Troubled Teens—

Parents of troubled teens are usually looking for a quick fix, which is one
of the biggest mistakes they can make.  We exist to help the parents of
troubled teenagers to avoid making a bad situation worse. Many parents
looking for schools of troubled teens are more than a little confused and
disheartened. There is so much to discern and decipher, and the cost
seems astronomical. We are here to assist the parent in finding ways to
solve their families crisis. We believe that every parent of a troubled teen has the right to know what
options they have to help their child. Our hope is to assist the family in finding the perfect school, camp,
or program solution for their struggling teenager.

The first wall that parents seeking help for their troubled teen will be is the sheer expense of help.
Troubled Teen Boarding Schools range in price from $3,000 per month to $10,000 per month. There
are some less expensive options including Christian type programs. Christian programs are less
expensive due in part to the tax breaks they receive. We know of some structured Christian Military
style programs that begin in price at $1,800 per month. They have been in business many years and
have had good success. Christian programs are the least expensive option that we are aware of. On the
other end of options is the Therapeutic Boarding School, they range in price from $4,000 on up. The
advantage of some of these type schools is the possibility that insurance may participate in the cost.
There are some loans still available to help parents afford a placement outside of the home.

Troubled teens are often confused and frightened.  They affect everyone in their life - mom, dad,
brothers and sisters - the entire family unit.  They have more of a negative impact than they think they
do.  The “troubled teen epidemic” has many parents, schoolteachers, and school administrators at their
‘wits end’.  

A troubled teen is typically classified as one who is in the adolescent stage of life displaying self-
destructive behaviors.  A troubled teens life has simply gotten out of control. He/she may be using
drugs and alcohol, is usually disrespectful, belligerent, rude, defiant -- and when it comes down to it,
he/she doesn’t value family or themselves.  They tend to be involved in things that can ruin their life -
or even end it!

Troubled teens need professional intervention in an environment that is restrictive and isolated from
any possibility of any
substance abuse. When they are removed from their current environment, the
first step toward help and progress is made. “Troubled teen programs” should also focus on the special
needs of parents who are struggling with an adolescent, particularly those parents who have teenagers
who are at high risk for behavioral, emotional, and academic problems that can affect their ability to
succeed in school.  

Our goal is to connect parents of troubled teens to the information and resources they need to quickly
identify risk factors and take appropriate action to help their adolescents.  

There are literally thousands of organizations designed to help troubled teens.  
Online Parent
has helped thousands of parents get the information and advice about the best schools and
programs that specialize in helping their teens.  We have many years of experience working with a wide
range of schools and programs for teenagers throughout the U.S.  

Parents often find it difficult to identify when a child is at risk for dropping out of school, failing classes,
violence, drug or alcohol use, suicide, and other dangerous or self-defeating behaviors.  When in “crisis-
mode,” parents often seek out ‘boot camps’ with the assumption that a "wake up call" is all that is
needed for their troubled teen.  

Parents of struggling teens, who wait too long, failing to enact a substantial early-intervention program,
usually regret that they waited.  Parents with troubled teens who have struggled with finding solutions
sometimes feel as if they have no place to turn.  Parents need to be aware that drug use generally
begins months, or even years, before parents actually do become aware of their teens drug use.  

Parents of troubled teens often get into the cycle of denial, always finding a way to explain the behavior
away so as to avoid the pain that is inevitable when you take decisive action with a rebellious, defiant
child. Parents will do best if they look at their individual situation and decide for themselves if the
teenager is on a self-destructive path.  Parents who take an honest look at their child should trust their
instincts - if you think your child is in trouble, take action now.

Parents of troubled teens - across the country - are realizing that they need help dealing with a son or
daughter that is making poor decisions, and they do what they have to do to keep their teenager from
self-destructing. Troubled teens need professional intervention in an environment like Narconon that is
restrictive and isolated from any possibility of any substance abuse.

Are you looking for a "teen-help" school, teen boot camp, boarding school or youth program? Contact
Mark Hutten at for possible solutions.  
Troubled Teens
List of Boarding Schools in the United States
(Type the name of the desired school in your browser.)

•        Alabama School of Math and Science (Mobile, Alabama)
•        Alabama School of Fine Arts (Birmingham, Alabama)
•        Indian Springs School (Indian Springs Village)
•        St. Bernard Preparatory School (Cullman)

•        Mt. Edgecumbe High School (Sitka)

•        Fenster School (Tucson)
•        Orme School (Mayer)
•        Southwestern Academy (Rimrock)
•        Verde Valley School (Sedona)

