Asheville Academy

Asheville Academy for Girls utilizes the residential model of the traditional boarding school to create a home-like therapeutic boarding school setting.  We offer a safe and comfortable setting for girls to learn new ways to interact with peers, adults, and their families.

Asheville Academy for Girls (AAG) is for girls ages 10-14, located in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.  Specializing in developmentally appropriate interventions for young girls, the foundation of our program lies in relationship-based treatment—emphasizing high levels of family intervention, emotional safety, and healthy boundaries.

Recognized by the state of North Carolina as a certified non-public school, our academic classes are taught in a conventional classroom setting by certified secondary education and special education teachers.

Our families’ most common reason for placement is chronic disruption to the family system along with the inability of their daughters to find success in school, develop meaningful friendships with peers, and/or engage in activities they used to love.

Asheville Academy for Girls also provides state-of-the-art treatment for girls suffering from co-morbid anxiety or mood disorders, depression, low self-esteem, negative self-perception, learning challenges, and oppositional behavior.


We feel Asheville Academy has offered extremely high quality service across all spheres. And we are very grateful. Thank Goodness for Asheville Academy.

Leslie, Mother AAG
LeslieMother of student


Phone: 800.264.8709



City: Black Mountain, NC

Closest Airport: Asheville Regional Airport


Average Duration:  9 -12 months.

Who we Help: Girls between the ages of 10-14.

Examples of Student Profile:

  • Depression              
  • Low Self Esteem 
  • ADHD                      
  • Adoption & Attachment Issues
  • Anxiety                      
  • School Refusal
  • Defiance

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A Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls 10-14

Cat Jennings
Cat Jennings
Owner / Executive Director
Kathryn Huffman
Kathryn Huffman
Admissions Director
Rebecca Gebb
Rebecca Gebb
Program Director