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Stillwater Academy – A Decision We Would Never Change

She was bright, clever, and happy starting into seventh grade. In her first quarter there, she earned the highest award that the middle school gives to only two students (per grade level) who are outstanding scholastically and who also show great leadership ability. Looking back now, we could have never guessed what turns our life would take over
the next six years. Read More...

 

Stillwater Academy Saved My Life

I strolled into Stillwater Academy thinking that I was only coming for an hour counseling session. I never knew that this day would be the beginning of my new life. I knew my parents were concerned but I just didn’t care. Read More...

 

I Wish We Had Placed Our Daughter In Stillwater First

I wanted to write this letter in the hopes that other families won’t have to go through what we did in finding the right place for my daughter. I only wish my educational consultant had recommended Stillwater Academy in the very beginning. Instead he recommended the traditional style boarding school with the beautiful setting and the form lifestyle. After looking at a dozen or so schools on line and visiting four schools, we made our decision based on where we thought she would be happy and do the best. Read More...

 

Housing, The Best Part of the Program

Our year with Stillwater Academy is best described as finding “The Oasis in the Desert” We, like most parents, had done all we knew how to help our son. Yet every time we turned around we were facing another crisis. We had been over and over everything, had him in for classes and counseling and till he seemed to be spiraling lower and lower. (Of course he saw no problem other than us.)Read More...

 

Our Son is So Happy We Made the Right Choice

It is difficult to put into words the effect you have had on our son. One short year ago, we flew to Salt Lake City to entrust our son to your staff. Although I was apprehensive to leave him, it was a relief not to have to worry about where he was and what he was doing. Read More...

 

Thank You from a Psychologist

I am writing to thank you for your work and the work for your program over this past year with Erik. The dramatic and significant improvement in his functioning, attitude and general behavior has been most gratifying. Read More...

 

Stillwater Academy - Education and Inspiration

Stillwater Academy is the best school I have ever seen. My daughter came to the school the summer of 2000 with a 0.16 GPA. She should have been in her junior year, but according to her credits, she was a little over half way through her freshman year. Tammy had sloughed her way through the last half of her freshman and sophomore year. Read More...

 

Thanked Me Several Times for Putting Him in This Program

My son had a history of failing grades. He had very few credits toward graduation and was unable to participate in high school sports, which was always a big part of his life. Because of his poor school performance, other behavior problems and poor choices, I made the decision to put him in Stillwater Academy. Read More...

 

Stillwater Academy Saved Me and My Daughter

It has been six months since our daughter graduated from Stillwater Academy. The reason we decided on Stillwater was physical and emotional exhaustion. Our daughter was caught shoplifting with $195.00 worth of merchandise in her purse.Read More...

 

"Mom, thank you for giving me my life back"

I would like to tell you a story, a story about an angry young man that lived in my home for just shy of 16 years. A young man who tore our home apart, both physically and emotionally. A young man who walked a path of self-loathing and self-destruction for just shy of 16 years. A young man who I loved with all my heart for over 16 years, because from the time I knew he was to be, I loved him. That young man was my son, Tom. Read More...

 

At Stillwater Academy I Learned Who I Am

I was awakened one morning by two strange women at about 6:30 a.m. This time of morning was closer to my bedtime than anything else. I remember hearing, “You’re in a program now”. How? I never thought my parents would do it. I screamed and cried. I knew my life would
never be the same. Read More...

 

Nothing Short of a Miracle

We have been involved with the Stillwater Academy program since January 2000. Our son, Andy, was sent to Stillwater Academy as a last resort. He was using LSD and marijuana on a regular basis and experimenting with any other thing that could get him high. He was also doing all the other things which go with drug use. He was lying, stealing, sneaking out at night, sleeping all day, etc. His attitude was terrible. He was continually disrespectful to us. He had dropped out of school, was in trouble with the law, and was generally headed for a calamity in his life. Read More...

 




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