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New Leaf Academy is an all-girls therapeutic boarding school for 10-15 year olds at time of admission. Our program is tailored to the developmental, social, emotional and academic needs of a pre-adolescent and young adolescent girl. At New Leaf Academy, our goal is to help your daughter gain the skills she needs to be successful in the home, at school and with friends. We want to help you create a working relationship with your daughter that will enable you and your daughter to navigate the challenges of adolescence successfully.
Private schools may, but are not required to register with the Department of Education. Those that do register are required to show that their teachers are qualified, if not actually licensed, the facility is able to protect the health and safety of the students and the curriculum reflects the academic and educational goals of the public school system.
Private schools offering residential facilities must be licensed by the Children’s Services Division. Licensing standards include physical health, safety and curriculum advisement by the superintendent of public instruction.
Teachers at private schools must demonstrate their qualifications through a current teaching license or teaching a minimum of half time in their field of study while they actively obtain a teaching certificate. They may also prove they they possess verifiable experience consistent with the subject in which they are instructing.
Private schools in Oregon, with a student roster of 50 or more are required to hold monthly safety drills as well as instructing students in fire and earthquake preparedness. Schools are also subject to current building codes, including the use of fire retardant materials within the building.