Online Parent Support: Top Picks For Teen Placements
Online Parent Support: Top Picks For Teen Placements

Find a juvenile facility in any of the fifty United States.  Search for traditional co-educational or college
preparatory schools or specialty private institutions.  Learning facilities, listed by state, include ADD
boarding schools, single sex schools, religious, junior or military schools.

All the juvenile institutions listed below are geared towards good academic performance combined
with personal development to produce a well-rounded individual with the qualifications and skills
sought by universities and employers alike.
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Indian Springs School   Indian Springs School has a special part to play in independent education. The cornerstones of the Indian
Springs experience are academic excellence, the friendliness and personalization that come with thinking small, a sense of open-
mindedness that derives from genuine diversity, and a commitment to cultivating good citizenship.

Lyman Ward Military Academy   While military schools mean different things to different people, Lyman Ward's purpose is simple.
LWMA is a boy's military boarding school of tradition and distinction that has provided students from around the world with a quality
military prep school experience and outstanding character education since 1898.

Marion Military Institute   The Prep school program is 4 years of academic work designed to prepare cadets for college. Marion
Military Institute's Prep school program is separate and distinct from our college program and School of Service Academy Preparation
(SAP) Program. Cadets who successfully complete academic work for grades 9-12 are awarded a high school diploma.

St. Bernard Preparatory  Accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, St. Bernard Prep is a co-ed Catholic
boarding and day school for grades 9-12. For over a century St. Bernard has been providing a quality education to generations of


Copper Canyon Academy  Copper Canyon, in Rimrock, Arizona, is a boarding school for girls ages 13-17 that are in need of a
structured therapeutic environment. The program offers a warm, nurturing environment that promotes emotional and academic growth
for every student. The staff at Copper Canyon Academy is comprised of well-trained professionals working with adolescents. Copper
Canyon Academy boarding school for girls assists families and gives them the reassurance that there is a wonderful future ahead for
their child and family. We truly believe combining a warm, caring, structured environment allows students to progress to their fullest

Orme School   The Orme School is a unique community for teachers and students who share a passion for academic excellence,
outdoor adventure, and personal challenge. The Orme School mission is based upon the values of Tradition, Excellence, and

Southwestern Academy   Southwestern Academy offers a warm, friendly, safe and supportive environment for boys and girls to grow
toward success. Founded in 1924, Southwestern is an accredited, not-for-profit, independent school offering classes for grades six
through high school with a thorough college preparatory program affording students personal attention to prepare them for universities
and for life.

Spring Ridge Academy   Spring Ridge Academy offers high school women a choice for change and an opportunity to redirect their
lives. The catalyst for creating this change is a powerful, affirmative program that creates confidence and competence in core areas:
emotional, physical, academic, community, and family. At Spring Ridge Academy, students confront and master the self-limiting
beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors separating them from success. Low self-esteem, social inappropriateness, poor school performance
– these are challenges to be managed, not immovable roadblocks.

St. Paul's Academy   St. Paul's Preparatory Academy motivates young men to succeed in a challenging academic environment that
inspires character development, leadership, and spiritual awareness.

Sun Valley Indian School   Sun Valley Indian School provides a clean, warm, and safe boarding school environment, where our
children live under the loving and prayerful care of dedicated dorm parents.  The college preparatory program allows our children to
participate in a wide variety of foundational classes: science, literature, math, English, physical education, Bible, history and art.

The Fenster School   Fenster’s college prep curriculum offers students the opportunity to take courses for high school and college
credit. Earning college credit while in high school gives Fenster students the opportunity to begin college with some educational
requirements already met.

Verde Valley School   A school is many things, but first and last it ought to be a place where young people learn how to think for
themselves. At Verde Valley School a genuinely educated person is not simply one who has attained impressive academic and
professional success. At VVS, citizenship and courage and a commitment to the improvement of the world are our standards.


Subiaco Academy   Subiaco Academy, a boarding/day high school, is dedicated to providing young men with the opportunity for a
college preparatory education in a stable and structured environment nourished by Christian values.


