Elk Mountain Academy
Quick Facts
Therapeutic Boarding School
Boys Only

14 to 18


Avg. Duration:
12 months


Is Individual Psychotherapy Available?
Contact Info
(406) 847-4400

(406) 847-0034


PO Box 330
Heron, MT 59844
Program Description

For over 17 years Elk Mountain Academy has created healthy change for teens and families through academic, therapeutic, experiential and 12-Step education.  The result is success for students who have struggled with academic deficiency, drug and alcohol abuse and related behavioral issues, emotional challenges, and lack of personal responsibility.

Elk Mountain Academy is dedicated to providing your child:

12 Step based recovery that can be integrated into all areas of his life; enhanced study skills; high quality education with a goal of preparation for a top-ranked college; a return to family values and open communication; the ability to recognize his self-worth; an open and honest relationship with God as your son understands him; outdoor activities and adventure leading to the discovery and excitement of sober living and sober fun.

“Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path.” Alcoholics Anonymous

Elk Mountain Academy has shown considerable success in helping young men overcome the following:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Social/Family Disorders
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anger
  • Co-dependency, Victimization and Manipulation
  • Learning Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • ODD / Conduct Disorder
  • ADD/ADHD and related clinical disorders
  • Abandonment Issues: Adoption, Divorce, Attachment
  • Depression
  • Psychosocial and environmental problems

Elk Mountain Academy is not equipped to take students with tendencies toward suicide, or who have a history of violent behavior, arson or perpetrating sexual abuse.

Accreditation, Licensure, Approval:
State of Montana, Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Residential Programs
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS)
Idaho State Board of Education
Approved by SEVIS