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Bridges Academy

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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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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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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Bridges Photos

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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 »

"I didn’t expect this tough, muscular boy to bond with such a meek graceful horse."

Have you ever heard the term “opposites attract?” Often this little quip seems no more than skin deep. I’ve found the hearts of two attracting opposites are sometimes better described as kindred spirits. This spring, my theory proved true as I entered my first session with Caleb – a 17 year old from a place more »

Mentoring for troubled boys Oregon

Troubled boys benefit from having a variety of good male role models Father’s Day is a day for spending time with our dads and honoring them for all they have done for their children and their families. It is also a holiday that brings to mind just how vital it is for children of all more »

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