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At-risk programs

The successes and benefits of at-risk programs

Risky behaviour often arises from a teen girl's inability to adapt to new and risky environments. And no environment can entail more trouble for a teen girl than high school. Removing children from harmful environments is one of the premiere benefits seen in at-risk programs, in private schools or in "teen boot camps." Read more


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Langley, British Columbia — Whytecliff is a safe, empathetic & supportive place for teens with a diverse range of learning needs / personal challenges. Our positive community & high-growth environment pulls each child up to be their very best! View School Profile.


  • Safe, empathetic, supportive community for students with a diverse range of learning needs
  • Low student-to-educator ratio of less than 5:1 lets us really get to know you
  • Each child gets a personalized program tailored to their unique gifts, strengths, and talents
  • Dual-accredited as both an independent school and a Positive Youth Development program
  • Kids love it here! On average, student attendance doubles (vs. previous learning environment)
Grades:
8 to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Progressive
Tuition:
$4,900 to $19,500
Living:
Homestay/Day
Enrollment:
47
Avg. Class:
3 to 6
Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres 4900 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
 
 

Rosseau, Ontario — Through extraordinary learning opportunities rooted in meaningful outdoor education experiences in our unique natural environment, RLC graduates develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on any challenge. View School Profile.


  • Extraordinary learning opportunities embedded in rich outdoor education experiences.
  • 100% of our 2020 graduates were accepted at their top schools of choice.
  • Discovery Days that challenge students to imagine, create and articulate independent projects.
  • Seven Generations Program celebrating Indigenous teachings and culture.
  • Essential learning that builds leaders and global stewards.
Grades:
6 to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Progressive
Tuition:
$10,550 to $63,100
Living:
Day/Boarding
Enrollment:
135
Avg. Class:
15 to 18
Rosseau Lake College 10550 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
 
 

Toronto, Ontario — Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12. View School Profile.


  • Character Education
  • Free Before/After School Program
  • Weekly Swimming Lessons
  • Early start French Classes
  • Art & Music & Drama
Grades:
PS to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Liberal Arts
Tuition:
$13,000 to $34,500
Living:
Day/Boarding
Enrollment:
550
Avg. Class:
10 to 15
Bond Academy 13000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Sheppard Ave
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $399 to $549 /course

Ontario Virtual School is an Ontario Ministry-inspected credit-granting institution offering high school courses for Grades 9-12 in an interactive online format. Students can start anytime with 24/7 access.

  • eSchool
  • Traditional
Ontario Virtual School 399 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills/Leslie
  • NS to 12 Girls/Coed
  • $18,180 to $37,000

Hawthorn School is located in Toronto. We offer a co-ed toddler-SK program and an all girls program for grade 1- grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to help students reach their full potential.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts
Hawthorn School 18180 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Homestay Girls Coed
  • Belleville, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $27,500 to $79,750

We are a therapeutic boarding school for Gr. 1-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home stay or boarding environments.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning 27500 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,000 to $29,300

Located in the heart of Toronto, McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades 9 to 12 . Its average class size is 10 to 20 students.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
McDonald International Academy 10000 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Amaranth, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,590 to $11,445

The Maples is an established private IB World School in Orangeville, Ontario providing exemplary education for students (Pre-School to Grade 8). Daily French instruction in PS and Kindergarten with an academic focus.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
The Maples Academy 9590 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Wellandport, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • $58,300 to $62,300

Robert Land Academy, established in 1978, is a private military-inspired boarding school (Gr 5-12) helping boys to experience validation, realize their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
Robert Land Academy 58300 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
    Kipling/Evans
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $15,000 to $65,000

New Haven is a leading private school and non-profit centre supporting individuals with ASD and their families year-round. Our focus centres on growing potential and changing the lives of those with ASD to SOAR.

  • Day
  • Progressive
New Haven Learning Centre 15000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge/Eglinton
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $13,000 to $14,000

We go beyond curriculum expectations to provide opportunities for students to earn admission into their choice of university using our AP accreditation, staff expertise and individual goal setting in small classes.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
Toronto STEM School 13000 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $445 to $545 /course

Ontario eSecondary School (OES) offers fast, flexible and fully online courses supported by certified staff with free 24/7 tutoring. 8/10 of our students achieve over 85% in their course(s).

