We believe an education is necessary for a successful life.
Many programs exist to help troubled teens through a difficult adolescence, but not all of them include the educational component found at The Family Foundation School. We are, in fact, first and foremost a school, one with the principal goal of helping students “maximize their academic potential and complete a challenging curriculum by developing the concentration, study skills, and love of learning that will serve them in college and beyond.”
But our definition of a successful life for our students has less to do with financial or even career success than with the ability to live life on life’s terms; to live honestly and with integrity, and to face life’s inevitable difficulties without escaping into the old substances and self-defeating behaviors.
That kind of success takes more than “book learning.” It takes character education, which is woven inextricably into the school day here. It also takes a therapeutic component, providing troubled teens with the emotional and psychological stability to reach their academic potential, and a spiritual component to help them discover what truly matters in this life, and what is truly worth pursuing.