Cherry Gulch
Quick Facts
Therapeutic Boarding School
Boys Only

10 to 14


Avg. Duration:
6 months minimum


Is Individual Psychotherapy Available?
Contact Info
(208) 365-3437 x502

(208) 365-7235


P.O. Box 678
Emmett, ID 83617
Program Description

Cherry Gulch is passionate about providing early intervention and prevention to help boys reach their full potential and become well-rounded pro-social young men. We are dedicated to providing outstanding academic and therapeutic services to students and their families in the context of a safe, supportive environment and work toward “Building Brighter Tomorrows for the Boys of Today.”

Cherry Gulch is a ranch style therapeutic boarding school designed specifically for 11 to 14 year old boys. Our services are appropriate for boys with various difficulties including oppositional-defiance, depression, ADHD, learning differences, low self-esteem, poor motivation, anger, anxiety, family conflict, and other behavioral and emotional problems.

A unique therapeutic environment is provided on our beautiful 200 acre ranch, with small animals and horses, where every experience is educational and therapeutic in a fun purposeful environment. We strive to entwine the most effective therapeutic strategies into the student’s daily life. We offer at least 10 hours of scheduled therapeutic services a week but much more therapy takes place as life unfolds and a therapeutic moment arises. Our therapeutic services take shape as creative approaches to empirically-based treatments and include individual, group, and family therapy, with experienced doctorate and masters level therapists. We also offer equine assisted psychotherapy and a wide variety of active experiential learning and therapeutic activities. Cherry Gulch utilizes brain based learning strategies in an experiential hands-on learning environment. We offer small class sizes, experienced credentialed teachers, and individualized academic plans. Parents are very important to our program and the success of our students and we offer a number of resources for parents including training them on the structure of our program and helping them implement the same program in their home. We maintain a high staff to student ratio and have highly skilled and compassionate staff.

Accreditation, Licensure, Approval:
State of Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS), Approved by SEVIS