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.

  • Shepherds Hill

    Shepherds Hill Academy
    Martin, Georgia

    Shepherd’s Hill Academy is a Christ-centered therapeutic program and school located in Georgia. Uncompromising in its biblical approach, SHA holistically integrates the best therapeutic models, including a wilderness-style living experience, equine therapy, and fully accredited junior and senior high school.

  • Freedom Academy

    Freedom Academy
    Lakemont, New York

    Freedom Academy is a low-cost Christian Boarding School with a generous scholarship model serving students who need structure and discipline in their lives with a loving positive environment while finishing high school. Through participation in these various activities and outreaches, students engage in fun and exciting opportunities that inspire their success in other areas.

  • 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.

  • Vero Beach Boys Ranch

    Vero Beach Boys Ranch
    Vero Beach, Florida

    A Christ-centered residential school for boys. We use male Christian role models in a 15-month process of bringing positive goals and purpose to boys who are struggling with life-controlling issues. The therapeutic and academic programs at Vero Beach give “at-risk teenagers” a new perspective and a new start toward a successful and fulfilling life.

  • Clearview Horizon

    Clearview Horizon
    Sandpointe, Idaho

    Clearview helps girls age 13-21 to grow in Emotional Fitness, Academic Fitness, and Physical Fitness. They reinforce and build self-discipline and self-respect while developing a positive self-image. Clearview offers skilled and experienced professional counselors who help young women with life problems.

  • Wolf Creek Academy

    Wolf Creek Academy
    Western North Carolina

    Wolf Creek is a therapeutic boarding school for girls and for boys with behavioral or emotional problems. It also offers an accredited school program, including college preparatory education. Wolf Creek’s highly trained counselors and staff have worked with struggling teenagers age 13-17 for over 20 years.

  • Promise Village

    Promise Village
    Davisburg, Michigan

    Promise Village is located on a 70-acre ranch where boys, ages 10-17, can overcome challenges, discover their strengths, grow in character, heal from hurts, restore family relationships, develop spiritually, and improve academically. It is a clinically sophisticated program of the highest quality in a home-like setting.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Elk Mountain Academy

    Elk Mountain Academy
    Clark Fork, Idaho

    Elk Mountain Academy is a family-owned Residential Treatment Center and Christian behavioral therapy program for boys age 13-18, specializing in dual diagnosis for drug/alcohol abuse and mood, personality, or mental health issues, located in Clark Fork, ID.