Rooted in Connection
About Us Lake House Academy
Lake House Academy was established to deliver academic, emotional, and social success.
As experts in therapeutic care for girls aged 10-15, we know that fully integrating emotional and social development alongside a comprehensive and rigorous educational environment is integral to your daughter's growth and development.
The mission of Lake House is to provide an environment for teenage girls to reconnect with themselves and build hope with their families. By focusing on secure and loving relationships, we help develop the resilience and positivity necessary for our students to head toward confident and successful lives.
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A Letter From Our Executive Director
At Lake House Academy, we respect and empathize with the families who chose to enroll with us, understanding they have made a difficult decision. We value the trust placed in us to serve and empower our students to find their passions, create healthy self-identities, and build coping skills so they can develop into their full potential.
The Lake House team created this safe and relationally driven space to foster and model healthy attachments and connections that are critical in healing and growth.
Lake House is proud to be part of the mission to reduce adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicide from today's all-time highs to all-time lows by 2028.
We look forward to welcoming you to tour Lake House Academy so that you can experience firsthand what we have to offer. Regardless of the next step you choose, my wish is for your family’s continued health and safety.
Please feel free to email me directly at [email protected] to schedule a time to speak.
Mary Keyzer, Executive Director
Our Story and History
Our home-like setting, nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains, provides an intimate atmosphere for a relationship-focused therapeutic boarding school focused on guidance, education, safety, accountability, and love.
Our mission is to provide an environment that allows students aged 10-15 to reconnect and build hope with their families, establish and maintain academic success, and gain the skills they need to thrive.
Lake House Academy opened its doors as a therapeutic boarding school in 2010. Recognizing the need for a program that combines therapy and education while specifically tailoring to girls aged 10-15, we created an environment that lets kids be kids and also get the assistance necessary to guide them through the challenges they face in their young lives.
Our main building was originally a bed and breakfast and a day spa. In 2016, we opened an additional building on campus, our schoolhouse. These spaces are nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains just outside Asheville, NC. Our home-like atmosphere provides a calm and tranquil setting where students focus on the work necessary to build relationships, reexamine and rethink their perceptions of the world, and recognize and appreciate the opportunities life holds for them.
At Lake House Academy, we understand the complex family dynamic and the importance of providing an intimate, family-oriented environment where each student is honored for their skills, strengths, and individual personality. We see it as our responsibility to help every student find their voice.
Using a carefully integrated relational treatment approach, our therapeutic boarding school focuses on building emotional, social, academic, and life skills. While your child goes through personal and familial healing and rebuilding, we are a safe place that provides guidance, education, compassion, safety, accountability, protection, fun, and love.
Why Choose Lake House
We understand how scary it can be to think about sending your child away for help. At Lake House Academy, our unique approach weaves emotional regulation and social development with accredited educational standards to get your child back on track.