Cedar Ridge Academy | A Private Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Teens

A College Preparatory Boarding School for U.S. and International Students

Cedar Ridge Academy for Troubled Boys and Girls

Cedar Ridge Academy is an accredited, private, international collegepreparatory therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens. Nestled in the rural serenity of the Uinta Mountain foothills, near Roosevelt, Utah, our therapeutic boarding school provides a safe, drug free learning environment for college bound students. Since 1996, the Cedar Ridge Academy program has emphasized increased autonomy and self-management in the pursuit of educational and behavioral excellence.

Cedar Ridge's therapeutic coed boarding school's highly skilled staff and licensed professionals collaborate to create an environment appropriate for positive life changes. The safety and wellbeing of our students is paramount and directly influences each individualized academic plan and therapeutic goal.

Cultivating the Seeds of Change

Cedar Ridge is a year-round licensed and accredited therapeutic boarding school offering educational excellence integrated with individual therapy. By integrating these resources and providing a structured, safe environment, we are able to provide teenage boys and girls with powerful tools for change in these areas:Rob Nielson | Founder - C.E.O. - Clinical Director - Karate Instructor

  • Self-paced college preparatory course work 
  • Credit recovery opportunities
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Development of strong individual, healthy family, and positive peer relationships
  • Traditional Shotokan Karate training
  • Personal growth opportunities through extracurricular activities and daily responsibilities that promote autonomy and self-management
The entire Cedar Ridge experience is dedicated to encouraging and supporting students along their own path to the academic mastery and the personal insight required for future success. Our goal is to prepare students struggling with academics and/or troubled teens to be proactive and successful in their transition to home and college.

Choosing the Right Therapeutic Boarding School

Struggling youth need a caring and supportive place that allows for growth into a successful young adult. The Cedar Ridge Therapeutic Boarding School admissions counselors will guide you through the application process and answer your questions. We understand the stress that a family endures as they watch their teenager struggle; our school is dedicated to helping the family receive the support they need.

Enriched Academics

Private, Therapeutic College Prep School for Troubled TeensOnce enrolled at Cedar Ridge Academy, your student will attend a safe, structured preparatory boarding school setting allowing for accelerated learning. Cedar Ridge Academy offers a flexible but rigorous curriculum designed specifically to enhance academic pursuits. Our blended learning environment allows the academic team to tailor a specific learning plan to meet the needs of each individual student. 

Student Profile / Common Goals

  • Academic Success
  • Relationship Building
  • Self Awareness
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Increased Motivation
  • Increased Self-Worth
  • Confidence
  • Autonomy
  • Self Control
  • Physical Fitness
  • Empathy
  • Autonomy
  • Life Skills
Our therapeutic boarding school has been helping families since 1996. If your teenager working on one or more of these goals, give us a call today at our office: 435-353-4498 or for admissions, call toll free: 866-471-6629.


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