Teen Challenge Schools

Teen Challenge Schools


Teen Challenge adolescent programs across the nation provide an opportunity for teens to continue pursuing an education (or get caught up if they have fallen behind) while we work to help them find their way back to who they were before they started down the wrong path in life. Each program is year-round.Life-controlling problems of teens are not limited to substance abuse or hanging out with the wrong crowd. Many teens today struggle have experienced traumas like sexual assault or violence, bullying, peer pressure, and awkwardness that accompanies the challenges of growing up. These can sometimes be overwhelming for a teenager and lead them to self-destructive behavior.

Through the structure, accountability, and camaraderie of a Teen Challenge residential center and school, we offer adolescents and their families healing and hope for a more positive future.


Columbus Girls Academy

Columbus Girls Academy is a Christian boarding school for teenage girls struggling with life-controlling problems. They offer a disciplined and structured therapeutic environment that emphasizes character development, spiritual growth and personal responsibility. The non-profit therapeutic program for girls is designed to develop the whole person in four main areas: spiritual, social, academic and physical.


Gateway Military Academy

Gateway Military Academy helps teenage boys who have gotten off track in life need discipline and respect for authority. Gateway features all of the elements that will have the most positive life-long impact on boys in the shortest possible time, administered by loving mentors and peers who encourage them to succeed.



Lakeland Grace Academy

Lakeland Grace Academy is a lower cost but highly effective Christian therapeutic boarding school for teenage girls. The secure 10,000 square foot home-like facility is in Lakeland, Florida, on acreage nestled in a quiet middle-class community. There are ample areas for physical activities on the property, including a screened-in pool.


Teen Challenge Ranch

Teen Challenge Ranch of NW Arkansas is dedicated to helping troubled boys get a new start in life. Boys ages 14-17 come to the Teen Challenge Ranch Program from across the United States. They are young men in need of help and assistance.



Vero Beach Boys Ranch

Vero Beach Ranch for Boys is a fifteen-month, fifty-bed residential boarding school just for boys. Anderson Academy is its on-campus accredited, private school registered with the State of Florida. The ranch property is located on a 30-acre parcel, 10 miles west of Vero Beach, Florida in cattle and orchard country. The boys begin in a dorm setting and finish in a large home with house parents.