The Wood Creek Academy Advantage

school for troubled teen boys

Our Mission

Our mission at Wood Creek Academy is to empower each individual to take responsibility for their past and challenge them to be accountable for their future. Through our supportive and caring process, we help individuals reclaim their lives and master the skills needed for a happy, successful future.

We understand that there are many programs for troubled kids and schools for troubled boys and choosing the right program for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. We are committed to improving the lives of individuals by providing a therapeutic program dedicated to helping troubled teens and their families recover from the destructive effects of behavior-related problems.

We Are A Licensed Boarding School

Wood Creek Academy is a licensed boarding school for troubled youth located in the rugged mountains of rural Western Montana. This remote ranch setting, far from modern distractions, is the ideal environment for struggling teens to begin a new and positive direction in their lives.

Our unique wilderness therapeutic boarding school helps struggling young men ages 13 to 18 recognize their full potential and make a lasting positive change.

Wood Creek Academy is a leader in the industry and an excellent alternative to military boarding school. Our principal owners each have over 12 years of hands-on experience and have been involved in helping to define the state regulatory process since Montana began regulation.

When licensing was instituted in Montana, we were asked to be advisors to the board of measures. We are proud to have license number 13! We continue to attend board meetings and have direct input on policies and procedures for alternative schools.


Our Teen Wilderness Therapy Program

Unlike boot camps for troubled kids, our wilderness therapy program teaches our students effective communication skills including identifying and coping with emotions and letting go of self-defeating behaviors. The program at our troubled teen school is based on accountability and responsibility incorporating the fundamentals of a 12-step program for low self-esteem.

Our program includes fully accredited academics, communication courses, one-on-one counseling, and male staff mentorship. Each student has a personalized plan for success.

The minimum length of enrollment in our program is 3 months. An average stay is 9 months to 1 year, based on the individual’s needs and goals. We encourage our parents to remain supportive while their ‘troubled kid’ goes through this process.

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Please explore our website or call an admissions counselor at 866.694.8882 for additional information about how Wood Creek Academy can help your family.

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It is an honor to be considered as a potential resource to help your family at this important time. Please contact us today for more information about our program and specifics about the customized solution we can offer your teen.

Get In Touch

Wood Creek Academy PO Box 2092 Thompson Falls, MT  59873 Toll Free: 866.694.8882 Fax: 406.258.0544 Email:
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