Author Archives: Summit Prep School Blog

About Summit Prep School Blog

We are an accredited, private, non-profit therapeutic boarding school specializing in compassionate, relationship-based treatment of bright, capable high school age youth who are struggling in their current academic and/or home community due to emotional, academic and behavioral concerns. We seek to integrate professional therapy and college preparatory academics within a warm, nurturing and dynamic community that energizes and challenges adolescents to succeed and transform their lives. Our state-of-the-art campus is located on over 500 beautiful acres near Kalispell, Montana. This location allows easy access to transportation, medical and cultural resources, as well as unmatched opportunities for hiking, skiing, rafting, camping and fishing. We love what we do! Come by and visit and see if we are right for your family!

International Learning

by Shelley Eberhardy Academic Dean In March of 2017, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to the Galapagos Islands with 9 Summit students and 2 staff. Going into the trip, I had my expectations. I was excited to see … Continue reading

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Why a Therapeutic Boarding School?

Reflections by Rick Johnson; Co-founder Almost two decades ago my wife Jan and I shared a meal with two dear friends – Mark Hostetter and Alex Habib.  Our conversation over dinner was about starting a program to help teens.  This … Continue reading

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Puppy Love

by Katie Hausauer At the beginning of Summer Block a new schedule for the weekends was introduced.  One of the changes made space for a team day each weekend, allowing for more team time.  As a residential counselor, I work to … Continue reading

Posted in General, Health and well being

Sorting out the “Can’t do” from the “Won’t do”

by John Eck Summit Prep History Teacher On day one of the semester students drift in and find seats. In those minutes before the lesson gets underway there will be joking, mild horseplay, questions about what we will be doing … Continue reading

Posted in Academics

On the Eve of My Retirement

by Judy Heleva Admissions Director Creeping up on the eve of my retirement, I cannot help but reflect upon my last 13 years spending every workday on the winding roads here in Montana on my way to campus. I chose from … Continue reading

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