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Sunset Bay Academy | Therapeutic Boarding Schools for Troubled Teens

Sunset Bay Academy is a full service therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens, both boys and girls, ages 12 to 17.  Sunset Bay Academy (SBA), helping troubled teens to appreciate a second chance at a new life.  Restoring strong family values, SBA provides therapeutic intervention and academic excellence through a safe, structured, and supportive therapeutic environment.

As an academic-based therapeutic boarding school, at SBA we practice strict professional and ethical standards.  Our clinical and academic standards set us apart from other international therapeutic boarding schools. Sunset Bay Academy has set the benchmark of “best practices”.

When Sunset Bay Academy was founded in 2008, we had several very important goals in mind. On the top of our list was to create the best international therapeutic and academic experience available in North America. We believe you will find that we have met and exceeded our goal.

“…At Sunset Bay Academy we strive to achieve family unity by assisting parents and teens as they work through our accredited and licensed program… we are focused on building character, respect, accountability, responsibility, meaningful communication, and family values…”

We realize that making the decision to enroll your son or daughter into a therapeutic boarding school may be one of the most difficult and painful decisions you will ever make. We also understand the impact your teen’s behavior has had on your entire family. We have served hundreds of struggling teens and their families, therefore we acknowledge that seeking a solution to your child’s behavioral problems has not been easy.

We are here to provide the solution that you are seeking. Call 1 (800) 279-1455 and our Admissions Director will assist you in determining whether Sunset Bay Academy is the solution for your teen and your family.

  • Unsuccessful attempts at therapeutic intervention in a lower level of care
  • Failure to attend traditional outpatient therapy
  • Ungovernable Rebellious Behavior
  • Continual Drug and Substance use or Addictions
  • Unresolved emotional issues such as; mood disorders, conduct disorders and learning disorders
  • Falling behind in school as a result of non-attendance and/or non-compliance
  • Non-compliance to court orders
  • Destructive behavior
  • Abusive or Unhealthy Dating Patterns

Our Mission

0ur mission is to help struggling teens develop the life skills, discipline, and motivation necessary for long-term success. We provide therapy (individual and group), athletics, and outstanding academics.  Our team of highly skilled licensed Psychologists and professional staff guide students through a 3-Phase process specifically designed to instill essential core values that they will use throughout their adult life.

We present therapeutic excellence through a 3:1 student to staff ratio, accredited academics with Certified Teachers, access to a resident Psychologists 24 hours – 7 days per week, access to an onsite full-time Medical Doctor, periodic Personal Growth Workshops for Parents and Students, Accredited Academic Programming, Certified Nutritionist, and After-Care Support.

We continue to create bi-national partnerships with academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations. We are a transparent therapeutic boarding school with numerous documented site visits by parents, California policymakers, community-based organizations, scholars, and professionals in the behavioral health field (references and recommendations provided upon request).