Guided by a Positive Youth Development perspective, Shortridge Academy provides a therapeutically supportive and inspiring educational community.
Shortridge Academy is a private New England boarding school emphasizing challenging yet supportive college prep academics within a therapeutic community. We are located in southeastern New Hampshire with close proximity to both the seacoast and the mountains. Shortridges setting and location provide a more normalized experience for our students as they develop critical strengths for their futures.
We support the cognitive, emotional, and social development of bright yet struggling adolescents by utilizing clearly-defined, goal-directed plans, evidenced-based strategies, and a college preparatory curriculum. Joining with families, our trained staff engages students to identify their strengths and encourages the development of skills and knowledge that will prepare them for healthy and productive adulthood. While a typical Shortridge student is bright and college bound, many students benefit from our emphasis on the development of executive functioning and self-regulation skills. Our curriculum both in and out of the classroom is mindful of individual learning styles and challenges and integrates strategies that maximize the learning process.