Morning devotions are led by various campus leaders at our therapeutic boarding school. We allow students to choose their level of participation. All students are expected to attend with a respectful attitude, and those who desire to learn more are encouraged to participate. We believe that allowing students the option to participate creates genuine change and curiosity rather than “faking it” in order to achieve rewards.
Programming is divided by gender, female & male students attend alternating days for the following schedule.
On Mondays, students select electives such as art, physical education, and exploring the Dominican Republic.
In school, students benefit from a low student-to-teacher ratio and from one-on-one tutoring by a certified teacher. Students do their studies through an online program that helps students to learn the material at their own pace. This has allowed many of our students to recover lost credits and even get ahead in their school work.
Service projects help students develop empathy and compassion as they encounter people in need. Service projects also help boost students’ self-esteem and self-confidence as they give back and learn more about the world around them. Some projects that students have done in the past include:
Evening activities vary throughout the week. Some events, such as youth groups, family meetings with their house parents, and counseling sessions happen on a weekly basis. During the rest of the week, students get to select from fun campus activities. Some activities that students have enjoyed include:
On Saturdays, students participate in adventure activities with staff members. These activities are a ton of fun and provide natural teaching opportunities for our staff to connect with students. For example, students often learn about teamwork, communication, and perseverance. Adventure activities include:
Church on Sundays is led by our campus pastor and is open to members of the community. Our church service is modern and contemporary. Many local missionaries join us in worship each week. As with all of our faith-based activities, students are given the freedom to choose their level of participation.
There are many ways Caribbean Mountain Academy’s program has benefited students over the years. The Caribbean Mountain Academy Director, Andrew Stroup, shared one story about how the summer program deeply impacted a student who was struggling with the peak hike.