Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

We offer a flexible length of stay, generally ranging between 6-12 months.

The Admissions Process

Once an application is completed, we will require up to 5 business days to gather the necessary familial, clinical, and academic information for a smooth transition into the community. 

We accept rolling admissions so students can join our community at any time of year.

Our Population

We provide relationship-based clinical and academic services to students who may be struggling in any of the following areas:

  • Trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attachment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Family-relational issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Identity development
  • Impulse control
  • Self-harm & suicidal ideation
  • Non-verbal learning disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Academic decline
  • Substance abuse, process addictions & disordered eating

Click here to learn more about the types of students who are a good fit for the program.

Residential Life

Our students live in comfortable dorm communities. Typically, students share a room with two other students, though singles are available as clinically necessary. Students can progress to living in our Independent House on campus to practice more autonomy and life skills.

Clinical Questions

Students engage in one individual clinical session, one clinically driven equine or experiential therapy session, and one family session per week. Students also participate in three specialty groups per week.

Questions about our Family Programming

Yes! We have an entire family program to facilitate a parallel process. Families have one family session per week, multi-family support calls weekly, individual calls with a family therapist every other week, psychoeducational multi-family calls every other week, and quarterly family seminars.


Our school’s curriculum is accredited with COGNIA and the North Carolina Division of Private Schools for grades 9-12. Our school is also SEVIS-approved for international families.

All of our teachers are licensed to teach in North Carolina.

Adventure and Recreation

Our students engage in a wide variety of normal, age-appropriate activities. 

Each weekend includes one day of community service activities and one day of adventure activities:

  • Community Service: helping at food pantries, animal shelters/rescues, humanitarian services, etc.
  • Adventure: Biking, canoeing, skiing, hiking, climbing, etc.

Students also engage throughout the week in community-based activities, such as: 

  • Study sessions at the local library, teahouses, or coffee shops
  •  YWCA for swimming (a very community-supportive organization!)
  • Community-based AA and NA meetings
  • Movies, concerts, eating out at restaurants, ice creameries, mall trips, etc.

Financial Questions

Contact our admissions team to learn more about pricing and payment plans for our comprehensive services.

Start Your Journey

Join us at Magnolia Mill School, where we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, guide families toward success, and believe in the transformative power of education and therapeutic support. You're not just enrolling in a school; you're becoming a part of a community that cares, understands, and believes in the potential of every student.