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About Us

Asheville Academy is the leading therapeutic boarding school for students ages 10-14.  Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, our private 97-acre campus provides a tranquil environment where students can reflect, heal, and overcome emotional and academic challenges.  Our family-focused program is uniquely designed to help younger students develop the skills to expand their resiliency, manage and communicate their emotions, and most importantly, strengthen their relationships with themselves and family members.


Who is an Asheville Academy Student?

Struggles show up differently for many students.  The tell-tale signs are children being reserved or isolated in their room and no longer engaging with the family; anger outbursts or engaging inappropriately with family, refusing school, anger outbursts or panic attacks at school, self harm, suicidal ideation in the past (stabilized now), difficulty understanding social situations (losing friends, disinterested in friendship, hyper aware and anxious about friendships or social situations, loss of interest).

Asheville Academy might be right for your child if they are 10-14 years old and struggle with any of the following:

– Depression

– School Refusal

– Anxiety, feeling overwhelmed

– Building Meaningful Relationships

– Poor Social Skills

– Attachment Issues

– Frequent Mood Swings

– Being Bullied or Bullying

Exclusionary Criteria:

At Asheville Academy, we work with students who are not yet struggling with issues related to substance use, criminality, promiscuity, and running away from home for an extended period of time or to faraway locations. Before enrolling your child in Asheville Academy, we’ll work together with you to evaluate if your child is a good fit for the program.

Place of Healing & Friendship

We are a team of caring teachers, therapists and mentors dedicated to serving girls and AFAB ages 10 – 14. Students arrive on our campus struggling and in need of guidance, and time and time again, we see them transform under our care as they gain new hope, greater understanding, and enhanced confidence and self-awareness.

Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing many families healed. Nothing compares to the moment when parents arrive on campus and their child comes running to embrace them. With tears of joy streaming down their face, they hold their child close, their hope restored and bond with their child stronger than ever.

These cherished moments are the reason we dedicate our lives to helping young people.

Asheville Academy is a leading program for struggling girls and AFAB because we believe in the healing power of a tranquil campus; we have a passionate, experienced staff; we offer clinical excellence that meets the needs of our students; and we have an exceptionally caring and nurturing community.

What We Hope Our Students Will Gain From Their Time With Us

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