Our mission at Yellowstone Academy (YA) is to develop and share an exploratory-based approach to education that fosters creativity, promotes self-awareness, nurtures interpersonal relationships and inspires a growing passion for learning.
Yellowstone Academy provides educational programming to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch youth in residential care as well as Day Treatment for students needing support from surrounding school districts. We are sensitive to the educational needs of children and adolescents who are struggling with emotional and behavioral disturbances and offer a stable, emotionally supportive, educational environment.
Yellowstone Academy offers regular education, special education, vocational classes, Title programs, and 504 services. YA operates year round on a trimester academic calendar that provides a normalized school experience for students, which includes a full school day with the option of rotating period classes.
Students are taught from standardized curriculum that meets their individualized educational treatment goals. Yellowstone Academy strives to keep class sizes to 10 student or smaller and to provide a high staff ratio. All high school courses follow accreditation standards and transitions credits back to sending districts. For students completing High School graduation requirements, they may graduate at the completion of semester from Yellowstone Academy.
Yellowstone Academy is one of the only public schools associated with Residential Treatment in the western United States that meets multiple state accreditation requirements including but not limited to Montana, Illinois, and California. Yellowstone Academy is accredited by Montana Office of Public Instruction (K-8) and by AdvancED (K-12). Yellowstone Academy is located on Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch’s scenic 410 acre ranch campus.
1750 Ray of Hope Lane
Billings MT 59106-3599