  • eSchool
  • Traditional
Ontario eSecondary School 445 HighSchools eSchool Coed
  • Breslau, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,760 to $27,680

Students receive an excellent education which prepares them well for university, college and a wide variety of workplaces.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Woodland Christian High School 10760 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,050 to $15,990

Meadow Green Academy provides a strong Christian education in a nurturing environment that helps individuals reach their potential.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Meadow Green Academy 9050 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • London, Ontario
    Wellington Street/Central Avenue
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $17,200

The London School offers grades 7-12 personalized education in an alternative program that addresses the needs of secondary school students who may thrive in a small community of learners while working toward graduation.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
The London School 17200 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St./Eglinton Ave. West
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • $15,500 to $17,500

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  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Waldorf
Alive Montessori & Private School 15500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Burnhamthorpe Rd. W/Neyagawa Blvd.
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $17,100 to $55,000

King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment. Caring staff set the tone for a positive, up-beat culture.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
King's Christian Collegiate 17100 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • K to 1 Coed
  • $35,000

The only Kindergarten that will prepare your child with special needs to grade one,we are using the Miller Method and DIR/FloorTime.our ratio is 1:4 student.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Waldorf
ACK-Autism Centre for kids 35000 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Brockville, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $489 to $59,800

Our intercultural environment offers an individualized approach to learning and highly differentiated instruction, with emphasis on STEM+A & AP courses. Our students enjoy a dynamic academic & residential life program.

  • eSchool/Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
Fulford Academy 489 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Boarding Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Erin Mills Parkway/Battleford Rd
  • 4 to 12 Coed
  • $15,000

We offer a specialized program focusing on the core subjects of language and math, incorporating cognitive activities and therapies for students with learning difficulties to help them learn and succeed.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Vianney Academy 15000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Aurora, Ontario
    St. John Sideroad/Yonge St.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $13,400 to $19,550

Aurora Montessori offers an enriched Montessori program for students to Grade 8 with an option of an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Academic Math. A unique Mindfulness and Technology program develops key 21st-century skills.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Aurora Montessori School 13400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Laval, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $13,150 to $20,900

North Star Academy Laval is the only private English high school in Laval. We offer small classroom sizes for individualized attention. We teach not only for school but for life! Certificate of eligibility not required.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
North Star Academy 13150 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • London, Ontario
    Richmond Street/King Street
  • 9 to 12 Coed/Girls
  • $21,200 to $26,000

A Canadian Private Secondary Boarding school, located in the heart of London, Ontario. LIA is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
London International Academy 21200 HighSchools Boarding Boarding Coed Girls
  • St Catharines, Ontario
    Ontario St./Welland Ave.
  • NS to 12 Coed/Girls
  • $350 to $5,200

Heuristic & autodidactic, inspired by Sudbury & democratic models. Students are self-directed, holistically empowered. Voluntary attendance, year-round calendar, agency, & consent inspire free learning.

  • Homestay/Day/eSchool/Boarding
  • Progressive
Agate Private School 350 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day eSchool eSchool Boarding Coed Girls
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $1 /program

Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses.

  • Homestay
  • Traditional
Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON) 1 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    University Ave./Dundas street
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $13,750 to $24,000

Cornerstone students love to shape the future. They INSPIRE learning, DISCOVER their potential, EMPOWER themselves to be innovative citizens. Our boundless learning strategies open doors for successful learning.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School 13750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Hurontario/Burhamthorpe
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $11,000 to $14,000

USCA Academy is a leading Canadian international School and private schoo for local and international students The School offers Elementary School Program(Grade1-8), Ontario Secondary School Diploma Program(Grade 9-12).

  • Day
  • Traditional
USCA Academy 11000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed
  • Milton, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $12,000 to $12,895

Oxford Learning Academy – where your child will experience a homeschooling approach with the benefits of socialization in a small classroom environment. This Milton private school runs from K to grade 8.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) 12000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Islington/Kingsway
  • K to 8 Coed
  • $16,000

mindwerx4kids belief is that each person's combination of talents is distinctive. We provide an enriched curriculum with an individualized learning approach that incorporates a student's strengths to make learning fun!

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Mindwerx4Kids Day School 16000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Woodbridge, Ontario
    Kipling/Highway 7
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $16,130 to $21,000

Each student is unique. Why be just a number when you can be valued for who you are? We enfold, engage and empower every student in a safe, friendly, and supportive learning community. It's where you belong!

  • Homestay/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Toronto District Christian High School 16130 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $3,750 to $26,250

RJC is a Grades 10-12 boarding school accredited by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. RJC is student and community-focused all while offering excellent academics and exceptional athletic and fine arts programs.

