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, with an average duration of two years.
According to the school, the student-teacher ratio is 3-1 and classes typically average about six students. All graduates attend college.