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Shepherd's Hill Academy helps teenagers who are struggling academically, socially, or behaviorally. We utilize innovative, individualized treatment that combines a spiritual emphasis with comprehensive therapy, education, and recreational activities. Our therapeutic boarding school is a unique blend of wilderness therapy and counseling. We are an attractive education alternative for troubled teens. With separate areas on our campus for girls and boys, our residential program features an accredited on-campus school and a caring, professional staff.

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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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A Unique Therapeutic Boarding School that Uses Wilderness Adventure, Equine Therapy and Counseling to Turn Around Troubled Teens.

About Our Therapeutic Boarding School

Shepherd's Hill Academy 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 adventure-based therapy and ongoing counseling, boys and girls in our care mature in character development without distractions. We help teenagers to heal in their behaviors and thinking, 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 personal and group counseling, while also repairing damaged grades and providing preparation for college or career. Our faith-based therapeutic boarding school offers a wonderful team of caring Christian individuals who endeavor daily to bring about lasting change in the hearts and minds of troubled teens.

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

Our Therapeutic Approach

This residential boarding school serves adolescents age 12-17 and their families, providing 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, on-campus counselors, 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 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. Trooubled teens aslo 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.

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: Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, Roswell, Macon, Albany, Warner Robins, Alpharetta, Marietta, Valdosta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Rome, East Point and Milton, Georgia.

Shepherds Hill - Christian Therapeutic Boarding School