Academy of the Sierras  Academy of the Sierras, a Healthy Living Academy, is the first therapeutic boarding school for overweight
teens ages 13-18. It is a place where teens struggling with their weight are able to turn their lives around. The Clinical Director and the
Members of the Advisory Board of Healthy Living Academies are among the world's leading experts in weight loss. Centrally located in
the California countryside and in close proximity to three national parks, Academy of the Sierras provides an ideal environment for
teens to learn and adopt an active, healthy lifestyle.

Army and Navy Academy   At the Army and Navy Academy, cadets cultivate strength of character, individual excellence, and
responsible leadership, and upon graduation, they are prepared to lead lives of academic, personal, and professional achievement.
Young men realize their potential through academic, extracurricular, and leadership programs that create a well-rounded learning

California Assoc of Independent Schools (CAIS)   The California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) is a non-profit
organization of 185 elementary, middle and secondary schools in California.  The Association serves and strengthens its schools by
setting standards of academic quality and ethical conduct, by providing for the professional growth of faculty, administrators, and
trustees, and by promoting ethnic and socio-economic diversity.

Cate School   In 1910, Curtis Cate founded what is now Cate School. Today's Cate School is a testament to spirit and to the
commitment to service, scholarship, and character which continues to underlie all of our aspirations.

Dunn School   As a college preparatory school with a focus on cultivating scholarship, leadership, teamwork, and compassion
amongst its students, Dunn School is committed to a broad program of academics, athletics, arts, outdoor education, and community
service within a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy   Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's mission is to educate young women in a holistic college
preparatory program, where their unique gifts are viewed as essential for our world, where they are nurtured by a vibrant community of
faith and where truth and love are the highest values.

Happy Valley School   The Happy Valley School philosophy is drawn from the vision of our founders, who believed that the environment
which encourages the fullest development of student potential is one that affords the opportunity to explore creative as well as
intellectual abilities. We believe in working together in a spirit of cooperation, not conformity, seeking to cultivate and express what is
excellent in each.

Idyllwild Arts Academy   Idyllwild's existence, not to mention its spectacular location, is due to the vision of its founders, Dr. Max Krone
and his wife Beatrice. Their goal- "to promote and advance artistic and cultural development"- was realized with Idyllwild Arts Academy,
the first independent boarding high school for the arts in the Western U.S.

Julian Youth Academy  All girls residential boarding school in California helping troubled teen girls through firm but loving intervention.

Midland School   Midland School strives to provide a unique college preparatory boarding school experience to a diverse student body
at relatively low cost. Through study and work, it teaches the value of a lifetime of learning, self-reliance, simplicity, responsibility to
community and the environment, and love for the outdoors.

Monte Vista Christian School   Monte Vista Christian School is not just a school, but an exciting journey; one that will endure for a
lifetime. A well-qualified faculty, excellent curriculum and a healthy, picturesque environment will enhance every student's experience.

Ojai Valley School   The philosophy of Ojai Valley School is contained in the motto "Integer Vitae," meaning wholeness of life,
symmetry of life, soundness of life, and, therefore, poise and strength of life. To accommodate this school philosophy, every effort is
made to create an atmosphere for students and faculty that is conducive to learning and growing through the framework of a warm
family environment.

Rio Lindo Adventist Academy   Rio Lindo Adventist Academy offers an accredited, coeducational, Christian education with the mission
"to provide the highest quality, private education, in the state of California, within a nurturing, Christian environment."

San Domenico School   San Domenico School continues its 152 year history of offering challenging college preparatory educational
opportunities to students of all faiths and backgrounds. Known for its high standards as an institution and its values-based education,
the school is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael operating with full accreditation.

Santa Catalina School   Santa Catalina School, an independent accredited Catholic school founded in 1950, is somewhat unique in
its configuration within the realm of independent schools. The thirty-six acre campus, just three miles from the center of Monterey, is
home to both a coeducational day lower school (Preschool-Grade 8) with 268 students and an all-girls resident and day upper school
(Grades 9-12) with 299 students.

