Nestled in a quiet mountain valley, our beautiful campus provides a private setting to help create positive change in your daughter.
We believe it is incredibly important for the students to focus on their own progress. Our private campus is only used by our therapeutic programs which are licensed and accredited as residential treatment centers for teens. This helps ensure the safety and security of all students and allows greater focus on personal goals.
The brand new residential facility offers a large shared common space and spacious, well-equipped new rooms. This is where we read books, play games, learn a new instrument, and bond with other students and staff members. We have no more than 4 girls per bedroom and each bedroom has its own attached bathroom.
When we leave the Residential Building you pass the quiet pond and walk across an expansive campus past the working mill, craft building room, horse stable, and farm.
We have stables, horses, chickens, goats, bunnies, and a pot-belly pig right there on campus. The girls laugh, smile, and enjoy holding and caring for the animals. Plus, with these animals only steps away, we can take advantage of their therapeutic benefits.
Let’s say a girl is having a particularly tough day…her therapist might say “This office is stuffy. Let’s head outside.” They walk to the stables and the struggling girl within minutes is combing a horse, the horse is positively responding to the posture and emotional feedback of the girl (as horses will do) and suddenly the girl’s day brightens. Through horse therapy, she opens up to the therapist about what is really troubling her.
The proximity of the horses provides “in the moment” value and the proven therapeutic benefits of horse therapy make this an incredibly powerful part of the Asheville Academy experience.
Near the stables are large fields for activities and games. A short walk away is our separate school facility, which provides a perfect setting for small classes with individualized attention. The actual distance between the school building and the main building provides needed physical separation from our living quarters and a more effective academic instruction at the school building.
Recreational facilities at our therapeutic boarding school include:
We welcome tours of our program. Once you see our beautiful, private, and expansive campus tucked into a valley in the mountains of western North Carolina you will appreciate that this is a perfect therapeutic boarding school setting for young girls to get healthier and happier.