Our Program

Turning Winds’s teen boarding school is a community of academic and therapeutic professionals focused on helping teens find their way past troubles and challenges to a path of engaged and productive living.

Turning Winds is accredited by two of the most recognized respected secondary academic accrediting bodies in the United States. We are fully accredited by Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC). Our teen boarding school accepts children between the ages of 13 and 18. Turning Winds, a specialty private boarding school, can accept enrollment of approximately 45 students. The entire program averages approximately 12 months.

Our Integrated Therapeutic Curriculum (ITC) is distinguished for integrating a therapetic direction throughout the program, including academics, nightly group sessions, sports, the outdoors, and all other activities our teens experience.

We have helped hundreds of teens work through challenges to achieve a constructive attitude. The Institute continues to make a positive difference within in the lives life of each teen with whom we work.

Turning Winds believes families are an integral part in the process of helping a child make changes in his or her life, and we encourage parents to actively participate along with their child in recognizing and implementing the changes necessary for success. Parental participatio can include, but is not limited to the following activities: parent workshops, assignments, and family counseling sessions facilitated by one of our clinical staff. While enrolled at Turning Winds’s therapeutic boarding school your son or daughter will traverse through three program phases: orientation, transition, and aftercare.


Parent Testimonial

Jonathan is doing wonderfully. He’s 18 now, going to college at the University of Colorado and staying in a dorm. He also has a full-time job as a sous chef at a four-star restaurant in Colorado Springs, and he very much enjoys his work. His personality has vastly improved, and I can honestly say that in more than a year since he’s been home we haven’t had a single argument with him. That’s never happened before! Rebecca and I do not begrudge a moment Jonathan spent with you. He is miraculously improved now and we really enjoy having him around; we’re proud of what he’s accomplished. Thanks for your help.


Student Testimonial

As far as my struggles prior to Turning Winds, they somewhat still remain and it’s a constant effort to continue to be successful. It’s self-rewarding though to push through and accomplish what used to seem impossible. I have been sober for almost two years now! I never thought I could do it, but I have and it has changed my life more than anything else has! I also have become more assertive, independent, brave, and open minded. I am still pretty opinionated though and my patience is something I try to be better at… but sometimes fall short. That’s just Abby though.




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