It is coeducational and enrolls about 25 high school students, ages 15 to 21, typically in grades 10 to postgraduate. The student body is largely made up of self-destructive adolescents who have not responded well to traditional educational and behavioral treatment. Psychiatric drugs and diagnoses are avoided; instead the school provides a structured environment and encourages positive peer pressure to help students gain control of their lives. Program duration is 18 months or longer.
According to the school, the student-teacher ratio is 3-1 and classes typically average about six students. All graduates attend college.