Therapeutic Boarding Schools for Troubled Teens | Boys and Girls

Cedar Ridge Academy (CRA) is a premier therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens, both boys and girls. CRA has been helping troubled teens and their families since 1996. Our primary mission and goal is to change lives, by restoring hearts… one child at a time.

Cedar Ridge Academy  Therapeutic Boarding Schools Troubled Teens | Cedar Ridge Academy DSCN1062Nestled in the rural serenity of the Uinta Mountain foothills, Cedar Ridge’s therapeutic boarding school for both boys and girls provides a powerful catalyst for change through our cohesive, seasoned,  professional staff. We have restored the destiny of thousands of troubled teens by offering an outstanding therapeutic milieu, emotional growth, and college prep academics structured to provide an optimal learning environment for all students, including those with learning challenges and therapeutic needs.

Cultivating The Seeds of Change at Cedar Ridge Academy

Our premier therapeutic boarding school offers the following for teen boys and girls, ages 13 to 17:

  • Sophisticated, clinical, behavioral, and academic milieu.
  • Accredited boarding school with credit recover and college preparation.
  • Individual, family, and peer relationships building.
  • Daily exercise that includes traditional Karate training.
  • Year-round open admission.
  • The entire Cedar Ridge experience is dedicated to encouraging and supporting students along their own path to maturation within the milieu.

Therapeutic Boarding Schools for Boys and Girls

Rob Karate Instructor Cedar Ridge Therapeutic Boarding School  Therapeutic Boarding Schools Troubled Teens | Cedar Ridge Academy Rob Karate Instructor Cedar Ridge Therapeutic Boarding SchoolThe top teen therapeutic boarding schools are schools that offer educational programs integrated with specialized therapy and supervision for the troubled teenager with emotional and behavioral problems, such as; poor peer relations, social dysfunction, authority issues, substance abuse problems, learning difficulties, or general oppositional defiance. Cedar Ridge is a licensed and accredited teen therapeutic boarding school that has been helping troubled teens and their families change their lives since 1996.

Cedar Ridge Academy provides a powerful catalyst for change through:

  • Therapeutic Teen Milieu
  • Traditional Karate Training
  • College-Ready Academics
  • Building Individual, Family, and Peer Relationships
  • School Focus for the Troubled Teen

Here at Cedar Ridge, the focus is on emotional and academic recovery, involving structure and supervision for your teen’s physical, emotional, behavioral, family, social, intellectual and academic development. Our goal is to move students through the program in approximately nine months, calculated from the time the student engages and begins to work. The specific length of stay for youth who enroll depends on therapeutic factors and the goals set by themselves and their families. We encourage families of our youths to support their struggling son or daughter in their program and high school graduation efforts to help facilitate the greatest chance of a quality lifestyle after treatment.

Choosing The Right Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Teens

For parents of a troubled teenager, choosing from the many therapeutic boarding schools available can be a challenging and daunting task. Troubled teens need a caring and supportive place to allow them to grow into successful young adults. Here at Cedar Ridge Academy, our professional admissions counselors are here to help parents of troubled adolescents learn whether our program is the best fit for their child. Because we understand the stress that families endure as they watch their teenager struggle, we are also dedicated to helping the families receive the support they need as well.

Cedar Ridge Body – Physical Activity

Through healthy Shotokan karate training and an atmosphere of respect, Cedar Ridge Therapeutic School helps students develop self-control and respect for themselves and others. Training extinguishes anger and aggression because once fatigue sets in, the student must call upon persistence and determination in order to continue. Ongoing exposure to the challenge of a good hard workout builds the self-control that is typical of quality martial arts training. Research also shows these workouts reduce the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Stimulation from this kind of discipline enhances a person’s mental and physical resources. Cedar Ridge students can then utilize these resources for the tasks ahead. In addition to karate, students participate in weight training, and organized sports such as basketball, volleyball, and softball.

Cedar Ridge Mind – Enriched Academics

Cedar Ridge Academy Therapeutic Boarding School Academics  Therapeutic Boarding Schools Troubled Teens | Cedar Ridge Academy option 2 for home pageStudents attend a school that prepares them for college with a flexible academic design and rigorous curriculum. Cedar Ridge Academy utilizes award-winning Park City Independent curriculum in conjunction with our on-campus, licensed teaching staff to provide a blended learning environment. Teachers work experiential learning with students on an individual tutorial or small group direct instruction basis in order to provide academic assistance, supplemental instruction, and activities. Eighty percent completed assignments before students move on to new content. fully accredited high school Academic assessment, career guidance, college counseling and ACT and PSAT preparation and testing is provided. Our continues through the summer for a total of 240 days credit recovery opportunity per year for for students who are behind in classes or are motivated to graduate early. The rate for Cedar Ridge Academy graduates to go on to college is 91% (2009-2010).

Cedar Ridge Spirit – Therapy

Therapists at CRA utilize industry established principle that work in conjunction with each other to cultivate the individual and family change needed for long-term success. The underpinnings of the program are grounded in safety. The safety and well-being of our students is paramount and directs treatment plans and goals. Individual therapy is focused on improving the student’s behavior, emotional adjustment, and social functioning as identified in the individual’s treatment plan. Group therapy is facilitated through the week and corresponds to the group’s therapeutic needs as well as the individuals’ treatment plans. Cedar Ridge facilitates reconnecting with the family and transitioning home through individualized planning with the child and family team.

Cedar Ridge Student – Typical Profile

We have year-round open enrollment for youth ages 13 to 18 who yearn for relationships, but struggle with some or all of the following:

  • School problems
  • Varied learning styles
  • Peer conflict
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Low self-esteem
  • Grief & loss
  • Childhood trauma
  • Relationship problems
  • Family conflict
  • Body image issues
  • Substance use/abuse
  • Angry/defiant behavior
  • Non-verbal learning issues

If you would like to know more about Cedar Ridge Academy or the therapeutic process as a whole, please do not hesitate to call 866-471-6629 to speak with a caring Admissions Counselor to learn more about your child’s potential solution to his/her struggles.