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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are currently welcoming students back to the Shortridge Academy campus while adhering closely to protocols that are being relaxed per the guidance and recommendations of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control. We are also offering virtual registration and online academics and therapeutic support via our online program.


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Rolling Admissions
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Interview Required
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Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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From Shortridge Academy

Shortridge Academy is a private New England therapeutic boarding school for grades 9-12 emphasizing challenging yet supportive college prep academics on a 350-acre campus with an average of 50 students on campus throughout the year. Operating year-round, we offer rolling admissions with a minimum commitment of one academic semester (two terms) on campus. Many families, however, opt to enroll for an academic year or longer. We are located in southeastern New Hampshire, with close proximity to both the seacoast and the mountains. This idyllic setting provides a tranquil and more “normalized” experience for our students as they develop critical strengths for their futures. Shaped by the defining features of authoritative parenting, Shortridge fosters collaboration within boundaries and offers students “a seat at the table” on individual and community-wide topics. Student inclusion, in part, is what makes Shortridge unique.


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Learning Support Overview

Our Center for Learning and Cognitive Enhancement (LC) provides students with an additional layer of academic support to aid in their success at Shortridge and beyond. The LC offers both comprehensive learning support services and cognitive enhancement programs.

Culture & Safety

of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses


    Student-Teacher Ratio
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
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    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses

    Shortridge Academy Reviews

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    Caring, positive, helpful staff team to help students holistically. Everyone goes above and beyond their "job" to partner with students, and care about helping them achieve their individualized goals. Students are generally kind and capable kids who are on their way to getting back on track. Student committees plan activities, special events, rooming arrangements, etc. so kids have a big say in the running of the school. As they gain trust, students can hold leadership roles, get work study jobs, get help with college applications, resumes, etc. Visits much more frequent than other therapeutic schools. Families included in the process and encouraged to do their own therapeutic work as a family system. Staff are responsive and available to families and students and enjoy being a part of their growth.
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    I have known the founder, Adam Raisner, for 30 years. The team and approach with students at Shortridge represents his care for helping kids. Shortridge is a high quality option providing the same academic accreditation as top NE boarding schools and colleges (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), licensed therapists to help students address anxiety, depression, and family issues. with a semester minimum length of stay. As CEO of Paradigm Treatment, we have and will continue to educate our families about this great option once they finish our 30-60 day mental health residential program. - Paul Auchterlonie
    Overall, an excellent experience for our daughter. She's doing well and devouring her college education. Solid academics and compassionate support systems. We highly recommend Shortridge.