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Abundant Life Academy
Abundant Life Academy is a licensed therapeutic boarding school offering sports, equine therapy, and top academic training. The goal of ALA is to provide teens and their families with the tools and resources to thrive academically, relationally and spiritually, equipping them to live a successful life built on love, acceptance and forgiveness.MORE INQUIRE
Agape Boarding School
Agape is an all-male, lower cost boarding school offers counseling and care to troubled teenage boys. Students receive an excellent college prep education and enjoy competitive sports on an exceptional sprawling campus. Agape provides affordable care in a loving atmosphere, encouraging and equipping boys to seek a more positive path in life.MORE INQUIRE
Arivaca Boys Ranch
Arivaca Boys Ranch is a working historic ranch on 23,000 acres in southern Arizona with a unique therapeutic approach to helping troubled teenage boys. Using a combination of specialized equine therapy, counseling, and Arbinger anger-management principles, boys achieve right thinking and straighten out their lives.MORE INQUIRE
Clearview Horizon is a high-end therapeutic program helping girls with self-destructive tendencies. The experienced professional counselors work with teenage girls to help them resolve life issues and build self-discipline and a healthy self-image. Specialties include teenage girls affected by adoption, cutting and eating disorders.MORE INQUIRE
Heartlight is one of the finest programs in America, helping troubled teens break free from self-destruction, anger and rebellion. Heartlight's well-seasoned therapeutic team nurtures teens in a safe and caring environment tucked away in the Piney Woods of East Texas. In addition to academics, Heartlight focuses on mentorship, professional counseling, and therapeutic activities.MORE INQUIRE
Shelterwood is housed on a beautiful new campus. Its expert team provide a protective environment in which teens learn healthy behavior and build strong character, eventually growing mature enough flourish on their own. Shelterwood offers masterful individual and family therapy, an excellent school with on-campus teachers, and influential mentorship from caring staff who love God and love working with teens.MORE INQUIRE
Wolf Creek Academy
Western North Carolina
Wolf Creek Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for teenage boys and girls struggling with behavioral problems. Wolf Creek is a faith-based program with more than 20 years of experience counseling troubled teenagers and their families. We provide accredited college-prep academics and focus on family involvement with the goal of family restoration.
Promise Village in a highly skilled but reasonably priced therapeutic program serving at-risk and struggling boys. It is a small program with just 8-10 boys, ages 10-17, who receive sophisticated clinical care along with strong academics, animal-assisted therapy and character growth studies. It is housed on a beautiful 70-acre ranch.
Columbus Girls Academy
Columbus Girls Academy is a highly rated therapeutic school on a beautiful campus, though it is lower in cost than most programs. It offers help to teenage girls struggling with at-risk and self-destructive behaviors. CGA focuses on academic, mental and spiritual growth and character development through a personalized therapeutic curriculum and counseling.MORE INQUIRE
Shepherds Hill Academy
Shepherd's Hill Academy is a Christ-centered program for troubled teen boys and girls that incorporates the best of a wilderness experience, therapeutic counseling and mentorship, equine therapy, and accredited boarding school academics. SHA uses a biblical approach to help teens with emotional and behavioral difficulties to achieve wholeness and restoration.
New Horizons Ranch
New Horizons uses powerful mentoring relationships to teach Christ-centered values and healthy choices to troubled adolescents. Our 12-month therapeutic program serves boys and girls on two campuses in rural Montana. Students live in large homes with dedicated staff who pour themselves into the students' lives.
Safe Harbor Academy
Safe Harbor Academy is a marine-based therapeutic program for troubled boys. It focuses on building men of integrity, vision and character. Boys live on board marine vessels, learning vocational seamanship skills while also being counseled in regard to life issues and gaining an accredited education. It's story was featured in the Hallmark movie, Safe Harbor.
Wings of Faith
Wings of Faith is an affordable therapeutic boarding school for troubled teenage girls. Wings of Faith nurtures girls spiritually, socially and academically, building respect, leadership and creativity. Girls receive an excellent education while also learning to restore broken relationships with family and move forward into their God-given purpose in life.
Master's Ranch Christian Academy
Master's Ranch is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teen boys with a Christ-centered approach and a heavily vocational emphasis. Boys grow physically fit through ranch chores and trades training, meanwhile building confidence and making positive life changes as they experience real accomplishment. Boys become part of the family at Master's Ranch.
Teen Challenge of Northwest Arkansas
Teen Challenge Ranch of NW Arkansas helps troubled teenage boys find new life through a relationship with God. We teach boys to apply biblical solutions to the issues of life. We believe God has a specific purpose for the life of each teen, and that God provides the power for each boy to change and to reach his full potential.
Vero Beach Boys Ranch
Vero Beach, Florida
Vero Beach is a 15-month therapeutic boarding school for teenage boys. We use Christian role models to provide mentorship and encouragement for boys who need direction and purpose for overcoming self-destructive behaviors. Boys experience ongoing counseling, camping and wilderness activities and an accredited education.
Lakeland Grace Academy
Lakeland Grace offers hope to troubled teenage girls and their families. We offer counseling, a biblical therapeutic curriculum, accredited academics, and athletics to help girls grow emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally. Lakeland teaches girls about the unconditional love of God and to experience the purpose God has for their lives.
Stonegate Center is a male-only dual-diagnosis drug and alcohol rehab and treatment center that serves adult men from all over the country who are entangled in addictions. Along with therapy, peer influence and support is used to help individuals learn and assimilate social norms and develop more effective coping skills.
Gateway Military Academy
Gateway in a military style therapeutic boarding school, that also has a caring heart. It offers competitive athletics (basketball, soccer, baseball), excellent academics, national and international tours, mission trips, meaningful community service projects, and therapy for both the student and family.
Boise Girls Academy
Boise Girls Academy is uniquely equipped to help struggling teen girls who are spiraling out of control. We are a 15-month residential Christian boarding school with a therapeutic approach. Because we have a small student base, we have a more hands-on, therapeutic approach.
Springboard Home for Youth in Crisis
Springboard Home is a short-term residential program for girls, providing the best care to teenage girls facing a crisis or struggling with self-destructive choices. As an extremely effective alternative to a year-long Christian boarding school, Springboard Home helps girls return quickly to a healthy state of mind so they can return home to their families and their regular academic pursuits.