Gateway Academy is designed to support underachieving boys ages 14- 17. In considering each candidate for admission, Gateway carefully considers every aspect of the youth's functioning and environment to ensure the youth’s greatest potential for success both during and after participation. Length of stay is flexible and based on the individual needs and progress of each youth. The average length of stay is seven to nine months.
A typical Gateway boy has struggled with one or more of the following challenges:
- executive functioning problems
- unresolved trauma
- impulsivity and attention problems
- social problems
- diminished self-esteem
- oppositional behaviors
- substance abuse and other addictions
- difficulties at home
- relationship problems
- identity and developmental issues
- academic deficits
- and other comparable difficulties
Our program is not appropriate for every youth. Referrals are carefully screened by the Admissions Director, Clinical Director and Medical Director to ensure each youth’s problems can be effectively addressed in our setting.
Contraindication for admission includes youth who present with imminently life threatening symptoms, pose a danger to themselves or others, present with a history of chronic substance abuse without a recent intervening period of sobriety, present as physically aggressive, or require extreme physical or medical care.
HOW TO APPLY
Residential Treatment placement is a difficult decision for any family to make. We encourage all of our families to tour our campus and meet with our team before making a decision to move forward with enrollment. Please contact our admissions department to discuss your son’s needs, and to inquire about a campus tour.
If you have been in touch with the Admissions Department already, please click below to begin your application!
Please contact the Admissions Office for current tuition rates or to inquire about partial scholarship qualification.
Financing is available from American Health Care Lending. Please call 800-625-7412 ext. 2. Or fill out the application at www.americanhealthcarelending.com. Gateway Academy’s Provider number is: 002795
GATEWAY BOUND FAMILIES
Please follow the link below if your son has been accepted to Gateway and you are preparing for his enrollment! This page will help you with the planning in preparation for his arrival. We are excited to meet your son!
HALLMARKS OF GATEWAY
- Dedicated to the healthy development and healing of adolescent boys
- Safe nurturing environment
- Individualized and relationship-centered approach
- Brain-based emphasis on learning and growth
- Clinical and academic experts
- Trust and integrity