Academy at Sisters

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This facility has been reported as under suspicion as being abusive by Fight Institutional Child Abuse (FICA). As result it is going to be investigated by the Fornits Webforum

Academy at Sisters is a behavior modification facility marketed as a therapeutic boarding school for girls. It is located east of Bend, Oregon [1]

It was founded in 1995

It can detain 58 teenagers on two different campuses. (Lodge and Silvis) [2].

The length of the program last about 12 to 18 months [2].

Beside the girls program the owners - J Bar J Youth services also runs a program for boys called J Bar J Boys Ranch, an out-reach program named Cascade Youth & Family Center, a horse show and an activity called Big Brothers Big Sisters [3]

Program structure

The program use a level system. The teenage girls start at the Lodge Campus [4].

Once they reach certain goals set up by the program they transfer to the Read Campus [4].


They are acredited by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, which was involved in a scandal in the state of New York where a school had issued high school diplomas without the necessary state authorizations. The work with a local High School in the La-pine School district[5]

According to the homepage education in a high school environment is only offered at the read campus [4].

Notable alumni

  • Actress Stella [6]


March 2010 the main campus was hit by a small fire. It didn't result in greater damage [7]

External links

Info pages

Survivor groups

Message boards


  1. The Silvis campus on Google maps
  2. 2,0 2,1 Program records on NATSAP Us9.GIF
  3. Bar J Youth Services
  4. 4,0 4,1 4,2 Campuses, homepage of the facility
    Disclosure to Schools. The Academy may disclose Student’s records to the Bend-La Pine
    School District, or to any other educational institution or school district
    the Academy, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
  6. Where are the girls from 2000-2002ish, a thread on a Myspace group of girls who have been through the program
  7. Microwave Sparks Small Bend Fire, by, Glenn Vaagen, My Central Oregon, March 25, 2010