The Family Foundation School (FFS) is a therapeutic boarding school located in Hancock, New York. For over thirty years thousands of students needing a residential placement for a variety of behavioral, emotional, and psychological difficulties have been placed in our care.
Program of the Family Foundation School
The Family Foundation School provides classes year round and accepts students on a rolling admissions schedule. A college prep curriculum which includes classes that grant college credits forms the basis of the school’s academic component. Many students who enter the school behind grade level are able to catch up with on their lost schooling and graduate on schedule. The school provides a therapeutic milieu based on a twelve-step approach, which includes opportunities to develop a solid work ethic, to grow along spiritual, to address negative behaviors, and to build healthy relationships. High school students (grades 9-12) that have problems with various addictions (e.g. drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling or gaming) and/or other psychological challenges make up the student body of troubled teen girls and boys. Students work toward their high school graduation while receiving support for the various behavioral issues that prompted enrollment. 
Accreditation and affiliations
The Family Foundation School is accredited as a as a behavioral health care facility by the Joint Commission and as a school by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools  and the New York State Department of Education.
The school is also a founding member of National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).
The Family Foundation School’s extracurricular programs include sports teams, an art department and a wide variety of clubs. Drama, dance and musical arts are very strong at FFS. Students also participate with members of the local community through religious associations, scouting, Rotary Club, Job Corps, the Sullivan County BOCES, and various other community service projects in the Hancock, NY area.
During the period of 2004 through 2008, all Family Foundation School graduates were accepted at post secondary institutions. 85 percent were accepted to four-year colleges and 15 percent to two-year schools or professional training institutes. Alumni regularly return to the school to share their experience, strength, and hope with current students.
Notes and references
1. Counseling Services at the Family Foundation School 
2. Profile of the Family Foundation School on the directory of The Joint Commission 
3. Family Foundation School entry on the directory of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools: 
4. New York State Department of Education, Administrators Listing for Public and Non-Public Schools and School Districts 
5. Family Foundation School profile in the directory of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs 
6. Community Projects and the Family Foundation School. 
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