Alternative And Boarding Schools In San Francisco

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  • Withdrawn From Family


When you realize that your teenage needs more help than you can offer, it is time to start looking into residential programs and boarding schools in San Francisco. There are a number of options in the area so you need to take some time to look through all the options and ask plenty of questions. Here are just some that you will need to ask.

What Is the Tuition?

The cost is something that you may not want to think about but will have to. The cost will depend on the length of the treatment, the type of school and if there are any extras included. For example, if therapy is included within the tuition it will be much higher than schools where you have to pay extra for that; but paying extra could be worth it for convenience and knowing that your child will gain all the treatment needed.

Do They Offer Educational Loans?

While finding out more about the tuition, it is important to work out how you will pay for it. There are various options but not all schools will be able to offer each one. An educational loan or payment plan through the school will allow you to pay for the tuition through instalments while your child is receiving treatment, which will help to ease your funding.

While finding out about the education loans, you will also need to consider the interest rates added on top. It may be possible to gain a discount by paying in full upfront. Another option that you need to find out about is a scholarship.

What Is the Termination Policy?

If your child chooses to leave the boarding school, you may find that you lose out on the money that you have put into the program. This is something to consider before you enrol your child. Losing the entire tuition fee is common if your child is expelled from the school for any reason.

It is clear that there are many things to think about when choosing a school in San Francisco. This takes up time and can be stressful. Parent Resources is able to help though and with one short phone call. The members of our staff already know the answers to the questions you should ask from the various schools in the area. They will be able to learn more about your situation and offer advice to help you find the perfect program for your teen.