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Take the first step towards healing and call one of our admissions specialists today.

(385) 522-4275 | direct cell

(385) 235-6204 | office

(385) 469-8086 | fax


Admission Exclusions

  • Active Psychosis
  • Anorexia
  • Chronic violence toward others
  • Full-scale IQ below 80
  • Lack of parent/guardian participation
  • Medically unstable
  • Pregnant
  • Sexual Aggression
  • Substance abuse as a primary diagnosis



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West Ridge Academy is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Admissions take place Monday through Thursday 8AM to 4:30PM. Campus tours are scheduled anytime Monday through Friday 9AM to 4PM.

Acceptance is based on information given to our admissions professionals during a review consultation regarding the student’s current and past behavioral concerns. Guardians will be invited to schedule a time to tour our campus in-person or virtually. Guardians will also be asked to provide documentation for our team of directors to review.

Documentation that will be requested:

  • Copy of Insurance Card (if funding through insurance)
  • Clinical Referral
  • Psychological/Psycho-educational evaluations
  • IEP/504 (if applicable)
  • Behavioral evaluations
  • Summaries, notes, or evaluations from treatment teams.
  • History of treatment/placement
  • Treatment plans/discharge summaries


Candidates should be male or female ages 9-17, grades 4-12, with a history of soft to moderate emotional and behavioral problems, low self-esteem, academic underachievement, and/or family conflict.

Diagnosis/Issues we work with:

Behaviors or unhealthy coping:

  • Anxiety (including generalized anxiety, mild obsessive compulsive tendencies, bulimia, and social phobias)
  • Depression (including mood disorders and bipolar disorders)
  • Traumas (including post-traumatic stress disorder from early childhood neglect or abuse, physical or sexual abuse, or related to significant grief and loss)
  • Relationship problems with family or peers (including attachment disorders)
  • Attention deficits & social skill deficits (including ADD or ADHD, including ASD Level 1 and Spectrum-like traits)
  • Traits of personality disorders (including DMDD, ODD, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder or Spectrum-like traits
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Low resilience
  • Executive functioning needs
  • Technology misuse (including gaming, social media, internet)
  • Withdrawal and isolation from family and friends
  • Trouble maintaining friendships
  • Discontinuation of previously enjoyable activities
  • Excessive anger or verbal aggression
  • Defiance toward authority or unwillingness to follow directions
  • School avoidance or refusal
  • Substance experimentation
  • Risky sexual activity
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation or gestures
  • Cell phone and internet obsession or addiction
  • Leaving home without permission for significant periods of time
  • Frequent dishonest communication
  • Declining academic performance



Typical length of stay

Optimum occupancy per home

Staff to Client ratio

4-6 months





We provide a straightforward approach to tuition to ensure you have a clear understanding of what you are paying for. Tuition includes all residential or day treatment, academic, and clinical programming needs, meals, snacks, school supplies, basic hygiene supplies, various activities, and off-campus excursions. Tuition varies by program, please reach out to a specialist for more information.

Families paying privately (self-pay) are eligible for scholarships upon approval and availability of funds.