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Help for Girls Who are Struggling
Columbus Girls Academy is a year-round Christian boarding school for girls ages 12 – 17. We offer a loving, relational, and affordable program just for girls with life-controlling issues. We feature a first-class school, equine therapy, spiritual support and counseling to repair behavioral issues brought on by trauma, adoption, family discord, or peer pressure.

Welcome To Columbus Girl’s Academy

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Boarding School and Year-Round Home Designed for Girls Who are Struggling with Life-Controlling Issues

Columbus Girls Academy is a year-round Christian boarding school with a specialty of helping girls ages 12-17 who are struggling with rebellion, social awkwardness, academic failure, respect for authority, or who are self-destructing or exhibiting dangerous behavior.  A significant percentage of the girls in our care were adopted or abused as younger children and developed emotional and relational problems in their adolescent years.

We offer an amazing campus and a loving staff in an affordable program that is just for girls. We feature a first-class school, counseling, therapeutic and character-building activities, and spiritual support. We repair behavioral issues and build a stronger future for girls who are responding negatively to adoption, relational discord, peer pressure, or other trauma.

We now feature Equine Therapy in our therapeutic program.

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Columbus Girls Academy offers counseling and equine  therapy, to help turn around the lives of girls who come here. These are girls who have been struggling with rebellion or misbehavior, or who are self-destructing or damaging their own futures. While providing a first-class education and 24/7 care, CGA will be a life-changing experience for your girl.

Every student has the opportunity to achieve a premium accredited education that is well-rounded while she is on our campus.  CGA is a year-round therapeutic boarding school, which allows our students to also achieve phenomenal academic progress. Our in-class teachers and partnership with Liberty University Online produce an educational atmosphere that spurs a desire to succeed, while their peers who have been here longer also encourage them to reach their full potential.

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    “I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals with life-controlling issues”

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    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

Meet Our Directors

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“We believe in teenagers! We also know there is a very real battle for the mind and soul of every young person. We believe that when given the right opportunity, a girl’s potential is unlimited. Through the years we have witnessed one life transformation after another and that fuels our passion to help teens every day.”

— Bob and Karla Lee, Executive Directors

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Every student has the opportunity to achieve a premium education that is well-rounded and fully accredited.  CGA is a year-round school, which allows students to achieve phenomenal progress towards high school completion and beyond.  Our educational atmosphere spurs a desire to succeed and reach their full potential.

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Columbus Girls Academy is a Christian boarding school for teenage girls struggling with life-controlling problems. We offer a disciplined and structured 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, CGA has shown that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ changes people's lives. To that end, students participate in chapel services, local youth group, and in biblical studies. We surround our students all day long with a Christian environment to help facilitate life change through the witness and guidance of our staff and counselors.
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Senior students from CGA had a wonderful time celebrating at Prom 2019!
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Enjoy the highlights from our 2019 trip to El Salvador, King's Castle. Many lives touched and lifelong memories made!
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So excited for our team to experience serving others in a different country and culture at King's Castle in El Salvador. Expanding worldviews one trip at a time!

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Boarding School for Girls Who are Struggling with Life-Controlling Issues and Misbehavior

A Teen Challenge boarding school and girls home for rebellious and out of control girls, girls with behavioral issues or academic failure.

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