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 and Newport Beach, California.
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’ curriculum focuses on raising self-esteem, improving executive function, establishing healthy friendships, and developing skills for leading a healthy, happy life.
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 process groups and recovery counseling
- SAT and ACT prep
- College application support
- Twice-weekly drug testing and ongoing monitoring of other self-destructive behaviors.
All Day 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.
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
We take the commitment to healthy, sober living seriously. Academic and social pressures in non-therapeutic high schools often present challenges for teens pursuing recovery from mental health and/or substance use issues. 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 Newport Academy Day School.
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.