The Spring Ridge Philosophy
Students need a supportive, engaging, and challenging environment to practice new skills and take healthy risks to achieve their therapeutic goals.
We Offer a Multi-Faceted Therapeutic Program
At Spring Ridge Academy, we believe in the inherent worth of each individual we serve. Therefore, we approach each young person with respect and genuine care for her well-being and personal growth.
The therapeutic approach at Spring Ridge includes a combination of developmentally-based approaches, a trauma-informed lens, and family systems therapy to create a comprehensive scope of treatment.
Each student has a treatment team working with her to integrate their therapy work into their everyday lives. This team includes her family, a primary therapist, community life director, academic mentor, and community coaches. If the family has an educational consultant, that person is also part of the team.
We believe that in order for our students to succeed in life they must learn to succeed in the classroom. Our curriculum is designed to assist students who have struggled or fallen behind, as well as to challenge and prepare even the most dedicated student for future academic endeavors.
The core of a Spring Ridge Academy education is the learning process. The academic environment at Spring Ridge nurtures young women to become confident, competent, and responsible students. while gaining the necessary skills to engage in and enjoy the life-long process of learning.
We place an emphasis on writing skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. Our program offers a classroom environment that is small and structured to promote individual accountability, creativity and integrity.
Self Care / Nutrition
Self-care includes all those practices that nourish the mind and body and promote an overall sense of well-being. Self-care activities vary from person to person but often include personal grooming, physical fitness, nutrition, sleep, emotional regulation, cleaning, organization, art, music, and fun. We scaffold the basics of self-care and help students find their passions that lead to a sense of calm.
The meals at Spring Ridge Academy provide a variety of healthy nutrients offering students the opportunity to expand their palates and learn to nourish themselves appropriately without relying on food as an escape or soothing mechanism.
Students enjoy a balanced menu consisting of whole grains, high-quality meats, fish, fruits, and vegetables. In addition, our kitchen prepares a vegetarian option at each meal and can accommodate several dietary needs. We also assist young people who have an unhealthy relationship with food to reframe their feelings and attitudes. Students have three meals a day and three snacks. Fresh fruit is always available to students, and a full salad bar is open at lunch and dinner.
Our Artistic Movement class is a playful and connection-building class. The focus of the class is on becoming comfortable and familiar with our bodies and the many ways we can move them to gain better physical and emotional well-being.
The course combines traditional yoga, acrobatic yoga, modern dance technique, and dance improvisation. We study yoga asana, the basics of yoga philosophy, and meditation techniques. We strength train and learn how to give and take weight with a yoga partner, making trust, communication, and teamwork essential. Students learn the basics of modern dance techniques and also experience improvisation and dancing for the sake of self-expression.
All students participate in choreographing dance pieces and acro yoga routines that students perform at the end of each semester. The class environment is fun and light-hearted and is perfect for students of all levels and abilities.
Whether a student has a background in competitive athletics or is interested in trying something new, there are a variety of athletic teams and opportunities offered at Spring Ridge Academy.
Teams practice before school and during extracurricular time. Spring Ridge Academy is part of the Canyon Athletic Association (CAA) and plays against local private and charter schools. The cross-country team accesses local to 5K, 10K and half marathon races.
We help your daughter find her own sense of self, learn to love herself, and to make choices that support change, success and excellence.
Our goal is to assist your daughter in identifying and defining her values, beliefs, and opinions independently of what she thinks others want from her. This foundation of success and self-esteem assists each student to continue to make choices that reinforce self-respect while enrolled at Spring Ridge Academy and as she transitions into young adulthood.
These choices include maintaining healthy, productive relationships with family and peers, facing and coping with addictions and challenges, completing and excelling in her education, and being honest with herself and others.
Even if she should veer off course, a graduate of Spring Ridge Academy can regroup, ask for help and continue with her growth.