Trails Academy

Trails Academy

The Academy at Trails Carolina is a therapeutic boarding school exclusively for young men tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

With small class sizes and engaging, creative academics we help our students become self-directed and motivated learners.  Our curriculum emphasizes the differential learning styles and enables our students find the motivation and success in an academic environment.

Along with our unique academics, therapists deliver clinically sophisticated services in a personal environment specific to the needs of our students.

At Trails Academy, we do more than just say we offer individualized attention.  Our Academy is purposely small in order to ensure this personal attention so critical to the success of each student.

The strength is in our size. Set on over 500 acres, our small population of 16-22 students allows for a remarkably individualized and integrated program of treatment. The collaboration between clinical, academic and student life teams is central to our success.

Our nurturing community bolsters each student’s capacity to address their problems, cultivate their strengths, prepare for the challenges ahead and ultimately, realize their potential as students, family members and individuals.


Trails Academy helped me find success in school and in my social life for the first time. I can't thank the staff enough.

Trails Academy student
AlexAge 14


Phone: (888) 387 – 2457



City: Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Closest Airport: Asheville Regional Airport


Average Duration:  10 -12 months.

Who we Help: Boys between the ages of 14 to 18.

Student Profile:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression Disorders
  • Mild to Moderate Psychiatric Disorders
  • Learning Differences
  • Attentional Difficulties
  • Impulsivity
  • Oppositional Defiance

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A Therapeutic Boarding School for 14-17 year old boys
Adam Ray
Adam Ray
Executive Director