Southwestern Academy   Southwestern Academy offers a warm, friendly, safe and supportive environment for boys and girls to grow
toward success. Founded in 1924, Southwestern is an accredited, not-for-profit, independent school offering classes for grades six
through high school with a thorough college preparatory program affording students personal attention to prepare them for universities
and for life.

Squaw Valley Academy   Squaw Valley Academy is a California 6th-12th grade boarding school and day school founded in 1978 to
offer a combination of college preparatory learning, outdoor education, and sports opportunities in the scenic California High Sierra at
Lake Tahoe. SVA offers strong preparation for college as its central focus and many outdoor sports and activities as a catalyst for
personal growth and achievement.

St. Catherine's Military Academy   St. Catherine's, a Catholic school with a military tradition, academic program strives for excellence
with caring and supportive teachers experienced in working with boys in a structured environment. St. Catherine's dormitory staff offers
boys an environment that allows them to feel secure and cared for as well as provides an experience that fosters rich, lifelong
relationships with their peers.

St. Catherine's Military Academy  St. Catherine's is the only Catholic, international, military boarding school for grades K-8 in the U.S.
For more than 100 years we have provided excellence in education in a nurturing and safe environment, instilling pride and self
discipline in our cadets. Our graduates go on to the finest college prep schools in the country.

Stevenson School   Students at Stevenson have the responsibility to prepare for the college years by sharpening the mind, expanding
academic knowledge, and stretching intellectual reach; love the arts, nature, recreation, and friends: and to respect yourself, and
respect everyone else whose life touches yours.

The Athenian School   Athenian provides an engaging, challenging education on this beautiful 75-acre campus at the base of Mt.
Diablo near San Francisco in Northern California. Class size averages fifteen students, and virtually 100% of our graduates gain
admission to outstanding four-year colleges. Athenian prepares a talented and diverse student body for the rigors of college and for a
life of purpose and personal fulfillment.

The Oak Grove School   The intent of the Oak Grove School is for students to develop the skills necessary to function in society, and at
the same time to develop a foundation for inquiry into perennial questions of human life. Consistent with the views of its founder, the
school does not subscribe to any creed or ideology. Rather, it assists students in the open-minded investigation of enduring human

The Thacher School   The Thacher School is a coeducational boarding high school located 85 miles north of Los Angeles. The School
serves academically talented students who will benefit from a rigorous college preparatory experience. The faculty and students live
and work closely together in a community in which cooperation, trust, honesty, and respect are the cornerstones of school life.

The Webb Schools   The mission of Webb Schools is to provide a superior academic, athletic, and residential experience within the
unique context of a coordinate school structure by offering the full benefit of living and learning in a diverse and supportive community.
Principles and traditions of honor and leadership are reinforced through a climate of mutual trust, responsible and caring behavior,
service to the school and the community, support of personal development and self-worth, and a strong appreciation of the common

Villanova Preparatory School   In the Augustinian tradition, Villanova Preparatory School’s mission is to graduate mature young adults
of diverse backgrounds who express to the world the qualities of love, truth and community.

Woodside Priory   What is a good education? A standard answer but an incomplete one is "highly qualified teachers, a rigorous
curriculum, and evidence that the students learned their lessons well." A Woodside Priory education offers students three additional
components: a discovery of personal ethics, a commitment to his or her community, and an informed sense of direction in his or her


Association of Colorado Independent Schools   The Association of Colorado Independent Schools accredits, supports, and promotes
independent schools in Colorado in a way that respects each school's mission and fosters excellence in teaching and learning.
Independent schools vary widely in emphasis, style, extracurricular offerings, and academic expectations and experiences.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School   For 50 years, Colorado Rocky Mountain School has educated the whole child. Within their
balanced program of college-preparatory academics, arts, community service, and athletics, students are prepared for college — and
for life.

