Boise Girls Academy

1723 S Horton St 
Nampa, ID 83686

(208) 546-0832

Matthew Shaw


Girls Only

Call admissions department for current tuition.

We are a 15-month program but the average stay for students at BGA is closer to 18 months. Changes of the heart take time, and they require a commitment on the part of the parents to stick with the program, no matter how difficult it is to be away from the child.

A Teen Challenge school for girls ages 13-17 that offers a Christian boarding school coupled with a unique and effective approach to healing of the mind and heart. Boise Girls Academy uses Accelerated Christian Education curriculum through Lighthouse Christian Academy. Students are dually enrolled in BGA and LCA which are both accredited through AdvancED.

When you contact us, our admissions staff will listen to your situation and ask a number of questions to determine whether our program may be a good fit for your child. We will explain our program and our unique approach and answer your questions and concerns. Fill out our inquiry form now or call us at (208) 546-0832.

BGA is for girls who are displaying risky behaviors such as making poor peer choices, rebellion, defiant behavior or self-harm.

Boise Girls Academy utilizes Lighthouse Christian Academy and A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Education). Students receive quality and accredited education that can easily be continued at home upon completion of BGA if a diploma has not been earned at that time.

BGA believes in the seriousness of dealing with issues and challenges. At the same time, we believe that fun and recreational activities must also be provided. BGA’s activities include swimming, disc golf, volleyball, hiking, aerobics, as well as many indoor activities. We work very hard on issues and problems…but we also have time for fun.

Each student meets on a regular basis with a BGA counselor. In addition, students are involved in group meetings each week. Much more counseling “simply happens” with our residential, direct-care staff, who take advantage of opportunities to deepen relationships with students.

Our 14,300 sq. ft. facility houses the dining room, kitchen, student dorm, student restroom, classroom, rec room, prayer room, counseling offices, staff apartments, and administrative offices. Our campus also features basketball and volleyball courts, and a beautiful garden.

Parents play a vital role. Parents attend Parent Weekends held every other month. Parents are encouraged to participate in a 15-minute phone call every week with their child and also communicate with staff and counselors on a regular basis for updates on their child’s progress. Every connection with parents and family is orchestrated to ensure progress in the student’s way of thinking and acting.

Boise Girls Academy is a Christian boarding school uniquely equipped to help struggling teen girls who are spiraling out of control. We are a 15-month residential Christian boarding school with a unique approach. Because we have a small student base, we have a more hands-on, relational approach. We also have behind us the strength of Teen Challenge, with more than 50 years of history helping people with risky behaviors find freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Caring for an at-risk teenager 24/7 and providing an education and housing is a costly venture. Our tuition is about one third the cost of the national average for boarding school programs, so in essence, we provide scholarships to every resident. Other scholarships may be available from time to time. Please contact our office to discuss potential assistance.

Our experienced staff are professionals in their fields who love working with teens. Each of them has a personal and growing relationship with God, which they share with our students through mentorship and in daily interactions.

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(208) 546-0832

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