Weekly individual, group and family counseling sessions with licensed counselors and therapists.
Nestled in a tropical paradise, far away from your teen’s normal surroundings, life-change happens in the breathtaking Caribbean mountains of the Dominican Republic.
We are a year-round, Christian therapeutic boarding school for troubled youth that are struggling with behavioral issues or academics. Our facility is located in the beautiful mountains of the Dominican Republic, which is the most traveled-to country in the Caribbean and has the highest rate of individuals identifying themselves as Christians (80% of the population are either Catholic or Protestant). CMA enrolls English-speaking teenagers (age 13 – 17) from around the world. The school is a part of Crosswinds, an Indiana-based non-profit counseling service. We are intentionally located in a unique location and environment that effectively brings about an astonishing change in the attitudes of today’s depressed and troubled teenagers.
“The very rare aspect that makes this program so powerful is the unique setting. Teenagers quickly learn to appreciate things and people more. While the community lacks wealth and today’s latest technology and trends, they are content and truly wouldn’t have it any other way!” — BestTherapeuticBoardingSchools.com
With summer soon approaching, you may be concerned about how your teen will fill their time, the choices they will make, and who they are spending time with. Caribbean Mountain Academy’s eight-week faith-based summer program offers help for struggling teens and hope for their future.
CMA desires to see families heavily involved in their teen’s journey, and their goal is to see families restored. Weekly family and individual counseling sessions are focused on restoring relationships, introducing healthy boundaries, and practicing good communication between parents and teens.
Caribbean Mountain Academy is a faith-based ministry, which means that faith is foundational to who we are. When Jesus was on this Earth, he was known for hanging out with broken people and completely transforming their lives. The staff at Caribbean Mountain Academy desires to see the same for their students.
Students participate in service projects two days each week. Serving others has been shown to reduce depression and increase a feeling of well-being and purpose. It also helps teach students empathy and the value of helping others. If your teen feels like they have made too many mistakes in life, helping others reminds them that they are capable of making a positive impact on those around them.
Classes are completed through Apex Learning Virtual School. They are fully accredited and even offer AP courses approved by College Board. Students are able to work at their own pace and can make up lost credits, or even work ahead on high school classes.
Students enjoy adventure activities such as mountain hiking, going to the beach, zip lining, or river rafting. Adventure activities help students learn in a fun environment. Students grow in self-confidence when they achieve things they’ve never done before.
Relationships at our school are often deeper because of the lack of distractions. Students are unplugged from cell phones, technology, and social media while they are in the CMA program. They connect with other students and staff on a whole new level and are encouraged to have a mentor.
“Caribbean Mountain Academy truly is a wonderful program that I would recommend to EVERYONE!! The year I spent there was the happiest year of my life, where I learned a lot of good life lessons. The staff there was very
"Before coming to CMA my decisions were based off of how I felt, any bad decision I could come up with I would do… now, I realize that my decisions are for me and my future, my conscious is back. I like that CMA is
“My life before I came to Caribbean Mountain Academy was bad. I didn’t get along with my parents, I missed a whole year of school, I had really bad friends, I didn’t want to do anything with my life... I gave up a couple times