The middle school and early high school years are typically filled with activities, friends and fun. At Lake House Academy, we recognize that while connection and safe relationships can be difficult for some students, these elements are integral to the healthy development and growth of our students. Therefore, we must model and support a Lake House student’s path toward this.
Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that each girl is treated with care, respect and the loving attention they need and deserve, as part of our intentional clinical model.
Our residential staff, known as caregivers, encourage self-efficacy and self-esteem through implementing nurture based interventions and creating safe caregiving relationships. Our caregivers create and live out our Interpersonal Growth Model as well.
While at Lake House Academy, each girl is part of her own living cohort. This is the group of girls that she resides with that is overseen by a designated Academic Advisor, Team Lead and Therapist. Cohorts intermix throughout the day in class, dining, recreational activities and therapy.
Lake House Academy takes every opportunity to have our girls participating in outdoor activities, often helping them identify new activities they enjoy and love. From arts, crafts, dancing and music, to spending time on the lake, a wide variety of daily activities are incorporated into our days at Lake House.
Lake House Academy’s Farm to Table program also engages students in caring for and cultivating our campus garden, which they then enjoy the benefits of at meals during warmer months. Students also enjoy visiting the chicken coop and caring for and feeding our feathered friends.
You may also find our caregivers with students at the local YMCA climbing the rock wall, playing basketball or taking a yoga class. Other times they are out getting a special treat at the local ice cream shop or visiting an area museum.