Year-Round Boarding School for Girls Who are Struggling With Poor Academics, Bad Behavior, or Life-Controlling Issues
The Columbus Girls Academy is a non-profit therapeutic Christian boarding school for teenage girls, ages 12-17. We are located in Alabama, just a few miles west of Columbus, Georgia, or about 100 miles from Atlanta. We offer a safe, disciplined, and structured environment that emphasizes character development, spiritual growth, and personal responsibility. Our therapeutic program for girls is designed to develop the whole person spiritually, socially, academically, and physically.
For nearly 60 years, this Christian boarding school for girls has helped hundreds of girls get back on the right track in life and learn that they have a higher purpose and calling on this Earth. We surround our students all day long with an environment designed to help facilitate life change through our staff and counselors’ witness and guidance.
For girls who need counsel, our therapy is offered individually and in group meetings and through unique therapeutic programs such as Equine Therapy. Students in the boarding school are challenged daily in their relationships and respect for others as they interact with school and counseling staff and 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 on a genuine change of heart. Community service, special projects, outings, and mission trips also help our students change their focus from self to serving others.
Our curriculum is accredited through Cognia, the parent organization of North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). In addition, it is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). These organizations ensure that CGA provides the academic standards required to transfer back to the girl’s local school or enter colleges and universities.
The 200-acre all-girl boarding school is a special place where students and families experience peace and tranquility as they work through the process of changing their motivations and attitudes in life while also restoring relationships. The gorgeous property includes an expansive conference center with overnight parents’ accommodation, hiking trails, volleyball, basketball courts, an exercise and recreation room, a softball field, and a huge swimming pool.