Director of Admissions
Andrea Nathans MEd
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
389 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA
jda.org
We provide an individualized and comprehensive coed college preparatory education in a therapeutic setting. Our students are bright and gifted adolescents with a history of self-defeating or self-destructive choices. Our peer-based approach leads students to high levels of achievement and inspires them to develop in ways that promote: - self-respect - maturity - respect for others. John Dewey offers PhD level academic instruction and clinical support, a comprehensive college planning process and 100% placement in competitive schools. Standardized tests like the: PSAT, SAT or ACT's are part of the school. Some students elect to take the SAT II. Average length of stay is 15-24 months. We offer a consulting psychiatrist for medication management. Students enjoy the cultural activities offered by The Berkshires, the arts, Yoga and Culinary Arts. Families are supported by an intensive family workshop schedule and ongoing family therapy. Some *partial* need based scholarships are available. Visit our website (click to the right) to learn about our academic offerings, internships and how the therapy works.

General Information

Private Company - Owners Off-Site
Privately Owned
NA

Residential Treatment

No
13 - 21
Yes
Yes
18 Months
30
Suburban
Doubles
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)
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

Insurance

Call for more Information
N/A
No

Therapy - Individual

N/A
> 50%
5 Clients
Yes

Therapy - Group

No

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Eating Disorder (Active)
No
No

Treatment Modalities

No
Yes
Yes
Art
Meditation
Yoga
No

Staff

1:2
Yes
Yes
College Degree
24 Hours

Academic

9 - 12
Call for more Information
1:0
Traditional teacher-led class
Yes
Yes
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
No
No
Not Applicable
Yes

Transition Programming

No
Yes
> 50%

Accreditation

State License

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
$7000 - $10,000 / month
Albany International Airport [ALB]
1 Hours
< 50%
Yes
No
No
All
2 Hours

General Information

Private Company - Owners Off-Site
Privately Owned
NA
Mission Statement
The continued mission is to empower bright, but underachieving adolescents to overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges in order to attend quality colleges and lead healthy, productive, and successful lives.