Whom We Help

Our Philosophy

What makes Spring Ridge Academy different from other programs is our treatment philosophy. Our comprehensive approach to the therapeutic, academic, social and physical needs of each student and their family creates improved outcomes. We address issues through the utilization of a thorough, multi-faceted therapeutic program. In addition we create a challenging but supportive academic environment with our fully accredited college preparatory school. Creativity, art and dance are the common thread that ties our therapy and academics together. By allowing students to express themselves creatively we can identify core issues that need to be addressed. This all leads to an open and supportive culture that encourages connection and growth.

student profile

studentAt Spring Ridge Academy we have a focused admissions criteria. The young women that SRA helps are bright, talented and highly creative individuals who are struggling to manage their lives. Often these are young women involved in a variety of risky and/or addictive behaviors that are sabotaging their relationships and affecting their academic careers. The SRA student is very capable and talented but has lacked the self-esteem and self-discipline needed to be successful. Spring Ridge Academy is a therapeutic boarding school targeting adolescent girls, ages 13 – 17 in grades 9 – 12.


While our students present with a variety of diagnoses we find that often the issues that need to be addressed fall into one of eight categories.

  • conflict/defiance
  • grief & loss
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • focus / motivation issues
  • attachment / adoption issues
  • body image / eating disorders
  • experimentation with
    Drugs & alcohol
  • Social Difficulties /
    Negative Peer GroupS
  • Trauma
  • self harm

stories of success


Your daughter is heading down a path that you fear she will not come back from. Knowing that changes need to happen you are researching Therapeutic Boarding Schools. Hear from a recent graduate how our program has changed her life.


Each one of our parents has shared the fear and uncertainty of sending their daughter away to a Therapeutic Boarding School in Arizona. Learn how Jennifer and her husband found hope for their daughter at Spring Ridge Academy.


Parents often worry about what the future holds for their daughter. Hear the story of how Spring Ridge Academy changed the direction of Kate’s nearly nineteen years ago and see the confident and successful woman she has become today.