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Acceptance Criteria

Lake House Academy is a therapeutic boarding school designed for girls, ages 10 – 14 upon enrollment.*

Lake House Academy screens each student interested in enrolling on a case-by-case basis, to ensure she is an appropriate candidate for admission.

A Lake House girl is typically struggling at home in one or all of the following areas of development:

Family

  • Lack of respect
  • Inability to adhere to rules or limits
  • Defiance towards her parents/ Family conflict
  • Grief/Loss
  • Adoption Issues

Emotional

  • Immaturity
  • Impulsivity
  • Inability to control her anger
  • Tantrums
  • Difficulty obtaining healthy attachment with others
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Treated self-harm

Academics

  • Difficulty maintaining grade level performance at school
  • School refusal/School Phobias
  • Non-Verbal Learning Disability
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Disorganization
  • SOCIAL
  • Self-centeredness
  • Lack of respect
  • Difficulty picking up on social cues
  • Trouble making and/or keeping friends
  • Social Phobias
  • Inability to express emotions/feelings

Physical

  • Loss of interest/participation in previously enjoyed activities
  • Easily influenced by others (no sense of self)
  • Difficulty picking up on social cues
  • Trouble making and/or keeping friends
  • TRANSITIONAL/RESILIENCY
  • Self Esteem
  • Extreme Rigidity
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

*Lake House Academy will review applicants who have recently turned 15 for eligibility at Lake House Academy. We will also consider 9 year olds on a case-by-case basis.
Please Contact us at 877.267.5888 to discuss the needs of your daughter and family so that we may assist you through this process.

Lake House Academy screens each student interested in enrolling on a case-by-case basis, to ensure she is an appropriate candidate for admission. While the typical Lake House girl may exhibit a few, or many, of the characteristics and behaviors found on the LHA student profile page, there are also exclusionary criteria that would make an applicant an inappropriate fit for Lake House Academy. If an applicant exhibited behaviors consistent with our exclusionary criteria, listed below, Lake House Academy would not be able to accept her into the program.

  • Homicidal thoughts or intent
  • Active suicidal intent or previous serious suicide attempts
  • Active psychosis
  • Physically aggressive behavior outside the home/family
  • Regular alcohol or drug use beyond the “experimentation” stage
  • Current self-harming behavior (i.e. cutting, burning, etc.)
  • Sexual acting out toward other children
  • Running away (beyond the limits of one’s neighborhood)
  • Criminal behavior
  • Fire-setting
  • Conduct disorder