Pittsboro, North Carolina
Jane Samuel Develops Auldern Student
Samuel, MA, Head of School
September 6, 2006
Auldern Academy accepts academically capable young women in grades
9-12. They must express a desire to pursue both academic
and personal growth goals, which will prepare them for college
and responsible independence of young adulthood.
Auldern students receive both academic and therapeutic support
to assist them in achieving optimal performance. Typically,
our students have successfully completed a previous therapeutic
emotional growth or wilderness program. Students with no
prior therapeutic placement are considered on a case-by-case basis.
The successful candidate for admission to Auldern Academy:
- Had average to superior intelligence (as defined by standard
- Has demonstrated the potential for strong academic achievement.
- Would benefit from an environment with more structure and support
than a typical home or boarding school.
- Wants to develop skills and qualities required for college
- May struggle with poor self image, school avoidance, mild emotional
difficulties, mild learning differences, underachievement and/or
- Express a desire and willingness to attend Auldern Academy
and participate in the Auldern program.
The following documents are required before an applicant
comes to campus for an interview:
- Completed Application for Admission
- Psycho-educational testing completed during the past twelve
months (including, but not limited to, WISC III, MMPI-A and/or
- School transcripts
- Summary from previous placement
- Head of School, Director of Academics, Director of Counseling,
Director of Student Life, Admissions Counselor.