Academy At Sisters

63325 Silvis Rd
Bend, OR 97701-9743
(541) 389-2748
Year Founded
Member Since
Program Type
Therapeutic Boarding School
Executive Contact
Brooke Hare
Admissions Contact
Janice Cummings
Academic Contact
Rick Buening
Is College Prep Available?
Girls Only (undefined)
Individual Psychotherapy Available?
Insurance Accepted?
Is Financial Aid Available?
Are you Nonprofit or For Profit?
Are you SEVIS Approved?
The Academy at Sisters is a small, safe, therapeutic boarding school designed specifically to help youth address challenges such as: depression, anxiety, academic decline or school avoidance, social media misuse, relationship issues, family conflict, adoption, attachment, trauma, gender issues, and substance use.
Academy at Sisters emphasizes a strength based, relational model, with a focus centered in Accountability and Cognitive Awareness. Additionally, components of DBT and Mindfulness allow youth to identify their patterns and practice alternative methods of coping both in the moment and long term. Individual, Group and Family Therapy is facilitated by Licensed Therapists, and supported on a daily basis by experienced and caring staff.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a key component of our program. Youth participate in individual, group and family therapy using the horses. Youth also have the opportunity to participate in our Horsemanship program to learn the basics of connecting with horses while enjoying both on and off campus riding experiences.
The Academy offers an accredited academic component utilizing the Proficiency Based Model of traditional and experiential learning which encourages youth to integrate and maximize individual learning styles. Classes are facilitated by certified masters’ level teachers who are skilled at making learning relevant and fun. Youth who meet criteria, are eligible to transition into the local high school to practice their new skills in a “real world” setting.
Recreational and community partnership opportunities are abundant and round out the overall experience at the Academy. Identifying ones purpose and passion in the community and in nature, affords youth the opportunity to connect and build relationships through leadership and service.
Age Range
13 - 18
Sevis Approved?
Average Student Stay
12 - 18 months
Accreditation & Licensure Info
Oregon Department of Human Services; AdvancED; Student and Exchange Visitor
Information System (SEVIS)
cutting (undefined), Failure to Launch, Grief, Learning Disability, Low Self-Esteem, OCD, Self harm (undefined)
emotional or psychiatric issues (undefined), Social (undefined), Substance Abuse, Trauma
ADD/ADHD, ASD, Adoption/Attachment Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce Issues