Our Typical Student

Alpine Academy excels at changing the lives of teenage girls, ages 12-18 (7th through 12th grades) with intense therapeutic needs.  Our girls are deeply hurting inwardly from causes and symptoms associated with:

  •  Depression (including mood disorders and bipolar disorders)
  •  Anxiety (including generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive tendencies, eating disordered behavior, and social phobias)
  •  Traumas (including post-traumatic stress disorder from early childhood neglect or abuse, physical or sexual abuse, or related to significant grief and loss)
  •  Relationship problems with family or peers (including attachment disorders)
  •  Attention deficits (including ADD or ADHD)
  •  Traits of personality disorders (including borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic)
  •  Developmental delays (such as Aspergers Disorder and Non-verbal learning disability)
  •  Poor self-esteem

Our girls have often manifested one or more of the following types of behaviors or unhealthy coping mechanisms: withdrawal and isolation from family and friends; trouble maintaining friendships; discontinuation of previously enjoyable activities; excessive anger or verbal aggression; defiance toward authority or unwillingness to follow directions; school avoidance or refusal; substance experimentation or abuse; risky sexual activity; self-harm; suicidal ideation or gestures; Internet obsession or addiction; leaving home without permission for significant periods of time; frequent dishonest communication; and declining academic performance.