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Therapeutic boarding school for boys - Cherokee Creek Boys School

Welcome to Cherokee Creek School for Boys

Cherokee Creek Boys School is a therapeutic boarding school for boys nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Westminster, South Carolina.

Our talented staff provides a warm and nurturing environment for 40 boys — ages 10 – 15 in grades 5 through 10 — to discover a sense of hope and optimism for their future.

Our mission is to
“challenge boys and their families to discover
what is real and true about themselves and the world around them.”

All elements of our program support this mission of investigation and self-discovery… for the entire family!

On campus we provide,

  • An accredited academics school…
  • a multi-faceted therapy program…
  • time outdoors to explore and learn nature’s lessons…
  • daily exercise to keep fit and prepare the brain for learning…
  • free time for play, hobbies, being with friends, reading or reflection…
  • a rich and diverse sports program…
  • and a healthy diet.

For families, our CCBS Family Center presents a broad spectrum of activities to help parents and siblings rebuild strained family relationships and grow together.

We are proud to say that we have been
helping boys and their families for over 20 years!

In May of 2023, we celebrated our 20-year anniversary!

20 Years is a MAJOR Milestone … and we just celebrated our 20th anniversary in style! Over 45 alumni families, 20 current families, and 52 staff traveled from 14 states and 3 countries to join us for a weekend full of activities, memories and fun!

To see our video recap of the celebration, click the red arrow above … AND … check out our anniversary story HERE for more details about all the festivities!

There is so much more we want to tell you about our wonderful school… we hope you take the time to fully explore our detailed website to learn what makes Cherokee Creek a special place for healing boys and their families.

Please let us know if we can help with any questions about our therapeutic boarding school for boys. You may contact Christy Swafford at (770) 654-1241 or our Admissions office and they will be ready to help.

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Cherokee Creek Boys School has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

Cherokee Creek Boys School

Cherokee Creek Boys School is a therapeutic boarding school for boys that offers the benefits of small enrollment, hands-on academics, therapy, counseling, recreation, athletics and a talented staff dedicated to helping middle school-aged boys. We work with students who struggle with one or more of the following: Clinical Diagnoses such as attention-deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD, emotional and behavior disorders, and high-functioning autism; Learning Disabilities and Academic Challenges; Life and Social Issues. Cherokee Creek Boys Boarding School is a perfect place for boys to be boys. As a wilderness school for boys, our wooded campus is surrounded by a national forest and wildlife refuges that put boys in touch with the wonder of nature.
198 Cooper Road
Westminster, SC
Phone: (864) 647-1885
Fax: (866) 399-1869


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