  • Homestay/Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
Rosthern Junior College High School 3750 Homestay Day Boarding Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Franklin Ave/Yonge St
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $9,900 to $13,200

Don Valley Academy is a private high school whose primary aim is to prepare our students for post-secondary studies. We are dedicated to providing educational programs that meet the individual needs of each student.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
Don Valley Academy 9900 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Red Deer Area, Alberta
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $1 /program

Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses.

  • Homestay
  • Traditional
Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (AB) 1 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
    Ridley Road/Henrietta Street
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $20,910 to $76,755

Ridley College is an acclaimed co-educational IB boarding and day school that prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Ridley College 20910 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Finch Ave. W./Bathurst St.
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $6,250 to $15,000

CAA has been serving the GTA for over 65 years. Our students learn through a strong academic curriculum, community engagement and alumni mentorship – with a 98% acceptance rate to the University of their first choice.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Crawford Adventist Academy 6250 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Strandherd/Tartan
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $4,315 to $14,935

Ottawa Christian School is an independent Christian day school, educating children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 for a life of faithful Christian discipleship and service.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Ottawa Christian School 4315 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Burlington, Ontario
    Walkers Line/Fairveiw Street
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $14,000 to $20,000

Ashwood Glen offers a Montessori program for children aged 18months - 6 yrs. The Grades 1 - 8 Learning Program applies the IB framework to extend the learning outcomes of the Ontario curriculum.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Ashwood Glen 14000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Denison/Warden
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $10,500 to $16,500

Our curriculum are designed to build essential skills and concepts that help with the cognitive, social, creative, emotional, and physical development of your child with the aim to be a successful learner for life!

  • Day
  • Montessori
Sunrise Montessori School 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Erda, Utah
    Droubay Rd/Erda Way
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • US $120,000

Alpine Academy isn't just a school, it is an experience that prepares young women for life beyond our campus. Students learn to engage in not only academics, but also family, community, and interpersonal relationships.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
Alpine Academy 120000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Girls
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
    Bloor/Shaver
  • PS to 5 Coed
  • $6,600 to $12,000

Kingsley's small classes and personal approach help students reach their unique potential. Each child is seen, heard, and respected. French, music, and phys-ed round out a program which includes plenty of time outdoors.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
Kingsley Primary School 6600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,200 to $16,449

LCH is the only full-service independent high school in London. Through a Christian worldview, we offer the OSSD, OFSAA sports, extracurriculars, travel opportunities, and authentic learning experiences.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
London Christian High 10200 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Unionville, Ontario
    Brimley Road/14th Ave
  • NS to SK Coed
  • $7,750 to $12,900

Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill.

  • Day
Yip’s Music & Montessori School 7750 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Davisville Ave
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $1,900 to $4,000 /course

Every student has the ability to learn and achieve academic success. Through our subject specialist teachers, City Academy is committed to helping students reach their full potential with flexible, small-class learning.

  • Day
  • Traditional
City Academy 1900 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Brampton, Ontario
    Bramlea Road/Clark Blvd
  • NS to K Coed
  • $9,950 to $14,000

Alder Ridge offers 21st century education. Our innovative learning initiatives are founded in the Montessori Philosophy. We offer a student led, self paced learning environment that holistically supports all areas.

  • Day
Alder Ridge Academy 9950 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Bayfield, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $299 to $879 /course

Virtual High School has been a trusted leader in online education since 2001. We help over 8,000 students succeed each year with fully online, self-paced courses and unparalleled student support.

  • eSchool
  • Traditional
Virtual High School 299 HighSchools eSchool Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Lakeshore Road/Mississauga Road
  • 11 to 12 Coed
  • $200 to $550 /course

The OOS is a 21st Century school that prepares students for a 21st Century Economy. To us, teaching students Curriculum based Skills is as important as helping them develop the 21 Century Competencies tomorrow needs.

  • eSchool
  • Progressive
Ontario Online Schools Network 200 eSchool Coed
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
    Summit/McGill
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $22,950 to $38,750

MLWS offers a unique high school model - a high school located on a university campus. We offer “dual acceptance” that allows for students in grades 11 and 12 to receive conditional acceptance to our partner university.

  • Boarding/Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada 22950 Boarding Day Homestay Coed
  • Beamsville, Ontario
    Exit 64/QEW
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $11,000 to $42,300

Grade 9-12 students are encouraged to be confident servant-leaders. Student diversity provides a global perspective of life and faith. Great Lakes' graduates are accepted by colleges and universities of their choice.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Great Lakes Christian High School 11000 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Donald St/Frances St
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,700 to $11,200

Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition: $8,800-10,300. Extracurricular activities: $600-$650.

