Wisdom Ranch School

PO Box 166 
Arco, ID 83213


John Tucker

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A student’s stay at Wisdom Ranch School is individually tailored, allowing both the student and the family to achieve specific academic, relationship, and personal growth goals. Our minimum length of stay is 5 months.

Wisdom Ranch School is a small, alternative residential school for adolescents that combines academics, character development, and ranch living into a unique and memorable experience.

Students at Wisdom Ranch School choose to be with us and are afforded freedoms and responsibilities. Only those willing to accept these responsibilities are considered for acceptance. While the program at Wisdom Ranch School is designed to be challenging, it is by no means punitive.

Average to above average IQ, Fourteen years of age and older, May have already experienced an intervention program, We may take students stabilized on medications within a certain range.

Our flexible academic program, fully accredited by the State of Idaho and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, builds on each student’s natural strengths and abilities.

These include whitewater boating, climbing, mountaineering, downhill and backcountry skiing,caving, hiking and fishing. Should a student develop a passion for a specific activity, they have the opportunity to become experts.

Mentoring and role modeling

We are located on a 2000 acre working ranch in the foothills of the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho. Students live in yurts.

During their stay, each student’s family comes to the Ranch to participate with their child in a series of experiential workshops.

Each yurt community is supported by three student mentors and a "Yurt Director". The mentors have a rotating schedule which provides constant interaction and supervision for the students. In this way staff are continually available to students to form strong and lasting positive relationships.

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