Education Group Acquires
Island View & Oakley School
In what is the largest transaction in the company’s
history, Aspen Education Group has acquired both Island
View School and Oakley School in Northern
Utah. Aspen is the nation’s
leader in the delivery of therapeutic education programs
to underachieving youths.
Oakley School, founded in 1997, is located near Park
Utah. The school, with a capacity to serve up to 128-college
preparatory boarding students, provides students, ages 14-18,
a college preparatory education in a small, highly personalized
environment and is one of the few clinical boarding schools
in the country.
Island View, founded in 1994, is located north of Salt
Lake City. With a capacity to serve up to 115 students ages 12-18,
Island View is a residential treatment center that offers
programs that help adolescents overcome self-defeating habits
and build upon existing and newly found personal strengths.
It is one of only a handful of residential treatment programs
accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
Island View and Oakley School were founded principally
by Lorin Broadbent, DSW, and Jared
Balmer, PhD, to
respond to families’ needs for residential programs that
therapeutic intervention with a broad-based education program
and a wide range of positive life experiences. Drs. Broadbent
and Balmer, along with the rest of the senior management
team, will be remaining in their current positions.
“These two programs have earned a national reputation for
their ability to further the educational and personal growth
of adolescents,” said Aspen’s Chief Executive Officer Elliot
Sainer. “Aspen is very pleased to add these facilities to
our diverse group of programs and to welcome their current
leadership and faculty as part of our team.”
“We are very enthusiastic to join with the Aspen group of
therapeutic education programs,” said Dr. Balmer. “We have
long respected Aspen for its commitment to adolescents with
challenges and their families, and for its excellent nationwide
“We feel confident that Aspen shares our same beliefs,
values and goals of helping adolescents and their families
learn to build healthy relationships together as well as
helping them develop and achieve life goals,” said Dr. Broadbent.
Aspen Education Group is the nation’s leader in providing
therapeutic education opportunities that improve the quality
of life for underachieving children, teenagers and young
adults and their families. Recognizing that every individual
is challenged by different needs, Aspen offers a wide diversity
of therapeutic education programs, settings and solutions
that match youths’ needs with the right environment. Through
Aspen’s 30 residential and outdoor programs in eleven states,
parents can choose from a variety of therapeutic and academic
environments, including boarding schools, outdoor experiential
education programs, and weight loss residential academies
and summer camps. In addition, Aspen operates several day
schools for students with identified special education needs.
Students in any of Aspen’s schools and programs benefit from
the experience and depth of understanding that comes from
helping tens of thousands of youths over the past two decades.
For the last two years, Eduventures, a leading independent
research firm dedicated to learning markets, has named Aspen
Education Group among the top 100 education companies nationally.
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