  • Day
  • Waldorf
  • Reggio Emilia
Academie Providence 9700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Avenue Road/Lawrence Avenue
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $17,175 to $22,175

Through individualized education, mentorship, and counselling we tailor our environment to ensure all students feel comfortable and cared for, so they stay actively engaged on their educational journey.

  • Day
  • Progressive
AVRO Academy 17175 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    QEW Highway/403 Highway
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,850 to $19,680

Walden International School, Oakville, offers enriched, child-centred, academic programs from Pre-K through Grade 8. Class sizes up to 18 students depending on grade level.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Walden International School 9850 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $6,285 to $26,435

Faith is at the center of all we do at MCI- from the court, to the stage, to the classroom. We work to provide a safe space for students to ask questions, dig deeper, grow into who God is calling them to be.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
Mennonite Collegiate Institute 6285 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Ancaster, Ontario
    Rymal Road West/Glancaster Road
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $16,940

At HDCH, our mission is to cultivate character through learning for a life of service to God. Our vision is to see all HDCH graduates become a faithful presence in the communities that they serve.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
Hamilton District Christian High 16940 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Bathurst/Wilson
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $20,000 to $26,000

Magnificent Minds Inc. caters to students whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing personal best through a balanced approach to education.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Magnificent Minds 20000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Baseline Rd./Woodroffe Ave.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $12,705 to $20,620

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, a not-for-profit independent school in Ottawa, provides an authentic Christian Montessori approach for children 3 months to 14 years.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School 12705 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed

Clearly not every public school is the same, but they are very often the source of a teen girl's first exposure to harmful influences, such drugs, alcohol, smoking, violence, promiscuity, and gossip. It's easy to feel lost among so many other students, and teachers and administrators are often so overwhelmed by large class sizes, lack of funding, and other managerial problems that there is little time to devote to students they feel are at risk, if they notice any developing problems at all.

That's how a local businessman from Stratford, Ontario felt when his daughter and her friends returned home from their public school and complained of such problems. He started the Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute with an emphasis on leadership and world learning, and all of his daughter’s concerns about risky influences disappeared.

Private schools commonly offer close student-teacher relationships, tight-knit communities, and top-notch academic programs to ensure that a teen girl receives the guidance, comfort, and structure essential for a successful education. But sometimes problems are so overwhelming at home that a brand new community is what’s needed for a teen girl at risk. Private boarding schools like Pinehurst School in St. Catharines, Ontario or programs such as Venture Academy in Red Deer, Alberta, are designed specifically for troubled teens (see our guide to boarding schools for troubled teens). They specialize in rehabilitating teens at risk through their own home environment, staffed by professional therapists, councilors, medical doctors, and tutors to provide the best support and care for troubled teens possible.

It may be difficult to decide to send a teen girl away to a boarding school for at risk teens, but it may be well worth it in the end. The vast majority of Venture Academy graduates are able to turn their risky behaviour around upon their return home. And Venture Academy is not the only boarding school for teen girls at risk that has seen some substantial improvements in their students.

One At-risk Teen Girl: Becky

Take Becky for example. Upon entry into public school, she quickly became defiant of her parents and their rules—she skipped school, drank late into the night, and fought with her mother regularly. One day Becky saw the destructive path she was heading down, and realized she needed a change.

"I was afraid I was going to end up a nobody and that was my worst fearto be a failure," Becky said.

She and her mother decided on Rocklyn Academy in Meaford, Ontario. At risk of failing her courses at her previous school, Becky quickly rose to the ranks of “head girl” and will be pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian at the University Of Guelph, complete with scholarship. Cassie, another teen girl at risk, also found the support she needed to turn her life around at Rocklyn. Her local school was a destructive community for her, where she fell into the wrong crowd, stopped going to class, and even developed a drug addiction. At Rocklyn Academy, they nurtured her love for science and medicine and gave her the confidence to pursue this field in university.

"They said to me, ‘You’re smart, you’re amazing, you can really do this,’” she said. “I was finally ready to accept help and it was here for me."

Canada has many effective boarding schools for teen girls at risk, ensuring there is a practical solution for any family dealing with a troubled teen girl. For a complete listing of such schools, click here. There are also private schools with adult skills programs.

Many families worry about the costs that come from private or boarding schools. However, in today’s society, boarding schools for teen girls at risk have realized that families who cannot afford high tuition rates are sometimes the families that need the most help. Therefore, they’ve made changes to become much more reasonable options for families across all economic backgrounds. Under Paying Private School Tuition we offer useful tips on how to finance a private school education for troubled teens.

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