Clearview Horizon is a therapeutic boarding school for young women age 13-21 who are exhibiting inappropriate behaviors, dropping grades, or have bad influences or attitudes in their life that may threaten their future. We help the girls make better choices and to develop stronger interpersonal and academic skills. We specialize in working with adopted girls and girls who have attachment disorders or a history of abuse or a major loss in their life.
Clearview is set in the beautiful mountains nearby the year-round resort town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Girls attend Clearview from every state. Enrollment is year-round and caring transport for your girl can be arranged if she is reluctant to get the kind of help Clearview provides.
Clearview emphasizes a healthy, nutritionally-balanced diet along with physical activities, restful sleep and fun times; all designed to teach a healthy lifestyle. Girls participate in many outdoor and recreational events during the year, as well as organized team sports. Girls also enjoy periodic camping and hiking outings in the beautiful and rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Helping Girls Find a Better Path in Life
For 25 years, the Clearview therapeutic boarding school has helped young women solve difficult emotional issues such as: attachment disorders, attention deficit, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-destructive or antisocial behavior behavior, and issues involved with adoption. We will help your daughter get past her emotional and trauma struggles, as we have done for so many others.
- top academic instruction
- faith-based guidance
- professional counseling
- skilled mentoring
- animal-assisted therapy
- supportive, nurturing atmosphere
- individual and group therapy
- teaching a better self-image
- art, music and creative therapy
- recovery from adoption issues
- trauma recovery
- focus on physical fitness
- a better understanding of life
Academics at Clearview: Teachers are on site to ensure that all students continue their academic progress and Clearview is fully accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).
With expert psychotherapists on our staff dealing in teen issues, Clearview’s multi-disciplinary team is dedicated to helping each girl start on a new and more productive path in life. The clinical staff on and off campus include psychiatric specialists, primary care physicians, a dentist, an orthodontist, and licensed psychotherapists as well as teachers, mentors and residential care staff.
The Clearview Horizon experience is not short-term. It is designed to last for a minimum of twelve months. If we could help your girl have lifelong success with a shorter term program, we would do that, since there is an ongoing need for help by families across America and around the world. We’ve learned that one year is the minimum time required for most girls to: become open to change, accept that they need help, learn from our therapists, and to put new behaviors and thinking into habitual practice. For some girls, it can take many months of counseling before they even begin to get to the bottom of their internal issues, and then more time is needed to work through those issues and the ways for the girl to cope more positively.
Resident girls receive an individual treatment plan aligned with their medical, emotional, psychological, educational and spiritual needs. The Clearview program is very personable and relational, but highly structured.
Clearview provides innovative therapy techniques including individual, group and family therapy. A Chemical Dependency Counselor is on staff to provide extra support in dealing with the unique issues associated with drug addictions. The goal is to uncover the psychological factors contributing to the student’s unhealthy behavioral choices.
The student will then learn therapeutic tools that will assist her for the rest of her life to be a healthy woman. In the beautiful environment, students find the strength to overcome their issues and bad motivations. Students will attend school, receive tutoring when necessary, and participate in after school activities. They provide vocational training for students over the age of 18.
Keeping Parents Involved
Families are encouraged to come and visit their daughter after an appropriate number of family therapy phone calls. When the visits occur, there will be face-to-face family therapy with a psychotherapist. Each visit has a set of behavioral goals which the student works on during this time. Family therapy occurs during family visits, weekend retreats, and on the phone.
Clearview Horizon is a Christian Boarding School. The girls attend church, Bible study and say grace at dinner. We offer compassionate care to students of all beliefs. For spiritual support, girls are given encouragement and instruction by Christian staff and attend non-denominational church services. The students are required to attend church services, youth group, and bible study, but they are not forced to participate in these activities.
During the school year the girls may participate in a number of activities: aerobics, self-defense lessons, dance, river rafting, and rock climbing. Winter finds the girls snowboarding on Schweitzer Mountain and snowshoeing or sledding at the lodge. Summer activities for the girls may include horseback riding, biking, hiking, river rafting, rock climbing, fishing, camping and playing sports.