Visit our Boarding School Just Outside of Athens, Georgia
If you are in need of a boarding school for a troubled teen, Shepherds Hill Academy’s (SHA) main campus is located approximately 40 miles outside of Athens, Georgia in Martin, Georgia. Our main campus is a short drive from Interstate 85 just before the Georgia/South Carolina border. Since SHA is a short drive from Athens, Georgia, we would encourage you to arrange a campus tour with one of our admissions counselors. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to get to know our campus, team of professionals and our students.
If your family is searching for a viable solution to your current situation, we want to provide you with tools to identify your exact need. First we advise you to determine if a therapeutic boarding school is a fit for your situation. To ensure that we will be a fit for you, please access our Troubled Teen Assessment below.
Do I Really Have a Troubled Teen?
If you are searching for residential care, like Shepherds Hill Academy, take a few minutes to take our Troubled Teen Assessment. If you prefer, you can contact one of our admissions counselors by calling (706) 779-5766. They can personally walk you through the Troubled Teen Assessment. If you are not a fit for Shepherds Hill Academy, our admissions team can connect you to other possible options or programs.
If you are not in need of an assessment, take a moment to look through the common warning signs which can confirm your need for therapeutic care or a disciplinary school. Your teen may need of a therapeutic boarding school if he/she exhibits behaviors similar to:
- Causing physical harm to self or others
- Displaying addictive behaviors
- Rebellious and blatantly disrespectful toward authority figures
- Being kicked out of school
- Isolation from family or friends
- Previous history with the Athens, Georgia police
Once you have identified if your teen is in need of a therapeutic boarding school, and you want to stay in or around Athens, Georgia, consider our therapeutic boarding school which provides hope and healing to families in situations similar to yours. See the three effective ways we can help below, or take the time to contact our admissions team now.
We Develop Character Through the Shepherds Hill Academy Outdoor Wilderness Program
If your troubled youth is in need of therapeutic care, Shepherds Hill Academy can help. We have faithfully provided hope and healing to families since 2001 by providing their teen an environment that strengthens character. Through our unique unplugged outdoor therapeutic wilderness-style environment, your teen is given the opportunity to experience a life without all the cultural distractions.
An unplugged environment provides the opportunity for your child to have margin in their life to work on the deeper character issues they may face. In addition to a peaceful surrounding, students gain lifelong experience by actively building, repairing, and maintaining the cabins they stay in. There is camaraderie amongst their peers. Some brief benefits your teen will experience in our unplugged experiential living is:
- How to constructively and creatively problem solve to build or maintain the living structures
- Margin between the distractions of American youth culture to think through their struggles
- An environment that address entitled and narcissistic behaviors
- A therapeutic structure that brings out real world teachable moments
We Provide a Flexible Academy that Addresses Your Teen’s Academic Needs
We effectively address your teen’s academic needs through our fully accredited private academy. Though we have
an outdoor wilderness-style program, our main campus is tooled and fully equipped to provide your teen with his/her precise academic need. With our academic program, we are able to address your teen’s needs by providing:
- Small classroom attention
- Appropriate access to technology
- 5:1 student to Georgia certified teacher and staff ratio
- Individualized Education Programs (IEP)
- Advanced Placement, Georgia Virtual School, and ACT and SAT Prep
A Holistic Therapeutic Approach
Our licensed therapeutic offerings go beyond the intentional outdoor wilderness-style environment. Through our in-depth therapeutic services, we are able to address many of the challenges teens face in today’s youth culture. Our therapeutic team will help your child by providing him/her with the following therapeutic opportunities:
- Weekly individual therapy sessions
- Weekly equine assisted therapy
- Group therapy that effectively addresses addictions
- Life lessons that surface every day
- Family sessions for the adolescent
Shepherds Hill Academy can help any family in Athens, Georgia in need of a therapeutic boarding school. Since 2001, we have been working with teens from all across America. If you are in need of residential care like Shepherds Hill Academy, contact our admissions team directly by calling (706) 779-5766 or submitting an inquiry form.
In the mean time, check out what parents have said about their journey through SHA.
Thank you for considering Shepherds Hill Academy as you look for a therapeutic boarding school for your troubled teen in or near Athens, Georgia.