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La Europa Academy

Private | 9-12 | 8 students


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Posted Saturday, September 20, 2014

LEA was an amazing journey for our daughter and for our family. Our daughter arrived just before her 15th birthday as a child who was struggling with feeling worthy and suffered for great anxiety. She left about a year later with amazing motivation in life and learning. LEA helped her emotionally, gave her back her passion to learn - and helped her navigate peer issues - an amazing program - as parents we were very much included in the growth process and learned so much about how to be a better communicator and listener - thank you LEA for giving us our daughter back !!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 25, 2014

The education program was very beneficial. The education director helped my apply to over 25 colleges nationwide. The history and government professor has a way of making his classes beyond fun and interesting rather than making the memorization of dates and facts boring! The time I was attended there was some slight turn-over within the school however the new teachers met the expectations of the previous ones. The therapy program was beneficial, I personally benefited from art therapy, and individual therapy most, however there are lots of groups, as well as recreation and music therapy offered. The residential side could always use some improvement but since my departure it seems as though a lot of progress is being made.. There is a lot of turn-over within the staff and not each one is pleasant or positive. That being said learning to deal with those people helped me know how to deal with un-pleasant people on a day to day basis out in the real world. Overall I benefited from La Europa and would do it all over again to end up in the place I am now. I'm a student studying psychology and social work in order to help adolescent girls as I was helped at LEA.

Posted June 14, 2014

La Europa Academy saved my life. I am a former student (graduated about five months ago) and could not be more grateful that my parents sent me HERE for my residential treatment. Each therapist is absolutely amazing and works hard to make their clients sessions individualized and productive. In fact, the entire treatment team is amazing when it comes to working with the kids and family as well. Academically, I thrived in the environment that LEA provides (small class sizes, personable teachers, one-on-one help, etc...) It was a great fit for what I needed at the time. If your daughter needs help, look no further! This is an amazing place and I will never forget the experience I had or the life-long relationships I made with staff and peers. Your daughter deserves the best (even if she doesn't know it) and this is it! :)
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 6, 2014

If someone said they did not like it here, it's only because they dd not utilize the tos and help available to them. I graduated from La Europa Academy almost a year ago and it has been life changing for the better. I had been on a downward slope for years and hot rock bottom, and refused any help when I got there. Yes, restrictions are tight at first. Students undergo close supervision, strip searches, and receive consequences for negative behavior, but it is to help, not hurt. Complaining of the bad instead of acknowledging the good is immature and is NOT a failure of the program. I recommend this place highly and I can honestly say it saved my life.

Posted May 14, 2014

I recently graduated this program, and i can honestly say it was the worst and hardest experience of my life. The staff don't let you be honest with your parents and the therapists take everything you say negative about la europa like you don't want to recover. i wanted to recover, and i am sober today. But that is because of ME not them. They did not do anything they told me they would do. I had a phone call before i came and asked them if i could wear my nose piercing, they said yes. They told me they had horses and that we'd play Tennis and have a lot of fun. Every day i wished i was somewhere else. I cried ALOT and the staff were never there to comfort me. DO NOT SEND YOUR DAUGHTER HERE!
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 23, 2014

Our daughter had been troubled for years - none of the so-called therapy "experts" were able to make any headway with her. Finally, after multiple hospitalizations for suicidal ideation, we elected to place her in residential treatment and an educational consultant suggested at La Europa. 14 months later she graduated, a girl on the right track physically, emotionally and academically. One of the reasons it worked so well is that it takes a holistic approach to healing the family, not just the child; be ready to actively participate in the process if you want it to work.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 22, 2014

Our daughter just graduated from La Europa after 14 months and returned home. The change in her and our family has been tremendous. We are so grateful for the quality of care and support she and our family received. While at La Europa she not only received excellent therapeutic care, she and we found out what she was capable of academically. She entered La Europa behind in her credits for high school graduation and she came home ahead and with an impressive GPA. We were impressed with the amount of communication and involvement we had with the process. It was truly a family experience.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 19, 2014

My friends and I were enrolled at LEA for almost a year each. We were repeatedly stripped in front of multiple women for no reason. We were restricted from meals, privileges and rights such as being able to communicate with family or therapists. I personally was never allowed to see my siblings before I left and was unable to ever have an emotional conversation with my parents. We were required to shut our mouths and pretend to "Get better" in order to graduate the program. I now plan to sue the school and the staff members that were either physically or verbally abusive to me. If your child needs some where to go, send them to Anasazi Foundation in Arizona, that is a true example of healthy useful treatment.

