Welcome to Moonridge Academy, a small, nurturing environment that provides the springboard to healing and wellness for young teens struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or attachment issues.

We are all in, every one of us, every day, for every child.

Moonridge Academy’s Core Values

1. Health and Safety
2. Adventure
3. Individuality
4. Diversity
5. Choice & Accountability
6. Gratitude
7. Attunement
8. Integrity

We are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment where young teens can explore their individual potential through adventure and diversity. We are committed to attuning to each child's unique needs and supporting their choices with accountability.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve teens and families. Our core values guide everything we do. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where each young teen can thrive and reach their full potential.

Moonridge Academy:
A Place of Healing for Struggling Teens

At Moonridge Academy, we believe that a smaller program allows for more individualized treatment and a lot of one-on-one time for each student. Because of our size, we are know how important relationships between peers are, as well as relationships with therapists and mentors. This is ideal for students who might struggle with clinical issues rather than superficial symptoms.

We specialize in individualization to meet every student's unique needs. Each student has a primary therapist as well as their own mentor advocate to assist them day to day. These caring individuals help each student explore the "why" and "how come" of behaviors. We believe in relationships, individualization, and experiential activities to help our students learn new skills to be successful when they return home.  Students are involved in individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy.  This clinical involvement along with the coaching and support in our milieu help younger teens gain skills that will last a lifetime.


Students at Moonridge Academy learn the following:

  • Expressing feelings before acting out
  • Appropriate Social skills
  • Relationship skills
  • Deepening relationships with parents and siblings
  • Communication about fears and hurt
  • Having healthy boundaries
  • Correctly reading social cues in social settings
  • Making good decisions "in the moment"

Why Parents Choose Moonridge Academy?

Moonridge Academy is a residential treatment program that offers unique and innovative treatment for younger teens aged 11-14.. Our approach is based on the understanding that every child is an individual with their own set of talents, needs, and interests. We provide a variety of therapeutic opportunities in a safe and supportive environment, so each student can reach their full potential. Students who come to Moonridge Academy are often beginning to experiment with high-risk behaviors. These behaviors might include school refusal, self-harm, restrictive eating, withdrawal from others, angry outbursts, poor peer and family relationships, and low-level substance abuse. In other instances, a student may not yet have begun these activities, but because of depression, anxiety, trauma, or low self-esteem, is at a high risk to do so.

With our experienced staff and commitment to individualized attention, your child will be able to thrive in our nurturing environment. We offer a variety of programs for students of all ages, so you can find the perfect fit for your family.

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