College Prep Boarding Schools (28 Selected Schools)

Featured College Prep Therapeutic Schools

Brush Creek Academy

Oklahoma

Therapeutic Boarding School for Struggling Teenage Boys ... Where Change Happens! Brush Creek Academy helps once troubled teenage boys begin...   > > Continued

Type(s): Boys Only, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Religious

Columbus Girls Academy

Alabama

Columbus Girls Academy is a Christian boarding school for teenage girls struggling with life-controlling problems. They offer a disciplined and...   > > Continued

Type(s): College Prep, Girls Only

Future Men

Missouri

Future Men is a Christian boarding school offering a highly structured and monitored setting for young men to work on...   > > Continued

Type(s): Boys Only, College Prep, High School, Religious

Gateway Academy

Florida

Gateway Boys Academy offers a military-like format to help teenage boys who have gotten off track in life need discipline...   > > Continued

Type(s): Boys Only, College Prep, High School, Military Prep, Religious

Kansas City Girls Academy

Missouri

Kansas City Girls Academy is a national program and school for girls who are struggling with school or emotional issues....   > > Continued

Type(s): College Prep, Girls Only, High School, Junior High School, Pre-Teen, Religious

Masters Ranch

Missouri

Master's Ranch and Christian Academy is a low-cost Christian boarding school designed just for at-risk and struggling boys between the...   > > Continued

Type(s): Boys Only, College Prep, Religious, Wilderness Program

New Lifehouse Academy

Oklahoma

New Lifehouse Academy helps once troubled teenage girls begin living a more fulfilling and intentional life. They learn to become...   > > Continued

Type(s): College Prep, Girls Only, High School, Junior High School, Religious

Pine Mountain Academy

Georgia

Pine Mountain Boys Academy is a year-round, faith-based program for boys ages 13-17, who are struggling with anger, defiance, minor...   > > Continued

Type(s): Boys Only, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Religious

River View Christian Academy

River View Christian Academy helps girls, ages 12-17, who are struggling academically due to negative influences or behavior. It is...   > > Continued

Type(s): College Prep, Girls Only, High School, Junior High School, Licensed, Religious

Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch

Arkansas

Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is a licensed therapeutic program and boarding school for boys ages 14-17 with life-controlling issues.  The...   > > Continued

Type(s): Boys Only, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Licensed, Religious, Wilderness Program

Other State College Prep Therapeutic Schools

Alpine Academy

At first glance, you’ll know Alpine Academy is different. Our campus is located in a rural farming community at the...   > > Continued

Type(s): College Prep, Girls Only, High School, Junior High School, Licensed

Devereux Glenholme School

Connecticut

The Glenholme School is an independent, co-educational special needs boarding and day school for young people, ages ten to adult...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Licensed, Pre-Teen

Falcon Ridge Ranch

We are a place where hope is restored, emotional wounds are healed, and troubled girls get back what was lost....   > > Continued

Type(s): College Prep, Girls Only, High School, Junior High School, Licensed, Pre-Teen

Glenholme School – Devereux

Connecticut

The Glenholme School is an independent, co-educational special needs boarding and day school for young people, ages ten to adult...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Pre-Teen

Good Will – Hinckley Homes

The Good Will-Hinckley campus offers educational services to students in grades kindergarten through twelve who experience significant social-emotional and behavioral...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Pre-Teen

Ivy Street School

Massachusetts

Our goal is to help students develop self-management and executive functioning skills so that they can lead full lives as...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Licensed

King’s Daughter School

Tennessee

The King’s Daughters’ School is a residential school for individuals ages 7 to late adulthood with developmental disabilities. KDS offers...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Licensed, Pre-Teen

Life Development Institute

Arizona

The purpose and intent of the LDI Residential High School Program is to provide an innovative pathway toward students receiving...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Licensed

Mid-Pacific Institute

Mid-Pacific is a school with a rich history of innovation focused on what our students are learning and how they...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Pre-Teen

New Haven

New Haven employs a variety of therapeutic modalities – individual, group, family, talk, experiential, and even equine-assisted – to ensure...   > > Continued

Type(s): College Prep, Girls Only, High School, Junior High School, Licensed

Oliverian School

New Hampshire

At Oliverian, we believe that an education is a dynamic and interactive process with the student playing a critical and...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School

Penrith

Washington

Penrith Farms is a young adult program in Washington state. We transition troubled young adults experiencing a failure to launch...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School

Shortridge Academy

New Hampshire

Shortridge Academy is a private New England boarding school emphasizing challenging yet supportive college prep academics within a therapeutic community....   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Licensed

Summit Preparatory

Montana

The program at Summit Preparatory School is designed to prepare students for all facets of life, equally emphasizing both scholastic...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Licensed

Summit School at Nyack

New York

At Summit School at Nyack, we believe every day is a fresh opportunity to start anew and develop stable, gratifying...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Licensed

The Glenholme School

Connecticut

The Glenholme School is an independent, co-educational special needs boarding school for middle school and high school students, ages 10...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, Licensed

Turning Winds

Montana

Nestled in the beautiful mountains of Montana, Turning Winds is a residential treatment center (RTC) where teens ages 13 to...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, College Prep, High School, Junior High School, Licensed

Wellspring Foundation, Inc.

Connecticut

Wellspring is a therapeutic and educational center dedicated to healing through relational approaches – to self, others, creation and Spirit...   > > Continued

Type(s): College Prep, Girls Only, High School, Licensed


Therapeutic Boarding Schools with a College-Prep Focus: Empowering Students for Academic and Personal Success

Therapeutic boarding schools that emphasize college-preparatory education offer a transformative experience for young people, blending rigorous academic instruction with emotional and behavioral therapy. This unique model is especially beneficial for those navigating the challenges of adolescence while aiming for higher education. Here’s why these college-prep focused therapeutic boarding schools are crucial:

Balancing Emotional Health and Academic Ambitions

These schools understand the dual importance of mental wellness and academic achievement. They cater to students who aspire to attend college, providing an environment where they can work towards their academic goals without neglecting their emotional and mental health needs.

Specialized College-Prep Curriculum

In addition to traditional therapeutic support, these schools offer a curriculum that's tailored to prepare students for the rigors of college. Advanced courses, SAT/ACT preparation, and college counseling are integral parts of the program, ensuring students are academically competitive for college admissions.

Addressing Diverse Challenges

Students at these schools often face unique pressures, including high academic expectations and personal issues. The staff is trained to support challenges like anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns, providing a supportive environment that nurtures both personal and academic growth.

Safe and Nurturing Environment

Creating a secure atmosphere is key for students to thrive. These schools offer a distraction-free zone where students can focus on healing, learning, and preparing for the future, ensuring a balanced development in a safe setting.

Individualized Therapeutic and Academic Plans

Recognizing the individuality of each student, these schools provide personalized therapy and academic plans. This ensures that every student receives the specific support they need to overcome personal challenges and meet their academic goals.

Peer and Community Support

Surrounding students with peers who share similar experiences and aspirations fosters a supportive community. This environment encourages understanding, camaraderie, and a shared focus on personal and academic growth.

Preparing for College and Beyond

These schools not only focus on immediate academic success but also on preparing students for college life and future careers. This includes developing essential life skills, such as time management, self-advocacy, and resilience, which are vital for college readiness and adulthood.

Summary

Therapeutic boarding schools with a college-prep focus are invaluable in supporting young people who face emotional and behavioral challenges while pursuing academic excellence. By providing a comprehensive approach that addresses both mental health and educational aspirations, these schools equip students with the necessary tools for success in college and life.

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