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What are your safety practices?

We consider safety our number one priority.  A full list of our comprehensive safety practices can be found here.

What level of supervision will my child receive?

Your child will be supervised as outlined in our program manual by our qualified and caring staff.  The level of supervision our students receive is in direct correlation to the level of severity of their behavioral issues and as required by applicable laws and regulations.

What are the qualifications of the staff caring for my child?

Staff biographies can be found here.  In addition, we conduct background checks on all employees prior to hiring to ensure that we hire quality individuals and in compliance with all state regulations.  At least one staff member who is First Aid and CPR certified will be available to your child at all times.  Our staff also receives ongoing training to enhance our quality of care.

What happens if there is an emergency?

New Leaf Academy has established best practices and risk management procedures which include emergency preparedness training and response.  Should there be an emergency situation, such as a natural disaster, you will be notified by someone within our organization with as much detail as possible, as soon as possible.  Your child’s safety is our number one priority, and we will do everything it takes to keep our students out of harm’s way.

May I speak with another parent who sent their child to your program?

Of course!  We appreciate the fact that you are doing your due diligence when it comes to selecting the right program for your child and, as such, will provide you with a list of references.  Just contact us by clicking here.  Read what some of our program graduates and parents have said here.

What is your success rate?

Your child’s success is dependent on many factors, the most important being the level at which you and your family choose to participate throughout the therapeutic process and your child’s willingness to make positive changes.  Long-term studies have shown a success rate in excess of 80% in girls that graduate from New Leaf Academy.

Where is your program located?

New Leaf Academy is located in Bend, Oregon. For a closer look at our campus, classrooms and other facilities, view our facilities.

What types of students is your program prepared to serve?

New Leaf Academy is an all-girls therapeutic boarding school for students ages 10 to 15 upon enrollment. Our program is tailored to address the developmental, social, emotional and academic needs of struggling or underachieving pre-adolescent and young adolescent girls. For more detailed information about the types of students we specialize in serving visit our Characteristics/Diagnoses page.

Do any disorders or issues disqualify a student from enrolling in your school?

A typical New Leaf Academy girl has not yet experienced significant issues with substance use, sexual acting out, criminal behavior or running away for extended periods or distances. We evaluate the history of each girl on a student-by-student basis to ensure that we are the best source of support and assistance for her and her family.

How much will tuition cost?

An outline of tuition costs is detailed under the Admissions & Finances heading in the Program section. Our admissions staff are happy to answer any questions to help with your planning and calculations.

Our Admissions advisors will be happy to work with you to develop a detailed financial picture based upon your family’s unique needs.

Does your school provide financing options?

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. If you're interested in determining if you would qualify for a private loan, we work with an independent loan organizations. Loans can cover tuition, enrollment fees and miscellaneous expenses including transportation to and from the program.

CBHF features multiple loan products with competitive rates, and a possible deferral of interest for up to 6 months with no prepayment penalties or cancellation fees. For more information visit our Admissions page.

Will my child be working with qualified and licensed professionals?

Absolutely! In addition to being supremely talented, dedicated and experienced, the members of the New Leaf Academy academic, clinical and administrative teams hold a range of credentials, licenses and certifications.

For more specific information about the professionals who make New Leaf Academy such a powerful and effective program, visit our Staff page.

Is your program accredited?

Yes. The academic program of New Leaf Academy in Oregon is accredited by the AdvancED/Northwest Accreditation Commission. It is a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).

New Leaf Academy is also Northwest Accreditation Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities accredited.

How long will my child need to remain at New Leaf Academy?

An average enrollment period at New Leaf Academy is between 15 and 18 months – though we believe that the duration of a girl’s stay with us should be determined by the her progress toward accomplishing the individual therapeutic and educational objectives that we (treatment professionals) and you (parents) have established.

How will New Leaf Academy meet my child’s academic needs?

At New Leaf Academy, we know how important academic success can be to the developing self-esteem of pre-adolescent and adolescent girls. To provide the ideal learning environment for our students, we employ an innovative individualized approach that features personal education plans, skills-based learning and extensive support. For details, visit The Education Experience page.

What types of therapeutic/clinical support will my child receive at New Leaf Academy?

New Leaf girls meet with their individual therapists regularly throughout the week. We use a variety of evidence-based approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Restructuring (EMDR), art and play therapy. We believe that the success of our comprehensive therapeutic approach results from our dedication to provide interventions that are developmentally appropriate, individualized, relational and concentrated.

What is a typical day like for a student at your school?

Days at New Leaf Academy are highly structured and filled with a range of academic, therapeutic, recreational and motivational activities. For a more detailed look at a day in the life of a NLA student, view our Typical Day at New Leaf page.

How much involvement will I have in my child’s experience at your school?

At New Leaf Academy, we believe that a significant factor in the success of our students is family involvement in the program. It would be difficult for your daughter to maintain the growth she experiences at New Leaf Academy without your support and collaboration.

For more detailed information about the many ways that we will keep you informed and engaged – including parent seminars and workshops, teleclasses and aftercare communication – visit The Family Experience page.

How do you prepare students (and families) for life after graduation?

All New Leaf Academy students and their families receive detailed follow-up and aftercare plans that are specifically designed to meet their unique needs.

Do you accept International students?

New Leaf Academy is prepared to accept international students.  We are an approved school of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and can generate the required I-20 form for a student to participate in the New Leaf Academy program for as long as needed.  Students who are being considered for international placement should have enough competence in the English language to understand basic daily instruction and read English at a third grade level.  With advanced notice, we can arrange for an interpreter for family sessions to accommodate parents who are not English proficient.

How can I learn more about your school?

Call (877) 820-5050 or visit our Contact Us page. We look forward to answering all your questions about New Leaf Academy!

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