Heritage

  • Heritage, one of the original residential centers is a leading provider of residential care for teenagers ages 12-18. Gender-specific schools enable students to focus and succeed academically while working with masters-level therapists to overcome or cope with mental health, behavioral health and neurological challenges.
  • The Peers Academy at Heritage is an evidenced-based program for teens with social challenges, many of whom are on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Elevate Academy is for student suffering from depression, anxiety or who have had traumatic experiences.The majority of students at Heritage have been adopted.
  • Our targeted academies and the combination of our boys and girls program comprise the therapeutic Heritage Community where students spend an average of 13 months healing, recovering and preparing to return home to live a healthy and productive life.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1984
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students115 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Heritage Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$132,000
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMckaye Treanor

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Indoor Swimming

Arts and Music Programs:
Performing Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Climbing Wall, Equestrian Program, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Therapeutic Recreation

School Notes

  • For over 30 years parents and professionals have turned to Heritage to help them find the son or daughter they once knew. With years of experience and unmatched staff experience and tenure Heritage is a special place where lives are changed on a daily basis. 
  • Two full gender-specific, year-round schools with six class periods and a rotating schedule enable students to catch up on deficient credits and prepare to transition home. Special ed teachers assist students with learning challenges. Small classroom sizes provide for more individualized attention for our students. 
  • Two dedicated academies targeted on specific diagnosis make it possible for students to overcome challenges they and their families never thought possible. Fulltime therapists provide individual, group and family therapy on a weekly basis. A team of eight residential staff dedicated to each gender, diagnostic and age specific home of 10-14 students build powerful relationships with students. These relationships create an atmosphere where students are comfortable expressing their feelings and emotions. 
  • We help students find their spark with the greatest variety of on-campus activities like drama/theater, equine, athletics, rock climbing, yoga etc. Our proximity to outdoor recreation provides students with world-class experiences such as mountain biking, hiking, camping, rappelling and more. 
  • Over time students and family dynamics change for the better. Relationships are healed, coping skills are developed, weaknesses are strengthened and students are prepared for a healthy and productive life.
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    14.6 miles
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    14.6 8-12
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School Reviews

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Was the only place that I felt like the staff genuinely cared and because of the way my home life was I got the help I needed to get my education and without this awesome place Im not sure I would have graduated high school. I am forever grateful for the time I was there, I am now trying to seek out a career there if they will allow me to. Best mentors and the place that I called home for my late adolescent years.
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