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Ridge Creek has  settled into a new identity and focus.  Historically, it was  a wilderness program.  In 2009, it expanded into a therapeutic "College Prep [School] with a Wilderness Twist."  Since then, the wilderness program has been dropped, and the therapeutic boarding school well establishcd.   Ridge Creek School, took over the buildings of a former school  historically located near it.  However in the fall of 2011, those buildings will become the site of newly founded boarding and day school that will not have therapeutic content.  Ridge Creek will return to the nearby buildings that are mostly unussd at the time this is written.

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Currently Ridge Creek is one of the most economical therapeutic boarding schools available. We generally avoid putting costs and charges on our website but you will find that published charges at Ridge Creek tend to run lower than at other schools and programs.  In addition to the lower than expected charges, Ridge Creek has a generous financial aid offering, which lowers costs even further for eligible families. 

FamilyLight sm visited and inspected Ridge Creek back in the days it was simply a wilderness program. We are also familiar with the physical plant of school property that Ridge Creek has acquired.  We have confidence in the programming and the staffing.  We have seen the physical plant but we have not been able to assess the adequacy of the physical plant to meet the needs to students attending school four days per week.  We are not suggesting inadequacy.  We anticipate all is well.  But we have not observed it up close and personal. We encourage taking advantage of the bargain rates, but encourage checking out the physical facility. We emphasize that we anticipate that when doing, so you will find the facility satisfactory. 

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Last updated  1-21-2011

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