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Our Comprehensive Approach

Our Christian boarding school offers your teenager and your entire family a comprehensive approach to healing.

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Our Therapy and Mentoring

Your teenager will experience a new direction and purpose in life, sparked by a variety of Christ-centered, therapeutic approaches and mentoring by our staff.

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Our Awesome Team

As a nationally-recognized, state licensed residential school, Shepherd’s Hill Academy goes to great lengths to create a safe, loving, and authoritative environment for our students.

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Steps to Enrollment

We are here to assist your family in this difficult time. When you contact us, you will speak to the Co-Founder, not a staff member.

  • STEP 1: Call us right now, or submit an Online Inquiry Form and we will contact you at your convenience
  • STEP 2: After we have talked and determined that SHA may be a good option for your teen, you will be directed to the Application
  • STEP 3: We will review your application and determine if your child is right for our program. If not, we will provide other options to you.

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Therapeutic Boarding School Featuring a Highly Effective Mix of the Most Successful Therapeutic Approaches and Experiences for Turning Around Teens Who are Struggling

Therapeutic Boarding School Providing Serious Help for Difficult Teens

SHA serves boys and girls 12-17 who have gotten off track in life. Our therapeutic boarding school has separate wilderness campuses for boys and girls, with our educational campus in the center. We use wilderness therapy since the greatest opportunity for character and educational growth happens once feelings of entitlement are diminished.

Comprehensive Therapeutic Approach

Your teen’s journey in our therapeutic boarding school will include a blend of equine therapy, wilderness therapy, group therapy, family therapy and individualized therapy. Our "Unplugged Experiential Living" creates an uncluttered path to discover life’s deeper issues without cultural and media distractions. This back to nature experience improves critical, constructive and creative thinking capacities and promotes a genuine sense of identity, accomplishment, and a renewed desire to learn.

Unplugged from the Distractions to Healing

The therapeutic and spiritual value of our wilderness environment is unparalleled. Though we employ a myriad of therapeutic approaches, we also focus on building a relationship with Christ for true heart change. Our team of loving and caring Christian counselors and professionals never force their faith, but they gently demonstrate it in all they do and say.

Fully Accredited Education

SHA's on-campus academy helps students keep on track in their school work and even get ahead. Students in our therapeutic boarding school recoup and repair diminished grades, while also preparing for college and career goals.

Restoring Teens & Families

Our vision and passion is to see families restored. That is why we spare nothing to provide you with the best, and most comprehensive, therapeutic environment possible. Your child will be immersed in a therapeutic and community that is ripe for teachable moments.

No Cookie Cutter Approaches Here

Our caring professional staff are keenly focused on providing the appropriate therapeutic approach for every student and for every situation that arises. There are no cookie-cutter approaches to healing. Each child is dealt with individually and according to their needs and behavioral issues.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT empowers your teen to overcome symptoms like depression, emotional trauma, and addictions. Our Residential Team employs daily CBT therapeutic activities that provide tools necessary to reach a student’s personal goals.

Treatment Testing

Our therapeutic team utilizes nationally recognized tests to establish and maintain personalized treatment. The treatment plan keeps your family unified as to the goals your teen is pursuing. A personal therapist remains in communication with the Residential team, constantly evaluating your child’s needs and goals.

Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy

SHA's on-campus Equine Therapy Facility fosters character development and maturity. Shortly after enrollment your child is assigned a horse to work with for the duration of his/her stay. Both boys and girls benefit from equine therapy, but we also have other animals on campus that work with the teens.

Professional Endorsements

John Rosemond
"SHA offers a holistic, therapeutic approach to healing that provides an atmosphere for learning."
John Rosemond, Psychologist, Speaker, Syndicated Columnist on Parenting, Author of 14 Parenting Books
Mark Bauerline
“The work being done at exactly what so many of our wayward and confused teenagers need.”
Mark Bauerlein, Professor of English, Emory University
Ravi Zacharias, Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University.
"I cannot say how important SHA is to...rescue those who have gotten lost along the way."
Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Author, Radio Host, Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University
David Barton
“SHA successfully demonstrates that troubled teens and their parents can…win back our culture to biblical truth.”
David Barton, Founder and President of Wall Builders
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What Grandparents Say...

“Our grandson was diagnosed with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Asperger’s syndrome. We tried school after school and no one could tolerate his behavior. Our grandson returned from his stay at Shepherd’s Hill a changed young man. Instead of being obsessed with the Internet, he is now obsessed with homework. Instead of being insolent and defiant, he is courteous and well behaved." -- Grandparent of SHA Student

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A therapeutic boarding school for teens with behavioral therapy counseling for unruly teens, out of control teens, teens are who are rebelling, struggling teens, angry teens, at-risk teens, teens with ADD, ADHD, OCD, and rebellion. SHA is a Christian therapeutic residential school for troubled teens that offers wilderness therapy and a boarding school. We are a state-licensed wilderness therapy program, plus we provide counseling for teens and equine therapy. Troubled teens come to us from North Carolina, and Virginia, as well as from New England states like Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Troubled teens also come to us from central states like Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. In the South, teens come from Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and from Arkansas.

Discover this residential Christian boarding school, unqiue among therapeutic boarding schools for teenagers who are struggling academically, socially, or behaviorally. Shepherd's Hill residential program utilizes innovative, individualized milieu therapy that combines a spiritual emphasis with individual and group counseling, equine therapy, education advancement, and healthy recreational activities. We're a year-round therapeutic boarding school and residential treatment center that offers a unique blend of continuous wilderness therapy and counseling for troubled teens who have struggled in public or private schools. With separate areas on our campus for girls and boys, our therapeutic residential program features an accredited on-campus school and caring, professional teen counseling staff.

Troubled teens come to our therapeutic boarding school and residential treatment center for boys and girls mostly from Georgia and cities within Central and North Georgia, including cities like: Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, Roswell, Macon, Albany, Warner Robins, Alpharetta, Marietta, Valdosta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Rome, East Point and Milton, Georgia.

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