Colorado Timberline Academy   Colorado Timberline Academy is a non-profit, college and outdoor oriented, co-educational,
secondary boarding school dedicated to the enrichment and growth of each of its members in a community mountain setting. CTA
strives to create academic and personal development by fostering individuality, freedom with responsibility, creativity, respect for the
outdoors and global awareness.  

Fountain Valley School   Fountain Valley School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory, boarding and day school
located just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The panoramas of open prairie and snow-capped mountains are a continual
source of personal inspiration, as well as a reminder of the opportunities and responsibilities that lie beyond the School's boundaries.

Lowell Whiteman School   Lowell Whiteman school is a small, independent, co-educational secondary school for boarding and day
students who wish to complement a college preparatory liberal arts curriculum with the excitement of wilderness and world
explorations. High quality teaching, low student to teacher ratios, and supervised study are the cornerstones of the scholastic program.

Monarch Center for Family Healing   Monarch Center for Family Healing is a wilderness therapy program and teen treatment center
that provides help for youths and troubled teens between the ages of 10 and 18 that are struggling with their relationships with
parents, friends, teachers, etc., delinquency, substance abuse, poor school performance, legal problems, etc.


Canterbury School   Canterbury is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades 9-12. The School
prides itself on creating a community based on Catholic values. The School's educational environment fosters academic rigor, athletic
development, artistic enrichment and spiritual growth.

Kent School   Students at Kent are part of a dynamic community of learning. Through a challenging academic program, with instruction
provided by our talented faculty, Kent's strong college preparatory curriculum provides a classical liberal arts education, preparing
students to go on to study at leading colleges and universities.

Marianapolis Preparatory School   Marianapolis Preparatory School offers a rigorous program of studies comprised of honors and
Advanced Placement courses, an average class size of 13, state-of-the-art technology labs, and a comprehensive advisor system.
Marianapolis also boasts competitive athletic teams and an extensive visual and performing arts program.

Miss Porter's School   Miss Porter's School excels at preparing young women for college, for leadership, and for life. Their attentive,
diverse boarding and day community provides a demanding curriculum — academic, artistic, athletic, and residential. They challenge
their students to become informed, bold, resourceful, and ethical global citizens. They expect their graduates to shape a changing

Saint Thomas More School   Saint Thomas More School is an accredited college preparatory boarding school in the Catholic tradition
for young men who have demonstrated intellectual ability yet have not realized their potential. Within a structured environment, we strive
to motivate, nurture, and strengthen the intellectual, moral, physical, and social development of every student.

Salisbury School   The mission of Salisbury School is to educate young men by inspiring in each student an enthusiasm for learning
and the self-confidence needed for intellectual, spiritual, physical, and moral development. The close partnership of student and
teacher encourages each young man to take pride in his accomplishments, to think critically and creatively, to participate actively in his
own education, and to make responsible decisions for his future.

South Kent School   Three principles define South Kent School: Simplicity of Life, Self-Reliance, and Directness of Purpose. South
Kent School fosters these principles in a community, small in numbers, that provides a safe and supportive family structure.

The Ethel Walker School  The Ethel Walker School, founded in 1911, is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school
for girls in grades 6 to 12. This diverse community of learners and friends strives to live according to the values of honor and
excellence. Each young woman finds her unique voice and learns to contribute it to the pursuit of these values.

The Grove School  The Grove School is a therapeutic boarding school for emotionally fragile teenagers. The Grove School is designed
to meet the needs of adolescent boys and girls (11 years of age and older) with average or above average intelligence, who have been
unsuccessful in making a satisfactory adjustment in their homes, in their schools, or in their social relationships.


Cedars Academy  The Cedars Academy is a co-educational private preparatory school for students ages 10-18 who demonstrate a
need for enhanced academic and social skill development. Our philosophy is that our students can develop stronger academic skills,
and will benefit from a more secure and well-developed self-esteem. The program at Cedars is based upon our understanding of the
comprehensive nature of the learning problems characteristic of the student we enroll, many who have been classified as having
learning disabilities or ADHD. These students tend to encounter difficulties in the classroom, with peers, and among the family
because they process and perceive information differently than others. Traditional educational methods have put these students in a
situation where failure is guaranteed. We offer a structured education in an intimate academic environment with small class sizes and
individual attention. The academic curriculum at Cedars is designed to prepare students for a college-bound course throughout their
studies. The faculty at Cedars teach that making an effort to work at each step, as best one can, is the way to be successful.

