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Welcome to Cherokee Creek Boys School

— Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys —

Cherokee Creek Boys School is a premier therapeutic boarding school for 10- to 15-year old boys in grades 5 –10. We “challenge boys and their families to discover what is real and true about themselves and the world around them.” We help our students and their families rediscover a sense of hope and optimism for their future.

The Cherokee Creek Difference … Our Story

We are a small (40 students), family-owned, nationally-accredited school on a beautiful campus at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina.

We are proud that we’ve been helping boys and families for over 20 years by focusing on a combination of academics, character development, social interaction … and creating “a place where boys can be boys.”

We feature a comprehensive approach based on:

  • The Three Pillars of Our Program | We focus on Family, Nature and being Boy-Friendly
  • Our Core Values | Truth, Wisdom, Love and Courage
  • Our Foundation | Safety, Quality, Creativity, Fun and Self-Discovery for the ENTIRE FAMILY

Our Program | Our Approach

We approach learning and personal growth from a strengths-based perspective by focusing on each student’s strengths, gifts and talents. Our program combines an academic curriculum, therapy, emotional growth support and opportunities for social growth and interaction.

Picture a place where a therapeutic boarding school meets summer camp! This combination helps boys build confidence, grow, thrive and have fun!

We Focus on the FAMILY!

Our Family Center supports and focuses on the entire family. We strive to help the family rebuild relationships, heal and grow together … through family seminars, activities, retreats and outdoor adventures. Our goal from day one is to prepare the student to return to home.

We believe we are all in this together!

Meet Our Students

Our students are 10- to 15-year-old boys in grades 5 through 10. We believe in the inherent goodness of each student and we work to help him be his best self.

Our approach is based in brain / science research and focuses on building on each boy’s strengths in a nature-friendly environment, where recreation, activity and fun are key.

Student Profile

Our students may be working on social, academic, emotional and/or personal challenges, including, but not limited to: ADD/ADHD (attention-deficit disorder), depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD, emotional and behavior disorders, high-functioning autism, learning disabilities, academic challenges and/or life and social issues.

Our Great Team

We are honored to have a well-trained team with a myriad of academic and clinical credentials. Our team members bring a variety of experiences and many have grown up, lived and traveled around the world.

We are proud of our team’s vast expertise and their longevity at CCBS. Our backgrounds include: residential / therapeutic boarding school professionals, educators, counselors, outdoor recreation / adventure-based learning leaders, medical / psychological therapists, licensed clinical counselors, and professionals from the business world.

Cherokee Creek Boys School locations

Our Location

77-Acre Wooded Campus | Westminster SC | National Forests, Waterfalls, Rivers, Lakes

More Questions?

Check Out Our Frequently-Asked Questions!

To Talk to Us and Find Out More

Contact Christy Swafford, Admissions Director
(770) 654-1241 | Click to Call or email Christy HERE.

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