Moonridge Academy, a Residential Treatment Center, provides a specialized unique learning and healing environment for younger troubled teen girls ages 11-15. Girls who come to Moonridge Academy are often beginning to experiment with high risk behaviors. These behaviors might include school refusal, self-harm, eating disorders, withdrawing from others, angry outbursts, poor peer and family relationships, and low-level substance abuse. In other instances, a girl 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. Moonridge Academy uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including play therapy, sand tray therapy, EMDR, Equine Therapy and DBT skills to meet the clinical needs of our younger girls. Adventure Therapy is a big part of what we do at Moonridge! Girls and their therapists together hike, camp, ski and mountain bike in the beauty of southern Utah. Our academic program provides your daughter with traditional classroom instruction in small classes of 2-4 students. This allows for individualized attention for students who are either gifted or for those students in need of specialized education (IEP) or 504 plan supports.
We specialize in treatment for your daughter. Come experience the fun and healing at Moonridge Academy!
If you've been to Moonridge, you've likely already fallen in love with the charm of the beautiful home and the happy vibes of highly energetic "tweenagers" who are always excited to greet visitors, talk about themselves, and maybe even offer some unsolicited fashion advice (ah, the developing filters of a 12 year old....). But, you may have also noticed that we need more space for school and offices.
Well, it's happening! Our gorgeous new building right across the campus will feature spacious classrooms, a study hall, conference rooms, therapist offices, a few administrative offices.
Admissions Contact Name: Kaysha Sorensen