Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Pennsylvania

(7 Schools)

Therapeutic boarding schools in Pennsylvania are specialized institutions designed to provide education alongside therapeutic support for adolescents with emotional, behavioral, or mental health issues. These Pennsylvania schools combine academic curricula with comprehensive therapy programs, including individual and group counseling, to address the specific needs of students. The supportive environment helps students from Pennsylvania and other states develop coping mechanisms, improve social skills, and enhance their emotional well-being. The goal of therapeutic boarding schools in Pennsylvania is to foster personal growth and academic success through structured routines, therapeutic interventions, and a nurturing community, making them a resource for Pennsylvania families seeking holistic support for their children's challenges.

Camphill Special School

Pennsylvania

Camphill Special School is a Waldorf school accredited by AWSNA and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions...   > > Continued

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

Camphill Special School

Pennsylvania

Serving children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Camphill Special School is a licensed and approved private school that offers individualized...   > > Continued

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

Kids Peace – Orefield, PA

Pennsylvania

KidsPeace’s residential campuses provide essential food, clothing and education along with intensive therapy, life skills training, vocational training and therapeutic...   > > Continued

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

Melmark

Pennsylvania

Melmark offers a full range of integrated programs and services for children with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, brain injuries,...   > > Continued

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

Paradise School – Catholic

Pennsylvania

Paradise School provides emotional and behavioral support to school age children. In partnership with Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, the school...   > > Continued

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

The Caron Foundation

Pennsylvania

As a world-class integrated behavioral health treatment center, the Caron Foundation treats all physical and psychological conditions simultaneously, which is essential...   > > Continued

Type(s): Coed, High School, Licensed

Woods Services Mollie Woods Program

Pennsylvania

Woods is a leading advocacy and service organization for people with exceptional challenges, disabilities and complex needs.We were founded a...   > > Continued

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

Pennsylvania Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Residential care facilities in Pennsylvania, such as alternative and therapeutic boarding schools for adolescents, are monitored and licensed by the Bureau of Family Health/Division of Child & Adult Health Services, specifically the Adolescent Health Program.

Private schools in Pennsylvania do not need to be accredited, but if a school chooses to do so, it may be accredited rather than licensed. Licensing requirements cover health, safety, staff and curriculum minimal standards . Licensed schools must employ certified teachers while non-licensed schools are not required to. Private schools must be taught in English and immunization records for all students are required . All school employees must be screened by the Department of Public Welfare for criminal history and basic background checks. Anyone not receiving a clearance from the department is not eligible for hire. Residential programs in the state of Pennsylvania are regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services at https://dhs.pa.gov which can be reached at 1-717-787-2600. The Attorney General in Pennsylvania is found in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General at https://attorneygeneral.gov which can be reached at 1-717-787-3391. The department that regulates education in Pennsylvania is the Pennsylvania Department of Education at https://education.pa.gov which can be reached at 1-717-783-6788. The five largest cities in Pennsylvania are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and Reading.

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