MindStream Academy - A Health and Fitness Boarding School

MindStream Academy is a place where hope reigns and self-love, self-care and confidence flourish. Overweight and obese teens are treated through a therapeutic behavioral approach with a holistic focus on life skills. The experts at MindStream provide a safe atmosphere that cultivates changing habits and leads students to begin realizing their full potential. An immersive program with an accredited education curriculum, the experts at MindStream stress nutrition, fitness, and cognitive therapies to help students ages 12-18+ overcome their weight issues and retain new patterns and skills to promote a life time of success. All of this is done in a boarding school setting on the beautiful South Carolina coast, where teens are free of bullying and shame and can focus on education and lifestyle changes.


Our clinical component - developed by our team of licensed professionals - is five-fold, focusing on emotion management, behavioral, social and cognitive training and family counseling.


Our educational component integrates an accredited online education with traditional middle school and high school curriculum that meets and/or exceeds state and national standards.


Our research-based fitness program fits around you, everything is based off your abilities and individual fitness levels. You define your path.


Learning to make healthy choices can be a difficult adjustment. Guided and supported by our licensed nutritionist and master chef, students learn to prepare and enjoy healthy meals.

MindStream alumnus Jason featured on The Today Show

Jason, who lost 155 lbs. in two semesters at MindStream, was featured on the Today Show's "Pound for Pound" segment on Sept. 5.
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Heading Home: MindStream on KSHB

14 students from Independence, Mo. returned to Kansas City on Friday, and KSHB’s Mark Clegg was on the scene to capture their return.
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MindStream on Katie Couric

MindStream alumnus Kris joins Katie Couric to discuss his success during and after his time at the school.
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MindStream On CBS

Cameron, along with 14 other students from Independence, Mo. came to South Carolina to get healthy and continue their education at MindStream.
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The MindStream Difference

  • Our Program

    The MindStream program is comprehensive and holistic; evidence-based and sensible. It addresses all of the basic skills required for losing weight and finding health- while also addressing needs for acceptance, support, belonging, and understanding. There are no short cuts here, there is no gimmickry. What our students learn about health is like learning to ride a bike- it cannot be unlearned.
  • Our Campus

    Located a stone’s throw away from the breathtaking beaches of South Carolina and vibrant Savannah, GA - our facilities provide the perfect setting where teens can safely explore the mental, emotional, physical and social factors that led them to this crossroad in life.
  • Our Students

    MindStream students all unique - they come from across the country, each with their own needs, goals and objectives. However, there is one thing all of our students share: they want to move forward towards positive lifestyle change. And MindStream is where they come to make that happen.
  • I love being in South Carolina and at MindStream Academy. I never thought I would be 214 pounds when I arrived here first weighing 326 pounds. I want to join the military and am confident that I will be able to because I love exercising and I am a leader and role model to my peers now. Now I know if I train a little harder I can do anything.
  • I left my previous school because of anger and weight issues; I was lost and wieght was the secondary problem. I began attending MindStream and my time here has been a huge success. I have slimmed down, but most importantly, I have beomce stronger mentally and physically. Overall, I'm a happier less stressed and much stronger. I am a better, kinder person.
  • I was only 15 years old and weighed 275 pounds when I received an invitation to MindStream. I met every single goal I came here with. The girl that I was is completely gone now and I will never see her again. This new girl is happy, outgoing and believes in herself.