Saint Andrew's School   Saint Andrew's School alumni will be healthy, responsible, and accomplished individuals of honor, integrity,
and respect, who have achieved academic excellence. The school continues to cultivate a morally courageous community of learners
who seek and find the best of the human spirit in themselves and others.


Universal Ballet Academy   The Universal Ballet Academy is a place where students work together to realize their potential in their art -
classical ballet. They push their limits and make new friends for life. Our staff is always there trying to help every step of the way.
Students participate in the development and structuring of activities, events and excursions by joining planning committees of their


Admiral Farragut Academy   The Academy is America's first preparatory school with Naval training. It is an independent coeducational
day and boarding school (both 5 & 7 day boarding) that has earned the title of Honor Naval School through our Naval Junior ROTC
program. Student population is made up of grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12.

All Saints' Episcopal School   All Saints' Episcopal School in historic Vicksburg, Mississippi exists to nurture the gifts that make your
child unique. Through highly individualized attention, we can help your child to succeed in the classroom like never before, which is the
surest way for your child to reach his or her potential in college and beyond.

Montverde Academy   Montverde Academy, located in Montverde, Florida (just outside of Orlando), is an independent, coeducational
boarding and day school, offering an enriching day and boarding program for seventh grade through 12th grade. The three principles
of knowledge, character, and community have guided five generations of Montverde Academy students since the school was
established in 1912.

Saint Andrew's School   Saint Andrew's School alumni will be healthy, responsible, and accomplished individuals of honor, integrity,
and respect, who have achieved academic excellence. The school continues to cultivate a morally courageous community of learners
who seek and find the best of the human spirit in themselves and others.

The Bolles School   The Bolles School prepares students for college and life by inspiring achievement, integrity, confidence, and
compassion in an academic community dedicated to nurturing mind, body, and soul. Accordingly, Bolles provides an unequaled
breadth of opportunities and experiences which enable every student to optimize his or her unique interests, abilities, and talents.

The North Broward Preparatory Schools   A Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Florida Council of
Independent Schools (FCIS) accredited college-preparatory independent school of 2,100 students in grades PK-12 serving the Palm
Beach and Broward Counties of Southern Florida since 1957.

Vanguard School   The mission of the Vanguard School is to provide an individualized program in a nurturing environment which
enables students to develop to their fullest capabilities: Academically, Socially and Personally.


Brandon Hall   Brandon Hall provides both one-on-one and small group college preparatory classes for students who, for a variety of
reasons, have not been achieving their potential. Emphasizing personal attention, organization, structure, accountability, the ordering
of priorities, applied study skills, and multi-sensory instruction, the school seeks to motivate each student to fulfill the school’s motto,
ad renovandum ac florendum, to begin anew and flourish.

Brenau Academy   Brenau Academy was founded in 1928 on the campus of Brenau Women's College by Dr. H.J. Pearce, who saw a
need to provide exemplary secondary education to young women.  Brenau Academy's program is designed to foster the growth of an
open and inquiring mind and to prepare graduates for admission to college.

Darlington School   Darlington School, an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school, serves high school-aged boarders
and day students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Hidden Lake Academy   Hidden Lake Academy's mission is to provide a learning experience for students that have not succeeded
academically or socially in other settings.  They address the development of a whole child.  They facilitate intellectual development
through academic challenge and support; emotional and social growth through supportive group therapy; spiritual insight through a
variety of inspirational opportunities; and physical development through recreational and wilderness based experiences.

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School   Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School's mission is to create an environment of order, truth, caring, and
concern where the students of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds learn to live together with new understanding, and prepare
for college by beginning the habit of life long learning, and personal and spiritual development.