•        Subiaco Academy Subiaco,Arkansas

•        Besant Hill School (Ojai)
•        The Cate School (Carpinteria)
•        Dunn School (Los Olivos)
•        Idyllwild Arts Academy (ISOMATA) (Idyllwild)
•        Julian Youth Academy (San Diego)[19]
•        Midland School (Los Olivos)
•        Monte Vista Christian School (Watsonville, California)
•        Ojai Valley School (Ojai)
•        Santa Catalina School for Girls (Monterey)
•        Southwestern Academy (San Marino)
•        Stevenson School (Pebble Beach)
•        The Thacher School (Ojai)
•        Villanova Preparatory School (Ojai)
•        The Webb Schools (Webb School of California and Vivian Webb School for Girls) (Claremont)
•        Woodside Priory School (Portola Valley)

•        Colorado Rocky Mountain School (Carbondale)
•        Fountain Valley School (Colorado Springs)
•        Lowell Whiteman School (Steamboat Springs)

•        Avon Old Farms School (Avon)
•        Canterbury School (New Milford)
•        Cheshire Academy (Cheshire)
•        Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford)
•        The Devereux Glenholme School (Washington)
•        The Ethel Walker School (Simsbury)
•        Forman School (Litchfield)
•        Grove School (Madison)
•        The Gunnery (Washington)
•        Hotchkiss School (Lakeville)
•        Indian Mountain School (Lakeville)
•        Kent School (Kent)
•        The Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor)
•        Marianapolis Preparatory School (Thompson)
•        The Marvelwood School (Kent)
•        Miss Porter's School (Farmington)
•        Oxford Academy, (Westbrook)
•        Pomfret School (Pomfret)
•        The Rectory School (Pomfret)
•        Rumsey Hall School (Washington)
•        The Salisbury School (Salisbury)
•        South Kent School (South Kent
•        Suffield Academy (Suffield)
•        The Taft School (Watertown)
•        Westminster School (Simsbury)
•        Westover School (Middlebury)
•        The Woodhall School (Bethlehem, Connecticut

•        St. Andrew's School (Middletown)

District of Columbia
•        The SEED School
•        St. Albans School (Washington, D.C.)

•        The Bolles School (Jacksonville)

•        Brandon Hall School (Atlanta)
•        Brenau Academy (Gainesville)
•        Darlington School (Rome)
•        Hidden Lake Academy (Dahlonega)
•        Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
•        Riverside Military Academy (Gainesville)

•        Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora)
•        Lake Forest Academy (Lake Forest)

•        Culver Academies (Culver)
•        La Lumiere School (La Porte)

•        Maur Hill Mount Academy (Atchison)
•        St. John's Military School (Salina)
•        Thomas More Prep-Marian (Hays)

•        Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau
•        Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts

•        Elan School (Poland, Androscoggin County)
•        Fryeburg Academy
•        Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Limestone, Maine

•        Georgetown Preparatory School (North Bethesda)
•        Oldfields School (Glencoe)
•        St. James School, Hagerstown (St. James)
•        West Nottingham Academy

•        Academy at Swift River (Cummington)
•        Berkshire School (Sheffield)
•        Brooks School (North Andover)
•        Cambridge School of Weston
•        Concord Academy (Concord)
•        Cushing Academy (Ashburnham)
•        Dana Hall School (Wellesley)
•        Deerfield Academy (Deerfield)
•        Eagle Hill School (Hardwick)
•        The Fay School (Southborough)
•        Fessenden School (West Newton)
•        The Governor's Academy (formerly Governor Dummer Academy) (Byfield)
•        Groton School (Groton)
•        John Dewey Academy (Great Barrington)
•        Lawrence Academy at Groton (Groton)
•        MacDuffie School (Springfield)
•        Middlesex School (Concord)
•        Milton Academy (Milton)
•        Miss Hall's School (Pittsfield)
•        Northfield Mount Hermon School (Northfield and Gill)
•        Phillips Academy (Andover)
•        Riverview School (East Sandwich, Massachusetts)
•        St. Mark's School (Southborough)
•        Stoneleigh-Burnham School (Greenfield)
•        Tabor Academy (Marion)
•        Walnut Hill School (Natick)
•        Worcester Academy (Worcester)
•        Wilbraham and Monson Academy (Wilbraham)
•        The Winchendon School (Winchendon)

•        The Leelanau School (Glen Arbor)
•        Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills)
•        Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen

•        Cotter High School in Winona
•        Saint John's Prep in Collegeville, Minnesota
•        St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul, Minnesota
•        Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Faribault

•        Mississippi School of the Arts (Brookhaven)
•        Mississippi School for Math and Sciences (Columbus)
•        Piney Woods Country Life School (Piney Woods)
•        Saint Stanislaus College Bay Saint Louis

•        Thomas Jefferson School in (Sunset Hills)
•        Wentworth Military Academy in (Lexington)

•        Mission Mountain School (Condon)
•        Montana Academy (Marion)

