Director of Admissions
Katie Rainer
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
619 Governors Rd.
Milton, NH
shortridgeacademy.com
Shortridge Academy is a private co-ed Therapeutic Boarding School, founded in 2002, emphasizing challenging yet supportive college prep academics within a therapeutic community. Located in southeastern New Hampshire with close proximity to both the seacoast and the mountains, Shortridge’s setting and Positive Youth Development model provides students with an ideal environment to further develop their sense of self and strengthen family relationships in an intellectually stimulating learning environment reflective of a traditional boarding school. Shortridge students are bright and engaging young people who have typically gained insight and resiliency in a Wilderness Therapy Program or Residential Treatment Center prior to enrolling. Students and families are well suited to a personalized approach that dovetails therapeutic and academic plans. Although students have previously experienced success, they may have more recent struggles with issues such as: ADHD/Executive Function Issues Mild Learning Differences Academic Struggles Depression Anxiety Low Self-esteem Identity Issues Poor Decision-making Gravitation Towards Negative Peer Groups Adoption Issues Grief and Loss/Post-Acute Trauma Family Conflict and Opposition Mild Substance Abuse Excessive Computer Use/Isolation Gender fluid and LGBTQ students are welcomed. Clinicians receive ongoing training in gender and sexuality issues and the community is committed to kindness, openness, and diversity. Transgendered students are placed in dorms on a case by case basis with input from the student and family considered.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
Shortridge Farm, LLC

Residential Treatment

No
14 - 19
Yes
Yes
11 Months
45
Rural
Triples
Staff Secured
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
0%
0%
90%
10%
0%

Insurance

Call for more Information
N/A
No

Therapy - Individual

Yes
3 Hours
1
> 50%
8 Clients
No

Therapy - Group

Yes
4 Hours
0 Hours
1 Hours
Yes

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
Insulin Dependent Diabetics, actively contagious diseases
No
No

Treatment Modalities

Yes
Yes
Yes
Positive Youth Development
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
No

Staff

1:8
Yes
Yes
High School Diploma
24 Hours

Academic

9 - 12
1:6
Traditional teacher-led class
Teachers support blended learning
Call For More Information
No
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
No
No
Not Applicable
Yes

Transition Programming

Yes
Formal Transition To Another Therapist
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount
Multiple transition plans available dependent on student and family needs.
Yes
Call for more Information

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
$7000 - $10,000 / month
Manchester [MHT]
1.5 Hours
> 50%
Yes
Yes
Positive Youth Development instrument tracking student progress towards goals: UNH assisted in design and review
Elopement
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Restraint
Runaways
12 Hours
Mission Statement
Guided by a Positive Youth Development perspective, Shortridge Academy provides a therapeutically supportive and inspiring educational community. We support the cognitive, emotional, and social development of bright, yet struggling adolescents by utilizing clearly defined, goal-directed plans, evidenced-based strategies, and a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Joining with families, our trained staff engages students to identify their strengths and encourages the development of skills and knowledge that will prepare them for healthy and productive adulthood. We accomplish our Mission by sustained review and application of best educational practice while embracing the “Six C’s” of Positive Youth Development (Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Caring, and Contribution) in everything we do. This distinctive approach allows us to fully engage our students and their individual strengths.