The residential hall accommodates the student quarters and is also where many campus activities take place.
A student generally shares a room with three other girls.
Each room has its own private bathroom and storage. Girls are encouraged to decorate their rooms and incorporate their own sense of appropriate style into their living space.
Often, the students spend some of their down time in the lounge singing karaoke, playing ping-pong, or watching movies in the theatre room.
Students also have the chance to join a number of clubs on campus. These clubs are usually student driven and change from time to time. Members of the clubs benefit from the chance to demonstrate and learn leadership and planning skills, while engaging in an activity that they feel passionate about.
Being a resident at Greenbrier Academy for Girls is not just restricted to campus life.
We also offer an array of activities and opportunities off campus as well. The girls frequently have the opportunity to travel off campus to visit museums, plays and performances, and participate in sporting adventures.
The nearby towns are familiar with our school and love it when our girls support the local events, like running in the 5k or winning the chocolate mousse eating contest.
“Our family as a whole was in crisis. This was not my daughter’s crisis-although she provided the opportunity to address it. Unlike the established healthcare options where kids are medicated and told not to exchange contact information or make lasting relationships while they are in care, GBA’s intentional creation of webs of relationships offers girls and their families safety and connectivity. Family workshops at GBA allowed us to be vulnerable and at the same time we were able to provide comfort and understanding to others. Those families became valued, trusted friends. This is not a drop off your broken child to “the experts” who will return her sort of taped back together with a bunch of key phrases to mumble out occasionally. GBA is a roll up your sleeves and be willing to look as critically at yourself as your daughter is at herself. I will admit that the first few months were frightening, frustrating and caused some second guessing on our parts. However, having the faith that our daughter was strong and smart enough to work through this program kept our eyes looking forward and our hearts hopeful. My advice to prospective parents is: Embrace this journey. That phrase would have made me very angry two years ago as I was lost in despair. Look past the anger towards hope and hold your family close.”