Director of Admissions
Michelle McKenna
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
P.O. Box 410
Heron, MT
 
At Monarch School we utilize a Relational Approach in the work that we provide to our students and their families. The current research is very clear that, regardless of clinical approach, the therapeutic relationship is predictive of change. It is our perspective that this is especially so with adolescents. From a developmental standpoint, a significant task for adolescents is developing their identities and a large part of that identity development is achieved through relations with others. This includes relationships within the family as well as with peers and other adults. Monarch School also takes a very integrative approach to therapy and our clinical team works very closely with our academic department, vocational staff, our life skills instructors, and our creative arts department. It is our perspective that adolescents thrive when they are given many opportunities to challenge themselves and succeed and that therapy is not separate from that. In short, we believe that in order to be truly effective as a therapist with adolescents especially, you have to be a part of their lives. Monarch School students are bright, yet they struggle with any combination of: ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depressive Disorder, High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Executive Functioning Processing Disorder, Grief, Loss, Addictive Behaviors, and Low Self-Esteem.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Monarch School Inc
Privately Owned
Monarch School

Residential Treatment

No
14 - 18
Yes
Yes
15 Months
65
Rural
6 students per dorm with shared bathroom
Students are Always in "Line-of-Sight" with staff
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
15%
0%
75%
15%
10%

Insurance

Call for more Information
Part Time Staff Member
No

Therapy - Individual

Yes, part of the program cost
5 Hours
2
> 50%
8 Clients
No

Therapy - Group

Yes
6 Hours
2 Hours
1 Hours
Yes

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
No
No
Yes

Staff

1:8
Yes
Yes
College Degree
40 Hours

Academic

9 - 12
College
Call for more Information
1:5
Traditional teacher-led class
Yes
Yes
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
No
Call For More Information
Tests
Classes
Yes

Transition Programming

Yes
Transition House Associated With Program
Formal Transition To Another Therapist
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount
Yes
Call for more Information

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
No
Call for more information
Spokane International Airport [GEG]
2 Hours
> 50%
No
Yes
No
Major Injury | Death
1 Hours
Mission Statement
Monarch School’s Mission as a College Preparatory School Monarch School was established to create a college preparatory school with an atmosphere designed to promote academic excellence, positive self-image, strong character traits and sound reasoning. All students are taught to build the necessary foundation to support these goals and fulfill their individual visions. Students learn to persevere, problem solve and develop strong leadership qualities, while assisting others in learning to help themselves. Monarch School is a college preparatory school dedicated to bringing the highest quality of education to our students and families. We provide our students a holistic education that focuses on a traditional college prep curriculum while also fostering inner-strength and a positive self-image through our extensive therapeutic program. Many of our students have struggled in traditional academic settings for a variety of reasons. We rely on small class sizes, individual tutoring and close interpersonal relationships to nurture the self-confidence and attention to detail necessary for future success. Our average length of stay, twelve to fifteen months, typically allows students to earn one-and-a-half years of academic credits.