Posted January 18, 2014

The teamwork between all facets of the program (residential, academic, and therapeutic) was exactly what was needed. They went beyond expectation to understand the unique issues with which our daughter struggled, to coordinate with non-LEA professionals at home and locally, and came together as a team to help her. The therapeutic and academic staff is exceptional. The therapist was the center of the process. We wanted to bring her home with us because her approach was supportive of the whole family unit and we ALL grew from the experience. Our daughter graduated from the program after 11 months with the best academic grades she has had in high school. Most importantly, she acquired emotional, living, and academic skills that leave us stunned at times, and so hopeful after years of difficulty and self-harm. She is emerging as a well-adjusted, happy young adult. The food improved markedly during our stay. Thank you to LEA for the hope, the love, the teamwork, and professionalism. We are forever grateful.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 18, 2014

Our daughter recently graduated from La Europa Academy after spending 9 months there. She had been out of school for 9 months prior to entering La Europa, and was suffering from anxiety, depression, ED, OCD, self-harm, co-dependency, and BPD. She is much better than she was 9 months ago, and our relationship with her is also much better. My daughter's therapist was terrific, although they could have handled the termination process better. Arts therapy is very strong. Staff are uneven. School is fairly easy, but they were flexible (e.g., allowed my daughter to take a calculus class at a nearby charter school). Food was not very good, but I think is improving. Overall, we would do it again.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted November 25, 2013

My school is La Europa Academy. I am a parent of a student that recently graduated the program. I highly recommend this program without any reservation. This school made a difference in our lives and was truly a god send. They understand what they are doing and offered real solutions which gave us our family back. I am very pleased with the therapy, the education and the social skills our daughter learned while there. The team or staff there is first rate and not only were they good people they were very knowledgeable about what they were doing. I felt my daughter was secure and safe and being taken well care of. Again, 5 stars from a very satisfied parent.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 19, 2013

My daughter just graduated from Europa after 8 months. It was the right choice for us. The therapists, teachers, and staff are dedicated to the kids' growth and well being.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 26, 2013

My daughter suffered from severe depression. There had been multiple hospitalizations. At LEA she turned her life around and is now doing well. She is alive today because of the work she did at La Europa. I read some of the reviews posted here and elsewhere. Some of the things said are just not true. Things to note: -my daughter was at LEA for 11 months. there are no bedbugs -the house is not falling apart. things work, including plumbing. -art therapy is an integral part of the LEA approach. my daughter regularly participated in this. -the quality of the academics is quite good and involves a great deal of individual attention. When we met with the LEA staff prior to my daughter going there they set an expectation about a length of stay. She graduated within the range of time we discussed. My daughter is doing well today. LEA was the right place for her at the right time. I personally have made multiple visits to the school and can vouch for the facility and staff. My daughter found herself not only at a treatment facility, but also a home. After eleven months I consider us to not only have made friends with staff and other parents, but to have become part of the LEA family.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 26, 2012

La Europa has a very good education program. The terapy is good. However, the administration of the place is unorganized.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 26, 2012

La Europa presents as a port during a terrific storm. The school staff was instrumental in re-engaging our daughter in the classroom. The residential staff is caring and tried hard to meet our daughters needs, emotionally and physically. (she requires a lot of physical activity throughout the day!) The communication between the school and this family was sufficient. Most of all, the therapist was most effective in helping our daughter identify her emotional needs.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 12, 2012

Our daughter spent 8+ months at La Europa. We are very pleased with the results. Our daughter left in a much much better place than when she entered. The program is very good. The counseling is very good. The education is very good. As a father sensitive to what you are dealing with, as I've been there, I represent to you our experience was good. We are happy with our choice of Ka Europa.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 30, 2012

HIghly recommended. My daughter just graduated both the high school and the therapeutic program at LEA. She was there just over one year. Before she was admited, she wasnt going to her high school classes and she isolated herself. She had a whole host of other issues. Now she is confident in herself. She has been admitted to college for the fall and we are extremely optimistic about her future. The residential, academic and therapeutic elements of this program have all been great.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 27, 2012

Having a unique view on this program (an insiders), I would not, in good conscience, place a child of mine into the care of this facility. Although it can help, for the cost, there are many other options out there where the overall results would be far better. The residential home on the property is in disrepair (plumbing, mold, bedbugs etc. etc.) and the low level of supervision of the teens allows for too much high risk behavior to occur. Again, the program does help, but for the cost I wuld look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted August 31, 2011

This is not a good school for your troubled teenaged girl. The academics are substandard. The school promised art classes, exercise classes, special study classes for my ADD daughter, none of which happened. They did not return phone calls. They treat the girls like prisoners. The staff is extremely focused on religion, although they state they are non-denominational. The food is unhealthy and consists mostly of frozen dinners and pasta. Not what you would expect for the cost of the school. There are many other and far better schools out there.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 17, 2011

Great staff; amazing program. Saved our family and our daughter. The design of the program from a theraputic and educational stand point gels so well together there.
—Submitted by a parent

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