Kingston Academy


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Kingston Academy was established in the 1970s as a foster care group home for at-risk and adjudicated delinquent children.  As the years have passed, we have grown from a group home, to a 52 bed coed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) helping children between the ages of 5 to 17.  In addition to our living quarters, we have an amazing school that includes nine classrooms, an infirmary, play therapy room, library and many clinical offices.  Both our Residential and Educational programs are Licensed and accredited by Joint Commission (JCAHO), as well as Department of Mental Health and Disability services.  We focus on behavioral change through the power of choice. Staff builds strong relationships with students to help them understand the choices that they have.  This method with structure and consistency allows trust to grow between our students and staff.  Students play such an important role to our structure that they participate in our staff orientation, trainings and campus government.

Programs Offered

  • Long–term residential treatment for boys ages 5 to 17 years old
  • Long–term residential treatment for girls ages 5 to 17 years old
  • Therapeutic Day school for students ages 5 to 17 years old
  • Intensive Day Treatment
  • Intensive Short-Term Track (60-day program)

Student Profile

  • Females and males, ages 5 to 17 years old
  • Full-scale IQ above 50, (If below 50, each student will be reviewed)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Has problems with anger and aggression
  • Demonstrates a low degree of empathy
  • Lacks self-discipline
  • Exhibits poor coping skills
  • Is non-compliant with authority
  • Is amenable to a normative culture

Whom Do We Serve?

The typical student admitted to Kingston Academy is a child showing signs of emotional, sexual or physical abuse due to some form of psychopathology trauma or stress. Our children are often being physically aggressive to their self or others.  Students typically show a low degree of empathy for others, have poor means-ends reasoning, are impulsive, have problems with anger control and aggression, are irresponsible, deny and/or justify negative behaviors, pride themselves on antisocial values and behaviors, lack self-discipline, and are counteractive and non-compliant with authority.

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Dawn Kozlowski
Director of Admissions
Phone: 865-376-2296 ext# 115
Fax: 865-376-0369
Referral Email:

Not sure which program?
Contact Steve Gilbert
Phone: 712-310-9395
Email for more information