Turning Winds Academic Institute
Quick Facts
Therapeutic Boarding School

12 to 18


Avg. Duration:
12 - 18 months


Is Individual Psychotherapy Available?
Contact Info
(800) 845-1380

(406) 295-5420


32855 South Fork Road
Troy, MT 59935
Program Description

Turning Winds Academic Institute is a co-ed, therapeutic, boarding school that is accredited by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS).  We believe that each student has the capacity to learn, that individual strengths have different learning modalities, and that high expectations are necessary in order for the student to reach their highest potential. 

Turning Winds Academic Institute stands out as an elite academic provider.
Turning Winds Academic Institute is an official ACT and SAT testing site and offers these tests quarterly.  Preparation courses are also offered for these tests.  Furthermore, we are also an official testing site for the GED.  Turning Winds Academic Institute also offers College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) preparation for students.  CLEP provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses.  Students can earn up to six credits for each test.  There are 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams.

An indispensable part of the Turning Winds Academic Institute is the therapeutic program.  The clinical services are overseen by a clinical director who is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Montana.  Upon admission, each resident is assessed by this psychologist, including through the use of formal testing, to determine their unique psychosocial and mental health needs.  Then an individual treatment plan is created by the treatment team in order to address the needs of that individual.

Turning Winds Academic Institute also offers a unique outdoor experience for each student within the TREC program.  TREC is a powerful experience which consists of a structured, outdoor journey to remote yet accessible wilderness; the individual is challenged to learn about the self and the environment. 

Accreditation, Licensure, Approval:
Registered with Montana Association of Alternative Private Programs
Montana, Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Resident or Outdoor Programs, NAAS