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OVERVIEW
A THERAPEUTIC SCHOOL

Montana Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for struggling teenagers. At its founding in 1997 it was unique in the nation. For it combined well-trained clinicians, an effective therapeutic program and a challenging prep school–all situated on a remote Montana ranch. Soon the Academy fulfilled its promise to become a remarkable combination of clinical sophistication, staged incentives and ambitious academics.
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CLINICAL HELP
A DUAL APPROACH

The Academy’s clinical sophistication begins with a dual diagnostic and treatment focus. It has been rare that one descriptive “disorder” could make full sense of a student’s many problems. Medications usually have already failed to remedy our in-coming students’ broadly-based disarray at school, at home, and socially, among age peers.
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THE PROGRAM
A PUSH FOR MATURITY

The MA program takes students through a carefully-ordered sequence of assigned tasks (e.g., to write a biography of a parent), psychology seminars (e.g., lectures and discussions about emotional regulation) and developmental personal achievements (e.g., a sustained consideration for others).
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ACADEMICS
SCHOLASTIC MATURITY

Pressed, years ago, to define MA’s primary scholastic goal, our faculty pushed past mere content mastery, and chose instead: scholastic maturity, i.e., the grown-up, deft, balanced approach to learning and to schools and teachers, which makes for academic success in any school.
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Member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs NATSAP status of Research Designated Program Accredited by the Joint Commission Authorized under SEVIS to enroll International students