Academy at Sisters

Executive Contact: Betsy Jacobson Warren

Admissions Contact: Chesley Strowd


Work Phone: (541) 389-1409

Fax: (541) 389-2897


Address 1: PO Box 5986

City: Bend

State: OR

Zip: 97708-5986

Country: United States

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 13 - 18

Specific Gender Type: Girls Only

Description: The Academy at Sisters is a small, safe, therapeutic boarding school designed specifically to help young women address challenges such as: depression, anxiety, academic decline and school avoidance, social media misuse, relationship issues, family conflict, adoption, and substance abuse.

Academy at Sisters employs a program model centered in Accountability and Cognitive Awareness. Additionally, components of DBT and Mindfulness allow youth to identify their patterns and practice alternative methods of coping both in the moment, and long term.
Individual, Group and Family Therapy is facilitated by Licensed Therapists, and supported on a daily basis by experienced Treatment Coordinators.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a key component of our program. Youth participate in individual, group, and family therapy using the horses. Additionally youth have the opportunity to participate in our basic horsemanship program and learn basic Western or English riding skills.

The Academy's Accredited Academic component utilizes a Proficiency Based Model of experiential learning which encourages youth to integrate and maximize individual learning styles. Classes are facilitated by master's level teachers who are skilled at making learning relevant, and fun. Youth who meet criteria, are eligible to transition into the local high school to practice their new skills in a "real world" setting.

Recreational and community service opportunities are abundant, and round out the overall experience at the Academy. Identifying one's purpose and passion in the community, and in nature, affords youth the opportunity to connect, and build relationships through leadership and service.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: Oregon Department of Human Services; AdvancED/NWAC (Northwest Accreditation Commission); Oregon Department of Education; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Girls Only