Therapeutic Boarding Schools (TBS)

Therapeutic Boarding Schools (TBS) are a type of residential therapeutic program. Most have an integrated education program. TBS is also a type of license that a state will give to a program and each state has different licenses. The reason for this is that state governments license schools and programs differently and the labels do not mirror between states; some states do not license adolescent therapeutic programs (read more here). These schools generally integrate education and varying levels of structure and supervision physical, emotional, behavioral, familial, social, intellectual and academic development. All residential treatment (& TBS) should have an accredited school that can give diplomas or credits that transfer to other secondary schools. The average length of stay for these programs vary widely.