Chrysalis is a small therapeutic boarding school located in northwestern Montana, just 5 miles from the British Columbia border. The school sits on 65 acres, nestled between Carpenter Lake and the Koocanusa Reservoir. Our beautiful campus is home to adolescent girls ages 13 to 18. The typical stay is about 18 months, but is individualized for each resident’s needs with the expectation of program graduation. Students live “family-style” in one of three homes, hold each other accountable for actions, and become responsible for themselves. Our supportive home environment encourages girls to build on personal strengths, while they examine and challenge old patterns which have prevented growth.
Chrysalis provides a special blend of care and therapy, with a gentle firmness to help girls recover from a past of pain, sorrow, untenable family situations, personal mistakes and self-destructive behavior. Chrysalis enables students to develop healthy coping, living, communication, and interpersonal skills.
We offer a warm and supportive environment that fosters healthy identity development, self-confidence and a sense of belonging. Our beautiful campus is located in northwest Montana, just five miles from the British Columbia border. We’ve chosen to make our home here because of the beautiful and calm setting which shows our students the benefits of unplugging from the stressors of an urban environment. The tranquility of living on a lake in the midst of the Rockies can be a peaceful reminder to students that there is more to life than smartphones! Chrysalis is home to adolescent girls ages 13 to 18 whose typical length of stay is 12-18 months, but this can be individualized for each resident’s needs. Students live family style in one of three homes, where they are encouraged to build on personal strengths while they examine and challenge old patterns that have prevented growth.
Admissions Contact Name: Michelle (Piland) Tribble