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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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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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A Christian Therapeutic Boarding School that is Trusted by Educational Consultants for its High Quality Academics and by Counselors for its Therapy that Quickly Turns Around Troubled Teens.

Our Therapeutic Program

Our therapeutic boarding school provides teens with an opportunity to be challenged in maturity. The unique benefit of our wholistic therapeutic program is that we provide an opportunity for troubled teens to be separated from the temptations and negative influences of today's culture. During this separation they are able to mature in character development. If you are looking for your child to be in perpetual comfort, our program may not be for you. However, if you are looking for perhaps your child’s greatest opportunity for healing and a diminished sense of entitlement, all while creating a sense of significance, identity, humility, and gratitude, then SHA would be a fit for your teen. Science, statistics, and history all give evidence for the effectiveness of our style of therapy toward producing lasting change. And with a Christ-centered approach, the results improve exponentially.

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 therapeutic school for troubled teens that has both wilderness therapy and a boarding school. We are a state-licensed wilderness therapy program, plus counseling for teens with master's level counselors and equine therapy.

Troubled teens come to our therapeutic boarding school for boys and girls mostly from Georgia (GA) and cities withing Georgia, including: 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 (FL), in Kentucky(KY), in Tennessee (TN), in Texas (TX), in Ohio (OH), in Indiana (IN) and in Illinois (IL) and from in Virginia (VA), in New York (NY), in North Carolina (NC), in Pennsylvania (PA), and in New Jersey (NJ) 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.