Restorative schools and programs for at-risk
youth, grades 1 to 12, in Eastern Pennsylvania
Community Service Foundation & Buxmont Academy help children and teens struggling with a variety of issues — behavioral, emotional, academic, drug and alcohol abuse — turn their lives around.
As originators and world leaders in the field of restorative practices, we believe that all young people are capable of change and growth. We won't give up on them.
Our mission: Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy are dedicated to providing education, counseling, foster care and other services to help young people and their families to grow and change through restorative practices.
- School/Day Programs
A comprehensive academic & counseling program at 5 sites | more
- Elementary School Program at Pottstown
For students, grades 1-6, with behavioral & academic concerns | more
- Foster Care Plus Day Treatment
24-hour intensive community-based treatment | more
- In-home Supervision Programs
From prevention to aftercare | more
- Restorative Services for Public & Private Schools
Direct services at your location | more
- FGDM/Restorative Conferencing Program
Restorative process facilitation services | more
NEWS & EVENTS
Struggling Student at Buxmont Elementary in Pottstown Becomes a Leader Posted 5/30/2013
"Kara," a sixth-grader at the Buxmont Elementary Program at Pottstown, was struggling with her anger but learned how to express her feelings in a healthy way and become a leader.more
CSF Buxmont Founder Ted Wachtel Authors New Book Posted 5/30/2013
Ted Wachtel, the founder of CSF, Buxmont Academy and the International Institute for Restorative Practices has authored a new book, Dreaming of a New Reality: How restorative practices reduce crime and violence, improve relationships and strengthen civil society. This inspirational narrative shows how 35 years of dreams and dedication can lead to proven results – healing victims, preventing bullying, curbing conflict and boosting satisfaction and productivity.more
Restorative Works Learning Network explores "what works, what doesn't, how and why" in restorative practicesPosted 5/30/2013
The Restorative Practices Foundation, CSF Buxmont's sister organization, has launched the Restorative Works learning network, a website focusing on helping people become more knowledgeable and proficient in restorative practices.more
Buxmont Academy Science Teachers Chosen for International GLOBE Climate Program Posted 7/12/2012
Three science teachers from Buxmont Academy in Bethlehem, Sellersville and Feasterville were chosen out of more than 500 applicants from around the world to receive grants to participate in a workshop provided by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science education program.more
Thanks to 2012 CSF Buxmont Donors Posted 7/2/2012
QNB, Champion Sponsor of school programs, joined other local businesses to celebrate graduation and support students and the school year round. This year Dan Marks Water Conditioning helped to underwrite Life Skills Training and Bergey Automotive underwrote costs associated with Field Day and the Math 24 competition.