Searching for Boarding Schools for Troubled Girls? We Can Help
If you’re researching boarding schools for troubled girls, you’re probably the parent of a teen in crisis. Diamond Ranch Academy, located in beautiful Hurricane, Utah, specializes in helping families just like yours.
Many schools for troubled teen girls advertise boot camp as an answer. Academics, proven therapies, and cultivating teen interests take a back seat to hard labor. At Diamond Ranch, we take a more common-sense, whole-person approach to providing help for teen girls. We prepare kids in crisis to launch into adulthood academically, emotionally, and socially.
Many parents worry that their teenage daughters lack the motivation to work hard. They see their teens as girls without goals who are unable to focus on the things that will make them successful. At Diamond Ranch, we call this sense of entitlement “teenage retirement.” Teens act as though they should enjoy all the fruits of hard work — without doing any of the work.
Many therapeutic boarding schools for girls dig into only the “what” of teenage retirement — the aversion to hard work. At Diamond Ranch, we explore the “why” that keeps teen girls from believing in themselves. We teach our students valuable skills and give them the freedom to explore many different interests. We don’t just tell girls to believe in themselves; we give them a reason to feel confident.
Many teen girls that seem uninterested in school are actually hiding academic struggles. Looking uninterested in education seems easier that admitting they’re having problems with their schoolwork.
Diamond Ranch offers accredited academics in classrooms with a low teacher-to-student ratio. Students receive individual attention from our highly qualified and caring teachers. They learn not only the academic information they need to know but also how to develop successful study habits and self-discipline. Because not all study methods work for every teen girl, we help each student develop individualized approaches to studying. Unlike many boarding schools for troubled girls, we make it safe for teens to be honest about their academic struggles.
Some boarding schools believe that sweat and hard work, like magic, will transform troubled teens into well-behaved all stars. At Diamond Ranch Academy, we think real work ethic happens when teen girls learn to think more about others and less about themselves.
Teens work hard at Diamond Ranch, completing chores both in the dorm and around the grounds. They work as part of a team, performing chores to take care of the academy as well as their fellow students. Our students see results from their hard work, and frame work as a way to help others as well as themselves. Too many teens focus on “what’s in it for me” instead of thinking of how their actions affect others.
Opportunities to Shine
For many troubled teens, the focus at school is on social interaction and interpersonal drama. To some extent, adolescent obsession with what their peers think is a normal part of growing up. Unfortunately, instead of seeing school as a way to enrich themselves and prepare for adulthood, some teen girls become absorbed in who likes them or who’s fighting with whom. They also choose destructive activities as a way of gaining acceptance.
At Diamond Ranch, we think the most successful therapeutic boarding schools give young women the chance to develop their interests. When teens have ways to feel confident about themselves, they no longer define their worth by what their peers think. In addition to helping them build confidence in their academic abilities, we help teens discover new interests and explore their talents. From 4-H to theater to pottery to sports, there’s something for everyone at Diamond Ranch.
Learn More About Our Boarding School for Troubled Girls
Sending a teen away to school is a big decision in the life of a parent, especially when you feel guilty or responsible for your teen’s struggles. For many families, placing a troubled teen in a new environment helps both the teen and the other family members.
- Attending boarding school gets teens away from toxic environments, negative influences, and bad habits.
- Teen girls can define themselves in an authentic way without worrying about what peers think back home.
- Families worn out by fighting or substance abuse can re-establish a zone of safety and calm.
- Parents and siblings can heal and become whole so they’re ready when their teen comes home again.
Explore Diamond Ranch by scheduling a visit or reading our free information packet. Learn why we’re different from many other therapeutic boarding schools for girls — and how we can help your family heal together.