- 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 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|
|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, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Flag Football,
Mountaineering, Paddle Tennis,
Rock Climbing, Soccer,
Tennis, Track 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,
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
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.
- Posted by Parent - carey