Welcome To Columbus Girl’s Academy
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.
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.
We Recommend Teen Challenge
Over the 60 years since Teen Challenge was founded, many leaders have said great things about us. Here are a few of them….
- President Ronald Reagan
“I speak from more than 20 years of knowledge of the organization when I tell you that Teen Challenge works.”
- Dr. James C. Dobson
“Organizations like Teen Challenge have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty”
- Dan T. Cathy, Chick fil A
“I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals with life-controlling issues”
- President George W. Bush
“Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”
Meet Our Directors
“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
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.
Recent Facebook Posts
Check out what our students are saying about Youth Camp and our “Endgame” themed adventures. Our students have prayed hard and played hard this week. Make sure you don’t miss all the updates we have posted from camp this week. We will have more to come. ...
This morning at Teen Challenge Youth Camp, CGA students got to hear from a graduate of Columbus Girls Academy, Molly. Since Teen Challenge Molly has completed an internship with Take the City, and missions with YWAM in 16 different countries on four continents. Now, Molly works for Teen Challenge Southeast and is at camp as a staff member. With depth and maturity Molly talked to our girls about the blueprint Teen Challenge gave her to live a fulfilled and purpose filled life. We could not be more proud! ...