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Trails Carolina: Nestled in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Trails Carolina is an individualized therapeutic wilderness program for troubled adolescents / struggling teens ages 10-13 and 14-17. At Trails, we use our decades of experience to serve families who want to address the problematic behaviors of their teens.
Individualized Therapeutic Wilderness Program: - For troubled adolescents (ages 10-13), and struggling teens (ages 14-17)
- Our clinically proven methods work exceptionally well with Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Substance abuse, Learning differences, ADHD, and other difficulties.
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Located in Burnsville, North Carolina, The Arthur Morgan School (AMS) is a private, alternative, day and boarding school for middle school students in Grades 7, 8 and 9.
AMS provides a safe and loving environment where our students learn to question and evaluate, think creatively and work cooperatively. A low student/teacher ratio ensures individualized instruction and guidance. Students and staff honor the Quaker values of simplicity, responsibility, service, personal integrity, nonviolent conflict resolution and respect for self, others and the environment.
Our curriculum standards meet the North Carolina Guidelines for Independent Schools. All students attend math and language arts classes. Students also engage in in-depth, integrated studies where they gain knowledge that more traditional schools offer in social studies, history and science classes.
Our experience over the years has been that AMS students graduate fully prepared to enter a traditional high school. Moreover, as numerous alumni have confirmed, they continue to be self-motivated learners after leaving AMS.
Day & Boarding School Programs for Middle School Students in Grades 7-9:
Subjects / features include:
- Language Arts
- In-Dept Study
- Personal Growth
- Social Studies
- Creative writing
- Remaking clothes
- Vegan cooking
- French, German, and Spanish
- Film and movie making
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Virginia and across the United States.
In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).
TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.
We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.
With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.
We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.
Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.
Parent Testimonial: "We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Located in Camden, South Carolina, Camden Military Academy is an accredited private military day & boarding school for boys, offering Grades 7-12. A boarding school must provide more than just a quality education.
Camden Military offers a unique blend of a high quality education and military principles. Hence, Camden Military offers a young man structure, organization and self discipline as well as a strong academic base.
Our mission is to educate and inspire our corps of cadets so that each cadet will have an opportunity to achieve his maximum potential and gain the educational foundation to succeed in college and life as a productive, contributing citizen.
Camden Military Academy is accredited by SACS (Southern Assoc. of Colleges and Schools), NAIS (Nat'l Assoc. of Independent Schools), SAIS (Southern Assoc. of Independent Schools) and PAIS (Palmetto Assoc. of Independent Schools),
Located in Flat Rock (near Asheville), North Carolina, Lake House Academy is a private, therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 10 through 14.
A Lake House girl is typically struggling at home and academically with a number of behaviors, such as: Immaturity, Impulsivity, Disorganization, Inability to Control Anger, Defiance Toward Parents, Difficulty Maintaining Grade Level Performance at School, Tantrums, Lack of Respect, Inability to Adhere to Rules or Limits etc.
Programs are tailored to the developmental, social, emotional and academic needs of pre-adolescent and young adolescent girls with a focus on helping girls gain the skills they need to be successful in the home, at school and with friends.
Lake House Academy understands this complex family dynamic. We provide an intimate family-like environment where each girl in the Academy is honored for her skills, strengths and individual personality as we help her find her voice.
At LHA she will become confident, resilient, and prepared to walk into adolescence once again the daughter you have always had; but just lost for a time.
Residential Therapeutic Programs for Girls Ages 10-14:
- Behavior/Coping Skills
- Relationship Skills
- Art Therapy
- Family, Leadership and Team Building
- Community and Culture
- Daily structured schedule
- Academic and therapeutic challenges
- Seasonal Team Sports
- Outdoor Recreation
- Performing Arts
Cherokee Creek Boys School (CCBS), located in Westminster, South Carolina, is an accredited, therapeutic boarding school for boys with ADHD, anxiety issues, and other teen behavior problems. CCBS offers middle-school programs for boys aged 11-15 in a warm, positive, nurturing learning community.
At Cherokee Creek Boys School, our mission is to “challenge boys and their families to discover what is real and true about themselves and the world around them.”
Our school offers all the benefits of a small enrollment including hands-on academics, therapy, counseling, recreation and a talented staff dedicated to helping boys find their way back to a life of balance and harmony.
On average, our students are enrolled with us for 15—24 months. Students may stay through their middle-school years as needed.
Cherokee Creek Boys School is fully accredited by the Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The McCallie School, located on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a boys college-preparatory day & boarding school offering Grades 6-12 (day) and 9-12 (boarding). Since its founding, McCallie has remained committed to providing an outstanding college preparatory program for boys.
McCallie School is dedicated to preparing young men to make a positive difference in their world. By fostering their intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional development, the school seeks to inspire and motivate them to strive for excellence, seek truth, live honorably, act responsibly, and help others.
Our own experience, as well as independent research, has shown that secondary education within a single-sex environment offers fewer distractions, allows for a greater number of leadership opportunities and promotes a school culture where boys can achieve without reservation.