Alpine Academy is a Residential Treatment Center serving girls ages 12-17. At first glance, you’ll know Alpine Academy is different. Our 30-acre campus sits at the base of a spectacular mountain range. Six beautiful homes surround our academic & administrative building, an outdoor sports field, community garden, and large riding pastures. We believe our peaceful location is part of what makes our healing process work – the open spaces, clean air and beautiful mountains help to create a calm and safe environment where change can occur.
Girls who are referred to our program are often experiencing emotional and behavioral problems which may include, but are not limited to: Depression, Reactive-Attachment Disorder, low self-esteem, academic struggles including learning disabilities, adoption issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and traits of developing personality disorders. Exclusionary criteria include: violent tendencies towards self or others, extreme runaway risk, primary diagnosis of substance abuse, adjudication or full-scale IQ of less than 80.
All aspects of our treatment program utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach, including the following elements: LIFE (Learning in a Family Environment) skills teaching, intensive clinical work that includes individual, group, and family therapy, on-site psychiatric services and transition-focused therapeutic family weekends. Alpine offers a variety of experiential therapy interventions as well: equine-assisted psychotherapy, specialty groups, and independent living training are all part of our curriculum. Our Healthy 4 Life program includes elements of Fitness, Nutrition, Leisure & Recreation, and Service.
Alpine Academy is an accredited school with NAC and is certified as a non-public school in California. We are able to service existing IEP’s for girls with a variety of special academic needs. Our principal, guidance counselor, and NCLB highly-qualified teaching staff are committed to providing a high-quality academic setting that completes the individual treatment needs for each girl. Small class sizes, individual tutoring time, a variety of elective class choices, credit recovery/remediation, weekly academic outings focused on hands-on learning, and opportunities for advanced course work are all critical elements of our individualized treatment approach.