Philosophy

Plumfield Academy believes that academic gains and social and emotional development are achieved through the daily practice of positive skills.

Some boys face challenges that, without specialized support, can start them on a downward spiral which can become increasingly difficult for them to overcome. Boys who may have learning, behavioral and social challenges often struggle to be successful at school, in the community and with friends. 

Within our therapeutic learning environment, Plumfield Academy utilizes a Social Skills Behavioral Program that focuses on building academic skills and developing social competence. By defining individual needs and developing incremental goals, youth and staff are provided a structured  framework for change. As students practice new skills and experience success, they learn how and why specific skills positively impact their lives. Plumfield Academy‚Äôs goal is for the daily practice of positive skills to become habits as students gradually transition from a highly structured learning environment to increased opportunities for independent decision making.