Promise Academy is a faith-based year-round private residential academy for students ages 9-18. The Academy is nestled in the heart of Iowa’s rich farmland, providing a serene, comfortable environment. Promise Academy primarily serves children adopted from foster care or from at-risk situations. We provide skills, structure and guidance to help students be successful, productive citizens. We partner with Quakerdale Family Services for equine therapy, therapy and BHIS, if needed. Our dorm directors also take trainings in trauma informed care and other related topics.
Promise Academy provides students with opportunities to learn life skills through our farm program, 4-H, gardening, job shadowing, culinary arts, and our own student-run restaurant, Promise Cafe.
Students participate in an online curriculum and work at their own pace and level, with nontraditional education opportunities designed to offer a strong