Chrysalis therapeutic boarding school for girls.

A well-rounded program leads to a well-rounded individual.

Why Choose Chrysalis?

We offer a warm and supportive environment that fosters healthy identity development, self-confidence and a sense of belonging. Our beautiful campus is located in northwest Montana, a short drive from two world renowned ski resorts. We’ve chosen to make our home here because of the beautiful and calm 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 12-18 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.



Chrysalis students learn through teacher-led classes in our custom school building. Our certified teachers are eager to personalize their academic approach and schedule for each student’s needs. Students earn academic credit year round.


Family-Style Living

Students live in houses rather than dorms, and meals are family-style around the table. Roommates provide a cozy setting for friendships and growth to take place. Girls work together to decorate and customize their room.


Clinical Excellence

Our master’s level therapists bring an expertise that allows students to develop healthy relationships and positive, sustaining habits. The Chrysalis clinical approach is to build connection, heal wounds and find strengths. Our clinical program intentionally includes the whole family!



Hiking, biking, rafting, boating, downhill skiing, snowboarding - all activities that are a part of Chrysalis! Our students stay very active and gain mastery in different activities. Our beautiful northwest Montana setting allows for discovery of new talents girls can take with them beyond Chrysalis.


International Trips

Chrysalis is the only residential treatment program that guarantees each student one international trip (at no extra cost!). Exposure to other cultures and service is a vital part of our modality. We even invite family to join us!

The World Is Our Campus

Our international travel experience helps our students grow through cultural immersion, education, adventure and service.

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