Grades: 8-12 | 34 students
Ironwood is a residential treatment center committed to helping families in crisis with troubled teens.
We trust the teens and families we treat to share our commitment to generating successful, rewarding outcomes.
Our aim is to assess and treat the causes of unruly behavior, while providing self-esteem building activities and life enriching experiences along with academic studies.
We strive to reunite youth and their families through clinical therapy, animal therapy, discipline, hard work, and shared experiences in a safe, secure, and therapeutic learning environment.
|School Type||Alternative School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other school association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 8-12|
|Total Students||34 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 10%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||3 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
Nearby Private Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
BelfastGrades: 10-12 | 3 students
9 Field St Ste 208
Belfast, ME 04915
BelfastGrades: 1-12 | 19 students
9 School St
Belfast, ME 04915
LibertyGrades: KG-12 | 23 students
2895 Burkettville Rd
Liberty, ME 04949
HopeGrades: K-12 | 24 students
142 Main Sreet
Hope, ME 04847
CamdenGrades: 9-12 | 56 students
Po Box 555
Camden, ME 04843
My family member is a 2016 graduate of Ironwood and also received her high school diploma while at Ironwood. She will be attending college next month and that was not at all in the plans before Ironwood. Ironwood is a high expectation program (for parents and their child), but also fair and our family dynamics greatly improved while she was there. She caught back up with her class and GPA improved. We are closer than we have been in several years and this decision was a very good one for us. We also looked closely at options last year (2015) and visited this place before making the decision, talked to staff and students who were real about their experience. Well maintained campus each time we visited, good school, excellent equine therapy program. Also, the family weekend programs were well planned and effective at getting us involved in the healing process (siblings too). No regrets.
- Posted by Parent - joryh
Our son Trevor was at Ironwood in 2013 for almost a year. It was the hardest decision we ever had to make...but it was the best one we ever made. It was not only difficult emotionally but financially...but our son was talking about taking his own life on a regular basis. How could we NOT do everything in our power to help him? Before we made the decision, we spoke to other parents that had their children at IW previously. All were very honest about how difficult it was, but were very positive about their experiences. These real life accounts made a big difference in our decision making. IW was not easy for Trevor, but that was why he flourished. He had low self esteem and significant anxiety and depression. IW saved his life. He went in hating us but ended up thanking us and saying "I feel like my life started when I got to Ironwood". He learned life skills he would never have experienced without his IW journey. He excelled there for the first time in his life. Graduating early from H.S. and "RED". He learned to believe in himself. He learned to respect himself and others. He still misses it. The bonds he made with staff and other residents were stronger than any he's ever had in his life. As parents, we saw changes in him we'd only dreamed of seeing. He went from a kid that couldn't even look at a waiter to order a hamburger (he'd tell us what he wanted with the server standing right there!) to a kid that has a strong hand shake, will look you in the eye when speaking to you in an audible, confident voice. He is now almost 21, he has been living on his own, in his own apartment almost 2 years without our financial assistance. We had ups and downs after he returned home and was transitioning back to "normal" life. He's still a work in progress...but he is doing amazingly well. He is now a licensed professional fisherman, his lifelong dream. He has been working full time and just recently branched out on his own starting his own tile business. We have a great relationship with our son. We are so proud of him. IW is a special place. We have recommended and will continue to recommend IW to anyone that may have a teen with emotional or behavioral issues. We will forever be grateful for Ironwood.
- Posted by Parent - rhond
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