Cherokee Creek Boys School

Tel: (864)710-8183
Grades: 5-9
Cherokee Creek Lodge
Cherokee Creek Lodge
At Cherokee Creek Boys School, our mission is to "challenge boys and their families to discover what is real and true about themselves and the world around them." Cherokee Creek Boys School is a warm, positive, nurturing learning community that offers the benefits of small enrollment, hands-on academics, therapy, counseling, recreation and a talented staff dedicated to helping boys find their way back to a life of balance and harmony.
We do this by weaving time for fun, play and laughter; daily exercise; a balanced diet; music; love and support systems; creative outlets for hobbies and activities and time in nature into a healthy and healing living environment for students and staff.
Our students are young and Cherokee Creek is a perfect place for "boys to be boys." Our wooded campus is surrounded by state and national parks and wildlife refuges that put boys in touch with the wonder of nature. The region boasts rugged, forested mountains, scenic lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, and some of the best whitewater rafting in the country.
We strive to create a place where "boys can be boys," providing activities that can ignite their interest in learning and exploring, and have the potential to become life-long hobbies or interests.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades 5-9
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2003

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $74,400
Tuition Notes Tuition $6,900/month plus billed therapy sessions. A coded bill is provided with therapeutic services bills for parents to seek reimbursement from their insurance company.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $900
Admissions Director Shaler Black Cooper
Admissions Associate Christy Swafford


Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountaineering, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
MountaineeringPaddle Tennis,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Piano, drums, and guitar lessons, Rec League Sports Teams Art Club, Piano, drums, and guitar lessons,
Rec League Sports Teams,

School Notes

Cherokee Creek Boys School (CCBS) is a SACS-accredited, state-licensed therapeutic boarding school for boys, ages 11-15,grade 5-9 in Upstate, SC. Our students have a “softer profile” with challenges including, but not limited to: ADD/ADHD; depression; anxiety; oppositional behavior; learning style differences; high functioning Asperger’s; academic frustration or failure; issues related to divorce, adoption, abandonment, trauma and grief and loss. Our small enrollment (44 students), home-like lodge in the woods and warm, nurturing staff make CCBS the, “small school with a big heart,” where boys can be boys.  Our innovative P.A.T.H. curriculum leads students on a journey of self-discovery. Through a combination of integrated Personal Enrichment opportunities, Academics, Therapy, and Health and Recreation activities tailored to each individual, students gain insight, heal strained relationships, face their challenges and regain hope and confidence.

Program highlights include:
  • Hands-On Integrated Academics addressing the diverse needs of students with exceptionalities
  • Morning PE Class held before class to prepare the learner to learn
  • PASSAGES:  A 12-week transition curriculum that prepares the student to head home
  • Community league athletics (soccer, flag football, basketball, x-country)
  • Weekend outdoor adventure TREKS programs for students
  • Family Seminars including sibling groups,
  • Family TREKS for students, parents and siblings,
  • Mother’s Retreats
  • Father Son Events
  • Music lessons
  • Foreign language class

Profile last updated: 01/29/2015

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Tallulah Falls School (7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tallulah Falls School (7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Little School (13.1 miles away)
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  • Tallulah Falls
    Grades: 6-12 | 425 students
    7 miles
    PO Box 10
    Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
  • Mount Airy
    Trinity Classical School
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: K-12 | 34 students
    12.3 miles
    243 Hazel Creek Church Rd
    Mount Airy, GA 30563
  • Mount Airy
    Grades: 1-10 | 24 students
    12.9 miles
    2664 Highway 197
    Mount Airy, GA 30563
  • Clarkesville
    Grades: NS-4 | 87 students
    13.1 miles
    181 Jefferson Street
    Clarkesville, GA 30523
  • Walhalla
    Faith Christian School
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 59 students
    13.9 miles
    115 Worley Lane
    Walhalla, SC 32456

School Reviews

5.0 Stars   04/15/16
Cherokee Creek is truly the small school with the big heart - it is an amazing place. It saved our son and our family, giving us a new future. I will be forever grateful for the incredible support, guidance and care that every single staff member gave our whole family. I would highly recommend Cherokee Creek.
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