Transformation Happens Here

 a holistic Christian boarding school for teenage boys struggling with life-controlling problems

Holistic Christian Boarding School for Adolescent Boys in North Carolina

The North Carolina Boys Academy in Conover, North Carolina is a holistic Christian boarding school for adolescent boys struggling with issues such as extreme behavioral struggles, academic failure, anger and rebellion, or other life-controlling behaviors. Our faith-based boarding school endeavors to help young men mature spiritually, emotionally, and physically as they discover God’s purpose for their lives. The goal of our reform school is to transform boys into mature, godly young men who are able to thrive in their God-given purposes for the rest of their lives.

We commit to serve all students with Christ-like love, compassion, and guidance when you enroll your son in our school for troubled youth. We help boys lead a fulfilling, productive life with God at the center of everything.


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Program Overview

Our teen Christian academy offers the following programs that make a positive, life-changing difference in the students:

Academic Excellence

We understand that the students coming into our school have unique academic requirements. Our Christian boarding school considers these requirements and comes up with a tailored academic plan.

Physical Development

Our school keeps students in good shape by offering physical training exercises, lake activities, wilderness hikes, treetop adventures, and other programs.

Emotional Development

We offer a range of programs to foster emotional maturity. These include LIFE model training, personal counseling sessions, and hippotherapy.  

Spiritual Development

Our life-transforming behavioral school for boys offers a spiritual development program that centers on the word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Call 828-256-2126 for more information, and to inquire about our programs.

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Located on beautiful Lake Hickory in Conover, North Carolina

Our Campus

Life-Transformation on Lake Hickory.

The campus of North Carolina Boys Academy provides a beautiful environment for your teenage boy to overcome life-controlling behaviors.

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The North Carolina Boys Academy/Teen Challenge is an amazing ministry making the difference in the lives of 13-17 year old boys needing help to overcome significant life issues. We support and believe in their proven effectiveness and are privileged to be part of this legacy of life change. An investment in NCBA is an eternal gift that will affect future generations and bring hope to hundreds of young men across the nation!
Mark Ivey
Pastor, Christ Alive Church Conover, NC
The North Carolina Boys Academy was a long and much needed resource here in NC. For our organization, and chaplains, to have a place of referral that we trust and have confidence in is a true blessing and a new found source of hope for many more.”
Billy Mauldin
NASCAR Chaplain
"Teen Challenge offers restoration and hope to individuals by exchanging their distorted view on life with God's perspective."
John Maxwell
Founder of Equip Leadership
John Steigerwald is a pioneering leader with a track record of establishing successful ministries, including a Teen Challenge ministry in Jamaica. I am confident that his integrity, passion and strong leadership will ensure that the TC North Carolina Boys Academy will put hope within reach of countless adolescents. Families will get their sons back, seeing troubled boys raised up as Godly young men through this academy. I wholeheartedly support John and the North Carolina Boys Academy.
Dr. Jerry Nance
President of Global Teen Challenge

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Where Life Transformation Happens!
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6692 Valwood RoadConover, NC 28613

Where Life Transformation Happens! Inquiries and applications are being accepted now.

6692 Valwood RoadConover, NC 28613

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