Pacific Quest Ranked In the Top 110 Schools and Programs

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Pacific Quest wilderness therapy program was recently listed in the Top 110 Schools & Programs in the category of private parent-choice residential schools and programs for struggling teens and young adults.

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...there is a consensus that these are good quality schools and programs, of course for the appropriate child.

Every year, Independent Education Consultants are asked to rank the schools and programs they believe provide an effective and safe intervention for struggling teens and young adults. Led by Lon Woodbury, MA, CEP, IECA of, the Educational Consultants are asked to consider more than 500 schools and programs. Education Consultants visit numerous schools and programs around the nation learning what each has to offer, the quality of care provided, and what the experience would be like for a potential student. After careful consideration, a list of the top ranked programs is compiled. Woodbury adds, “...there is a consensus that these are good quality schools and programs, of course for the appropriate child.”

As a world renowned therapeutic program for struggling adolescents and young adults, Pacific Quest is proud to be distinguished as one of the Top 110 Schools and Programs. Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, Pacific Quest utilizes a proprietary Sustainable Growth treatment model that specializes in organic horticulture practices. Going beyond traditional models of behavioral health care, Pacific Quest therapeutic wilderness program utilizes evidence-based practices in horticultural therapy and a rites of passage curriculum that allows therapists to integrate clinical goals into a safe experiential environment.

About Pacific Quest
Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling teens and young adults, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their wilderness programs offer a clinical, yet holistic approach to treatment, going beyond traditional wilderness therapy and teaching sustainable life skills. Pacific Quest’s proprietary therapeutic model is a groundbreaking approach that uses organic gardening to create concrete metaphors for its students as they cultivate their own health and happiness. Pacific Quest provides an environment that allows for a true discovery process for its students, a place that is safe, structured, experiential and natural. Owned and operated by a veteran team of professionals with hundreds of years of combined wilderness program experience, Pacific Quest offers a unique approach to treatment that is individualized for each student.

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