Alternative And Boarding Schools For Girls In Utah

Is the behavior of your child causing chaos in your family life?

Have you seen your child display any of the self-destructive behaviors listed below?

  • Drug Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Adoption Issues
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Manipulative
  • Skips School
  • Lying – Stealing
  • You can’t make me, attitude
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Legal Problems
  • Family Conflict
  • Cutting – Self-Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Fighting – Violence
  • Can’t Keep Friends
  • Grades Have Fallen
  • School Suspensions
  • Gang Involvement
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Runs Away
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Sexually Active
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Hanging With the Wrong Crowd
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide
  • Bullying
  • Smoking
  • I hate you, attitude
  • Poor Emotional Control
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Never at Fault
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Withdrawn From Family


There are a number of boarding schools for girls in Utah for parents to choose from. These schools are often willing to accept girls that a conventional school would not admit and they have strict standards to ensure that the girls learn and adhere to the school rules.

Many parents are naturally concerned about leaving one or more children in the care of the school. However, it should be noted that boarding schools have a number of safety precautions that are taken to ensure that the girls are safe and properly cared for at all times. Following is an overview of some of the safety measures that good boarding schools put in place to ensure student safety.

Background Checks

A good boarding school will do a thorough background check of every employee before he or she is hired. Every single staff member in the school, from the janitor up to the teachers, have had a criminal background check. Even so, a good school will make it possible for students to report inappropriate behavior should it occur for any reason.


It is important to note that a boarding school contract nearly always includes a clause granting temporary custody of the young person to the school. This is standard policy; if a child falls ill while at school then the school will need to have custodial authority in order to get medical assistance for the child. The custody agreement also enables the school to handle cases involving teenagers who run away from the school and are then picked up by local law enforcement officials.


Because boarding schools specialize in accepting students who are aggressive, have substance abuse problems and/or are doing very poorly at home, the schools allow for certain punishments that would never be permitted in a regular school. A parent who is considering putting his or her child in a Utah boarding school should read the contract very carefully and note which forms of punishment and restraint are and are not permitted.

Deciding to put your daughter in boarding school is no small matter. Parents should try other alternatives first and only use boarding school as a last resort. At the same time, a good boarding school can often help a troubled teenager get back on track and overcome serious problems. Those who are looking for help for their teenager may want to call us for a free consultation for parents of troubled teenagers.