Best Therapeutic Activities for Youth

By Greenbrier Academy / March 26, 2019

Understandably, teen mental health has taken a negative turn over the years. With social media, negative peer pressure, and high expectations to perform and conform, the real world is bombarding our youth’s mental health and they’re struggling to cope. The rate of youth experiencing a mental health condition continues to rise. The rate of youth with…

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Setting Your New Year’s Resolution? Don’t Forget About This!

By Greenbrier Academy / December 20, 2018

It’s the end of the 2018! What a full and purposeful year it’s been. Do you have any New Year’s rituals that you love? At GBA, we’re taking a moment of reflection. We’re celebrating the many successes of our students this year, and acknowledge the steps many are taking towards higher education. Nothing is more…

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5 Ways a Therapeutic Boarding School Improves Academic Success for Anxious Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / December 13, 2018

  If your daughter is suffering from mental health problems, anxiety, or behavioral issues, you’ve no doubt noticed a significant effect on her life and her interactions with family members and friends. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, these issues can also play a role in her academic success. While…

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5 Art Therapy Benefits for Troubled Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / November 30, 2018

Among the many activities at our boarding school for girls, the therapeutic arts program is always a favorite among students. We offer several different types of classes, including drawing, painting, digital arts and ceramics. These courses, while enjoyable, are part of a well rounded curriculum at a boarding school for girls. In fact, the arts…

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This Can Help Your ADHD Teen Succeed Academically

By Greenbrier Academy / November 14, 2018

  Many of the troubled teens that come to our boarding school for girls experience mental health issues like depression, anxiety and ADHD. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a disorder that can be treated, but never goes away completely. In fact, many adults with the disorder experience symptoms in their daily life because…

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The Benefits of Mindfulness at an All Girls Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / October 22, 2018

Here at the Greenbrier Academy for Girls, we work with many young women who struggle with the weight of poor self-perception, depression, anxiety, and emotional trauma. Our educational philosophy at Greenbrier is unique because we know that if students experience therapeutic breakthroughs in an academic environment, they are more likely to develop positive self perception,…

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How a Therapeutic Boarding School for Anxiety Can Improve Academic Performance in Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / September 20, 2018

School. Homework. After-school activities (the ones that look best on a college application).  Eat. Sleep. Repeat. While most adults tell teens that these are the best years of their life, most high schoolers beg to differ. Every year, there is more and more pressure to be better, be different, be extraordinary. After all, if they…

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7 Benefits of Small Class Sizes You Probably Never Thought Of

By Greenbrier Academy / April 11, 2018

At our all-girls boarding school, our classes have an impressive student-teacher ratio of only 10:1. With highly-qualified teachers and inspiring curriculum, every graduating girl from Greenbrier Academy has gone on to college, university or trade school. Our small class sizes play a big role in this outcome.

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5 Reasons for School Avoidance and Refusal (And How to Handle It)

By Greenbrier Academy / April 5, 2018

School avoidance and refusal, often referred to as school phobia, occurs in about five percent of children and can last well into the teen years. Many troubled teens with this issue refuse to attend school and create (often logical) reasons why they can’t and shouldn’t go.

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7 Reasons Your Daughter Should Learn a Foreign Language

By Greenbrier Academy / March 5, 2018

At Greenbrier Academy, we offer many academic options for our students that help achieve their goals of graduating high school and preparing for college. This includes two foreign languages, Spanish and French. Learning a foreign language may look good on a college application, but these courses offer many other advantages as well.

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