Boarding Schools for at Risk Youth | Cedar Ridge Academy


There are many different types of boarding schools for at risk youth. Cedar RidgeBoarding Schools Academy is an elite therapeutic boarding school that serves at risk youth. The different types of boarding schools available to at risk youth is extremely varied. Below is some useful information about boarding schools. For more information, please call our Admissions Directors at 866-471-6629.

College preparatory

Many boarding schools are college preparatory. These schools emphasize more on educational accomplishment, and also the preparation of students for university life. These schools also can be only for girls or for boys, or for both genders. There are numerous university preparatory schools throughout the US.


Army boarding schools are in fact a type of college preparatory school in which students are also being ready for university life. What makes this kind of boarding school different is that, besides preparing students for university, the students also have to behave like military men do. Students are educated under strict military discipline, and they're also expected to be a part of ROTC-type programs. Most military boarding schools serve only to male students; nonetheless, there are now a few schools which accept women student applicants.

Elementary and junior

While we normally only hear boarding schools for secondary school students, there are in fact boarding schools for younger students, such as those in middle school and also elementary. These schools are growing in number throughout the USU. In fact, there are even some which now accept children as young as 7 years of age.


Some boarding schools also emphasize on the methods and teachings of a certain religion. In religious boarding schools, everybody in that specific school features the school's religion with the educational curriculum, as well as all their activities and also actions, and even diets and holidays. While most people feel all religious institutions are Catholic schools, there are actually other schools of different religions.


College students needing certain therapies for particular issues or other problems can join therapeutic boarding schools to be able to cater their own needs. While these troubled teens also need academic education, therapeutic boarding schools focus more on their therapy and treatment, so that they can adjust much better. Depending on the therapeutic boarding university, some would focus on just one problem, whereas others will focus on two or more. Issues can vary from drug use to ADHD or perhaps autism.


Behavioral Health


Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Education Consultants/Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

Focus on: (referral based)
Mental Health personnel
Educational Consultants

IOP patients

Addiction Treatment

Types: NTAAP - NAADAC - Foundations


Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
Celebrate Recovery

Sober Living/IOP:


Focus on:
Mental Health facilities

Mental Health

Types: APA

911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:


Focus on:
Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals