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126 Camp Elliot Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828) 669-8639
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October 08, 2012
School had been a struggle, in every way for our son and we were running out of options. Stone Mountain School, with the small class sizes and individualized learning made a huge difference and allowed our son to finally achieve some academic success. His self-confidence has improved and he feels so much better about his abilities as a student, thank you!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2012
I had been kicked out of school and was fighting with my parents constantly before I came to Stone Mountain. I have learned how to change my behavior, my motivations, and my attitude and everything has changed for the better. What I thought was going to be a horrible experience turned out to be the best one of my life.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2012
Parents whose sons have attended Stone Mountain School report that their boys get along better in the home, perform better in school, and have a more positive outlook on life.To the Staff and Teachers of Stone Mountain School, What can I say?!!! The hardest decision of our lives became the best decision of our lives. Adam has a bright future and it is because of all of you. We always loved him but he is now someone we really like and admire. Thank you for giving Adam the skills to become a successful member of society and a happy person. Words can never express our gratitude. Keep up your amazing work saving young men and their families.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2012
Students earn academic credit in all content areas and courses are transferable to other private and public schools. The year our son turned fifteen, our relationship seemed out of control. He was defiant and rebellious, refusing to follow family rules. Although he is bright and enjoys learning, his active, impulsive style had often made school a challenge. As a teenager, however, he'd stopped trying altogether and was frequently cutting classes and unaccounted for. During his initial months at SMS, our son was able to gradually improve his behavior as he advanced through the stages. We felt that the natural surroundings, without electronic distractions, did him a lot of good. Academically, the small classes and individualized instruction really helped rebuild his confidence and skills. He also benefited from individual counseling with a professional therapist. It seemed that the time away from each other had helped us all appreciate each other more.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2012
My old school was real big and I got distracted easily and I was too busy doing other things. If I had a question, it would normally not be answered. Here at SMS teachers have the time to sit and discuss what you don't get.

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2012
My son, Jeffrey, has dyslexia. By mid 11th grade, even though he was at a great school, it was apparent that he had no interest in getting an education and his behavior was horrible. He was verbally abusive and engaging in destructive behavior. We were then directed to Stone Mountain. Long story short, Stone Mountain was our cure. Jeffrey entered at the age of 17 with the idea that he would get himself out of there as soon as he possibly could. Mind you, this didn't motivate him to fly through the stages; he had many relapses. But something happened about halfway through his year there: the incredibly dedicated counselors got through. Jeff began thinking on his own and for the first time, he began to consider consequences. At one time I doubted that Jeff would ever get out of high school. And now he's at college! It's been scary for him and he's facing self doubt, but it's all on his terms and he's made all the decisions. What I know to be the absolute truth in our lives is this: Jeffrey (and his family) wouldn't be where we are without Stone Mountain.

- submitted by a community member
September 06, 2012
Graham was accepted to St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland!!! This is a huge accomplishment for him and he is thrilled. My most sincere thanks for all your help with Graham when he was at SMS. We are all very appreciative and thankful there are people like you to help these kids who have so much potential. Graham is very aware of all that SMS did for him and in his words "it really worked for me."

- submitted by a community member
September 03, 2012
You guys have been truly awesome and by all appearances, you have saved Jake for himself and for his family. As you know, you very much saved a father/son relationship.

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2012
Another good thing is the class size. We have eight students; in other schools most classes have 35 or less and no teacher can help that many people in a day. Stone Mountain School has the right teacher for the right job.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2012
When I first came here, I had family problems, school problems, and social problems. Now I feel that all those are resolved. As for school, I don't feel shy to ask questions in front of the class and I actually look forward to school most of the time, where public school was like a chore.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2010
This school used to be a boot camp for troubled boys. It has tried to pull itself up but to no avail. The staff and administration demonstrated time and again a lack of knowledge and sophistication in the therapeutic field. I agree that they were disrespectful of the family as a unit, and showed no respect for us as parents. Our son's negative behaviors escalated while he was there. The academics were below grade level. When he left he kept in touch with kids who had been there with him, and they were all continuiing to struggle with negative behaviors and parental conflict. And all of this cost $80,000 a year. I don't recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2008
My 12 y.o. son had had one suspension from public school after another. Then he was placed in a learning disabled special ed program in the public schools that did not fit him; he felt miserable. Stone Mountain School has offered him a new life, a new way of looking at himself, a chance for him to be successful. I admire the staff. They are clearly dedicated people who are always willing to reach for something better. My son is growing there.

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Stone Mountain School
126 Camp Elliot Road, Black Mountain, NC  28711
(828) 669-8639
Last modified Stone Mountain School is a Private school that serves grades 7-12
Stone Mountain School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews.