Admissions Criteria


We are often asked what a typical student at Greenbrier is like.

While our students come from a variety of backgrounds and with unique academic and therapeutic goals, the following is a list that may be considered typical at our school:

  • She is a young woman between the ages of 13 – 18;
  • She may have successfully graduated from an outdoor, character building, wilderness, or other residential program and is in need of continuing care and support. This is recommended but not required;
  • She possesses an average to above-average IQ
  • She may currently be behind academically in secondary educational requirements;
  • She possesses the potential to develop her conscience and social awareness;
  • She may need a drug-free environment with a substance abuse prevention component;
  • She may be interested in preparation for post-secondary education and needs elicitation and development of her learning style;
  • She may have family and peer conflicts;
  • She may feel a lack of meaning or purpose in her life.

If your daughter meets some or all of the above criteria, Greenbrier may be a perfect fit for her and
your family.

For further admissions questions, please contact our admissions team.

Unfortunately, Greenbrier cannot serve all needs for all families. The following is a list of criteria that would preclude admission:

  • She appears to be a significant danger to self, others or property;
  • She has psychotic disorders;
  • She has medical or health conditions that would prevent her from participating in rigorous program activities;
  • She has health conditions that require unreasonable health care supervision by physicians or other health care professionals;
  • She has an IQ significantly below average;
  • She has parents/guardians with little or no commitment to our family program;
  • She is living under guardianship of divorced parents who share joint custody of the child and who do not concur in the enrollment;
  • She has reached the age of majority and is unwilling to enroll.

Greenbrier Academy for Girls is an equal opportunity service provider and does not discriminate in the services provided to its clients.

Qualified students are admitted without regard to race, color, creed, ethnic background, native origin or any specific handicaps.