Building brighter tomorrows
for the boys of today.

Our students and their accomplishments are the pride of Cherry Gulch. It is our great pleasure to take them from troubled, defiant youth to articulate, well-adjusted young men. Cherry Gulch was designed to address the needs of a specific group of youth. Because of this, there are some guidelines that we use to aid in the admittance process.

Ideal Candidates:

We are a therapeutic boarding school for boys only. The average age of our students is 13 years-old. We accept relatively mature 10 year-olds to immature 14 year-olds and occasionally we will consider accepting a very immature 15 year-old who is emotionally/psychologically a good fit for our school and our latency age students. If you have a 15 year-old who would get eaten alive by a public high school Cherry Gulch may be a good fit for them. The faculty and staff at Cherry Gulch are passionate about early intervention and prevention and want to help you get your son back on the right path before their behaviors become more severe and entrenched. We are equipped to handle very difficult students as well as "softer" students with more internalizing behaviors. We are an ADHD boarding school that knows how to cater to your troubled child. We are also prepared academically to work with students with learning difficulties and those that are brilliant academically. Our students are good boys with bright futures who have great potential. However, at the time of enrollment they are experiencing difficulties in their life and have used maladaptive coping strategies as a way of dealing with their anger, depression and frustration. Difficulties our students struggle with may include:

    Abuse or Neglect
    Adoption Issues
    Asperger's (Mild to Moderate)
    Autism Spectrum Disorders (Mild)
    Authority Conflict
    Bipolar Disorder
    Bereavement Issues (Grief)
    Disruptive Behavior Disorder
    Divorce Issues
    Drug/Alcohol (Mild)
    Executive Functioning problems
    Family Conflict
    Lack of Respect
    Learning Disabilities
    Limited Life Skills
    Low Motivation
    Low Self-Esteem
    Mood Disorder
    Negative Attitude
    Negative Peer Association
    Nonverbal Learning Disability
    Oppositional Defiant
    Pervasive Development Disorder (Mild to Moderate)
    Processing difficulties
    Poor Coping Skills
    Poor Social Skills
    Reactive Attachment Disorder (Mild to Moderate)
    School Problems
    Suicidal Thoughts or Statements