Alternative Therapeutic School For Kids with Depression

Therapeutic Schools are Ideal for Children with Depression Diagnosis


Pinnacle provides a safe, non-judgmental environment for students that have fallen behind due to illness or mental health issues

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, about 5 percent of children and adolescents suffer from depression. At a higher risk for depression are children who struggle with any of the following:

  • Stress
  • Loss
  • Attention/Learning/Conduct Disorders
  • Anxiety

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Irritability, persistent sadness, frequent crying
  • Thoughts of self-harm, death or suicide
  • Lack of enjoyment in favorite activities
  • Frequent complaints of physical illness
  • Low energy
  • Poor concentration
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Change in sleeping patterns

Pinnacle students may choose a half day or full day schedule. Full day students may incorporate counseling sessions with one of Pinnacle's mental health professionals that are trained to identify depression and assist students in finding the help they need to succeed socially, emotionally and academically.

Students that have struggled in traditional classrooms often thrive at Pinnacle due to our personalized, flexible learning programs. Our staff work closely with students and can address any changes in mood or behavior before it develops into a severe issue. 

Since our students can work at their own pace and advance quickly in their favorite subjects and receive one-on-one assistance with more difficult subjects, they quickly gain confidence in their learning abilities. Our blended learning environment helps students develop a sense of independence and ownership of their progress.