This is a  staff list for Northwest Academy in Naples, Idaho


(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Northwest Academy.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Northwest Academy, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Northwest Academy, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.


Please don’t place your loved one in Northwest Academy and rescue them if they are there now. 




Additional Information
Adam McLain Executive Director  
Bruce Wilson Staff Wilson formerly worked for CEDU Family of Services and Rocky Mountain Academy (RMA).  Wilson also worked for Shortridge Academy in New Hampshire.
NO OTHER NAMES NO OTHER TITLES There is no additional information on the staff at this program at this time.  However, it is a former CEDU program and the other "former" CEDU programs (i.e. Ascent Wilderness and Boulder Creek Academy) are still following the CEDU model and owned by UHS
*(Northwest Academy, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
HEAL is in the process of reviewing the enrollment materials for Northwest Academy.  In the meantime, we have reviewed the Boulder Creek Academy Application.  Boulder Creek Academy is also owned and operated by UHS.
Article: Violations and Problems at UHS, Inc. Owned Facilities
HEAL Report-- Provo Canyon School, Another UHS, Inc. Program
Northwest Academy closing after 24 years · August 30, 2018 By Lyndsie Kiebert Reader Staff Northwest Academy, a therapeutic boarding school in Bonners Ferry for 16-18 year olds, is closing according to an announcement from the school last week. Director of Admissions Julia Andrick wrote on that after 24 years, Northwest Academy will close on Sept. 26 due to low enrollment. “While we believe strongly in our mission to serve the specific needs of older adolescents, we are no longer able to attract a sufficient number of students in today’s treatment landscape who would benefit from this approach,” she said. “Our staff will work closely with Educational Consultants and parents to provide arrangements for our current students who will need further support in other programs, services or communities.” Andrick, who is also the Admissions Liaison for Boulder Creek Academy in Bonners Ferry, said Boulder Creek — Northwest’s “sister school” — will remain open.  Source:


 Last Updated: August 31st, 2018

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