Need a Residential Boarding School near Macon, Georgia, for Your Troubled Teen?
Shepherds Hill Academy is the Perfect Solution
Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA), a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens, is located in northeast Georgia, about two hours from Atlanta. Close proximity to Macon makes it possible for you as a parent to easily visit, but it’s far enough away to remove your teen from negative influences and a familiar environment. If you are at your wit’s end and wondering how to help your defiant, rebellious teen, we can help. We have helped hundreds of troubled teens from across the country turn their lives around and find hope in building a bright future.
Quality Programs for Troubled Teens at Shepherds Hill Academy
We focus on two of the most effective programs for troubled teens: wilderness programs and a residential boarding school environment. Within the safe and secure environment of SHA, teens learn to address their behaviors and responses and learn personal responsibility, personal accountability, and respect for self and others. These programs are part of a comprehensive therapy approach we take in individualizing treatment for each teen.
As teens enter SHA, they are placed in our Wilderness Program. While living in rustic conditions in gender-segregated camps, each teen must learn to work as part of a team while helping to complete daily tasks and chores.
As teens qualify, they enter the Next Step Program, where they continue their personal growth. Now living in on-campus housing, teens transition back to living in society by being assigned tasks and chores and earning privileges and freedoms.
All teens attend school in our fully accredited learning center. A caring and compassionate staff of certified teachers and counselors help each teen work to get up to grade level, complete credits towards junior and senior high graduation, and prepare for college. A variety of basic educational subjects, electives, and vocational technology courses allow each teen to find joy in learning and gain valuable life skills.
A Georgia Boarding School with a Christian Focus
Throughout all of our programs, we approach instruction and teaching with a Christ-centered focus. Our belief that only Jesus Christ can effect a truly lasting change in heart and mind has been born out over the decades of SHA’s existence.
We Welcome Your Inquiries
Please read more about program specifics (including therapies not mentioned above), our staff, admissions, and more on our website. We would also be happy to answer your questions if you call: (706) 779-5766.