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Boarding Schools for Troubled Teen Girls

Are you considering sending your daughter to a boarding school on the East Coast? It is true that not all boarding schools are created equal. They vary in size, purpose, facilities and educational goals. However, there are two fundamentally different types of boarding schools: therapeutic and traditional. The right fit for your family depends on your daughter’s specific needs.

Let’s talk a little about the differences between these two types of boarding schools.

Traditional Boarding Schools

Traditional boarding schools follow a standard school year, with the typical summer break schedule. Here are some important highlights about traditional boarding schools:

  • Focuses on college preparation
  • Academically challenging
  • More extra curricular activities
  • Dorm style living arrangement
  • Increased independence

These traditional boarding schools focus more on education and have a university type atmosphere.

Therapeutic Boarding School

Therapeutic boarding schools work on a year round basis, often with small breaks in between class terms. Therapeutic boarding schools are beneficial for students with issues like: oppositional defiant disorder, trauma, rebellion, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, social media addiction, drug or alcohol abuse and much more. Here are some of the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school:

  • Designed to help teens who are struggling behaviorally, educationally or emotionally
  • Counseling sessions are an integral part of the program
  • Designed to resemble a home rather than a dorm feeling
  • Emotional and psychological support
  • Staff are highly trained and work together to provide constant support for students
  • Art programs are focused on healing mind and body
  • Equine programs help students learn responsibility, empathy, promote self-esteem and compassionate communication skills
  • Designed to facilitate a sense of belonging and unity throughout campus culture

4 Month Semester Forward Program

This programmay be the best fit for your calendar, budget, and daughter’s specific struggles. With treatment options becoming increasingly expensive, it’s difficult to find an affordable option to address your daughter’s academic and therapeutic needs. Through highly recommended therapeutics coupled with college preparatory academics, your teen daughter will reclaim her future. Included in our 4 Month Semester Forward Program with 3 months of Integration Coaching after her time on campus, will be:

  • Participation in our Young Women’s Healing Village Retreat
  • Therapeutic Drumming
  • Animal Therapy Programs
  • Family Intensive Workshops and Support Calls
  • Adventure & Service Outings
  • Individualized Tutoring
  • 3 Months of Integrated Coaching
  • The opportunity to Earn a Full Semester of Academic Credit
  • School of Horsemanship (Optional & an Additional Fee)

Together with our therapeutic staff, we can determine whether this is the ideal therapeutic program for your daughter.

Call Our Admissions Specialists Today!

If your daughter is struggling with any of the conditions we’ve discussed, Greenbrier Academy can help. We understand how heartbreaking it can be to come to the realization that your teen needs a therapeutic boarding school. We include family support in every step of the process at Greenbrier. Our goal is to help your daughter cultivate new beliefs and habits, allowing her to form healing relationships with others. Discover the Greenbrier difference. Our Director of Admissions can answer your questions, call 877-788-8422.