and Chuck Crow
July 5, 2006
To anyone considering New Summit Academy placement for their
Our son just completed his junior year and plans to finish his
senior year at NSA before returning home to attend college. When
our son returns for family visits he is respectful, cooperative,
and loving. He has shown tremendous growth in all areas of his
life; school, personal development and improved family relations.
New Summit Academy exceeded all of our expectations with respect
to administering to our son's psychological, social and academic
needs. Just a little over a year ago our family was in crisis
with an angry son whose experimentation with drugs began his
rapid slide into depression, disrespectful, reckless behavior,
truancy, poor grades, anger, violent outbursts at home, hostility
and out of control behavior. We made a very quick decision to
send him to a therapeutic boarding school to insure his safety
and the opportunity to break the destructive behavior cycle.
Why Costa Rica and particularly, why New Summit Academy (NSA)?
First and foremost, we believed that living outside of the U.S.
and being immersed in a foreign language and culture would broaden
and enrich our son's life's experience. We felt the academic
environment at NSA was supportive and structured to provide our
son opportunities to acquire the tools necessary to get into
and succeed in college and life. Even more important is the counseling
component, which has been key to our son's turnaround. Finally,
the home-stay family is an added bonus in that our son spends
time with a Costa Rican family who genuinely cares about him
and share precious family time with him.
Our family relationship has improved and we're excited to witness
our son's maturation and growth in all areas of his development.
On a recent home visit he honestly communicated how he missed
the family, his home, and surroundings but also shared that he
knew that returning to New Summit Academy to complete his senior
year was the best option for him.
We give high praise and our enthusiastic endorsement to the
program. We are open to speak with anyone interested in learning
more about our son's experience with NSA.