Director of Admissions
Meghan Barnard
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
5842 Highway 30
Benton, TN
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The Forge School is a world class, licensed and specialized residential treatment program for teen boys ages 13-17 and their families. Part of the Embark Behavioral Health company, Calo division. The Forge was specifically created to meet the emotional and neurobiological needs of teen boys. Our mission and purpose is to bring Maverick joy and healing through our specialized treatment model CASA and our shared experiences of attunement in these relationships. The Forge School, lies on 55 acres, with direct access to the Hiwassee River in Benton, TN. Perfectly suited to provide engaging and tactile adventure for its students. Further, is the first program of its kind to not only address the unique needs of boys and young men but has been designed to accommodate both long and short-term care needs and want to utilize their healthcare insurance to pay for treatment. The Forge School treats students ages 14-17. A typical student profile, are those who struggle with, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Drug use, and those who have strained relationships within the Family System and at School. We have three pillars to treatment: empathetic individual and family counseling, Cognia accredited educational rigor and extraordinary outdoor experiences. We are proud that Dr. Michael Gurian, a leader in the minds of boys, is a Co-Developer of The Forge School curriculum and Master Treatment Plan. Dr. Gurian is on campus four times a year for our family programs and is deeply connected to the program consulting with staff and our full time Psychiatrist, Dr. Cassandra Simms.

General Information

Private Company
The Forge School
The Forge School
Privately Owned
Embark Behavioral Health

Residential Treatment

No
13 - 18
Yes
No
10 Months
34
Rural
Triples
Quads
24 hour staff. Delayed egress doors in Residency.
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Insurance

Yes
Full Time Staff Member
No

Therapy - Individual

Yes
4 Hours
2
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
0 Clients
Yes

Therapy - Group

Yes
0 Hours
10 Hours
2 Hours
Yes

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
No
No
No

Treatment Modalities

No
Yes
Yes
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
No

Staff

1:0
No
No
High School Diploma
0 Hours

Academic

8 - 12
1:5
Teachers support blended learning
Yes
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Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
No
Yes
Tests
Classes
Yes

Transition Programming

No
Yes
> 50%

Accreditation

State License

Nuts & Bolts

No
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$10,000 - $15,000 / month
Chattanooga [CHA]
1 Hours
> 50%
No
No
No
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Restraint
1 Hours
AdvancED, Cognia
Mission Statement
Cast in Commitment Molded With Purpose