Designed for teens who need to be active, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is a world-class boarding school dedicated to helping teens work through challenges and build a life of purpose and well-being.

TWAI accomplishes this by providing an unparalleled boarding school experience for struggling teens, elevated by a relationship-based therapeutic model. We are a unique outdoor adventure program highlighted by strong academics and lots of outdoor activities. We are perfectly designed for adolescents who struggle with focus problems, finding it hard to pay attention and follow directions, and have need for lots of physical activity in order to grow and move forward.

Student Testimonial from Valentina

a Turning Winds Academic Institute Graduate...

Our therapeutic boarding school has helped hundreds of students move past the negative influences of their past and go on to live happy, healthy and productive lives. To find out how we can help your family, please complete the contact form below and one of our admissions counselors will contact you shortly.

“I just got accepted to South Texas College of Law in Houston. I will be starting law school in August. In addition to going to law school, I will be interning with my dad’s friend at his criminal law firm. I am going to be following in his footsteps by studying criminal law, and I plan on working for him after graduation." M.L.

Over the years, we have worked with hundreds of families from around the globe - and we are looking forward to the unique possibility of working with your family too. We can help!

“I just wanted to say thank you for everything! This has been a wonderful and learning experience. I will carry memories from here for the rest of my life. I always knew you were there for not just me but the rest of us as well. You have changed and helped turn around so many lives, it’s amazing! Before I came here I was a high-school drop out going no where with my life, now I’m a graduate getting ready to start college in 2 weeks. Well, thanks for everything. I really appreciate it! I will be keeping in touch.”
– Regan

Video: Kelly's Experience at Turning Winds Academic Institute

Watch the video of Kelly's experience of growth, education, and recovery here at Turning Winds.

“Well I am writing this letter as a token of my appreciation. I would like to thank you for taking me into your school, helping me change, and making my stay a fun and memorable experience that I will never forget. I believe I have changed tremendously and I received help form all of you and just want to tell you that all of you made a difference in my life and you continue to make differences in other peoples lives which everyone there might not understand now, but come time to leave they will understand and thank you the same way. Thank you all again and I really appreciate you guys and I will never forget you. I will continue to keep in touch.”
– Joe

Video: Parent's Testimonial of TWAI

“Well it’s been a journey and it won’t every end! I’m going to be one of those kids that call you consistently. Thank you for getting a place like this started. It helped me more then you will ever know!”
– Christian

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