Glen Willow Academy
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The Property on which Glen Willow Academy briefly operated has been transferred to Asheville Academy http://www.ashevilleacademy.com/. Most of the staff of Glen Willow Academy has been hired by Asheville Academy.
This was the school created by Catherine "Cat" Jennings, to carry forward the tradition she inspired while directing New Leaf of North Carolina, which was closed by owners Aspen/ CRC Health/ Bain Capital. That tradition was continued at Lake House Academy for a time, but the owners of that school have chosen to move in another direction.
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Glen Willow Academy opened October 1, 2011. However it was immediately mired in legal difficulties due to conflicts between Ms. Jennings and her prior employer. The property of Glen Willow Academy has changed hands and is now in use as Asheville Academy. Asheville Academy is headed by Brian Tomes, a Cat Jennings protégé. But so long as the litigation between Ms. Jennings and her former employer continues, she cannot be involved with a school of this type.
We expected the tradition Ms. Jennings created at New Leaf of North Carolina then continued for a year at Lake House Academy would be carried on at Glen Willow Academy. We have hope for Asheville Academy to do the same.
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Last updated 1-20-2012
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