Program

Academy at Sisters

Address:
63325 Silvis Rd, Bend, OR 97701

Website: http://www.academyatsisters.org/

Gender: Female
Age Range: 12 - 17

Phone: 800-910-0412

Program type: In-patient - Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Description:

The Academy at Sisters is a boarding school for troubled girls and at-risk teenage girls. The Academy is a private non-profit organization founded in 1968 located in Bend, Oregon.

About Program:

Cost Per Day:

Financial assistance available: Yes

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Staff credentials:

Accredited school on site: Yes

Spiritual component: No

Christian programming: No

Family counseling available: Yes

Licensed within state: Yes

Services:

Secure Facility

Capable of using physical restraint

Doctor on staff

Ability to dispense medication

Accredited school on property

Tutoring is available

Recreation program

Supportive Independent Living

Life Skills Programming

12 Steps Programming

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Academy at Sisters

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