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Residential Treatment Center

Ironwood Program Information

Gender: Coeducational
Ages: 13 - 18
Grades: 7 - 12
Estimated Enrollment: 23
Length of Stay:
Program was founded in: 2006
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Ironwood Contact Information

67 Captain Cushman Road
Morrill, ME 04952
Phone: (207) 342-3655
Fax: (207) 342-3731
School Contact: Megan Robinson
Alternative Contact: Marion Rodrigue
Therapy Provided?: Yes

Program Description:

Ironwood, a Residential Treatment Center for teens located in the embracing Maine countryside, welcomes your troubled child into a safe and therapeutic learning environment. Licensed mental health professionals await the opportunity to help re-engage your teen and reunite your family.

Unlike other facilities, intensive therapeutic intervention sessions are the mainstay of Ironwood’s 6- to 9-month course correction program in which your teen progresses through productive behavioral changes. As a state-approved school, Ironwood’s academic studies program ensures your teen maintains his or her educational objectives.

Ironwood offers a highly structured treatment program with intensive daily counseling, monitored physical work, adventure-based experiences, and a wide range of special interest programs including equestrian, canine, art, culinary, horticulture, and nature therapy studies.

Founded by parents who have faced similar circumstances, Ironwood’s treatment program offers therapeutic, clinical, and educational services to bring about positive course correction. Through counseling, self-reflection, simple living, discipline, and engaging work, your teen will adopt proactive behaviors necessary to lead a productive life as a contributing family member and community citizen.

Ironwood’s comprehensive treatment program is carefully designed to assist families in crisis and turn around the behavior of the troubled teen by developing self-respect, values, and effective communication skills so that they can reconnect with their family members.

Ironwood's Mission Statement

Ironwood is a residential treatment center committed to helping families in crisis with troubled teens. We trust the teens and families we treat to share our commitment to generating successful, rewarding outcomes. Our aim is to assess and treat the causes of unruly behavior, while providing self-esteem building activities and life-enriching experiences along with academic studies. We strive to reunite youth and their families through clinical therapy, discipline, hard work, and shared experiences in a safe, secure, and therapeutic learning environment.


Ironwood, an approved non-traditional limited purpose private school, utilizes a fully-accredited distance learning curriculum which enables students to progress academically during their stay.

We provide a challenging, self-paced, flexible learning opportunity that can be customized to the individual student’s academic needs. At Ironwood, a living, learning laboratory is ever present within the 500 acre setting and through the multi-faceted experiential educational programs and core academic offerings. The curriculum is designed to effectively address a variety of learning styles, allowing students to successfully engage with their studies and relax into learning.

Ironwood offers a variety of enrichment programs designed to introduce the student to a new skill or spark a new interest or passion. Programs include horticulture and environmental science, culinary, equestrian, canine and art studies. Our goal is not simply to provide factual information, but to inspire young people to learn and thrive.

Ironwood has embraced this attitude and teamed with Oak Meadow School, an outstanding academic program and curriculum, to insure that your child is provided the opportunity for academic growth and progress while at Ironwood. Through Oak Meadow School, a fully accredited K-12 distance learning school, students continue to progress academically toward their educational goals and work toward a high school diploma while in residence at Ironwood.

Proven Oak Meadow principles of learning have helped thousands of students around the world learn successfully since 1975, and this tradition of excellence has been recognized by major accrediting associations. Oak Meadow School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation, assuring that student work at Oak Meadow School will be accepted by colleges and schools worldwide. Oak Meadow maintains official transcripts of enrolled students, which may be sent to potential colleges upon request. Most Oak Meadow graduates go on to college, and they have attended and succeeded at a wide variety of colleges and universities. Oak Meadow School is also registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse, and our courses are approved for student athletes who wish to meet NCAA collegiate eligibility standards for Division I and II.

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