Top Boarding Schools has developed free assessment tools that are confidential and fast. It will take just a few minutes to find the perfect school to help your child grow into a happy, productive adult.

The Behavioral Assessment will simply ask you to identify specific behaviors your child is exhibiting. Through this process the assessment can determine the degree of danger your child is in and the relative urgency of the situation.

The School Program Assessment asks you to identify more general behaviors and patterns. The results will help identify the type of school that will best suit your child, and more specifically will match your child to particular schools that we recommend for your child.


School Program Assessment

Select the following that apply to your child:
Unsuccessful attempts of therapeutic intervention in a lower level of care
Failure to attend outpatient therapy
Abusive or unhealthy dating relationships
Ungovernable Behavior
Continual Drug and Substance use
Unresolved issues such as; mood disorders, conduct disorders and learning disorders
Falling behind in school as a result of non-attendance and/or non-compliance
Non-compliance to court orders
Destructive behavior
Substance abuse issues
Anger management
Academic standing- grade level and on target or behind
Legal trouble
Sex Offenders
Adjudicated youth court ordered to Youth Corrections “Secured Care.”
Children with cognitive impairment below 70 on full scale I.Q.

Behavioral Assessment

Select the following that apply to your child:

Argumentative / easily offended/ defensive
Blatant disrespect / dislike for authority
Victim stance (they believe the world does not give them what they are entitled to, so they view themselves as poorly treated and thus a victim.)
Sneaky / lying by omission
Change in sleeping / eating habits
Lack of motivation / a lot more lazy
Externalizing blame (blames everyone/ everything else)
Entitlement issues (the world / everyone owes them)
Feels that everyone is against them
Denial (doesn’t see or think that anything is wrong / doesn’t think they’re in need of help)
Justification; for example, “because of this____, I am justified in doing___”
Rules don’t apply / non-compliance to rules
Friends become top priority / sudden change in friends
Rationalizes / minimizes things
The need to be different, out of the norm
Assuming that what other people think about them is always negative
Distant from family/ keeps away from home a lot / family communication (becomes short and frank)
Abandonment of personal interests
Immediacy/ impulsivity (I want this right now / feeling compelled to act without regard for the consequences)
Paying a lot of attention to negative events, rejecting positive experiences
Things noticeably missing around the house
More aggressive / violent / assaultive behavior
Usually sudden change in appearance
Repeated threats (verbally or physically)
Selling personal items / increase in money or possessions
Social withdrawal
Frequent depression and discouragement
Attempted suicide or threats of
Running away from home or threats of
Self mutilation
Trouble with the law
Involvement in cult activities
Problems at school; expulsion, multiple suspension, truancy (excessive absences), falling back in school