Discovery Academy provides troubled teens with the help and support they need.

The Leading Therapeutic Boarding School in Utah for Teen Girls and Boys Age 13-17

Discovery Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens that offers individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and recreational activities. Your teen can explore career opportunities, and may even take on a part-time job in the community.

Discovery Academy also provides academics, residential living, and therapy built on an experiential foundation. This means students learn by doing. Having therapeutic and educational moments tied to real-life experiences makes them more memorable for students and leads to a more lasting and genuine change in their development.

Teens discover their true potential, rekindle their love for learning and prepare for life as young adults.

Discovery Academy is more than a therapeutic boarding school, support extends beyond the typical school day. Every aspect of your teen's daily living, from school to treatment to therapeutic recreational activities, will be designed to help your teen heal.


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Discovery Academy is more than a therapeutic boarding school.


Discovery Academy’s campus extends well beyond the walls of our school. The city of Provo Utah features the spectacular Wasatch Mountains to the east and Utah Lake to the west. There are two major universities located near our campus. The school has all the amenities your teen needs while also offering access to one-of-a-kind outdoor educational and recreational opportunities.

Discovery Academy also has clinicians on-site assigned to each student and readily available to teach and support students as they expand their independence.

Discovery Academy also has clinicians on-site assigned to each student and readily available

Discovery Academy can help teens who have struggled to find somewhere to belong to build a sense of community while they attend school. These thematic groups help teens to build relationships and a sense of community around shared interests and experiences.

The school uses a hybrid co-educational program design. This design will let your teen experience the best of both worlds—separate programs for boys and girls with opportunities for appropriate co-educational interaction. Discovery Academy also limits the number of students who can attend. Because the student body is kept small, every student is known, and every need is addressed.

Discovery Academy is a therapeutic boarding school the focus is always on therapy. Your teen will not only receive therapeutic support from clinicians. Teachers, administrators, and support staff are also highly trained in providing troubled teen boys and girls with the help they need.

Discovery Academy will respect your teen's unique abilities.


Everyone has unique abilities, and so we have created a community that supports neurodiverse students' needs, including students on the Autism Spectrum. Your teen will find clinicians, staff members, and teachers who understand and support his unique needs and capabilities. Your teen will be among peers who share similar challenges. These unique and often gifted neurodiverse students have embraced our blended learning system and have flourished due to the success of mastery, personalized attention, and daily socialization with their peers.

Discovery Academy helps teens.

Discovery Academy understands that there is more to your teen than a diagnosis. Many of the boys and girls who come to Discovery Academy have multiple overlapping issues.

These issues may include:

  • Abuse/Survivors of Abuse
  • Academic Concerns
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Depression
  • Executive Functioning
  • Mood Swings
  • Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD)
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Discovery Academy helps teens by providing full-time, fully-integrated care. Teens can overcome their challenges with professional support and guidance. Discovery Academy can help bring families together.


Discovery Academy has the expertise needed to help your family.

At Discovery Academy, we understand how difficult it is to place a loved one in the hands of another caregiver, such as a therapeutic boarding school. We respect the faith that parents and guardians have placed in us.

We have worked hard to demonstrate we are worthy of that trust.


The Joint Commission has also recognized Discovery Academy’s high-quality care standards by providing it with accreditation.


Discovery Academy is a proud member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).


Discovery Academy is fully accredited by Cognia. Cognia provides accreditation to schools that have earned recognition for their reputation and high educational standards.


Discovery Academy is also fully licensed in the state of Utah.


Moreover, Discovery Academy is SEVIS I-20 approved. Earning this approval means that the school is authorized under federal law to enroll international students.


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