Executive Contact: Jim Subers

Admissions Contact: John DeVries & Jimmy Faseler


Work Phone: (800) 584-5005 

Fax: (888) 388-9066


Address 1: 3205 N. Twyman Rd.

City: Independence

State: MO

Zip: 64058-3211

Country: United States

Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School

Specific Age Range: 13 to 18

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational

Description: Shelterwood is a fully accredited therapeutic boarding school on 200 acres of beautiful rolling hills in Missouri. We provide the kind of respite and care that parents recommend to friends and students rave about years later. With almost a one-to-one staff to student ratio, we are able to provide the individual attention that struggling teens require. Shelterwood provides a therapeutic environment for those who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or academic problems. These behaviors are typically mild to moderately severe and include depression, manipulation, anxiety, grief, substance misuse, conflict with authority and learning difficulties

Whether we are in the classroom, playing in our spacious gymnasium, supporting each other on our ropes course, working alongside one another on a community service project, or saddling up a horse and riding together, our staff helps teens look beneath outward behaviors and uncover the pain that limits their progress. We believe that there is hope found in Jesus and with internal change, teens often experience real freedom.

Our school is ideally suited to ensure teens also receive a top-notch accredited education while they are rebuilding their lives. From our science and computer labs, to our swimming pool, tennis courts and dorm lounges, our students have opportunities to explore and expand their various talents in a nurturing environment. Research has proven that youth who attend Shelterwood improve significantly in terms of behavior, family relations, social values, and school grades.

Our unified treatment approach includes:

Multi-Disciplinary assessment
Individual growth and re-entry support plans
Individual, group, and family counseling
Cognitive behavioral brain function, art, recreation, and sand tray therapies
Equine, vocational, life skills, outdoor recreation, & positive peer culture programming
Medication management
Spiritual retreats and service trips
Family therapeutic retreats
Credit recovery program
AP coursework and SAT/ACT preparation

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: AdvancED, State of Missouri Department of Social Services Childrens Division

Program Type: Boarding School

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational