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The Clinically Driven, Christian Focusedô Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls 

We are a private, parent-choice therapeutic boarding school for girls offering 6th through 12th grades. Our school takes a unique approach integrating Christian values with professional psychological services. Evangelhouse® Christian Academy is the Christian family's positive alternative to residential treatment centers, boot camps, drug rehab centers, or other boarding schools for troubled teens.

Teens are enrolled for various challenges, and our school greatly benefits those with behavior problems, experimental substance abuse, academic, or family difficulties.  Our approach works effectively with depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder and other clinical diagnoses students might be struggling with. We engage each student in a five-stage growth process toward spiritual, therapeutic, academic, social, and physical maturity.

More than a school...a place to become rooted, grow and mature.  

Our LifeLeaf treatment model creates the right conditions, the right amount of time, and a guage to measure spritual, therapeutic, academic, social and physical growth.

General Information 

Therapy: Three licensed Christian clinicians on staff provide 7 hours per week of direct therapy within a therapeutic program culture.

Psychiatrist: Coordinated adolescent specialist psychiatrist.

Medications:  Psychiatric medication management services are provided.

Psychologist: Consulting outpatient neuro-psychologist.

Psychological testing: Full battery of psychological testing available.

Individual therapy:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. Solution-focused, systems theory based milieu therapy.

Family therapy:  Collaborative model structural therapy, strategic therapy and Christian parent coaching.

Group therapy:  Positive peer culture, character development, leadership development, DBT skills group and process therapy.

Therapeutic Program:  Christian focused psychological stages of change model, entitled the LifeLeaf™ treatment model.

Gender:  Girls only.

Ages:  6th through 12th grades.

Capacity:  14 students.

Length of Stay:  12 months or longer.

Enrollment:  Year-round open admissions.

Philosophy:  Christian, non-denominational integrated with professional licensed therapy.

Church attendance:  All students attend off campus Sunday morning worship service and Thursday evening youth group meeting.  Catholic families may elect an additional Tuesday evening Mass.

Parent Involvement:  Parents visit or call anytime but suggested structure is provided by therapeutic stages. Stages also guide weekly scheduled phone calls letters and emails.

State licensure:  Louisiana Department of Education, Non-public schools alternative school division.

Membership: National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.

Other Accreditation:  Teen Challenge USA,  Accreditation with Honors.

Tuition:  Scholarships available for September enrollments.  Call for details.

Financial aid:  Student loans available, payments as low as $1,450/month*.

Admission fee: $3,000

Application fee: None

Availability:  We currently have openings, available immediately.

Other fees:  Alumni fee and enrichment fee are due upon enrollment.

Health Insurance: Plans may cover some psychiatric and psychological services, but not tuition.

Tours:  Parent tours are welcome after completing the application for admission. Referring professionals are welcome anytime.  Appointments are preferred.

Academics:  Accredited college preparatory, general or vocational high school diploma options.

Academic accreditation:  Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), NCPSA, AI, COE.

Profile Student: ECA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or ethnicity but view our criteria regarding students our school is designed to serve.

A Small School With a Big Impact 

Since 1995 Evangelhouse Christian Academy has graduated over 200 students attending from over 30 states and 5 foriegn countries.

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