New Lifehouse Academy
New Lifehouse Academy is a lower cost, ranch-based Christian boarding school designed for troubled or misbehaving girls, age 13-18. Our goal is to provide the teenage girls and their families with the tools and resources to help them begin to thrive academically, relationally and spiritually. We help once troubled girls begin living a fulfilling life, equipping them to become happy, confident, self-reliant, and successful adults.
NLA is a Christian boarding school for girls, designed for troubled teenagers that are:
» Making poor and even dangerous choices
» Acting entitled, selfish, or detached
» Drug/substance abuse or addiction
» Manipulating family and others
» Lying, sneaking out, isolating from family
» Rebelling against authority
» Depressed, withdrawn or self-destructive
» Diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, or anger
» Academically behind or unmotivated.
Our boarding school staff will help your teen get on the other side of bad behaviors. We’re located in beautiful Northeastern Oklahoma, an area known as Green Country. With rolling hills, tall pines, a scenic valley and spring fed creek, the 913 acre property is picturesque and peaceful.
Our chief goal is to restore positive relationships between the teen and their family. This is done through therapy, mentoring, and through modeling the love and hope of Jesus Christ. We work with troubled teenage girls who have had a disconnect somewhere along the line, leading them to get off track in life.
Academic Achievement and Repair of Past Academic Failure
While some therapeutic schools say they cannot mix strong education with therapy, our academic program receives high priority at New Lifehouse Academy from day one on. We operate our fully accredited educational program on a year-round schedule. A personalized educational plan is developed for each student, upon which we evaluate and report individual progress on a regular basis.
We require our students to demonstrate mastery, not just a passing grade, before they advance in any subject, so our tutors are often involved to help strengthen knowledge when testing shows a deficit in understanding. In addition to core subjects, students may also work toward repairing past grades (improving their past grade point average) and recovering lost credits, as a second chance to put their educational goals in order.
Another major thrust of our program is that we work to bring hope and healing to the entire family.
While a student is enrolled at New Lifehouse Academy, we also spend time working to restore the environment in the home. At the same time that we teach personal responsibility to teens for their own past choices, we are also fully aware that the family environment has a significant impact on teens. New Lifehouse Academy strives to give hope and bring restoration to the entire family, not just the student enrolled with us.
Many parents of our teens have tried every possible method to help their teen, without success. Our family program includes elements such as parent coaching, study of the same materials the student is learning, conferences with parents, time with a parent advocate, and phone calls aimed at restoration.
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10
We want each teen to discover the purpose for which God has uniquely designed him or her. To help students find and develop their strengths, for senior students we offer advanced leadership training.