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boarding schools for troubled youth

Hanna’s on-campus Archbishop Hanna High School staffed by specially trained teachers and staff. Founded in 1949, the school is fully accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Class sizes are small, ranging from 8 to 10 students, so boys receive individualized help on a much more personal level than most boarding schools for troubled youth.

In their studies and daily lives, boys learn practical skills, as well as respect for their community and faith traditions of our program.

The boys live in housing facilities specifically designed for children with behavioral problems. These group facilities are on-campus units we call cottages and group homes. Each type of residence has several dedicated youth counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residence staff work 3-1/2 day shifts, sleeping inside their assigned residence, with the students.

In addition to serving as role models, our youth counselors help each boy develop socially appropriate behaviors—from using good table manners, helping with studying skills, maintaining personal hygiene, keeping their rooms clean—to fulfilling assigned chores. Boys are also taught a variety of life skills, including cooking, budgeting, finding employment and preparing for life away from a protected environment.