Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Therapeutic boarding schools place primary emphasis on academics. They are, in general supportive, yet highly structured environments. They focus on helping teens gain communication skills to better manage the issues they struggle with, whether personal, emotional, or family related. Many of these schools have developed creative learning environments to enhance the learning process. Many offer team sports and other extra curricular activities.

In addition to classroom activities psychotherapy is usually offered and counseling groups are conducted regularly. Students who have done a significant amount of their own work in therapy and who are self motivated are good candidates to be successful in this type of setting.

Length of stay is typically one to two years.