Girls Academy


Lakeside Girls Academy accepts regular and special education girls in grades 8–12 who need a small, structured and nurturing therapeutic environment where academic success is a priority. The Girls Academy also accepts teen girls who may be pregnant or parenting and in need of pregnancy and parenting education, services, and support while completing required coursework towards graduation. Student eligibility criteria include a willingness and ability to commit to following the structure of the program, basic skill levels above fifth grade and no need of physical intervention to maintain the safety of self and others.

Services and Features


  • Academic curriculum designed to meet PA graduation requirements
  • Variety of classes taught by certified teachers to match students’ interests and ability levels
  • Small class size
  • Special education support and services
  • Individualized academic planning and advisement
  • Preparation for Keystone Exams and PSSA’s


  • A credentialed counselor assigned to each student
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Counselors who facilitate regular communication between home and school, and assist students in setting and achieving goals
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Community resource referrals
  • Assistance with independent living

Parent Involvement

  • Parental participation in Enrollment Conference
  • Weekly parent contact and consultation
  • Regular Parent-Staff Conferences
  • Online student information system (PowerSchool) to monitor grades and progress

Other Features

  • Staff dedicated to a holistic team approach with a primary focus on being trauma informed and brain based in all aspects of their work with students
  • Facility dog – Garnet
  • Individualized transition planning
  • Field trips for learning and rewards
  • Work-study opportunities
  • Breakfast and lunch at no cost to students
  • Transportation services
  • Community Service opportunities
  • Full time nurse on campus
  • Childbirth, nutrition, and parenting classes
  • On-site licensed daycare program
  • A beautiful, serene 40-acre campus that features generous classroom space, a gymnasium and athletic fields, cafeteria, greenhouse, lake, and outdoor pool

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about Lakeside Girls Academy or scheduling a visit and tour of our campus, please contact Patti Farraday at 215-654-9207 ext. 2713 or by email.


111 Chestnut Lane
North Wales, PA 19454
(Horsham Township)