Clearview Horizon is a Christian therapeutic boarding school for girls with serious emotional issues or psychological or behavioral disorders – therapeutic boarding schools and alternative boarding schools.

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Clearview Horizon

Clearview Horizonfree-contactLocation: Idaho/Montana
Girls Only, Ages: 13-21

Clearview Horizon is a therapeutic boarding school for girls age 13-21 who are exhibiting inappropriate behaviors, dropping grades, or influences in their life that may threaten their future.  We help the girls make better choices and to develop stronger interpersonal and academic skills. We specialize in working with adopted girls and girls who have attachment disorders or a history of abuse or a major loss in their life.

Helping Girls Find a Better Path in Life

Clearview HorizonFor 20 years, the Clearview therapeutic boarding school has helped young women solve difficult emotional issues such as: attachment disorders, attention deficit, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-destructive or antisocial behavior behavior, and issues involved with adoption. We will help your daughter get past her emotional and trauma struggles, as we have done for so many others. Please inquire online or call us.

  • top academic instruction
  • faith-based guidance
  • professional counseling
  • skilled mentoring
  • animal-assisted therapy
  • supportive, nurturing atmosphere
  • individual and group therapy
  • teaching a better self-image
  • art, music and creative therapy
  • recovery from adoption issues
  • trauma recovery
  • focus on physical fitness
  • a better understanding of life

Clearview offers: academic instruction, professional counseling, animal-assisted therapy (dogs and miniature horses), individual and group therapy, a focus on creativity through art (music and writing), trauma recovery, and physical fitness.

Clearview is set in the beautiful mountains nearby the year-round resort town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Girls attend Clearview from every state. Enrollment is year-round and caring transport for your girl can be arranged if she is reluctant to get the kind of help Clearview provides.


With expert psychotherapists dealing in teen issues, Clearview’s multi-disciplinary team is dedicated to helping each girl start on a new and more productive path in life. The clinical staff on and off campus include psychiatric specialists, primary care physicians, a dentist, an orthodontist, and licensed psychotherapists as well as teachers, mentors and residential care staff.


The Clearview Horizon experience is not short-term. Our program is designed to last for a minimum of twelve months. If we could help your girl have lifelong success with a shorter term program, we would do that, since there is an ongoing need for help by families across America and around the world. We’ve learned that one year is the minimum time required for most girls to: become open to change, accept that they need help, learn from our therapists, and to put new behaviors and thinking into habitual practice. For some girls, it can take many months of counseling before they even begin to get to the bottom of their internal issues, and then more time is needed to work through those issues and the ways for the girl to cope more positively.

Clearview HorizonResident girls receive an individual treatment plan aligned with their medical, emotional, psychological, educational and spiritual needs. The Clearview program is very personable and relational, but highly structured. Teachers are on site to ensure that all students continue their academic progress and Clearview is fully accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).

Clearview Horizon is a Christian Boarding School. The girls attend church, Bible study and say grace at dinner. We offer compassionate care to students of all beliefs.

Clearview HorizonClearview provides innovative therapy techniques including individual, group and family therapy. We have a Chemical Dependency Counselor on staff to provide extra support in dealing with the unique issues associated with drug addictions. The goal is to uncover the psychological factors contributing to the student’s unhealthy behavioral choices. The student will then learn therapeutic tools that will assist her for the rest of her life to be a healthy woman.

In the beautiful environment, students find the strength to overcome their issues and bad motivations. Students will attend school, receive tutoring when necessary, and participate in after school activities. They provide vocational training for students over the age of 18.

Keeping Parents Informed

Families are encouraged to come and visit their daughter after an appropriate number of family therapy phone calls. When the visits occur there will be face to face family therapy with a psychotherapist. Each visit has a set of behavioral goals which the student works on during this time.

Family therapy occurs during family visits, weekend retreats, and on the phone.

Activities

Clearview emphasizes a healthy, nutritionally-balanced diet along with physical activities, restful sleep and fun times; all designed to teach a healthy lifestyle. Girls participate in many outdoor and recreational events during the year, as well as organized team sports. Girls also enjoy periodic camping and hiking outings in the beautiful and rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest. For spiritual support, girls are given encouragement and instruction by Christian staff and attend non-denominational church services. The students are required to attend church services, youth group, and bible study, but they are not forced to participate in these activities.

Clearview HorizonDuring the school year the girls may participate in a number of activities: aerobics, self-defense lessons, dance, river rafting, and rock climbing. Winter finds the girls snowboarding on Schweitzer Mountain and snowshoeing or sledding at the lodge.

Summer activities for the girls may include horseback riding, biking, hiking, river rafting, rock climbing, fishing, camping and playing sports.

 
 
 
 

Should you need help finding therapeutic christian boarding schools, alternative schools, ranches for troubled teens or reform schools, please let us know. When looking into boarding schools remember the distinction between different types of boarding school programs. The most common are therapeutic boarding schools which are specifically designed for at-risk teens. These boarding schools, sometimes called reform schools, wilderness schools or emotional growth schools, combine therapy with academics to help kids get back on track. Another category of residential schools is Christian boarding schools. Students attending Christian boarding schools will receive both therapy and education from a Bible-based perspective. Parents sometimes first look for military schools or boot camps, but these boarding schools do not offer a long-term answer to teen rebellion. This site includes a list of the best therapeutic boarding schools, best residential treatment programs for teens, best wilderness programs, best outdoor therapeutic and best adventure therapy programs. Boarding Schools (Emotional Growth Schools and Therapeutic Boarding Schools) provide supervision and counseling for at-risk teenage boys and girls.

Clearview Horizon - Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Girls

Clearview Horizon is a Christian therapeutic boarding school for girls with serious emotional issues or psychological or behavioral disorders

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