Boulder Creek Academy, located in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, is a therapeutic boarding school that serves adolescent boys and girls who have academic, emotional and mental health challenges.
Boulder Creek Academy has spent more than two-decades focused on meeting the unique needs of adolescents ages 13 to 18 that have experienced school failure and feel socially disconnected. Typical student challenges include social cognitive deficits, communication deficits, executive function issues, learning disorders, non-verbal learning disorder, compulsive internet and gaming use, social isolation, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Students are also bright, creative, and compassionate young people.
To help our students achieve to their full potential, we offer a carefully designed blend of academics, therapy, plus adventure and leadership opportunities. Students benefit from: college preparatory curriculum; personalized learning plans; special educational support; individual, group and family therapy; recreational therapy; milieu counseling; character development; restorative circles; adventure education; plus our horticulture, animal husbandry, and therapeutic canine and equine program.
At Boulder Creek Academy, special care is taken to introduce students to the academic program in a manner that ensures success. In the classroom teachers utilize experiential learning practices and bring tools to students such as graphic organizers, color coding and sequencing, and task initiation. Students requiring additional academic support benefit from evidence-based programs that help develop phonemic awareness, passage comprehension, attention and concentration capabilities, operational and problem solving abilities, and working memory.