Montana Academy

Montana Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for struggling teenagers ages 14-18. At its founding in 1997, it was unique in the nation. For it combined well-trained clinicians, an effective therapeutic program and a challenging prep school, all situated on a remote Montana ranch. In the years after its opening, the Academy fulfilled its promise to become a remarkable combination of clinical sophistication, staged incentives and ambitious academics. Emancipated from intrusive insurance companies and the mediocrity of “managed care,” its staff has been free to do its best work. Removed from the distractions of mass culture, shielded from ubiquitous illicit drugs, unplugged from the matrix of modern media and protected by adults, MA students have been free to join with staff in a collaborative culture that is dedicated to a restoration of progress in adolescent maturation.

At the Academy, we take a distinctive psychiatric approach to adolescent troubles. We recognize that many presenting symptoms and misbehaviors—at school, at home, and among social peers—result from a relative immaturity. For this reason, instead of limiting treatment to symptom relief, we pursue a two-step diagnosis and dual treatment: (a) to identify and then to remove, insofar as possible, the obstacles to psychological development; and (b) to prod students to achieve new psychological milestones and so to restore the momentum of normal maturation. These twin developmental goals require a coordinated and sustained effort, not a quick fix.

Montana Academy’s clinical, academic and program structures have been designed from this understanding and promote this goal–to help struggling students to move on to academic and interpersonal successes, which follow from a restoration of normal adolescent maturity.

Intermountain Children’s Home

Intermountain Children’s Home provides professional, integrated, intermediate residential care adapted for the individual needs of each child. The focus is first stabilizing the child and family and then providing a holistic, attainable pathway to improved functioning.

This troubled teen school has not yet been claimed. If this is your program, please contact us media@therapeuticboardingschools.org to provide more information.

Summit Preparatory

The program at Summit Preparatory School is designed to prepare students for all facets of life, equally emphasizing both scholastic excellence and personal integrity. Students here can expect to be challenged academically, emotionally, and socially as they progress through the program. However, the nature of this challenge continues to evolve as their needs change.

This troubled teen school has not yet been claimed. If this is your program, contact us HERE.

About Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Montana

Troubled Teen Schools in Montana

Accreditation may be requested by the superintendent of public instruction, but it is not required. There are no requirements for licensing, registration or approval. A teaching certificate is required for all instructors at an accredited school. Public schools must provide a course of study that includes the same curriculum or instruction as those taught in a public school. Accredited schools must meet the Program Foundation Standards of curriculum that are listed in the Administrative Rules of Montana, established by the Montana Board of Public Education.

The Department of Health and Environmental Sciences will oversee regular sanitary inspections of of private school facilities. 

Reference: https://www2.ed.gov

Intermountain Children’s Home

Intermountain treats children and families, not diagnoses. We believe children long to be connected and loved, but may go about expressing those longings in distorted ways that provoke from adults just what the children fear most.

This troubled teen school has not yet been claimed. If this is your program, contact us HERE.


About Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Montana

Troubled Teen Schools in Montana

Accreditation may be requested by the superintendent of public instruction, but it is not required. There are no requirements for licensing, registration or approval. A teaching certificate is required for all instructors at an accredited school. Public schools must provide a course of study that includes the same curriculum or instruction as those taught in a public school. Accredited schools must meet the Program Foundation Standards of curriculum that are listed in the Administrative Rules of Montana, established by the Montana Board of Public Education.

The Department of Health and Environmental Sciences will oversee regular sanitary inspections of of private school facilities. 

Reference: https://www2.ed.gov

Building Bridges, Inc.

Building Bridges provides a supportive and structured environment designed to create opportunities for healthy growth and development. Through the use of multiple, complimentary counseling approaches we encourage students to find healthy outlets for their time and energy, rewarding positive behaviors as they are demonstrated. This is an approach that mimics real world circumstances and creates a true platform upon which each young man can continue to build for the rest of their lives. This process can take time, and there will be challenges along the way, but with the support of their peers, family, and counselors, each student learns to develop the confidence and strength to create a manageable life for themselves. Along the way, family bonds will be strengthened; new sober friendships will be created; and each young man will develop their own individual ‘toolbox’ to help them overcome the challenges that life presents to each of us.

This troubled teen school has not yet been claimed. If this is your program, contact us HERE.


About Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Montana

Troubled Teen Schools in Montana

Accreditation may be requested by the superintendent of public instruction, but it is not required. There are no requirements for licensing, registration or approval. A teaching certificate is required for all instructors at an accredited school. Public schools must provide a course of study that includes the same curriculum or instruction as those taught in a public school. Accredited schools must meet the Program Foundation Standards of curriculum that are listed in the Administrative Rules of Montana, established by the Montana Board of Public Education.

The Department of Health and Environmental Sciences will oversee regular sanitary inspections of of private school facilities. 

Reference: https://www2.ed.gov

Wood Creek Academy

best therapeutic boarding schoolsWood Creek Academy is a licensed boarding school for troubled youth located in the rugged mountains of rural Western Montana. This remote ranch setting, far from modern distractions, is the ideal environment for struggling teens to begin a new and positive direction in their lives.

Our unique wilderness therapeutic boarding school helps struggling young men ages 13 to 18 recognize their full potential and make a lasting positive change.

Our mission at Wood Creek Academy is to empower each individual to take responsibility for their past and challenge them to be accountable for their future. Through our supportive and caring process, we help troubled, struggling teenage boys reclaim their lives and master the skills needed for a happy, successful future.

We understand that choosing a program for your child is one of the most important decisions you will best therapeutic boarding schoolsmake. Wood Creek Academy for boys is committed to improving the lives of individuals by providing a therapeutic program dedicated to helping troubled teens and their families recover from the destructive effects of behavior-related problems.