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We focus on helping students ages 10 – 14 because we know how precious and special this time of life can be. We also appreciate how turbulent and uncertain these years can feel. We love this age and we love these students. This feeling pervades our community.

Our family-style community is supportive, nurturing, and close-knit. Our environment is purposely designed to provide space to develop friendships, repair relationships, and practice adaptive communication. Students heal from the inside out; developing strength, confidence, resilience, and self-worth.

Why Does Asheville Academy Work?


The community environment of Asheville Academy supports personal, emotional, and behavioral growth. It’s purposefully designed to help students build confidence and self-esteem alongside their peers, while creating lasting, trusting relationships.


Predictability and consistency are two key components in helping a young person re-establish balance in their life.  Our team, our campus, and our students all help to make this work. Take a look at what daily life is like for a student at Asheville Academy!


  • Six “Treehouse” Cabins for a Family-style Setting with a Maximum of 8 Students
  • Multiple Inviting Clinical Buildings
  • Acres of Space for Walk and Talks
  • Student-led Garden
  • Expansive Dining Room and Kitchen Where Students Eat and Laugh


  • Animals Galore to Love and Enjoy
  • Equine Therapy on Campus and Nearby
  • Science Building Classroom for Exploration
  • Language Arts Building Classroom for Creativity and Imagination
  • Math Building Classroom for Algebra and Geometry
  • Social Sciences and Electives Building
  • Administrative Building Where Staff is There for Support


  • Brand New Recreation Building for Indoor Play, Community Meetings, and Drama
  • Yoga Studio for Exercise and Reflection
  • Playground in the Middle of Campus
  • Small Lake for Summer Swimming and Play
  • Multiple Fields for Play and Relaxation
  • Full-sized Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Miles of Nature Trails and Woods
  • Sand Volleyball Court Adjacent to Lake
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