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Acceptance Criteria

Lake House Academy is a therapeutic boarding school designed for girls, ages 12 - 16 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

  • 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
  • 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)
  • TRANSITIONAL/RESILIENCY
  • Self Esteem
  • Extreme Rigidity
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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.

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