Helping boys achieve their unique potential for over 55 years

Founded in 1964 by the parents of children with special needs, Plumfield Academy has developed into one of the most successful specialized education programs of its kind.  For over 55 years Plumfield Academy’s dedicated team has helped boys build on their strengths and interests, while encouraging growth and change in the social, emotional and learning domains that most challenge them.

Plumfield Academy provides specialized education to boys with emotional, learning and behavioral challenges. Our communication-centered behavioral program focuses on building social and academic skills within a comprehensive treatment environment. By defining individual needs and achievable goals, youth are provided a clear pathway for change as they learn how and why specific skills positively impact their lives.

Located on eight acres in the Sebastopol countryside, Plumfield Academy’s beautiful campus creates an atmosphere of calm, and helps encourage a positive attitude toward school and learning. Plumfield’s therapeutic setting fosters an atmosphere of hope, a sense of belonging, and is a foundation for academic and social growth.


Plumfield Academy is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

Certified by the California Department of Education

Member of: California Alliance of Child and Family Services

California Association of Private and Special Education Schools

National Association of Private and Special Education Centers