

Transition Living

Includes youth on the spectrum (ASD)

www.waterfallcanyon.com

Disclaimer:

 

If a program, school or other resource appears on this site, it is not a recommendation.  Conversely, if a program, school or resource is omitted, it does not mean it is not a good program. What is a fine program for one child/family, may not work for another child/family and the opposite is true as well.  

The information contained on this site is provided by parents, not professionals, and is meant as a starting point for parents with struggling children.  We recommend consulting therapists, psychiatrists, and other professionals to guide you in the placement of your child.