ARCH Academy - Adolescent Recovery of Cumberland HeightsThe mission of Adolescent Recovery of Cumberland Heights Academy (ARCH Academy) is to transform lives, giving hope and healing to teens and families affected by drugs and alcohol. Addiction is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease. We carefully provide the highest quality of care to adolescent males and their families who are at varying degrees of substance abuse, ranging from misuse to substance abuse dependence or full-blown addiction. With over 30 years of experience, ARCH Academy is specifically designed for adolescent males based on research regarding development and proven techniques that engage our kids in a meaningful way. The Academy strikes a balance between therapy, academics and adventure and is designed to provide an individualized treatment within a therapeutic group milieu. Though a primary 12-Step addiction program, ARCH Academy treats the whole child, including underlying co-occurring mental health issues, family issues, relational barriers and poor academic confidence.  


ARCH Academy is currently on the campus of Cumberland Heights until our new campus is ready in early 2020. The Cumberland Heights campus is 177-acres, located on the banks of the Cumberland River on a former farm within the Nashville City limits. 

ARCH Academy is 15 miles from the main campus in Kingston Springs, nestles in the woods near hiking trails and the Harpeth River. The 67-acre retreat provides the ideal setting for recovery. 


To transform lives, giving hope and healing to teens and families affected by drugs and alcohol.


At Cumberland Heights we have a deep commitment to the ethical implementation of addiction treatment. In our more than 50 year history, we have developed programs aligned with the principles embedded in the 12 steps. We value honesty, accountability and transparency in our operations. We are members of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Our Core Values Honor Our History and Traditions by:
  1. Always putting the patient first.
  2. Providing the highest quality care throughout our continuum of services.
  3. Recognizing the principles embodied in the 12 Steps as the essential foundation of lasting recovery.
  4. Providing a physical and therapeutic environment conducive to the transforming power of a spiritual awakening.
  5. Valuing the importance of family participation in the recovery process.
  6. Remaining grateful for those who support our mission and share our passion for recovery.
  7. Demonstrating the same care and respect for our employees they show for our patients.
Family Is Key

Family Is Key

We recognize addiction is a family disease and developed our family program to help educate and guide patients’ families as they navigate their way toward recovery.

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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Here you can meet the team of ARCH Academy who work right along side your child or loved one. We bring decades of experience to recovery and looking forward to walking with you on your journey.

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Letter From Our Director

I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to ARCH Academy, the Adolescent Program of Cumberland Heights. I am certain that it was not in your plans for you and your son’s journey to lead you to our doorstep. It is likely the result of much pain, sleepless nights and fear that positioned you to seek out our services.