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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
SHA was a great place for our son to learn in a structured environment, from helpful yet stern teachers, in a Christian setting.
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
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...
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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