Director of Admissions
Christine Hurst LCPC, MA
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
1605 Danielson Road
Kalispell, MT
summitprepschool.org
Summit Preparatory School is a licensed, SEVIS, accredited, non-profit, co-ed, international therapeutic college prep boarding school. Summit Prep's programming is uniquely designed to support the provision of clinical and academic services within a positive and nurturing living environment. The campus is situated on 520 wooded acres just 20 minutes from Kalispell, MT. Our location allows us to offer many outdoor hiking and sporting opportunities, experiential activities and provides ready access for our students to engage is many volunteer and special occasion opportunities in the Flathead Valley. We are 40 minutes away from Glacier International Airport (FCA) and Big Mountain where our students ski and snowboard and less than an hour from Glacier National Park. Our professional team of clinical, academic, and residential staff provide structure, instruction, therapy, experiential opportunities, and personal encouragement that promote the develop of social and emotional maturity in our community. All programming at Summit Prep is based on The Summit Model designed by co-founder Rick Johnson MSW. This relationship-based model provides the basis to help bright capable teens get "unstuck" and back on track. Rick is also the author of a recently published parenting book titled An Upward Spiral. You can learn more about this book at: www.anupwardspiral.com Summit Prep Where Transformations Happen!

General Information

Non-Profit
Privately Owned
Foundation

Residential Treatment

No
14 - 18
Yes
Yes
15 Months
60
Rural
Dorm houses 32. 4 to a room and shared bathroom
Students are supervised and awake night staff
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
2%
1%
75%
5%
1%

Insurance

> 50%
Part Time Staff Member
No

Therapy - Individual

Yes
3 Hours
1
> 50%
8 Clients
No

Therapy - Group

Yes
3 Hours
2 Hours
2 Hours
Yes

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
Active Suicide threats, physical violence/intimidation, Drug dependence, Psychosis, Aggresive
No
Yes

Treatment Modalities

Yes
Yes
Yes
The Summit Model
N/A
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Experiential, Ropes Course, Gardenting
No

Staff

1:6
Yes
Yes
College Degree
40 Hours

Academic

9 - 12
College
1:5
Traditional teacher-led class
Teachers support blended learning
Students may attend the local Community College
Yes
Call For More Information
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
No
Call For More Information
Tests
Yes

Transition Programming

Yes
Formal Transition To Another Therapist
Scheduled check in calls with therapist
No
> 50%

Accreditation

State License
Montana Board PAARP
COA provisional
OPI Office of Public Instruction http://www.opi.mt.gov/

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
> $1000.00
No
$7000 - $10,000 / month
Glacier International Airport [FCA]
1 Hours
> 50%
No
Yes
NATSAP research
Major Injury | Death
1 Hours
Mission Statement
Summit's Mission To transform the lives of teens by promoting emotional maturity, academic success, and healthy relationships. This statement promotes a balanced approach to our three areas of clinical, academic and residential for our students and families. Summit's Vision At Summit Preparatory School our desire is to encourage diversity and inclusiveness. This is because our developmental model is based on the premise that promoting healthy maturity entails helping teens adjust to life in the real world, so we seek to promote as normalized a treatment setting as possible. This extends to our choice of therapeutic activities, campus design, campus location, recreational choices, and social activities; and also extends to creating a diverse student population so students learn to interact positively with teens different from them. What this means for your teen is that at times they may get to know others who are quite different from them related to such factors as race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression (transgender), age, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry), and disability. We believe these are wonderful opportunities for personal growth for your teen as he or she is introduced to diversity within Summit’s supervised and nurturing environment. This is good practice for the real world. As parents you play a key role in this process, so if you have any concerns in regards to your teen’s experience we encourage you to contact us.