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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 5-10
  • Students: 26 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $102,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Cherokee Creek Boys School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-10
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
2003
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
26 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Cherokee Creek Boys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition $8,500/month plus billed therapy sessions. A coded bill is provided with therapeutic services bills for parents to seek reimbursement from their insurance company.
Admissions Director
Shaler Black Cooper
Admissions Associate
Christy Swafford

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
and guitar lessons, Art Club, drums, Piano

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Rec League Sports Teams

School Notes

Cherokee Creek Boys School (CCBS) is a AdvanceED-accredited, state-licensed therapeutic boarding school for boys, ages 11-15,grade 5-10 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 (42 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 transition curriculum that prepares the student to head home
  • Community league athletics (soccer, 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
  • Mother Son Events
  • Music lessons
  • Foreign language class
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My son is a graduate of Cherokee Creek Boys School. This school not only works with the student but also with the parents or caregivers. I cannot say enough about the staff and program provided by this school. They are very supportive to both the student and family. Thank you Cherokees Creek Boys school, you hold a special place in my heart. Smiling mom in Hilton Head.
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 5-10
  • Students: 26 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $102,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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