Alpine Academy

Executive Contact: Michele Boguslofski

Admissions Contact: Christian Egan


Work Phone: (800) 244-1113 (w)

Fax: (435) 843-5416


Address 1: 1280 Whispering Horse Drive

City: Erda

State: UT

Zip: 84074

Specific Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Specific Age Range: 12 to 17

Specific Gender Type: Girls Only

Description: Alpine Academy is a Residential Treatment Center serving girls ages 12-17. At first glance, you'll know Alpine Academy is different. Our 35-acre campus sits at the base of a spectacular mountain range. Six beautiful homes surround our clinical, academic & administrative buildings, fitness & arts center, 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 a full-scale IQ of less than 80.

All aspects of our treatment program utilize 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 NWAC 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.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Ye

Accreditation Licensure Approval: State of Utah, Office of Licensing, Department of Human Services; Northwest Accreditation Commission; California Non-Public School Accreditation; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Girls Only