teens can cultivate a sense of self that
goes far deeper than the grades
they get or their sports scores or
how popular they are.”
- Jamison Monroe, Founder and CEO
—Jamison Monroe, Founder and CEO
Newport Academy Day Schools
Newport Academy Day Schools offer a comprehensive and nurturing educational environment for students to reach their full academic potential, alongside like-minded peers. We allow students to embrace new ways of thinking while continuing their treatment and recovery work. Our schools are located in Darien, Connecticut; Newport Beach, California; and Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Newport Academy’s faculty works with students and their families to develop an optimal academic track for each individual’s specific needs. The therapeutic high school 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 also 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
In Newport Academy Therapeutic Day Schools, students in recovery are not set apart from their peers. They are not highlighted or branded with a scarlet letter. Rather, the name of the game at Newport Academy 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, who regularly monitor the therapeutic day schools and stay in close contact with daytime 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. As they walk a new and challenging path, teens do better when they don’t need to cope with these unnecessary challenges.
In order to provide the protective environment necessary for each student to succeed, we require that everyone maintain a committed 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 has meaning and their perspective is valued.
We believe in your teen and we want to help them truly succeed moving forward. As a result, the Newport Academy Therapeutic Day Schools are a positive step to fostering such success, in both the short and long term.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the school hours?
9:00am–3:15pm, Monday–Thursday; 9:00am–2:15pm on Friday
How are Newport Academy Day Schools different?
The Newport Academy faculty takes multiple factors into consideration when creating a student’s curriculum and class schedule. Teachers adjust course loads and subject matter in order to best accommodate students’ clinical needs and set them up for academic success. For example, a student suffering from dyslexia or ADHD might complete their science, math, and geography courses in the morning, when they feel focused and rested, and then attend English and art courses in the afternoon, while another student might have the opposite schedule.