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CHRISTIAN BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

EVANGELHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Evangelhouse is a Christian boarding school for girls with a sophisticated clinical framework in a caring, supportive Christian setting. At our all-girls therapeutic boarding school, licensed teachers with advanced degrees administer a nationally accredited curriculum. Our masters-level therapeutic staff are highly trained and focused on the needs of girls only. Student-to-teacher ratios accommodate learning difficulties presented by complex mood and behavior disorders. An integrative classroom day incorporates biblical teaching, group counseling, and academic work. We offer three educational tracts within our boarding school academic program. The individual attention we provide can support students who are advanced academically alongside those who may struggle. Parents seeking a Christian boarding school for girls or a therapeutic boarding school for girls will find no better option than Evangelhouse.

GIRLS THERAPEUTIC BOARDING SCHOOL OVERVIEW

Evangelhouse is the top Christian therapeutic boarding school for girls grades 6-12. Our private campus in Lousiana allows our girls to separate from issues at home so that they may build insight, develop coping skills, and conquer emotional and spiritual problems.

Our highly-capable treatment team includes a psychologist, a psychiatrist, licensed therapists, and certified teachers. We serve families seeking a Christian boarding school for girls with a therapeutic component. We treat girls with depression, anxiety, substance issues, anger, relationship issues, and more. Our family-centered program helps students build resilience, manage and share emotions, and most importantly, enhance relationships with themselves and family members.

We provide a comprehensive, tailored, and family-centered program to help struggling girls and their families. Because each student and family is unique, we spend the first several weeks getting to know your daughter and their requirements for success.

Each individual and family therapy session is then tailored to your daughter’s specific needs. We also provide DBT and group therapy sessions to impart key community concepts. Treatment is provided by licensed therapists, in coordination with a licensed psychologist and psychiatrist.

Evangelhouse Christian Academy is a private boarding school, serving girls grades 6-12, who may be struggling with a variety of issues that have previously limited their success. We provide accredited college-preparatory academics, community involvement opportunities, equine therapy and riding, sports, spiritual growth opportunities, and a low staff-to-student ratio, all within a nurturing, healthy living environment.

Special consideration can be accommodated for students diagnosed with learning disorders, ADHD, ADD, or behavior and mood disorders. Our low student-to-teacher ratio allows for individualized instruction.

Evangelhouse Christian Academy is unique in that we are purposefully small with only 16 girls in residence at a time. We are girls only, and we don’t accept students that have issues that might be disruptive to the therapeutic community. Additionally, our campus is a true home-like setting where students are housed in a 3,000 sq ft residential building, not a stale institutional-like dormitory.

Due to our small size and Christian backdrop, we create a truly home-like setting.  Our close-knit setting means the girls and staff get to know each other on a deeper level and create therapeutic bonds that are more difficult to achieve in a larger treatment milieu.

Evangelhouse students are instructed in practical applied life skills through biblical teachings. Students participate in weekly small group discipleship meetings that include a culmination of readings, biblical passages, and psychological principles. For the first stages, students work on character development. As spiritual growth becomes evident in their lives, students are trained in peer leadership.

Our students are surrounded by a spiritually safe environment with conservative Christian values. Students are protected from the influence of unhealthy media, secular music, internet distractions, and destructive elements of today’s pop culture.

ALL GIRLS BOARDING SCHOOL

PROVIDING TREATMENT EXCELLENCE IN A CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENT

Who We Are

The Evangelhouse therapeutic Christian boarding school for girls was established in 1995 to serve Christian families with a quality residential treatment option for troubled teen girls. In its quest to do so, Evangelhouse Christian therapeutic boarding school for girls pioneered a treatment model that blends licensed behavioral healthcare with the structure of a traditional Christian boarding school. Since then, it has evolved to become the premier non-denominational Christian option in the marketplace of high-quality teen residential treatment centers.

Who We Help

The Evangelhouse Christian therapeutic boarding school for girls is designed for students who struggle with social problems, emotional distress, trauma, depression, family conflict, anxiety, the misuse of social media, or self-destructive habits. For some, our school can be a step-down from more intensive treatment programs allowing them a safe transition toward home. For others, it is an alternative to options like residential treatment centers, wilderness programs, boot camps, drug rehab programs, or other psychiatric treatment that provide the wrong environment, are too intensive, or are not a fit for their needs.

We are a high-quality, clinically sophisticated alternative to:

  • Reform Schools for Girls & Boot Camps for Girls
  • Girls Residential Treatment Centers & Teen Treatment Centers
  • Christian Boarding Schools that lack a comprehensive therapy component
  • Therapeutic Boarding Schools for Girls that lack a Christian setting

COMPONENTS OF OUR CHRISTIAN BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY

Spiritual

Evangelhouse Christian Academy is a Christian boarding school based upon biblical principles.

