Welcome to Cherry Gulch

Learn Differently and Live Your Best Life

Located on 220 acres outside of Boise Idaho, Cherry Gulch is a private, clinically-oriented, residential setting with a fully accredited school for boys 5th through 9th grade.  Our picturesque ranch setting lends itself to our staff and students as we build relationships and work together to provide early behavior and academic intervention. Our goal is to serve our students to help them realize their full potential and foster healing and joy! We strive to build confidence and grow our students’ resiliency zones. Cherry Gulch combines an ideal environment with superior treatment programs. Our clinical expertise and academic resources allow us to serve students that haven’t experienced success in other programs, schools, or at home. Families find what they have been desperately searching for from the people and environment at Cherry Gulch.

We enroll families. This separates us from our competitors and illuminates our desire to not only work with the boy, but also the family.

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Qualification Criteria

Our Mission

Building Brighter Tomorrows for the Boys of Today

Core Values

We are a one-of-a-kind residential setting with a fully accredited school in beautiful Emmett, Idaho. Our world-renowned academic and therapeutic programs serve students and families with a wide range of therapeutic needs. Each staff member plays an important role in our students’ success as we strive to help our boys reach their full potential. Our staff does this by living out our outward-minded core values.

At Cherry Gulch Inc. we value:


We provide service excellence in our own departments, knowing the performance of each department directly impacts the organization and our ability to serve our students well.


Our staff cares deeply about our students and each other. We look after our students like they are our own children, and we treat our co-workers like family.


We have long range vision. We know that how we serve, treat and respond to our students today will affect who they are and how they think of themselves in the future. We also know that our successes don’t happen by accident; we take the necessary time today to plan and prepare for our students’ future needs.


We ask our staff to believe in our students, in co-workers, and in our program.We believe our students are bright and talented and that they have what it takes to work through their struggles on their journey. We believe that our co-workers always have the best intentions in mind. We believe our program is the best of its kind and is just what our students need to feel loved and successful.

The Lodge

Our Campus

Farm and Bunkhouse

Start Your Journey…

Our program provides individualized educational and treatment plans for each boy and varied real-life experiences to help them overcome their challenges.

Interventions for each boy include:

Highly compassionate, relational, 1:4 staff-to-student ratio
Family Involvement, Parent Education and Support Groups, Quarterly Family Workshops
Animal Assisted Therapy
Wide Variety of Activities and Learning Experiences
Individual, Group, and Family Psychotherapy with Experienced Master’s Level Therapists
Fully Accredited Educational Program through Cognia; All Credits Earned are Fully Transferable
Medication Management by a Board Certified Child/ Adolescent Psychiatrist
Involvement in on campus Clubs, Leadership and Ranch Activities
Benefits of a Large School Within a Small School Atmosphere
Character Development with a Focus on Growth, Success and Happiness
Individual Academic Plans (IAP) that Assist in Making and Obtaining Goals
35-45 minutes from Urban areas of Eagle, Meridian and Boise for a wide variety of activites

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