Shortridge Academy is a therapeutic and college-preparatory educational community that is guided by the evidenced-based Positive Youth Development (PYD) perspective.
Our goal is to provide students with an environment of consistent boundaries, expectations, and healthy relationships to support their development into successful adulthood.
The Academy’s belief is that education is most effective when individuals are provided with structured and meaningful growth and appropriate learning opportunities that are seamlessly integrated.
Shortridge Academy is committed to providing a therapeutically supportive and educationally inspiring residential boarding school experience.
Our unique model encourages students to overcome emotional obstacles in order to reclaim creativity, curiosity, confidence, and the leadership skills to make positive contributions to themselves, their families, and the larger society.
By integrating intellectual growth, personal growth, and collaborative learning, we ensure that students are presented with positive alternatives to negative behavior and unhealthy decision making.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
2002
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
42 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Shortridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
6 students
Average SAT score
1140

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is $7200 monthly for an average of 15 months.
Admissions Director
Don Vardell
Admissions Associate
Katie Rainer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Culinary, Fencing, Gaming, Music and Arts, Skiing, Snowboarding, Sports

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Soccer

School Notes

  • Shortridge Academy is a therapeutic and college-preparatory educational community that is guided by the evidenced-based Positive Youth Development (PYD) perspective. Our goal is to provide students with an environment of consistent boundaries, expectations, and healthy relationships to support their development into successful adulthood. The Academy’s belief is that education is most effective when individuals are provided with structured and meaningful growth and appropriate learning opportunities that are seamlessly integrated. Shortridge Academy is committed to providing a therapeutically supportive and educationally inspiring residential boarding school experience. Our unique model encourages students to overcome emotional obstacles in order to reclaim creativity, curiosity, confidence, and the leadership skills to make positive contributions to themselves, their families, and the larger society. By integrating intellectual growth, personal growth, and collaborative learning, we ensure that students are presented with positive alternatives to negative behavior and unhealthy decision making. 

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I hope this school no longer follows the CEDU model it did when I attended, I have life long trauma after attending this "school".
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5  
Shortridge has been my second home for 16 years. The staff are dedicated and committed to helping the students. The student profile that Shortridge serves are wonderful to work with and the community feels like a big family - Katie
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5  
An excellent place to work, and a great place for kids and families. Students have access to very qualified teachers, and caring and engaging residential and counseling staff. The students in the school community seem to support each other well. Lots of opportunities for students to have off-campus activities.
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5  
After knowing students and staff from Shortridge for over 12 years, I'm proud to now work here. The staff are compassionate and firm. The students are awesome and greatly benefit from the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach, instituted 5 years ago that encourages them to take an active role in their experience as a student at Shortridge.
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