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Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls

We are a specialty therapeutic boarding school focused on helping 10-14 year old girls.

Our private campus is exclusively used as a therapeutic setting featuring equine assisted therapy on campus and a separate academic facilities.  Our staff has decades of experience. Finally, our individualized academics are tailored to your child’s needs and learning style.

Add it all together and Asheville Academy offers your child the best opportunity to be healthier and happier in mind and body. Our therapeutic boarding school has helped hundreds of young girls find success. We can help your daughter heal.

Why this age group?

Middle school is a difficult period for many young girls as they go through puberty, change friend groups, and begin to explore their personal identity. Asheville Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled girls ages 10-14 struggling with emotional or behavioral issues that have made this transition harder. Our small, close-knit family program focuses exclusively on the unique developmental needs of younger, preteen girls.  

In middle school, bullying, insecurity, body image issues, and social anxiety are common. Instead of building confidence and strengthening relationships, many girls feel isolated and push away family members and their friends to deal with negative school experiences on their own. Hormonal changes in puberty can intensify negative emotions and make it difficult for girls to be aware of their emotions. Therapeutic boarding schools offer a built-in support system for girls struggling with emotional issues and provide a space for girls to learn how to communicate their feelings with others. 

Separating middle school girls ages 10-14 from older troubled teens protects them from issues they have not been exposed to yet. This age group benefits from developmentally appropriate therapies that focus on play, recreation, and creativity to help girls build emotional awareness, rather than relying on talk therapy.

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Is Asheville Academy the right choice for your daughter?

Parents report that their girl’s troubling behavior starts at home and then begins to creep into their school and social life.

Many Asheville Academy parents report their girls can sabotage family efforts to move forward or make a decision.

Perhaps school has become so socially challenging or emotionally complex she may be looking for ways to avoid attending. She may not reach out to friends or participate in clubs and instead, she retreats more into electronics or books.

Sometimes families comment that school is difficult for their child and is starting to worsen.

Parents often mention that their child doesn’t have friends or has only one or two close friends and can be too demanding or controlling in those relationships.

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