Troubled Teen Boarding Schools

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  • Withdrawn From Family


Troubled teen boarding schools specialize in working with teens who are dealing with serious problems such as very low self esteem, addiction and overly aggressive behavior. These schools not only provide a good academic education but also offer therapy and counselling that can help a teenager turn his or her life around.

Boarding schools naturally have strict standards for their students. These standards not only help teenagers overcome destructive habits but also prevent juvenile delinquents from causing harm to other students. A number of troubled teen boarding schools also use fairly harsh disciplinary measures, but with a bit of research and help a parent should be able to find a school that treats teenagers in a proper manner.

More Tips on Finding a Boarding School

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a boarding school. First of all, it is important to ask the school whether it has special programs in place to deal with the specific problem that your teenager is facing. A parent may also want to ask if the students are segregated by gender.

Asking about the quality of the academic education being offered is also important. While the priority should be to find the school that is best equipped to deal with a teenager’s problems,  the teenager’s educational needs should not be overlooked. A good boarding school should have experienced teachers. It should also be accredited so that a student can easily transition from the school to a regular high school or university.

Cost is also a factor to consider, as many boarding schools costs per month usually start at $4,000. At the same time, some boarding schools may offer students loans and/or financial aid that can drastically cut costs for parents who have a limited budget.

Choosing a boarding school for a troubled teen can be difficult on many levels. However, such schools have the experience and programs needed to help troubled youth overcome serious problems and change their lives for the better. A parent should consider the boarding school options, carefully research what each school has to offer and then choose the school that best suits the young person’s needs.

Here at Parent Resources we want to be a helpful resource for parents who are looking for a suitable boarding school. We provide free, professional consulting that can help parents identify the root cause of a teenager’s problems and parents can call the phone number provided to get a personalized, expert consultation from a staff member.