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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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Therapeutic Boarding School Providing Serious Help For Troubled Teens that is Uncompromisingly Christ-Centered. A Sound Investment in the Future of Your Child or Grandchild.

Therapeutic Boarding School Providing Serious Help

SHA serves boys and girls 12-17 who have gotten off track in life. We have separate wilderness campuses, with our educational campus in the center. Your teen’s life-changing journey will provide the greatest opportunity for character and educational growth once feelings of entitlement have diminished.

Comprehensive Therapeutic Approach

Your teen’s journey will include a blend of equine therapy, wilderness therapy, group therapy, family therapy and individualized therapy. Our comprehensive therapeutic approach to healing includes unplugged experiential living—creating an uncluttered path to discover life’s deeper issues without cultural distractions. The back to nature experience improves critical, constructive and creatively thinking capacities and promotes a genuine sense of identity and a renewed desire to learn.

Unplugged from the Distractions to Healing

The therapeutic and spiritual value of this "unplugged" approach to healing in a wilderness environment is unparalleled. Through we employ a milieu 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 fully accredited on-campus academy helps students keep on track in their school work and even get ahead. Students can recoup and repair diminished grades, while also preparing for college and career goals.

Restoring Teens and 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. This means that every moment of every day your child will be immersed in a therapeutic and Spirit-led community that is ripe for teachable moments.

No Cookie Cutter Approaches Here

Our caring staff stay 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 Therapy

The SHA Equine Relationship Therapy facilitates character development and maturity. Shortly after enrollment your child is assigned a horse to work with for the duration of his/her stay, providing a solid bond built upon that continued relationship.

Boarding School Endorsements

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

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.

The academic program at Shepherd’s Hill is wonderful! The teachers are top rate. They make scholars out of intellectual dropouts."

-- SHA Student Grandparent

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A therapeutic boarding school for teens with behavioral therapy counseling . . . 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 unique residential Christian boarding school 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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