Academy at Cedar Mountain
Head of School
Reorganization and renewal aptly describe The Academy
at Cedar Mountain today. Since my return as Head of
School, we have moved to our new twenty-six acre campus,
which includes two new buildings that serve as
dormitories, classrooms, and a dining hall. We are also
working with The Institute of Emotional Growth
Education (TIEGE) to become a full emotional growth
Our overall mission is to provide a strong foundation
that will help our students develop a sense of identity,
establish a healthy set of values, and become confident,
self-directed, lifelong learners. We have three areas of
focus, helping our students to develop: emotional
maturity, solid academic skills, and leadership skills.
In each aspect of school life, we endeavor to help
students find connection, compassion, and character.
A debt of gratitude goes out to Linda Houghton,
who in the past has been a director of both Mt.
Bachelor Academy and King George School.
Currently as the founder/director of TIEGE, she has
remained steadfastly with us through our changes. She
has coached and tutored me, as Head of School, as well
as the rest of our faculty as we fulfill our original
dream of providing a structured, yet loving and
nurturing environment for students. She plans to be here
as a consultant approximately once a month over the next
year to help us refine and better the school.
TIEGE describes these components as essential for an
emotional growth school: a mentor program, communication
classes, work ethic, self study, active parent
communication, parent seminars, student workshops,
leadership/student government, and an integrated arts
curriculum. While some schools become certified in only
a few of the components, we have been working to
integrate all of them into the Academy at Cedar
I would like to thank all who have supported us during
the reorganization process. We finally have all the
issues surrounding the change of Head of School behind
us and are moving forward. Several educational
consultants have asked me to let them know when we have
completed the reorganization and are ready for new
students. Well, now is the time.
We feel really good about our current student body and
faculty. They are the greatest!!! Students at The
Academy at Cedar Mountain are those who can benefit
academically, socially, and emotionally from a loving,
structured environment, but who do not have serious
psychological or behavioral issues.