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Crystal Springs, Girls Ages 12-13

America’s leading teen therapeutic boarding school since 1999.

No one does treatment like Diamond Ranch. We have pioneered a unique approach combining the benefits of a small, personalized program with the amenities and opportunities only a large campus can offer.

We have six treatment programs located on one 55-acre campus. This structure allows us to provide specific, customized care for our students in their individual program while still offering the best facilities to the whole campus. Students have access to significantly more resources than any other school.

The teenage years are full of various developmental milestones. Girls at this stage in life are learning to navigate complex social circles as they cross the bridge between childhood and adulthood, and it can often be daunting.

While in the Crystal Springs program, your daughter will develop the tools and skills necessary for happiness and success in life. Our program for troubled teenagers is uniquely designed to address each girl’s specific needs, in an environment that lets her connect with other girls of the same age who are struggling with similar issues.

Character Curriculum

We have developed a uniquely designed  Character Curriculum specific to our girls ages 12-13.  This curriculum leads to development of strong character and practical life skills.  It is designed to take the girls on a journey of self-improvement by focusing on the values, traits and skills listed below.

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  • Healthy Relationships with Family Members
  • Contributing Member of the Family Unit
  • Social Skills and Boundary Setting
  • Health and Beauty
  • Appropriate Social Media
  • Study Skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Physical Fitness


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The academic approach at Crystal Springs is unlike any other. Students learn to take charge of their own learning, while still having the support of a certified teacher in every classroom. They grow in confidence, skills and knowledge as they master study techniques and learn to challenge themselves. Self-paced learning allows students to accelerate their pace in the classes they are strong in, while being able to take more time in classes that are challenging to them.

At Diamond Ranch Academy, we believe in real, lasting learning, which is why students gain academic credit based on mastery of subject material, not just class time. We require everyone to achieve 80% or higher on all tests and assignments before moving on to the next section, to ensure that actual learning is taking place. This leads to improved attitudes toward school from the students.


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DRA is accredited by AdvancED, the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Utah State Office of Education. Credit earned at DRA will transfer to high schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States and internationally. Students near completion of their graduation requirements can complete and receive an accredited High School Diploma while at DRA. Below is a list of specially designed academic accommodations for our Crystal Springs students.

  • Academic Goal Setting and Action Plans
  • Academic Expectations Tailored to Individual Abilities
  • Classroom Behavioral Supports and Interventions
  • Additional Experiential Learning Activities
  • Credit Driven Economy
  • Additional Individual Support
  • Student Preparation for Next Grade Level


Through the Crystal Springs therapeutic program your daughter will learn to value herself and develop healthy self-esteem and self-confidence. Through individual, group and family therapy she will learn valuable skills of emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness and interpersonal effectiveness. These Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills will provide your daughter with the emotional and social expertise to thrive.

In today’s society young women are attempting to navigate social interaction and interpersonal relationships earlier than ever before. Our therapeutic approach teaches fundamentals of essential social skills through appropriate boundary setting and interpersonal communication. Your daughter will transition home empowered with necessary tools to develop successful, emotionally healthy relationships. These tools are practiced through coed therapy groups and activities.

  • Doctorate and Master Degree Therapists
  • Licensed in the State of Utah
  • Case Managers
  • Substance Use Disorder Counselors
  • EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Crisis Management
  • Narcotics/Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Smart Recovery
  • Addiction/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Life Skill Training
  • Trauma Based Approaches
  • Art Therapy

Wellness Program

Diamond Ranch Academy takes a creative approach to student wellness, and recognizes how important it is. Your daughter’s physical health is an important companion to her emotional health. DRA offers a wide variety of health-promoting enjoyable activities and classes, including team, individual and recreational sports. She will have an excellent opportunity to start an exercise program, learn or improve in a new sport, boost her self-esteem, get in shape and have fun! She’ll also have daily access to all exercise facilities on campus.


Crystal Springs Directors

Parent Communication Director

Campus life in the Crystal Springs program includes a significant resource of professional staff to help meet the individual needs of each student.

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