Chrysalis School's mission is to provide the best quality therapeutic services, education, and experiential opportunities to adolescents and their families in the context of a warm and nurturing residential boarding school environment while maintaining a commitment to integrity in all that we do.
Chrysalis is accredited by the National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA) and provisionally licensed and registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry as a Private Alternative Adolescent Residential Program.
Chrysalis enables students to develop healthy coping, living, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 34 students
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1998
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
34 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Chrysalis School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Community Service Projects, International Travel, Poetry Out Loud, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Art Club, Guitar Lessons, Voice Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Alpine Skiing, Backpacking, Biking, Boating, Camping, Hiking, Horsemanship, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding

School Notes

  • We offer a warm and supportive environment that fosters individualism, self-confidence and a sense of belonging. Our beautiful campus is located in northwest Montana, just five miles from the British Columbia border. We`ve chosen to make our home here because of the beautiful and remote setting which shows our students the benefits of unplugging from the stressors of an urban environment. The tranquility of living on a lake in the midst of the Rockies can be a peaceful reminder to students that there is more to life than smartphones! Chrysalis is home to adolescent girls ages 13 to 18 whose typical length of stay is 18 months, but this can be individualized for each resident`s needs. Students live family style in one of three homes, where they are encouraged to build on personal strengths while they examine and challenge old patterns that have prevented growth.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 34 students
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Montana is $8,050 for elementary schools and $8,117 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montana is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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