Christian Boarding School for Girls Who are Struggling
The Columbus Girls Academy is a therapeutic Christian boarding school for teenage girls struggling with life-controlling problems. We offer a disciplined and structured therapeutic environment that emphasizes character development, spiritual growth and personal responsibility. Our non-profit therapeutic program for girls is designed to develop the whole person in four main areas: spiritual, social, academic and physical.
For over 45 years, our Christian boarding school for girls has shown that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ changes people's lives. To that end, students participate in church services, daily morning chapel services, local youth group, and in biblical studies. We surround our students all day long with an environment to help facilitate life change through the witness and guidance of our staff and counselors.
Our therapeutic program entails counseling; both individually and in group meetings. Students in our boarding school are challenged daily in their relationships and respect for others as they interact with school and counseling staff and their peers. It is an environment that balances discipline with personal responsibility to create a positive peer culture. Our goal is to help students make positive decisions, not based on mandatory compliance, but rather the result of a genuine change of heart. Community service, special projects, outings and mission trips also help our boarding school students change their focus from self to serving others.
We are a registered non-public school with the State of Alabama Department of Education. AOA is accredited through AdvancED, the parent organization of The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). These organizations bring together educators worldwide who support the quality academic standards required by colleges and universities.
Our 200-acre all girls boarding school campus is a special place where students and families experience peace and tranquility as they work through the process of changing their motivations in life and restoring relationships. The property includes a 35-acre lake for fishing, canoeing and paddle boats, hiking trails, tennis and basketball courts, softball field, swimming pool and volleyball court.