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Welcome to Asheville Academy

Our Therapeutic Boarding School: Where girls find themselves

Located in North Carolina, Asheville Academy is one of the nation’s leading therapeutic boarding schools for girls. We are a close-knit supportive community designed to help girls ages 10-14 overcome their challenges and become the best version of themselves. We restore hope and teach the skills that girls will need to succeed in life.

If you’re worried that negative patterns could potentially lead to more destructive behaviors with age, you’re not alone. The best thing you can do as a parent is recognize these behavior patterns and correct them while your daughter is still in her preteen or early teen years.

When your daughter enters Asheville Academy, she’ll live in a safe environment that combines accredited academics, a nurturing approach to therapy  and a deep dedication to community. She’ll develop the confidence and resilience needed to face life’s challenges, rebuild strained relationships with friends and family, communicate clearly, and prepare for a smooth transition back home.

Clinically Sophisticated Programming Designed To Fit Your Child’s Needs


At Asheville Academy, our therapeutic boarding school in NC provides individualized therapeutic approach is designed to meet your child’s specific needs. Our clinical team utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on each child’s therapeutic needs and process. The therapist to student ratio at Asheville Academy is 8 students for every 1 therapist.

Each of our therapists have received a high level of training and continue to seek additional training in their selected areas of expertise each year. Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques such as neurofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).

Preparing For The Transition Home: Healing As A Family


Your child’s struggles affect your entire family, and the therapeutic process should reflect that. Our therapeutic family programming runs parallel to the healing and growth taking place on campus. Family therapy at our therapeutic boarding school for girls is designed to include families from the start with the main goal of reconnecting you with your child in a healthy and meaningful way.

Throughout the program, your child will gain the confidence and skills that prepare them to transition back home. Your family will need help in this transition, too. Because of this, we offer transition services to families that are working toward graduation from the program. These services will help address and reduce the anxiety that families can feel during the transition process. We will work with your family to put a structure in place that will make this transition as smooth as possible for your family system.

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Why Asheville Academy Works
Right time. Right place.

Developmentally appropriate programming exclusively for girls ages 10 – 14

We don’t just talk about it.

Staff and students thrive in a dynamic, caring, and nurturing environment.

It’s all about relationships.

Repairing, rebuilding, and reconnecting students with themselves and others.

How Our Therapeutic Boarding School Can Help Your Daughter

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Building Skills

Our therapeutic approach and extensive experience will help your daughter develop the skills needed to succeed in school, at home, and in life. In doing so, we help build resiliency.

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School Success

We pride ourselves on providing a personable school environment designed to build your child’s self-confidence through challenging and rewarding academic experiences.

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Developing Relationships

When your daughter joins Asheville Academy, she’ll be in a safe environment where she can develop genuine, healthy relationships with her peers.

Benefits Of Sending Your Daughter to Our Therapeutic School

Before finding AAG, students (and their parents) often feel helpless to solve issues and are without hope for the future.

As one of the leading therapeutic boarding schools with an academic focus,  we help our students develop higher brain functioning– a better understanding of emotions, consequences for behaviors, and how to cope and make better choices in the future.

Students build hope by building success, brick by brick, in the classroom, with their peers, with our staff, with our animals, and with their parents and siblings back home.

When things are going badly things tend to go very badly. This is the common path we hear from parents about their preteen daughters. It’s a virtuous downward cycle of poor decision-making and defiance to structure or constructive criticism.

This downward staircase is typically reflective of a child who lacks resilience to traumas big and small and a child who lacks the skills and confidence to know how to manage these traumas and help create success.

We teach our students how to be engaged, advocate for their needs, set goals and develop a plan to meet these goals.

Have hurtful things been said by your child? Are there things you regret saying or doing? Does your child lack acceptable boundaries in relationships? Sometimes the fear and frustration boil over and relationships feel “broken”.

At Asheville Academy we help heal those family wounds and find a new relationship together. We work with the child, the family back home, and then bring them back together.

Our relationship-based approach is one of our strengths. We have a purposely small, tight-knit “family” community of staff and students who work together to help relieve social pressures and anxieties.

We create opportunities to grow and prosper with one another and help students see the care and compassion the child can give and then receives back as a result.

Parents feel like their child has been “given everything” and yet lacks thankfulness or contributes to their success. There is a lack of accountability and responsibility for school work, eating habits, technology use, sleep, and communication with family, peers, and teachers.

Students at AAG are a part of a community that works together– in school, sports, drama, service work, and with the animals on campus.