About Us

Rising Peak Academy is a long-term residential program that provides young men ages 13-18 the opportunities and motivation to succeed in life while dealing with co-occurring disorders including addiction and behavioral issues. Located on the edge of Glacier Park in Northwest Montana, we focus on healthy activity, academics, counseling and life-skills that establish a foundation of recovery in each and every resident that attends our program.


We deliver exceptional service to the residents and families ensuring that each young man is treated as an individual while instilling the principals of integrity, responsibility, honesty and accountability.  In addition, a focus on service and helping others is a philosophy each young man will leave with and use to build character and impact society as a whole. This is accomplished through a 3-phase system motivating each client to focus on successful completion of our program.  Each phase is specific to the individual but is based on general principals and a foundation of the 12-step philosophy. Along with academics, community events, recreation and sober fun - the boys will be attending AA meetings on a regular basis.  

Partnering with Wilderness Treatment Center, a residential care provider for almost 35 years, allows us the opportunity to leverage many of the benefits of a residential care facility on 6000 acres while living and going to school on the Rising Peak Academy campus.  Having the ability to visit the ranch, participate in the ropes course or go on a wilderness trip are opportunities that no other adolescent after-care program can deliver.  


Rising Peak Academy Services

Therapeutic Services


  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Room and board 
  • Family consultations 
  • Challenge course 
  • Peer to peer discussions 
  • Wilderness Therapy 
  • Equine Therapy
  • AA meetings 



  • Masters Level Teacher 
  • Lecture Series 
  • Online School 
  • Tutoring 
  • Art & Music Electives 
  • Field Trips 
  • College Prep 

Health & Wellness


  • Physical Education
  • Nutrition Education 
  • Exercise Equipment/Gym 
  • Yoga Classes 
  • Cooking Classes 
  • Life-skill Training

Community Service


  • Mentoring opportunities 
  • Philanthropy programs
  • Volunteering

Recreation Therapy


  • Hiking 
  • Biking 
  • Paddle boarding 
  • Wakeboarding 
  • Swimming 
  • Skiing
  • Fishing 

Admission Process


Call our admissions department today at 888-989-8550 for a resident assessment.  Most residents have completed some level of inpatient treatment prior to arriving to Rising Peak Academy.  It is not a requirement so we will assess for appropriateness. 


Daily Schedule Example

The Rising Peak Advantage

Rising Peak Academy provides a unique experience for adolescents suffering from addiction that need to learn coping skills and relapse prevention in order to transition back into a healthy and successful life. Our program advantages can be broken down into 3 categories.  


Leveraging the foundation of the 12-steps our programming will set us apart through the right combination of therapy, academics, life-skill building, healthy living and nutrition.  Our 3-phase approach will develop these young men into ambitious and contributing people with a service approach to society.  

The key is in our daily schedule and passionate staff. Our principals for staff engagement will be based on our core values including:

  • Commitment to Quality
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Determination
  • Respect
  • Accountability


Our property is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the world in Northwest Montana, 15 miles from the airport and our campus is a mountain paradise with more than 20 acres of space for recreation, meditation, swimming, fishing, and working with many of our animals we care for on the ranch.

Within minutes of Glacier National Park, Whitefish Lake, Bigfork, Big Mountain Ski Area, and Flathead Lake, our program gives young men the ability to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 


We are located within 45 minutes of Wilderness Treatment Center, a strategic partner and part owner, which allows us to leverage many of the benefits of the primary care facility for clients needing extra services or opportunities to participate in experiential therapy.  These would include high ropes course, rappelling, equine therapy, group therapy and therapeutic wilderness trips. The opportunity to provide multi-level services between 2 locations is a clear advantage over many programs.

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Contact us today with any questions you may have regarding our philosophy and approach.  Our mission is to continue to instill hope, motivation and coping skills into these young men. 

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