Shepherd’s Hill Academy has been privileged to serve countless families in times of crisis. Families have found that God has provided, through Shepherd’s Hill Academy, the transformation, hope, and healing their family was seeking. Based on our successful therapeutic methods in transforming the lives of teens in crisis, we are confident that your family will also find healing at Shepherd’s Hill Academy. If you would like to speak directly with our alumni parents, please feel free to let us know, and we will put you in touch with them.
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I will forever be grateful that God led us to Shepherd’s Hill. Sending our son there is a choice we will never, ever regret. I truly believe his time there saved his life. SHA is a special place, and it is evident the Holy Spirit is present there!
Our daughter grew in Christ and maturity while at Shepherds Hill. The team was 100% committed to her safety and loving her, seeing her complete High School graduation. Thank you team, you are the body of Christ.
Excellent school and safe place for my daughter during a very difficult time in her life. I am very grateful for SHA.
SHA was a life saver – literally. Our daughter took the path so many of our teenagers do now. With a overwhelming sense of entitlement and the never ending barrage of peer pressure, bad influences, social media, bullying, Hollywood “non-reality” television, and the 24 hour access to it all via mobile phone, she became distraught and suicidal at the age of 15. We knew we had to completely “disconnect” her from that environment to save her yet continue her education in a safe, limited access, and preferably Christian based program. SHA provided just that. The “wilderness” aspect help adjust her entitlement thinking while also eliminating access to all the terrible influences placed on our children today. Strong Christian principals were reintroduced to her and gave her the proper foundation to build on. The leadership at SHA truly cares about children and have made it their lives to help them.
Our son and grandson attended SHA. It was a life saving and life changing experience for both of them.
My daughter is now in month 5 at Shepherds Hill… I can admit our skepticism and concern about the wilderness approach and the effect it would have. But I have to say the program is working and those teaching and training her are top notch. I could not find a better place, better training, or better staff to care for my child.
It is tough, and rough, and a complete isolation from society other than that of her peers and staff. But that is exactly what she needed to discover herself and to learn what she needed to learn about respect, integrity, friendship, and the truth of God.
Post program update: My daughter now graduated Shepherds Hill and has been on her own now for 10 months. She turned 18 during her program with three months left for graduation and voluntarily chose to stay and graduate. She had no desire to return to her previous high school. She now looks on her time there as the best of her high school experiences. She has returned several times to visit since. And her behaviour, attitude and maturity is entirely different being successfully developed by her time there.
I am a former student at SHF. i miss it with all my heart. this program quite literally was Gods tool to god bless!save my life. they helped me get over childhood trauma, get closer to Christ, and control my problems. Trace and the guys there are wise and still in contact with me today 4 years later. there accountability program is unmatched. thank you SHF!
We had literally no where to turn. We prayed and I researched so many organizations for help for my grandson. I called and talked with Trace and then he called back and talked with my son. Ours was a very unique situation, but Shepherd’s Hill turned out to be exactly the therapy needed. The discipline, the responsibility, the spiritual guidance, and the schooling were exactly on target. SHA ministered the entire family. Their program is unique – just like our situation was, but I can truthfully say their intervention in the life of my grandson helped him become a young man to be proud of. Would we do it again – without question.
Our students come from around the country!