Boulder Creek Academy provides academic, clinical services, socialization and communication development opportunities in a coeducational boarding school environment to 13 to 18 year olds. Designed to assist students who experience academic and emotional challenges in more traditional educational settings, Boulder Creek Academy’s program benefits adolescents with social cognitive deficits, Asperger’s, communication deficiencies, executive function issues, non-verbal learning disorders, anxiety, and depression. Founded in 1993, the school is situated on nearly 200 acres at the foot of the Cabinet Mountains in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
The school serves students from throughout the United States including Washington, California, and Oregon. Student profiles include teens with non-verbal learning disorder, compulsive internet and gaming use, and social isolation. Students with a history of anxiety and/or depression also have a place at the therapeutic boarding school.
Designed to empower students to achieve excellence in academics and personal growth through the use of a time-tested and evidence-based curriculum that combines therapeutic learning with academics, adventure therapy activities, and service learning opportunities. The school features a state-recognized special education program. Students benefit from individual, family, and group therapy sessions, academic accommodations for cognitive and academic deficits, service learning, and adventure skills building. Students involved in the adventure skills-building program learn, among other things, rock climbing, kayaking and most importantly leadership development skills.