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2200 Price Road
Martin, GA 30557

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(706) 779-5766
(706) 779-5052
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October 18, 2014
"Mind control is also known as manipulation, thought reform, brainwashing, mental control, coercive persuasion, malignant use of group dynamics. Under the umbrella of persuasion and influence - how to change people's beliefs and behaviors".

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2014
After spending hours talking to various therapeutic boarding schools I found SHA. I was only on the phone with Trace for about a half hour and decided that is where I wanted him though it was very far from California. It was extremely difficult to drop him off but the staff was so wonderful. When we returned to see him, our son was respectful and changed for the better. We went through all his school work and were extremely impressed with the education he was getting. I will be forever grateful to Trace and SHA. It is such a wonderful place!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2014
Shepherds Hill Academy helped us all step back and see the truth about what was going on in our family. Our son got some time apart to work through his struggles, and he came home a healthier person. My wife and I went to the parent seminars, and they opened our eyes about how God calls us to parent our children. Parenting is still a tough job, but now we are all better equipped to live how God asks us to live.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2014
Shepherds Hill Academy is simply amazing. The heart they have for struggling kids, the passion and dedication to helping them reach their full potential, there s nothing like it anywhere. What a blessing to have found Sheperds Hill when our daughter needed help.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2014
My wife and I sent our Grandson to Shepherds Hill Academy for one year. What an awesome program!! Trace Embry and his staff were such a positive influence on my Grandson. The Christian environment at Shepherds Hill was the foundation for this young man to build the rest of his life upon. Ralph Hudgens Insurance Commissioner State of Georgia

- submitted by a community member
December 23, 2013
Finding Shepherd's Hill was a direct answer to prayer and has been even more than we could have asked for for our daughter. SHA offers a quality education, caring and skilled teachers, and an encouraging, loving environment. We know that the teachers and staff love and take care of our child so well that we can have peace that she is safe and secure. They truly desire to see our daughter excel educationally, emotionally and spiritually. Their love for the kids is evident in how they pour themselves into each student as they seek to know them and know their gifts and talents to guide them to success in life after they leave. We would HIGHLY recommend SHA!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2013
Shepherds Hill Academy has a devoted staff that truly love the kids. The environment is perfect for learning, reflecting, and spiritual growth.

- submitted by a community member
December 17, 2013
Through the MANY hours of Googling , searching, calling, reviewing. Nothing compares to the whole package we have found with Shepherd's Hill Academy. First and most important it is Christian-founded. You absolutely cannot find a better place. They have a structured environment, 24/7 supervision, and the most loving and caring staff! Their desire is for these teens to take responsibility for their own choices, stop blaming everyone else for their problems, and learn to truly live an abundant life that God wants to bless them with. Our son has been at SHA for almost four months now. We have seen a huge difference already! We are so blessed to have found SHA!

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2013
I have been reading about this school for several years now by reading their newsletters, visiting their website, listening to their radio program and I've called them to get wonderful advice. Everything I've read and heard has been exemplary! I'm thankful for what they do on very limited budgets and lots of love!

- submitted by a community member
November 27, 2013
Shepherd's Hill Academy strives to provide a relevant Christian based education to troubled youth. Being a retired educator there are first hand evidence of a concerned staff and director striving to help youth through their troubles.

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2013
After years of struggle to bring our daughter under control, and realizing we couldn't keep her safe anymore, we searched for a residential program where she would receive the help she needed and also keep up with her education. After researching several similar schools and talking to their directors, we chose to send our daughter to Shephrd's Hill Farm. I cannot tell you how glad I am that we chose SHF. In every area they exceeded my expectations. The staff, without exception, were professional and loving. The program is strict, but loving. She was able to graduate from high school and learned acceptable behavior. I never hesitate to recommend Shepherd's Hill to other parents. They are truly first class in every way.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
Shepherds Hill Academy was a new beginning for our daughter Meagan. The Godly principles and academic studies taught are apart of her life today since graduating High School at SHA in 2007. We thank God for blessings the staff gave her and our family while she attended and the continued support they provide others to this day. The environment allows your soul to catch up with your body in this busy online world of today.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
SHA saved my son's life. At 16, he had been kicked out of one school for a progression of behavior issues, had been to 3 psychologists/counselors over a year period for empathy issues, and was on the verge of being kicked out of a second HS for stealing and drug issues. SHAs caring, loving staff, effective therapies, and year long life-changing experience, rescued my son from a desperate future. Shortly after graduating SHA, he graduated HS - a miracle! Next week, he completes 4 years in the USMC.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
SHA was a great place for our son to learn in a structured environment, from helpful yet stern teachers, in a Christian setting.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
Shepherd's Hill Academy helped our family tremendously. Our teen was in desperate need of help. We didn't find SHA, it literally found us. I'm so thankful that we found a place where our child could heal from the past and move forward. The Christian counseling, equine and girls program (they have boys also) were the major draw. However, we received so much more and it met our expectations one hundred fold. Would highly recommend calling and seeing if this would suit your teens needs - it did ours. Eternally grateful - A Northwest Parent

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
Shepherd's Hill Academy has provided an extraordinary opportunity for our son to not only grow academically but also given us as his parents the tools we needed to better handle his emotional needs. The staff, from the top down has not ceased in helping him to mature in every way while giving us the peace of mind we hoped for from a boarding school. Five stars is not enough...

