Admissions

Who We Treat

Adolescent girls, ages 13 to 18, who have generally struggled academically, socially, emotionally and at home. Our students have typically made poor choices in family, peer or other social relationships. Often, these issues have led to a path of confusion and loss of self-esteem.

It is important that students enter our school at least somewhat willingly, curious about themselves and, to some degree, already acknowledging the challenges that have been in the way of their growth and success.

Diagnoses

ADHD

Anxiety

Body Image Issues

Depression

Disordered eating

Esteem Issues

Learning Struggles

Distorted self-image and dysregulated moods

Recovery rom Chemical Dependency and Abuse

Mild Attachment Issues

Poor Executive Functioning Skills

Poor Peer Relationships

Trauma and stress-related conditions

Chrysalis does not provide primary treatment for addiction, eating disorders or self-harm

Substance abuse may have been an issue in the past, but students must have established a period of sobriety and be committed to their recovery prior to acceptance. If eating disorders have been diagnosed, primary treatment and a similar commitment to recovery are expected prior to acceptance. We accept students who have struggled with suicidal ideation or self-harm in the not-recent past; it is important that the basis for these behaviors was primarily to be noticed.

Academic Requirements

Chrysalis students have various learning styles and academic needs; a student must have at least one full year of high school left. An overall IQ of 90 or higher is necessary for acceptance. Academic challenges should be responsive to tutoring, special accommodations, low student-to-teacher ratios, our minimal-distraction learning environment, comprehensive therapy, general program structure, the therapeutic milieu and medications (when applicable).

How long do most students stay?

Length of stay is not fixed, but rather reflects each student’s individual needs and can be extended as long as clinically and academically necessary. The typical stay is about 12-18 months.

How do you determine if a student is a good fit?

The Chrysalis admissions director, clinical leadership and academic director work together to assess a student’s appropriateness by reviewing psychological and educational testing, interviewing her former or current therapist, interviewing the family and reviewing the completed application. Each prospective student is assessed on a case-by-case basis to make the best decision possible.

International Students

We bring the world to our community.

Chrysalis is delighted to broaden our reach across the world. As a SEVIS-certified establishment, Chrysalis can accept international students into our program.

We welcome girls from all backgrounds and cultures and look forward to enriching the Chrysalis experience by expanding diversity in our community.

Please let us know if you have any questions about SEVIS and the opportunity it provides students.

For more information about Chrysalis international student admissions, please contact our admissions director, Robin Greene, at [email protected].

International Students

We bring the world to our community.

Chrysalis is delighted to broaden our reach across the world. As a SEVIS-certified establishment, Chrysalis can accept international students into our program.

We welcome girls from all backgrounds and cultures and look forward to enriching the Chrysalis experience by expanding diversity in our community.

Please let us know if you have any questions about SEVIS and the opportunity it provides students.

For more information about Chrysalis international student admissions, please contact our admissions director, Robin Greene, at [email protected]salisschool.net.

Online Application

Here at Chrysalis we do have an Online Application that parents can fill out. If it is easier, you can also download and complete the application here.