•        Mt. Michael Benedictine, suburban Omaha, Nebraska

New Hampshire
•        Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro)
•        Cardigan Mountain School (Canaan)
•        Dublin Christian Academy (Dublin)
•        Dublin School (Dublin)
•        Hampshire Country School (Rindge)
•        Holderness School (Plymouth)
•        Kimball Union Academy (Meriden)
•        New Hampton School (New Hampton)
•        Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter)
•        Proctor Academy (Andover)
•        St. Paul's School (Concord)
•        Shortridge Academy (Milton)
•        Tilton School (Tilton)
•        The Wolfeboro Camp School (Wolfeboro, NH)

New Jersey
•        The American Boychoir School (Princeton)
•        Blair Academy (Blairstown)
•        The Hun School (Princeton)
•        The Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, in Lawrence Township, Mercer County)
•        The Peddie School (Hightstown)
•        The Pennington School (Pennington)
•        Purnell School (Pottersville)

New York
•        Darrow School (New Lebanon)
•        Emma Willard School (Troy)
•        Family Foundation School (Hancock)
•        The Gow School (South Wales)
•        Hackley School (Tarrytown)
•        Millbrook School (Millbrook, New York)
•        North Country School (Lake Placid)
•        Northwood School (Lake Placid)
•        Saint Thomas Choir School, (New York City)
•        Trinity-Pawling School, (Pawling, New York)
•        The Knox Boarding School

North Carolina
•        American Hebrew Academy (Greensboro)
•        Asheville School (Asheville)
•        New Leaf Academy (Hendersonville)
•        North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (Durham)
•        Oak Ridge Military Academy (Oak Ridge)
•        Saint Mary's School (Raleigh, North Carolina)
•        Salem Academy (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

•        The Andrews School (Willoughby)
•        Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills)
•        Grand River Academy (Austinburg)
•        Olney Friends School (Barnesville)
•        Western Reserve Academy (Hudson)

•        Academy for Global Exploration
•        Crane Union High School (Crane) A public school with boarding students
•        Mount Bachelor Academy (Prineville)
•        New Leaf Academy (Bend)
•        Oregon Episcopal School (Raleigh Hills in Washington County)

•        CFS-The School at Church Farm (Paoli)
•        George School (Newtown)
•        Girard College (Philadelphia)
•        The Grier School (Tyrone)
•        The Hill School (Pottstown)
•        The Kiski School (Saltsburg)
•        Linden Hall (Lititz) First girl's boarding school in the United States
•        Mercersburg Academy (Mercersburg)
•        Milton Hershey School (Hershey)
•        Westtown School (Westtown)
•        Wyoming Seminary (Kingston)

Rhode Island
•        Portsmouth Abbey School (Portsmouth)
•        St. George's School (Middletown)
•        St. Andrew's School (Barrington)

South Carolina
•        Camden Military Academy (Camden)
•        The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities (Greenville, South Carolina)

•        Baylor School (Chattanooga)
•        Highland Academy (Portland)
•        McCallie School (Chattanooga)
•        Memphis University School (Memphis)
•        St. Andrew's-Sewanee School (Sewanee)
•        Tennessee Governor's Academy for Math and Science (Knoxville)
•        Tennessee School for the Deaf (Knoxville)
•        The Webb School (Bell Buckle)

•        Heartlight Ministries (Hallsville)
•        The Hockaday School (Dallas)
•        St. Mary's Hall (San Antonio)
•        San Marcos Baptist Academy (San Marcos)
•        Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (Denton)
•        T.M.I.: The Episcopal School of Texas (San Antonio)

•        Lotts' Legacy Boarding School (Escalante)
•        Majestic Ranch Academy (Randolph)
•        Oakley School (Oakley)
•        Provo Canyon School (Provo and Orem)
•        Utah Preparatory Academy (Manti)
•        Utah Preparatory Academy Boys Ranch (Spring City)

•        Bromley Brook School (Manchester Center)
•        Burke Mountain Academy (East Burke)
•        Green Mountain Valley School (Waitsfield)
•        King George School (Sutton, Vermont) (Sutton)
•        The Putney School (Putney)
•        St. Johnsbury Academy (St. Johnsbury)
•        Vermont Academy (Saxtons River)

•        Blue Ridge School (St. George)
•        Episcopal High School (Alexandria)
•        Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, Virginia)
•        Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union)
•        Foxcroft School (Middleburg)
•        The Madeira School (McLean)
•        Massanutten Military Academy (Woodstock)
•        The Miller School of Albemarle (Charlottesville)
•        Oakland School (Keswick, Virginia)
•        Randolph-Macon Academy (Front Royal)
•        St. Anne's-Belfield School (Charlottesville, Virginia)
•        St. Margaret's School (Tappahannock, Virginia)
•        Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg)
•        Woodberry Forest School (Orange County)

•        Annie Wright School (Tacoma)
•        Auburn Adventist Academy

•        Conserve School (Land O' Lakes)
•        Luther Preparatory School (Watertown)
•        Oaklawn Academy (Edgerton)
•        St. Lawrence Seminary High School (Mt. Calvary)
•        Wayland Academy (Beaver Dam)