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Life’s paths can be challenging… Bridges Academy can help guide the way. Since 1997, we have had the privilege of successfully reuniting hundreds of teens and their families. Here are just a few testimonials.

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If you are experiencing difficulty with your teen, please consider answering this short questionnaire. Sometimes the difficulties that you’re experiencing can only be properly addressed by getting professional help in a controlled environment which Bridges Academy offers. We hope this assessment will help you in understanding the severity of the problems your teen is currently facing.

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Bridges Academy offers a carefully planned and fully accredited program specifically designed to meet all of our students’ academic abilities and goals. The individualized plans and diplomas include IEP accommodations, credit recovery, honors classes as well as college prep classes. Our experienced and dedicated teachers customize curriculum to fit each student’s needs and can accommodate grades 7 through12 with year-round, on-campus classes and low teacher-student ratio.

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Family Participation

Family Participation

At Bridges Academy, we know family involvement is critical to the emotional development of teens. The journey begins with identifying and setting goals that are designed to address the needs of the individual student and culminates in the healing and reunification of the entire family.

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Our mission is to successfully reunite teen boys and their families with a positive vision for their future.

Bridges Academy is reflected in the magnificence of the Three Sisters mountain peaks (Faith, Hope and Charity) on the east side of the Cascade Mountain Range, between the cities of Bend and Sisters, Oregon, where the beauty and grace of today meets the healing and restoration of tomorrow.

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Archie Hamilton (Addiction Specialist), Mo Bidasolo (School Nurse) and Joan McOmber (Executive Director) from Bridges Academy were lucky enough to attend a marvelous showing of the documentary last night that we want you all to see. “The Anonymous People” (there is a YouTube trailer and you can also stream it on Netflix) beautifully raised our more »


Bridges Academy was chosen as the Partner of the Month by Everyman’s mission is to “…celebrate manhood & the role-modeling that goes along with it. We believe all young men need strong men in their lives.” The Everyman Shop recognizes Bridges Academy for our philosophy, facilities and faculty, and that what we do as more »


Wes’ Story is part one of a three part series in which we explore the unique situations and experiences of Bridges Academy students and their parents. We examine the circumstances surrounding three boys and their families when they came to Bridges Academy in crisis. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, and these more »


Dennis graduated our program in March of 2014. Recently we had the pleasure of having him back to speak at one of our Family Workshops that are facilitated every other month. Since Dennis graduated he’s been busy with his first year in high school, sports and fund raisers like Curtis Wrestling Boosters.  We are so more »

Bridges Academy - A Therapeutic Boarding School in Oregon

What is a therapeutic boarding school? Therapeutic boarding schools (TBS) are similar to other boarding schools but instead of being focused solely on academics and values, they also provide therapeutic support for troubled teens with emotional, behavioral, or learning challenges. Therapeutic boarding schools teach academics while also addressing emotional and behavioral issues. The typical duration more »

Bridges Academy science project

Matt, Alex, Zach, and Justin were measuring the distance around the track, as part of a project to map the entire Bridges Academy campus. They worked together as a team to measure the track with an open-reel tape measuring device. Due to potential error (human and tool-based), the students will measure the track again soon more »

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