Boulder Creek Academy

Executive Contact: Lisa Hester

Admissions Contact: Theresa Wardle -


Work Phone: (877) 348-0848 (w)

Fax: (208) 267-5715


Address 1: 378 Emerson Lane

City: Bonners Ferry

State: ID

Zip: 83805

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 13 to 18

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Boulder Creek Academy (BCA) provides an integrated, multidisciplinary approach for students with individual learning styles who struggle with distinct learning, behavioral, or emotional challenges. Our students have experienced school failure, anxiety, depression, impulsivity, social and emotional delays. At the same time, they are also bright, creative, compassionate young people who have potentials for greater self-actualization and leadership. Students are given the support and structure needed to gain confidence in their academic, social, and communication skills, while capitalizing on their unique learning strengths.

To help our students achieve their full potential, we offer a carefully designed blend of college preparatory curriculum, technical/vocational studies, personalized learning plans, special educational support, SAT/ACT preparation and testing, tutoring, and a full range of specialized services. Boulder Creek Academy¿s therapeutic curriculum provides clinical oversight, which allows the integration of individual, family, and group therapy into all aspects of the child¿s treatment plan. Our dynamic adventure education program strives to create exceptional opportunities and learning experiences for students, parents, and staff through adventure activities and community events. We believe this is the most effective catalyst for personal growth.

At Boulder Creek Academy, special care is taken to introduce students to the academic program in a manner that ensures success. A 3-week assessment period identifies learning styles and highlights areas of strength and difficulty. Experiential learning and a transitional classroom offer practice in the organizational and study skills needed for academic achievement. The educational program is flexible to accommodate students who need support services and curricular adaptations.

Boulder Creek Academy¿s campus is situated on 180 acres at the base of the spectacular Cabinet Mountains. BCA has many unique features, including a working farm, a horticulture program, music and art studios, a climbing wall, and ponds for fishing and swimming. Our activity center is housed in the majestic Quixote Lodge. The main academic building is equipped with individual classrooms, a computer lab, a science lab and a library, creating a traditional academic environment.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: State of Idaho, Department of Health Welfare, Childcare; Idaho Department of Education Approved Special Education Program; Northwest Accreditation Commission; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational