Therapeutic boarding schools and programs that we recommend, based on parent comments and other factors.

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Therapeutic programs that we recommend:

  • Heartlight Ministries

    Heartlight Ministries
    Longview, Texas

    Heartlight is a year-round therapeutic boarding school that helps troubled teen boys and girls begin living a more fulfilling and less self-destructive lifestyle. Heartlight provides a safe and loving environment for teens with counseling and mentoring, along with therapeutic activities and school studies.

  • Gateway Freedom Ranch
    Eureka, Montana

    Gateway Freedom Ranch is an accredited Christian boarding school focusing on emotional and behavioral health for younger girls age 9-13 who are struggling with anger, depression, defiance, or relationships. Girls learn personal discipline and an “others-centered” approach to life that help them develop healthier relationships, strong Christian values and essential life-skills.

 
  • Columbus Girls Academy

    Columbus Girls Academy
    Seale, Alabama

    Columbus Girls Academy is a lower cost but high quality school for teenage girls struggling with life-controlling problems. CGA offers a disciplined and structured therapeutic environment that emphasizes character development, spiritual growth and personal responsibility. Endorsed by Billy Graham.

  • Whetstone Boys Ranch
    West Plains, MO

    Whetstone Boys Ranch is a Christian therapeutic boarding school for boys age 13-17 located in West Plains, MO. Whetstone’s program addresses behavioral issues such as anger, defiance, rebellion, lethargy and depression in teenage boys who are struggling.

 
  • Springboard Home for Youth in Crisis

    Springboard Home for Youth in Crisis
    Tucson, Arizona

    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.

  • Boise Girls Academy

    Boise Girls Academy
    Boise, ID

    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.