Opening of Asheville Academy

Bryan Tomes

Head of School

Asheville Academy


It is with much excitement that we, in association with Family Health and Wellness, announce the opening of Asheville Academy (  Created for students’ ages 10 to 14, Asheville Academy offers a developmentally-appropriate, clinically-sophisticated, and relationship-driven therapeutic experience to struggling girls and their families.


Located on 25 acres in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville, NC, Asheville Academy incorporates proven, evidence-based treatment therapies within a loving, compassionate, supportive and fun living environment to effectively meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of our unique population.


Girls struggling with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, impulsivity, disorganization, and academic underachievement, to lack of respect, defiance, and chaotic behavior within the home receive personalized care that includes individual and group therapy, intensive family-inclusive therapy, on-site equine assisted therapy, community, sport, and adventure-based activities, life-skills coaching, and a challenging academic curriculum to help address their personal concerns and provide them with age-appropriate, concrete tools for success and achievement. With a team that brings more than 55+ years of experience to working with this specific age-group, Asheville Academy is intimately suited to lovingly and efficiently helping young girls achieve their individual potential, while guiding families through the maze of adolescent development.


Please contact Bryan Tomes, Head of School, at 828-484-9901 with questions, or to set up a tour.  To learn more about Asheville Academy, our staff, facilities, and approach, please visit our website at:  We look forward to working with you to help young girls and their families achieve real and lasting success.


Since 2008, Family Health & Wellness has been forming independent partnerships with management teams that serve adolescents and their families. Family Health and Wellness provides the financial stability to allow programs to focus on the highest level of quality care.  The resulting programs have successfully implemented therapeutic programming in residential, wilderness and summer camp based settings.  In 2010 our partners provided services to 334 clients.  In 2011, over 380 clients.

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