McDowell Academy

Education is an integral component of treatment at McDowell Center for Children. Upon admission, every patient is immediately enrolled into education programs at McDowell. Enrollment letters are forwarded to the student’s school district superintendent, local education agency and director of assessment.

Our licensed, therapeutic school provides small, highly structured classes during the school year for all residents. We can accommodate students on various academic levels and work closely with home school districts to minimize loss of credits and class time.

McDowell Center for Children uses the several education programs to drive student growth, unify the classroom experience, enhance and improve real-time communication with families or guardians.

Special education teachers are available to accommodate Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans for developmental difficulties, learning disabilities or behavioral issues. Classes are made up of small groups of students with a dedicated teacher and teaching assistant in each classroom.


Help Is A Call Away

Our admissions staff is available on weekdays from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. to provide a no-cost, mental health assessment for your child. Call 888-266-7279 or visit our facility to get started. For questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form.

In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.