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Psychotropic Drug Use

John Dewey Academy has as a fundamental belief that most adolescents can achieve stability and accomplishment in a structured and supportive environment. In most cases our approach precludes the need for psychotropic medicine interventions. Once stabilized, we encourage those students who are on psychotropic medications to wean off, if clinically appropriate.

That said, at John Dewey, a student’s need for medication is not a barrier to admission. Rather, we strive to ensure that each student is a “good fit” within the broader John Dewey environment. To facilitate the success of every student, we have secured psychiatric support for the program. We have a long history of coordinating care with local psychiatrists and with students’ home psychiatrists, and will continue to do so as we move forward with flexibility regarding medication. At John Dewey Academy, our commitment to personalized care is unwavering.