Therapeutic

We integrate professional therapeutic services with Christian, biblical values.

Academic

Our licensed teachers with advanced degrees administer a nationally accredited curriculum.

Social

Every student is included as a valued member of the peer group and part of the positive peer culture.

Physical

Students learn assertiveness, empowerment, mood management, and character development.

Stages

Within each Lifeleaf stage, students have professional feedback to guide their progress and behavior.

LEARN MORE ABOUT EVANGELHOUSE

THERAPY

  • Individual therapy: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and EMDR trauma therapy. Solution-focused, systems theory-based milieu therapy
  • Group therapy: Supportive peer culture, character development, leadership development, DBT skills group, and process therapy

TESTING & MEDICATIONS

Medications:  Psychiatric medication management services are provided with an adolescent specialist psychiatrist

Psychological testing: Full battery of psychological testing available with a consulting outpatient neuro-psychologist

STUDENT PROFILE

Gender:  Girls only

Ages:  6th through 12th grades

Profile Student: Must meet admission criteria

Capacity:  16 students

Length of Stay:  12 months or longer

STAFFING

Staffing: Treatment team led by licensed clinicians with ministry experience.  All staff have college degrees, professional credentials, and ministry experience

Therapists: Two licensed Christian clinicians on staff provide 7 hours per week of direct therapy within a therapeutic program structure.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

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.

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

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Enrollment:  Year-round open admissions

Application:  Free no-obligation online admission assessment

Tuition &. Affordability: Call (800) 924-4012 for special offers. Click here to have your insurance plan reviewed for eligibility. Student loans are available.

ACADEMICS

Academics:  College preparatory, general or vocational high school diploma options. ECA is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education, Non-public schools alternative school division. Coursework completed eligible for multiple accrediting bodies, depending on circumstances and academic standing.

ABOUT EVANGELHOUSE

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

Licensure & Membership:  Louisiana Department of Education, Non-public schools alternative school division. National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs

TEAM MEMBERS

MARK D. BARRENTINE, LCSW

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FOUNDER OF EVANGELHOUSE

KAREN BARRENTINE, B.ED.

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

ALLISON MCFATTER, LMFT

TEEN & FAMILY THERAPIST

ROBYN PARIS, MBA

RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

REV.TRAVIS & SUNSHINE MINNICH

SCHOOL CHAPLAINS

DR. LYNN AURICH, PH.D.

CONSULTING CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

FUN FACTS ABOUT EVANGELHOUSE

200+ Girls Graduated!

We've served families from 5 countries!

Years of Operation

Maximum Enrollment

THE EVANGELHOUSE DIFFERENCE

Is Evangelhouse Christian Academy the right level of care for your daughter?
If the items below would help your child, contact us today for an assessment to see if our therapeutic boarding school is a good fit for your daughter.

Spiritual Solutions

Students who attend Evangelhouse have grown up in a Christian home. Our goal is to see them experience a renewed relationship with God and bring that passion back to their own family’s denominational heritage. Our non-denominational Christian values permeate all segments of the school.

Licensed Therapists

Evangelhouse Christian boarding school for girls is designed for girls who struggle with social problems, emotional distress, trauma, depression, family conflict, anxiety, the misuse of social media, or self-destructive habits. If your daughter has issues beyond our scope of treatment, Evangelhouse may not be the ideal fit.

Focus on Physical Health

Whether it is through our English riding program or our fine arts activities, our girls learn new ways of viewing their physical capabilities. The structure of the exercise schedule, nutritious meals, and good sleep hygiene build on these activities to bring a new level of physical health to each student.

Academic Solutions

Licensed teachers administer a nationally accredited curriculum to accommodate a variety of student needs including students with learning challenges, emotional problems, or mood disorders.  Career testing is encouraged for each student so that they return home academically empowered with purpose.

Focused Population

Evangelhouse Christian boarding school is not a catch-all therapeutic boarding school. We are girls only, and we don’t accept students that have issues that might be disruptive to the therapeutic community. We are purposefully small with only 16 girls in residence at a time.

We Build Social Skills

Our small setting cultivates 360-degree feedback from peers, parents, and professional staff.  Such feedback hones students’ self-awareness and provides enlightenment on how their behavior choices affect themselves and others.

Christian Values

Evangelhouse Christian Academy is a Christian boarding school for girls based upon biblical principles. An authentic relationship with Jesus Christ is nurtured and developed within the school’s setting and through local church involvement.

Preparing for Home

From the first day at the Evangelhouse Christian boarding school for girls, we are preparing our girls for a successful transition back home. Our focus is on returning your daughter back to her home environment happier, healthier, and better prepared for life.

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CONTACT EVANGELHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Call us at 1(800) 924-4012 or complete the form below to get in touch today!

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