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Asheville Academy for Girls utilizes an accredited, safety-based, developmentally appropriate approach to create one of the best therapeutic boarding schools in the country. It is a therapeutic boarding school geared towards recovering relationships, developing coping methods, and instilling confidence in its students.

Asheville Academy, a therapeutic boarding school for girls 10-14, offers your daughter a change of pace, which is key to dealing with various problems. Being removed from a familiar environment encourages girls to reevaluate themselves. Some who attend have a mental illness, such as depression; others have simply encountered too much stress. Whatever the issue, at a therapeutic boarding school, it will be addressed properly.

School size and facilties


Acre upon acre of beautiful, wooded, private land tucked into a mountain valley. The expansive campus is one of many reasons Asheville Academy is renowned for helping young girls blossom into wonderful, capable, independent young women.

Six “Treehouse” Cabins for a Family- style Setting with a Maximum of 8 Girls

Multiple Inviting Clinical Buildings

Student-led Garden (Coming 2018)

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

75 acres, 27 animals, 19 buildings, 33 onsite activities

75 Acres, 27 Animals, 19 Buildings, 33 Onsite activities


The school is fully accredited through AdvancEd, and licensed by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education as a traditional private school, ensuring their program meets national standards and credits earned will transfer nationally.

About the school

  • Long description:

     Therapeutic Boarding Schools (TBS) are residential schools that utilize the therapeutic community model which combines academics with a supervised, specialized structure for students with behavioral and/or emotional problems, learning disabilities or substance abuse issues.

    The focus of a therapeutic boarding school is emotional and academic recovery to ensure behavioral, emotional, physical, social, family, academic and intellectual development. Educational and therapeutic approaches vary greatly. The typical duration of a student’s enrollment in a therapeutic boarding school can range anywhere from one to two years. Students may either receive a high school diploma or credits for transfer to another secondary school.

  • Dorm facilities:
    Six “Treehouse” Cabins for a Family- style Setting with a Maximum of 8 Girls

Academic life

  • What we offer ?


    The middle school curriculum is consistent with academic standards and common core. We focus on keeping students on grade level and supporting any needs for remediation or honors work. Our classes are taught by qualified instructors, not based on packet work, which we believe is important for continuing education at this age level. Our current curriculum reflects the needs of the student population in the classroom setting, here are some courses we offer to serve as an example of the material being taught:

    English (5th-8th Grade Language Arts, 9th Grade English, 10th Grade English ), Social Studies( American History, World History), Math (5th-7th Grade Integrated Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry 1 ),  Science ( 5th-8th Grade Integrated Science, Biology, Environmental Science )

Sport and culture

  • Sport Facilities:

    Brand New Recreation Building for Indoor Play, Community Meetings, and Drama; Yoga Studio for Exercise and Reflection; Playground (Coming Spring 2018) 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

  • Sports what we offer:

    The School offers a wide variety of elective classes and clubs that can further your child’s education: Dance, Visual Arts, Expressive Arts, Equine Enrichment, Swimming (Seasonal), Theatre Community Service Projects, Physical Education, Chorus, Gardening, Yoga, Music, Health, Computer Science, Cooking

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Asheville Academy, Black Mountain, North Carolina | Best Boarding Schools
Asheville Academy, Black Mountain, North Carolina | Best Boarding Schools



126 Camp Elliott Rd, Black Mountain , Asheville, North Carolina, Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States, Postcode - 28711 Black Mountain
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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