Our Day Schools provide a safe environment for teens to reach their full academic potential.

Newport Academy Day Schools allow students to embrace new ways of thinking while continuing their treatment and recovery work. The Newport Academy Day Schools are located in Darien, Connecticut, Newport Beach, California, and Malvern, Pennsylvania. 

Student – Tailored Education

Newport Academy’s faculty works with students and their families to develop an optimal academic track for each individual’s specific needs.

The Day Schools’, or therapeutic high school’s, curriculum focuses on raising self-esteem, improving executive function, and establishing healthy friendships.

By developing skills for leading a healthy, happy life, therapeutic high schools help young people not only get on track but stay on track.

At Newport Academy Day School we provide

  • An accredited curriculum designed to fit the needs of each student
  • High staff-to-student ratio (1:5) for individualized attention and tutoring
  • Daily therapeutic groups and weekly individual therapy
  • SAT and ACT prep
  • College application support
  • Twice-weekly drug testing and ongoing monitoring of other self-destructive behaviors.

Therapeutic High School Results

Students in recovery are not set apart from their peers in Newport Academy Therapeutic Day Schools. They are not highlighted or branded with a scarlet letter. Rather, the name of the game at Newport Academy Therapeutic Day Schools is acceptance.

All therapeutic high school students are required to be involved in an Outpatient Group or a continuing therapeutic commitment following the school day. Based on an assessment by one of our clinicians that regularly monitor the therapeutic day schools and stay in close contact with everyday staff, each student receives the care they need to foster ongoing success.

The Newport Academy Day School teaches teens and families to

  • Embrace and learn from setbacks
  • Boost resilience and tenacity
  • Engage in both mastery-based and inquiry-based learning
  • Learn self-advocacy
  • Improve critical thinking
  • Establish kind and supportive relationships with peers and staff.

Commitment to Abstinence

At Newport Academy, we take the commitment to healthy, sober living seriously. As a result, our therapeutic high schools, known as Day Schools promote a healthy balance between education and recovery. Academic and social pressures in non-therapeutic day schools often present challenges for teens pursuing recovery from mental health and/or substance use issues.

Walking a new challenging path, why should a teen face such unnecessary challenges?

In order to provide the protective environment necessary for each student to succeed, we require that everyone maintain a commitment abstinence from alcohol and drugs upon entering one of the Newport Academy Therapeutic Day Schools. By making such a commitment, a student learns that their word had meaning and their perspective is valued.

We believe in your teen and we want to help him or her truly succeed moving forward. As a result, the Newport Academy Therapeutic Day Schools are a positive step to fostering such success, both in the short-term and the long-term.

A Day in the Life

9:00 am – 3:15 pm, Monday – Thursday; 9:00 am – 2:15 pm on Friday

The Newport Academy faculty takes multiple factors into consideration when creating a student’s curriculum and academic class schedule. Academic Block subject matter varies for each student. For example a student suffering from dyslexia or ADHD might complete his science, math, and geography courses in the morning, when he is focused and rested, and then attend English and art courses in the afternoon, while another student might have the opposite schedule. The Newport Academy teachers adjust academic course loads and subject matter in order to best accommodate students’ clinical needs and set them up for academic success.