Whetstone Academy For Boys
Founded in 2011, Whetstone Academy is a CARF and AdvancED accredited therapeutic boarding school for young men. Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Chattooga River in South Carolina, our 57-acre campus boasts a lake for recreation and an active farm with many animals and birds.
We proudly serve boys in grades five through nine at time of admission.
As a therapeutic boarding school, our vision is to provide a safe and dynamic setting where young men can develop the needed tools to have effective skills and strategies for life by focusing on these four areas:
At Whetstone Academy, students experience change and growth through an integrative program of individualized and group therapy as well as academics that recognizes the needs of the whole child. Utilizing adult-guided peer interactions, students are encouraged to re-examine and rethink their perceptions of the world and to recognize and appreciate the opportunities that life holds for them.
Our program focuses on development of personal responsibility and commitment to family, school, and community through a relationship-based model. Our expressive arts therapy program offers extensive opportunities for healthy self-expression and creativity. Our progressive, accredited, college preparatory academic curriculum is designed to assess age, interests, and learning styles, while developing individual schedules that stimulate each child to rediscover the excitement of learning.
An accredited therapeutic boarding school
Individualized academic curriculum
Open enrollment with flexible lengths of stay
Team sports- basketball and soccer
Insurance reimbursment specialists
Mountain bikes, rip sticks, and skateboards allowed
Academic field trips
Participation in the local community service opportunities and projects
Camping, hiking, and other outdoor adventure trips
Individual, group, and family therapy totaling 6 hours per week
Family workshops 4 times per year
Admissions Contact Name: Chass Armstrong