Kolob Canyon School's Mission Statement:

Our mission at Kolob Canyon School is to provide authentic experiences and to teach skills and values which empower all students to achieve at their fullest potential.  We are champions of life-long learning, and as such, we challenge ourselves and our students to step beyond where we and they now stand. 

Kolob Canyon School's Guiding Principle: 

WE ARE ALL IN.  EVERY ONE OF US, EVERY DAY, MEETING THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE.

Kolob Canyon School Values:

In collaboration with our staff, therapists and families, we create a supportive learning environment where we value:

  • Safety and Security
  • Uniqueness and Diversity
  • Nurturing Relationship
  • High Expectations
  • Individual needs of every student

An Outstanding Education is Part of the Cure

Kolob Canyon believes that a challenging, stimulating educational program can be another important key to restoring balance and health to our students. We provide a high quality, fully accredited educational program that includes traditional academic studies, a rich fine arts curriculum, foreign language on-line classes, and computer aided instruction for those girls wanting additional curriculum. Our traditional classroom instruction benefits from small class room sizes, providing the individual attention our students might need.  Special attention is paid to meeting the needs of each individual student. Many students arrive at Kolob Canyon needing to make up school credits.  This is accomplished with a year round school schedule and individualized instruction.  We often find that students not only make up missed credits, but then excel.  Our goal is to develop positive self-esteem in a climate that stimulates creativity and individuality.  We feel that a wide variety of experiences are necessary to help teenagers discover and enhance their talents. We help each student to experience success that can be applied to all aspects of our education and clinical programs. Academic expectations are high and with the guidance of highly trained and caring teachers, students learn and master the necessary skills to prepare them for the future while they become clinically stable.  Our academic team works closely with the clinical team to support each student's therapy goals.  The academic team plan and coordinate academic adventure days (including school field trips) to foster the teacher/student relationship and to expand our student's awareness of the larger community.  Our school is accredited by AdvancED and our teachers are licensed by the state of Utah.  

Kolob Canyon School Education Program

Kolob Canyon School is student-focused rather than curriculum-focused. In addition to the core curriculum classes, our broad enrichment program of art, foreign langauge options, and drama provide opportunities for success that empower our students to succeed elsewhere.  Students are also assisted in learning good study skills and executive functioning skills. ACT/SAT Prep classes are provided. Teachers are carefully selected based on their expertise. Most importantly, academics is a place where students feel loved and respected. This student-focused, principle-centered approach to teaching troubled teenage students allows Kolob Canyon to rekindle a love of learning in students that frequently struggle in traditional academic settings.

Special Education Program

Students with special needs due to ADHD, learning disabilities or other school related issues are easily accommodated with our small class sizes and individualized instruction.  We can and will follow IEP and 504 plans that were developed in a student's school of origin. Individualized academic support focuses on meeting IEP requirements and building executive functioning skills.  Our Academic Director also meets with each student weekly on an individual basis to provide extra support and tutoring.