Boarding School for Boys with Difficult Behavior

Prayer Mountain Boys Academy is a year-round, faith-based program for boys ages 12-17, who are struggling with anger, defiance, failing grades, or destructive choices.


Christian Boarding School For Struggling Boys

Affordable Therapeutic Program — Year-Round — Faith-Based Focus


Where Once Troubled Boys are Inspired to Excel in Life

Prayer Mountain Academy is a year-round boarding school that transforms and mentors boys (ages 12-17) who have been struggling with life-impacting behaviors, rebellion, academic failure, or careless attitudes. We help every boy reach his God-given potential. The year-round program features 24/7 care, coaching, and counseling, with an overall goal of helping the boys prepare in all areas of life for a productive and fulfilling future.

Our Core Values

  • Courageous Leadership“People of the Arena”
  • Continuous Improvement“People of the Second Mile”
  • Contagious Attitude“People of Optimism and Belief”
  • We Pledge

    to serve every student with Christ-like compassion, respect and guidance.

  • We Commit

    to address the needs of students and to assist them in the development of Godly character.

  • We Dedicate

    ourselves to mentor and to nurture meaningful relationships, inspiring hope for the future.

Boys Here Become Leaders 
& Prepare for the Future

We believe that putting academics back on track makes a significant difference in the lives of teens who are overcoming life-controlling issues. While enrolled in Prayer Mountain Boys Academy, the  boys work on their secondary education in our accredited private school. The boys work under the instruction of a certified teacher, with tutors available for additional assistance. We offer:

  • Physical Education
  • Special Outings
  • Mission Trips
  • Leadership Training
  • Recreation and Adventure
  • Spiritual Guidance 
  • Mentoring
  • Vocational Training
boarding school for boys boarding school for boys boarding school for boys
  • boarding school for boys
  • troubled boys school
  • christian boarding school for boys
  • boys school
  • teen challenge

Call (706) 601-0871

Don’t Put Your Boy in a Therapeutic Boarding School Until You’ve Talked to Us.

  • Steve H. Former Student

    “God directed my steps and changed me one step at a time. He healed all the anger and everything else that was in my life before. I figured out that I couldn’t do things on my own, but that God was the only one who could direct my life.”

  • John M. Former Student

    “I decided to give God a chance and surrender everything to Him. As I began to repent, I finally realized all the things I’ve been going through didn’t have to be there anymore. Since then, my life has never been the same.”

What Others Say About Prayer Mountain Academy

“I’ve been a volunteer at Teen Challenge Prayer Mountain Boys Academy for the past four years. While working with the boys in the kitchen I have come to understand that these are not bad boys, just boys that have made bad decisions. I have seen boys arrive with hardened hearts, broken spirits, and messed up lives. I have had the privilege of watching these same boys let God soften their hearts, heal their spirits, and give purpose to their lives. What a blessing they have been to me.”

Teen Challenge Endorsers

  • John Ashcroft

    Former Attorney General

    John Ashcroft

    “I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”

  • Ronald Reagan

    Former President

    Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The work and dedication of Teen Challenge deserves the commendation of every citizen.”

  • James Dobson

    Founder Focus on the Family

    Dr. James C. Dobson

    “Organizations like Teen Challenge…have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”

  • Dan Cathy

    CEO Chick-fil-A

    Dan T. Cathy

    “I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals who are bound by life controlling addictions.”

  • George Bush

    President George

    W. Bush

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

  • John C. Maxwell

    Bestselling Leadership Author

    John C. Maxwell

    “Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals by exchanging their distorted views on life with God’s perspectives.”

  • Jim Blanchard

    Past Director AT&T

    Jim Blanchard

    “I have not seen a more effective ministry in leading hurting people to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  • Kevin Leman

    Psychologist and Author

    Dr. Kevin Leman

    “I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Teen Challenge…they really make a difference in lives and each of us can be proud that they are part of our community.”

  • John Walters

    Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

    John P. Walters

    “Teen Challenge is doing the job that others only talk about. Teen Challenge is a reputable institution that needs to be highlighted.”

  • boarding schools

We can also help you in your search for other boarding schools, boarding high schools, boarding schools, schools for troubled teens, schools for troubled youth, boys ranches or schools for troubled teens. This is a Teen Challenge boys ranch and boarding school program dedicated to helping troubled boys get a new start in life. Our boys ranch is a therapeutic program that offers hope and an opportunity for a new and more productive future for at-risk boys. Teen Challenge therapeutic boarding school and ranch providing behavioral therapy for troubled teenage boys. For a troubled boy, our therapeutic boarding school is among the best therapeutic schools. The Ranch for Boys is affordable. Christian boarding schools for boys like The Prayer Mountain Boys Academy in Georgia provide troubled boys with teen counseling and therapy, unlike military schools and boot camps. This Teen Challenge boys ranch provides counseling and therapy to troubled teen boys from the southeast and especially from Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. We enroll boys who are exhibiting oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). PMBA is not a military school, but military schools are often a parent’s first thought when their boy is in trouble. Military schools can change teen behavior temporarily, but not provide lasting change. Military high schools rarely enroll troubled teens.

Christian Boarding School and Ranch for Troubled Boys | Prayer Mountain

Christian boarding school for boys struggling with self-destructive choices - a Christian boarding school and ranch