Stone Mountain School
 
Quick Facts
Therapeutic Boarding School
Gender:
Boys Only

Ages:
11 to 17

Enrollment:
60

Avg. Duration:
minimum 12 months

Founded:
1990

Is Individual Psychotherapy Available?
Yes
Contact Info
Phone:
(828) 669-8639

Fax:
(828) 669-2521

Website:
www.stonemountainschool.com

 
126 Camp Elliot Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
 
 
Program Description

Stone Mountain School was established to provide adolescent boys grades 6 through 12 with an exciting alternative to traditional education programs. We are a licensed, year-round intervention school that provides a structured academic and behavioral program in an outdoor environment. Admissions are accepted year round.

Many of our students have exhibited learning disabilities, ADHD, and emotional or behavioral problems. They have had difficulty focusing on schoolwork and other activities. Their parents may be frustrated by their child's inability to follow through on projects, whether it be a homework assignment or household chore. The experiences at our school provide a foundation for increasing self-confidence and responsible behavior.

Our staff consists of experienced residential counselors and wilderness experts who possess solid life values and are good role models. We have Master's level counselors and accredited teachers on staff, as well as consulting psychiatrists and medical doctors. We maintain a staff-to-student ratio of 1 to 5 so that we can give each student the individual attention he deserves. Students live with their peer groups in dorms and are supervised 24 hours a day by trained staff. Each group is responsible for the care of its own dorm and all boys participate in daily chores, such as cleaning, laundry, cooking, and wood chopping. The outdoor environment offers many lessons, such as the value of teamwork, self-reliance, and natural consequences of behavior. The boys take part in a wide range of activities including swimming, canoeing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, primitive skills development, basic carpentry, and campsite construction.

Accreditation, Licensure, Approval:
State of North Carolina, Non-Public School Licenses, Special Education Certification
SACS
CITA
CARF