Boulder Creek Academy is a therapeutic boarding school that offers a full spectrum of therapeutic and academic approaches to teens who have failed to thrive within a traditional school system. Presenting an integrated mix of academic and outdoor activities, the school also provides individual, group, and family therapy. Boulder Creek Academy follows a “character growth” educational format. The character growth approach to education reflects the fact that many teen behavioral issues stem from lack of emotional maturity, coupled with lax consequences for misbehavior. Schools following this concept provide a tightly structured environment that emphasizes character education. Therapeutic boarding schools feature additional clinical elements and offer treatment for conditions such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. This evidence-based approach to therapeutic learning goes beyond simply making sure that students understand the consequences of bad behavior.