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2013
This is an excellent school for struggling teens. Our daughter would not have graduated from high school without the help of the dedicated staff at Shepherd's Hill Academy. At age 16, she said she was not going to school. They demonstrated the love of Christ on a daily basis and challenged her to finish her education. She graduated at age 18 with a quality education.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2013
Contact the school before believing any of these posts good or bad. The staff will let you know what the program is all about. and how your child can benefit. Only you know what is best for your child and if this program is a good fit or not. Do your own homework and research before taking someones word on this. It's a difficult process to place you child in any long term program under the distressing circumstances that you may be currently facing. If you are seeking a program with a Christ centered world view then Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) is definitely worth looking into. The program is structured, nurturing, solid academically and spiritually. This kind-of program is not inexpensive and will require a financial sacrifice on your part. Ask the Lord to guide your decision and choice in this matter. He will make it clear to you. My teen is not the same person she once was since being at SHA, her behavior, thought life and her relationship with the Lord have definitely improved. She is on a different path now and SHA has not only challenged her behaviorally, but in her attitudes, beliefs, view of herself and about how she treats others. I am thankful for those who serve at SHA

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2012
Obviously, a majority of these posts are plants. Don't send your kids here. It's expensive, damaging, and operating under the guise of a religious institution. Credits do not transfer regularly if you live out-of-state, especially on elective subjects, nor do the subjects themselves reflect a balanced, objective syllabus. If you want to spend money in the ballpark of $50k +, you're better-served sending your child to military school or another boarding program that has been vetted and accredited by its respective state.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
I found the staff at Shepherds Hill Academy to be incredibly devoted to their youth! Our daughter came back with a whole new lease on life and a better , more intimate relationship with Christ! She is becoming the young woman we hope God would make of her, and she says much of it is due to her time at Shepherds Hill Academy

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2012
I can honestly say that Shepherd's Hill Academy saved my life. I was caught in drugs and sex and couldn t see any way out. Now Christ has showed me the way to new life.

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2012
The staff at Shepherd's Hill Academy pour their lives into each and every teenager. Their passion for this ministry, for the hurting boys and girls they work with every day, can come from God alone. They get to know each teen and love them like their own children. God is using Shepherd's Hill Academy in a powerful way to heal families just like ours

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2012
Besides all the other changes in our son since he went to Shepherd's Hill Academy, I m glad to see him doing well in school again. He has new motivation that s truly coming from within. Last year hewas failing. Now he s making all B s and looking forward to graduating on time. I m so proud of him.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2012
Our son successfully completed the program at Shepherd's Hill Academy, and he is home now and doing well. We formed such close relationships with the staff there, it feels like our family has grown. Our son too talks often with his mentor and with several close friends he made there. Shepherd's Hill Academy poured so much love into our family. Now that love is spilling over in our healed relationship with our son and in the friendships we will treasure for a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
Shepherd's Hill Academy has been such a blessing to us and our son. We have always prayed that our children would learn to love Jesus, and in this past year at Shepherd's Hill Academy, our son finally found the Lord. The change in him is remarkable. He is respectful and considerate, a total change of heart. We are so thankful that God used this difficult time in our lives to pursue our son for His glory. We want to thank all of the staff and mentors who spent so much time pouring into his life. Your patience and love have changed his life forever.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2012
Shepherd's Hill Academy has been known for its highly successful program for many years. They do a great job with teens that are on a destructive path. If your teen is struggling in life, the staff at Shepherd's Hill Academy can save your teen from a lifetime of destruction. That is absolutely priceless to all of us parents that are experiencing this great pain.

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2011
If you are a parent who has a troubled or struggling teen, Shepherd's Hill Academy is a place where you can find hope, help, and healing. It is a place where your child will heal, change, and grow. The staff and everything about Shepherd's Hill Academy is designed for healing for the teen and the whole family.

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2011
Sometimes kids need a program like Shepherds Hill to get back on track in life. I know from my own experience how lives can be changed.

- submitted by a parent

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Shepherds Hill Academy | Wilderness Program & Boarding School Shepherds Hill Academy is a hybrid between a therapeutic wilderness program and a Christian boarding school. It starts with wilderness-style therapy to teach struggling teens about God, life and teamwork, while offering a fully accredited classroom experience and 24/7 care, mentoring and counseling. Located in Georgia. 706-779-5766 www.shepherdshillacademy.org


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Shepherds Hill Academy
2200 Price Road, Martin, GA  30557
(706) 779-5766
Last modified Shepherds Hill Academy is a Private school that serves grades 6-12
Shepherds Hill Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top