Why We’re Unique

Alpine Therapeutic Schools Are Unique

Alpine Academy was created in 2001 as a program of Utah Youth Village, a nonprofit organization founded in 1969. Both our Lakeview Campus for males and our Mountain View Campus for females are licensed as residential treatment facilities in the state of Utah. Each is certified as a non-public school.

Treatment takes place in a family-style setting, which provides a nurturing, individualized, and strength-based treatment environment.

In addition to an intensive therapeutic environment, we provide comprehensive academic services that are designed to help improve your child’s academic self-esteem and to get them back on-track to be successful at home, college, work, or whatever comes next.

Alpine Academy is a nationally certified Teaching-Family Model treatment program. Through its strength-based, trauma-informed, individualized approach, students are taught healthy behaviors in a setting that replicates family, school, and community life.

How Are We Different?

The Teaching-Family Model is evidence-based and empirically tested.

Our immersive therapeutic approach combines academics, clinical therapy, and residential treatment to create a holistic therapeutic environment, with all of our staff coordinating treatment for your child.

“Alpine was the right choice. The Teaching-Family Model brought our family closer.”
— Mother

Our Teaching-Family Model

The Residential Model at Alpine Academy stands out as one of our most unique programmatic elements. This model focuses upon psycho-educational skill development and clinical support delivered in a family-like setting which replicates “real life.”

Alpine students reside in a home with treatment providers called Teen LIFE Coaches. Teen LIFE Coaches reside in the home and act as treatment providers full-time. These providers offer the most unique form of treatment intervention available.

In addition to seeing day-to-day care and coordination of treatment, they also provide 24-hour teaching and development around the individual treatment goals of each student in their home. This model reduces instances of manipulation, triangulation, and lack of consistency that can result from a shift staff model.

Female Campus • Age Range

12 – 18 Years Old

Male Campus • Age Range

12 – 18 Years Old

Typical Length of Stay

12 Months

Optimum Occupancy per Home

8-10 Students

Staff to Youth Ratio


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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Here to support you & your whole student

Alpine Academy is committed to embracing diversity, equity, & inclusion on Campus. Our staff regularly completes training to keep up with best practices so we can best support all of our students regardless of racial or ethnic background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or cultural background.

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Utah Youth Village

Our parent company, Utah Youth Village, is one of the largest and oldest charities in Utah helping troubled children. It is the only organization in Utah certified to use the Teaching-Family Model, perhaps the most thoroughly researched treatment method for troubled children and families in use today.

Those trained in the Teaching-Family Model provide security and love while teaching consistency and respect.