Why Shepherd’s Hill Academy for Troubled Teens?

As parents, we will never make a more important investment than the investment we make in our children. Residential care can be a costly investment. This is why Shepherd’s Hill Academy seeks to provide you with the greatest return on your investment. The life of your child is both precious and priceless. This is why Shepherd’s Hill Academy spares nothing to bring healing to your troubled teen, as well as to your entire family. Below are just some of the many reasons families choose Shepherd’s Hill Academy to help them bring hope and healing.

We Provide a Comprehensive Approach to Healing

Shepherd’s Hill Academy offers a high-quality combination of strategies with our healing approach. Here’s a brief list of what Shepherd’s Hill Academy provides:

  • State-licensed therapeutic wilderness component
  • One-on-one office therapy, group therapy, and equine therapy
  • On-campus fully-accredited academy, certified teachers, and teacher’s aids
  • 24/7 and 365 care with a 5-to-1 student-to-staff ratio and an on-campus nurse
  • Gender separated with gender-specific staff, classrooms, and wilderness sites

Shepherd’s Hill Academy offers a loving and committed discipleship team who all serve under the umbrella of a biblical worldview. Our Christ-centered approach to healing culminates with an emphasis on the renewal of the individual and their family.

Loving Staff

Shepherd’s Hill Academy is staffed with some of the most qualified on-campus therapists, counselors, teachers, and ministers in their field. They are also men and women who are dedicated to a biblical worldview. They maintain a thorough understanding of how today’s negative cultural influences affect teens and families. Our staff’s commitment is to God through Christ, assuring a wise and loving dedication to you and your child.

Structured Environment

A far cry from the chaotic culture we live in today, students find a peaceful oasis at Shepherd’s Hill Academy that is conducive for healthy relationships, learning, improved behavior, godly attitudes, and a change of heart. Not to mention, Shepherd’s Hill Academy provides an environment that is perfect for nurturing a relationship with their Creator. Experiencing a taste of a structured environment gives kids an appetite for interrelation, uniformity, and harmony that many have never experienced before.

Therapeutic Program

Therapy is not just reserved for one-on-one or group therapy in our therapist’s office. Every experience at Shepherd’s Hill Academy is designed for teachable moments of therapeutic value. Knowing that most of our students are only with us for a year, the staff at Shepherd’s Hill Academy do their best to take advantage of every minute they are with each teen. Facets of the therapeutic program include our outdoor therapeutic program, equine therapy program, family coaching with our therapeutic staff, and many recreational activities with our residential staff.

Complete Academic Provisions

One of Shepherd’s Hill Academy’s greatest benefits is the high-quality education that teens receive during their time in our therapeutic program. Even though students live in an outdoor therapeutic environment, students also experience a fully-accredited on-campus school with Georgia-certified teachers. Our school features amenities and an incredible student-to-faculty ratio to enhance the learning experience of our students. With our accomplished Principal’s help, many students graduate high school at Shepherd’s Hill Academy and go on to the college of their choice.

Understanding Today’s Culture

Shepherd’s Hill Academy understands how today’s culture is affecting adolescent thinking and behavior. With a culture bent on unhealthy temptations of every kind, teens are still struggling with extreme issues of confusion, isolation, abandonment, and high suicide rates. Teens do well and grow in character when they are temporarily separated from the culture long enough to prioritize their lives and acquire appetites for the deeper life issues.

Endorsements by Some of the Greatest Minds in the World

Shepherd’s Hill Academy is endorsed by some of the greatest Christian leaders and thinkers of our day. Our impact on families is driven by a passion to pursue the vision of our founder, Trace Embry. It is a vision that doesn’t stop at Shepherd’s Hill Academy’s gates but strives to impact the culture (and even the world). Leaders, parents, and students see this passion and share a similar vision that drives them to support Shepherd’s Hill Academy. By choosing Shepherd’s Hill Academy, you are choosing a gold standard in Christ-centered residential care.

An Investment in Your Family’s Future

Why is residential care so costly? Why are some programs more expensive than others? Though the cost is not the only measuring rod by which a family should determine an effective solution for healing, one must compare apples with apples like any other investment. Shepherd’s Hill Academy cuts no corners and spares nothing to assure that your child and family are afforded the best possible opportunity for healing. You will discover our rates are well below the national average.

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