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Designed for males with academic or social struggles due to neurological differences
Nestled in the beautiful, serene Wasatch mountains, Daniels Academy is
the perfect setting for young men to learn, grow, and thrive.

These social or learning disabilities are most commonly labeled:


Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, Attention Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD or PDD NOS), Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder (SPCD)

An Authentic Setting

Most often students with learning disabilities or differences benefit from close relationships in a low-stimulus setting. Daniels Academy is a small boarding school for boys with no more than 37 students enrolled at any given time. Each of our residences reflect a natural home environment and are specifically tailored to support the needs and developmental focuses of our students. Students receive individual attention and mentoring daily by caring staff who understand the nature of learning disabilities and differences. Each student is considered individual with unique strengths, talents and needs. The Daniels Academy team develops an individualized educational, treatment, and sensory plan for each student.

Over time, we’ve learned that no two students in this audience are alike. As a result, we focus on individualized care. We respect and encourage the unique strengths and talents of our students.

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Authentic Experiences.

Authentic Development.


For years Daniels Academy has explored the opportunities of adventure education, and adopted the best therapeutic and educational practices for our students. This evolution has resulted in years of experience serving the Autism Spectrum Disorder population.

The students we support often times have limited skills in this area which has impacted much of their social understanding and social life. [...]

For our students, effective emotional regulation is best described as the ability to regulate or respond to an experience/situation in a manner that is socially tolerable or acceptable.[...]

Executive function are mental processes that help connect past experiences with present actions.[...]

Daniels Academy supports the development of several different living skills from managing their hygeine to managing their money[...]

Everything We Do At Daniels Academy Revolves Around These 4 Pillars

Daniels Academy combines adventure education, and a nurturing residential environment with an interactive, project-based academic program, supported by specialized therapy for students and their families. All aspects of the Daniels Academy program are created and implemented with our Four Pillars of Development in mind. Through consistent community interaction and involvement Daniels Academy supports the development of our students through these Four Pillars.

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The Key to Success

The key to success of our boarding school for boys is using our safe, predictable, and homelike environment to introduce a variety of new coping skills for our students to learn and practice. Every day we spend time in our local community and surrounding areas to practice and generalize these new skills sets. Caring and professionally trained coaches, therapists and teachers help support these moments of learning and development.

We believe that by providing the correct supports and developing the right compensatory skills, our students can and will be successful in their academic and life goals, no matter what kind of learning disabilities or differences our students face.