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Our Comprehensive Approach

Shepherd’s Hill Academy 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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Troubled Teenager? Our Unique Therapeutic Program and Boarding School Quickly Turns Around Troubled Teens.

A Therapeutic Boarding School

SHA is a therapeutic boarding school designed to help turn around troubled teens. The unique benefit of our therapeutic program is that we provide an opportunity for troubled teens to get back to nature and to the more basic things in life. Through this and ongoing counseling, boys and girls in our care mature in character development without distractions. SHA provides a great opportunity for the most difficult teenagers to heal, all while creating a sense of significance, identity, humility, and gratitude. We provide a unique mix of program types, including: equine therapy, wilderness therapy, and counseling, while also repairing damaged grades and preparing them for college or career. Our Christian boarding school has years of experience and evidence of producing lasting change in troubled teens. And with a Christian approach, the results improve exponentially because change begins in the heart.

Please contact us via the online form or call us at (706)779-5766 to learn more about SHA.

Our Therapeutic Approach

We serve adolescents age 12-17. Our residential boarding school for troubled teens provides a dynamic approach to therapeutic healing.

Everything that our staff does is designed for therapeutic value and teachable moments -– whether it is in school, sports, leisure, or in their living area. Our teachers, campus therapists, program supervisors, and residential staff are all unified in the therapeutic goals for each student, and regularly meet to discuss each resident's progress. Our 24/7 care provides teenagers with the opportunity to grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically, through individual, group, and family therapeutic activities and counseling.

The therapeutic environment is intentionally designed to provide a rich, discipleship-focused atmosphere that promotes physical, emotional, and spiritual health and healing to troubled teenagers and their families.


Ravi Zacharias
"I cannot say how important this is to get behind a ministry like Shepherd's Hill Academy."
Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Tullian Tchividjian
“I'm grateful for Shepherd's Hill Academy and the amazing work that they are doing.”
Tullian Tchividjian
Dr. David Barton
“Shepherd’s Hill Academy successfully demonstrates that troubled teens and their parents can... win back our culture to biblical truth.”
Dr. David Barton

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A therapeutic boarding school for teens with behavioral therapy counseling...struggling teens, angry teens, at-risk teens, teens with ADD, ADHD, OCD, and rebellion. SHA is a Christian therapeutic 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 Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, plus central states including Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas.

Troubled teens come to our therapeutic boarding school for boys and girls mostly from Georgia and cities within Central and North Georgia, including cities like: Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Macon, Johns Creek, Albany, Warner Robins, Alpharetta, Marietta, Valdosta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Rome, East Point and Milton. We also have many teens come here from families in Florida, in Kentucky, in Tennessee, in Texas, in Ohio, in Indiana, in Illinois, in Mississippi, in Louisiana, and from in Virginia, in New York, in North Carolina, in Pennsylvania, and in New Jersey along the east coast.

Shepherds Hill Academy Therapeutic Boarding School

Christian therapeutic boarding schools -- Shepherds Hill Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens, endorsed by Christian leaders.