At Cherokee Creek Boys School our mission is to “Challenge boys and their families to discover what is real and true about themselves and the world around them.”
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cherokee Creek is a therapeutic boarding school where struggling middle -school boys, ages 11-15, come to discover a sense of hope and optimism for their future. Our students are great kids with very real challenges. By the time boys reach Cherokee Creek, family relationships are often strained and the home environment may be in chaos. Many of our students are unwilling or incapable of recognizing the negative impact that their actions have on themselves, their families and those around them. Our students come to us with many challenges including, but not limited to: attention deficit disorder, depression, anxiety, oppositional behavior, learning style differences, academic frustration or failure, divorce, adoption issues, abandonment, trauma and grief and loss.
Cherokee Creek Boys School is a warm, positive, nurturing learning community that offers the benefits of small enrollment, individual, group, family and equine assisted therapy, hands-on academics, counseling, recreation and a talented staff dedicated to helping boys find their way to a life of balance and harmony. Our PATH program creates a journey for students to gain insight, grow, develop and succeed through a combination of Personal Enrichment opportunities, Academics, Therapy, and Health and Recreation activities tailored to each student and his specific needs.
Families of Cherokee Creek students attend quarterly seminars and Family Trek adventures designed to promote healthy family relationships. We also build parenting skills through education, staff and community support and successful visits that serve as the building blocks for students to transition back home.