Riverside Military Academy   Riverside Military Academy, one of the nation’s finest college preparatory academies for young men in
grades seven through twelve, strives to provide a supportive and challenging educational environment that fosters scholarly
competence and intellectual curiosity, enhances spiritual and physical fitness, and develops leadership skills and the strength of
character necessary for success in college and in life.

Tallulah Falls School   At Tallulah Falls School the quality of the academic program and the academic success of students are
priorities that form the foundation for the School. A dedicated and highly qualified faculty, outstanding facilities, a broad and challenging
curriculum, small classes, and eager, motivated students all contribute to the accomplishment of academic goals.


Hawaii Preparatory Academy   The Hawaii Preparatory Academy is the premier college preparatory boarding and day school for the
Pacific region. Its character and personality derive from six emphases: 1)putting students first, 2)striving for excellence, 3)concern for
the individual, 4)accepting, appreciating, and seeking challenges, 5)being consistent, and 6)exemplifying the highest moral and
ethical behavior. Programs emphasize the intellectual, physical, moral, and spiritual development of students to help them achieve
their highest potential as individuals and members of society.


Academy Ranches  A private, therapeutic residential program on a ranch setting for at-risk and struggling boys ages 12 to 17.
Academy Ranches treatment philosophy is centered on the healing ability of horses, hard work, and education.


Brehm Preparatory School   Brehm’s mission is to empower students with complex learning disabilities to recognize and optimize
their full potential. By fostering a family environment where educational, social, and emotional needs of each student are addressed in
a focused, holistic program, through partnership among staff, students, parents, board, and the community.

Broadview Academy   Broadview Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist residential high school located in La Fox, Illinois. Over the span
of 90 years, more than 3,000 graduates have left the halls of learning to serve around the world.

Glenwood School   Glenwood is a safe-place for kids to live, learn and grow! With campuses in Glenwood and St. Charles, Illinois,
Glenwood is a preventative residential-educational program serving low-income, mostly single-parent families facing difficult

Lake Forest Academy   Lake Forest Academy, founded in 1857, is an independent, coeducational, boarding/day, college preparatory
school, grades nine through twelve, strives to embody in its practices and to cultivate in its students excellence of character,
scholarship, citizenship, and responsibility.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart   Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, founded in 1858, is an independent, Catholic,
boarding and day, college preparatory school for young women, grades 9-12, who wish to pursue a course of study committed to
academic excellence within the context of a faith-based community.


Culver Military Academy   The Culver Academies are independent college preparatory boarding schools comprised of Culver Military
Academy and Culver Girls Academy. Henry Harrison Culver founded Culver Military Academy in 1894 "for the purpose of thoroughly
preparing young men for the best colleges, scientific schools and businesses of America."

Howe Military School   The mission of Howe Military School is to prepare young men and women for advanced education while
developing the individual character required for success in any endeavor.  We accomplish this mission through a three-pronged
approach to education: Spiritual, Intellectual, and Physical, with the goal of the attainment of a clean mind in a sound body.

LaLumiere School   For almost a half-century, LaLumiere School has provided a comprehensive college-preparatory education for
qualified young men and women from a rich diversity of backgrounds. It seeks to develop character, scholarship, and faith, while
remaining both independently accredited and faithful to its Catholic heritage.


Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment   Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment was founded by His Holiness
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to provide Consciousness-Based education for the preschool through secondary levels. Consciousness-
Based education enlivens the whole brain physiology of the student, thereby providing the basis for the experience of higher states of
consciousness and enlightenment. This holistic development of consciousness brings fulfillment to the study of all academic
disciplines and provides the basis for success in the student's own life and for society as a whole.

Scattergood Friends School   In addition to providing a solid foundation for higher education, Scattergood is a learning community that
fosters creativity in the arts, the practical application of knowledge through work and service, and cooperation and enjoyment in living
with others. Scattergood is guided by the values of integrity, simplicity, and harmony with others and with nature.