Artistic outlets provide teen girls in high school with ways to explore themselves and find inner inspiration through an unspoken language of creativity. At Greenbrier Academy, we utilize art therapy for girls because we know that in boarding school, it’s as important to inspire our students as it is to provide them a quality education. Creating art through its various modalities is a recreational activity that boosts self-confidence, campus morale, enhances problem-solving skills and is truly therapeutic.

Art Therapy for Girls

Among our most popular classes at our boarding school for girls is our Studio Art program. We are pleased to have a number of trained artists on our staff who guide the girls in their creative process through various medias such as ceramics, painting and performing arts. As a therapeutic boarding school for teen girls, our priority is to give the girls a place to cultivate a healthy connection with self and others. Art therapy is a useful tool to help students do this.

To give their personal art pieces even more meaning to the artist, occasionally our student artists can enter and display their favorite creations in local competitions and art shows. It was wonderful to see our girls recently place first in many categories at the art show, taking place in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Art Boarding High Schools for Girls

For its therapeutic aspects, we highly value the art forms we offer to our students. We have recognized that our students often outwardly express through art what they are struggling to overcome internally. It is amazing how symbolic and healing it can be to portray your inner-struggles through artistic expression. Greenbrier Academy is known as an art boarding high school for girls who feel lost and need help. Our art therapy program is one of the many tools we use to help.

Working together with the students, staff are able to acquire new insights and often take those insights and overcome restraining obstacles to success.

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