For Referents


At Lakeside Academy we are committed to helping troubled teen boys who are struggling with anger management, behavioral issues and/or addictions. Our program is built on a foundation of faith – fostering new behaviors, character development, and helping each boy recognize who they are created to be. We do this by providing an amazing environment where they can belong and create new, positive relationships.

Services Include:

  • Longer-term program for boys 14-18
  • Licensed by MN DHS as a Rule 2960 Children’s Residential with CD Certificate
  • We offer both licensed treatment for substance use disorder and mental health services on site
  • Students enrolled in SW Metro School – Teacher led, online and project based learning
  • Financial aid available for families who qualify
  • Some commercial insurance accepted; covers chemical dependency and mental health services only; additional costs for board and lodge
  • CCDTF accepted with a minimum 6 month commitment Title IV-E eligible for those that qualify Wright County contract; all Minnesota counties can refer through this contract
  • Wright County contract; $295 per day – Includes cd treatment as well as board and lodge

Contact Information

To inquire now about placing a boy with our program please call 1-844-768-TEEN, check out our Contact Us page, or email

We would love an opportunity to come share with you and/or other appropriate staff about the services we offer at Lakeside Academy or have you come out for a tour.

  • We could do this in the form of a meeting or a lunch and learn.
  • We also offer tours of our beautiful 48 acre program.


How soon can a student get in?

If beds are available, the Admission process typically takes 2-14 days.  An intake may take place as soon as your application and supplemental paperwork has been submitted, reviewed and accepted, and initial tuition and deposit fees are paid.

Do you accept insurance? What type of insurance do you accept?

Yes, your insurance may cover a portion of licensed, chemical dependency treatment and mental health services.  We accept insurance for many providers; we may be out of network for some.

  • Our Admissions team will request your insurance information and discuss your coverage and benefits with you.
  • Our Admissions team can schedule a comprehensive assessment or Rule 25 assessment, if needed.  All clients seeking help with substance use require an assessment.
  • Clients will be billed for the services that insurance does not cover; our Admissions team will discuss in detail so there are never any surprises.
  • Limited scholarships may be available, based on need. We offer a payment plan, and we also work with a treatment program lender, should you wish to apply for financing.

No, we do not accept insurance for our Therapeutic Boarding School/Behavioral Rehabilitation program.

  • Limited scholarships may be available, based on need. We offer a payment plan and  also work with a treatment program lender, should you wish to apply for financing.
Can a student start in the middle of the year?

Yes, we accept students year-round.  Please call our admissions department to learn more.