Allynwood is committed to providing the best and most effective education, recovery and therapeutic services to our students and to maintain the highest ethical standards. To ensure adherence to professional best practices and standards, Allynwood is accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, as well as The Joint Commission.
Additionally, we are a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), the Association of Recovery Schools (ARS) and the Association of Independent School Admissions Professionals (AISAP).
At Allynwood, students join a community committed to learning about oneself, others and the world. Our motto, “Sapere Aude” (dare to be wise), invokes our emphasis on wisdom, literature and our belief that education provides a distinct mode for personal transformation. Allynwood provides a college preparatory curriculum that each year successfully places our graduates in a wide range of colleges and universities across the country.
Additionally, Allynwood offers our students opportunities to experience the challenges and freedoms of college learning while at the same time receiving academic and therapeutic support. Students can take college courses on our campus and, when ready, can commute to the local community college and earn college credits while still in high school.
At Allynwood, students can participate in varsity level sports such as soccer, basketball, crosscountry, golf and baseball. Allynwood competes in Class D, Section IX in New York State high school athletics as part of the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA).
Some teams are exclusively comprised of Allynwood students, while others are in combination with the local high school, providing a unique opportunity to be integrated with local high school students.
Therapeutic support is available to all students at Allynwood depending on their individual needs. Credentialed therapists provide counseling with specific experience in adolescent issues and family counseling. Various therapeutic methods are used as directed by each student’s individual service plan and diagnoses, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Allynwood is not a rehabilitation or drug treatment center, but we can help students make up their own minds about their substance use. Licensed clinicians use psychoeducation and motivational techniques to help students see themselves clearly and to motivate change.
Whether they work the 12-steps formally or not, working with their sponsor, students develop personal accountability and learn to take responsibility for relationship reparation.The self-awareness that emerges clarifies the boundaries between self and others, while engendering empathy and an open-mindedness towards spiritual exploration.
College Preparatory Programs (Grades 9-12) – leading to High School Diploma:
- Safety Platform: For students who need extra supervision, intervention and support
- Discovery Platform: For students who are open to learning about themselves and willing to experiment with new behaviors and beliefs
- Achievement Platform: Provides the highest level of freedom & independence
Additional Programs include:
- College Transition Program (Bridge)
- Canine-Human Attunement Training & Therapy (CHAT)
- Arts Courses
Bridge College Transition Program:
The Bridge program is a recoverybased college transition program for young adults ages 17–20. It provides individualized support for students transitioning from a therapeutic setting who need academic, therapeutic and/or recovery support as they begin their college experience.
The Bridge is appropriate for students who have experienced difficulty completing high school or getting into college or those who have been discharged or dropped out of college and wish to have a second start.
Bridge students live in premier college student housing in Binghamton, N.Y. and are enrolled in the local community college, SUNY Delhi or Binghamton University. They are learning to live independently and manage the challenges of college life while receiving individualized academic, therapeutic, case management and recovery support.