therapeutic boarding school for adolescent boys ages 14 to 18


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What Makes Goodale Unique

The Goodale School and Recovery Community is a therapeutic boarding school for adolescent boys, ages 14- to 18-years old, who struggle with substance use and co-occurring disorders. We empower our students to embrace recovery and gain the skills they will need to live a healthy, fulfilling life. We support our students and their families as they work together to build a foundation for sustained recovery.

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We create an individualized academic plan for each student so he can fill in gaps and earn the credits he needs toward a high school diploma.

health & wellness

Physical, mental and spiritual health play an important role in recovery. We support the exploration and development of each of these areas.

12-step facilitation

Numerous studies have shown that participation in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous can bolster recovery efforts and protect against relapse. 


In the heart of Asheville, there are countless activities for students to engage in. We devote a significant amount of time each week to organized, purposeful recreation.

the goodale experience

Located in Asheville, North Carolina, The Goodale School combines comprehensive clinical support for substance use and co-occurring disorders with an accredited academic program, family support and a variety of health, wellness and recreational activities to create an individualized recovery experience. 

The academic program at The Goodale School is a critical component of the overall recovery experience. We recognize that each of our students is unique. They have different strengths, needs and interests as learners. To accommodate each student’s learning profile, we individually customize instruction to help students gather and process information. We foster critical and creative thinking to demonstrate comprehensive learning and understanding. Our academic program is accredited by Cognia.

Through our real-life recovery program students learn, practice and refine their recovery skills in a community that resembles the place where their struggles began, and to which they'll one day return. With the support of dedicated staff and their peers, students build a foundation for lifelong recovery.

With a minimum 10-month stay marked by progression through distinct phases of treatment, students have adequate time and support to develop and maintain sobriety. The longer the treatment, the better the outcome. The rate of sustained sobriety after a 60-day program is a mere 15%; after 12 months of treatment, it skyrockets to 85%.  

The Goodale School is the only program of its kind in the United States that is non-profit, and the only program of its kind located east of the Rocky Mountains.

Parent Testimonials

Jordan has had a major impact on our son’s treatment and growth and our growth as a couple, and as a family.The work he has done with our son and family is something we will never forget and something for which we will be forever grateful.
- Parent Testimonial
My son had issues with depression and ADHD. Jordan was always calm and even handed when it came to dealing with my son even when my son was irrational and defiant. Over time, my son overcame his issues and I’m proud to say that he is happy, motivated and much more confident than he has ever been. He is in school for his chosen career and he is succeeding. By listening and watching Jordan, I also learned how to be a better parent."
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Our son was not a model student...but through it all, [Sally] was always very upfront with information, provided a calm voice and reassured us as we worked through those difficult times. Since our son graduated, he has stayed sober and continues to improve at home. We are so thankful for the time we had working with Sally!"
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Click on the links below for a virtual tour of the spaces where students live, learn and grow at The Goodale School and Recovery Community. Throughout the tour, you will learn more about our program, our facility and the staff who provide support to our students.    

The Goodale School team is happy to speak with you to determine if our program is the right fit for your son or client. For information, please contact our Admissions Team at (828) 220-0040 or email [email protected].

75 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801
The Goodale School is affiliated with Monarch, a leading statewide provider of services to thousands of people with mental illness, substance use disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Carolina. The organization is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission.
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