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An Affordable Teen Challenge Academy for Struggling Girls.

Restoring Teen Girls and Their Families for a Brighter Future

Welcome to New Lifehouse Academy, a private religious boarding school independently run by Teen Challenge Oklahoma! We are a lower-cost residential academy designed for troubled or misbehaving girls, ages 14-18 nestled at the foothills of the Ozarks near Grand Lake on a 40-acre picturesque and peaceful property, with access nearby to over 900 acres of property with a large creek, wooded hills, and trails. Our goal is to provide teenage girls and their families with a well-structured program and the special tools and resources to help them begin to thrive academically, relationally, and spiritually. We help once troubled girls begin living fulfilling lives, equipping them to become happy, confident, self-reliant, and successful adults.

If your teen girl is struggling with rebellion, anger, misbehavior, or lacking personal responsibility, call us at (918) 435-8206 to speak to our admissions staff. To request more information about our religious boarding school for girls, click here for our online form.

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Warning Signs to
Look for in Your Teen Girl

  • Major changes in her mood or she is easily angered when she wasn’t in the past.

  • Negative changes in family relationships (everyone is walking around on pins and needles).

  • Grades declining, skipping school (when she previously liked school).

  • New friends that are not the best influence and abandoning the better influences.

  • Trouble with the law or expulsion from school.

  • Disrespectful to authority.

  • Loss of direction in life or extreme risk-taking.

  • No longer enjoys the wholesome things like sports, hobbies.

  • Spends a great deal of time alone, and when home, isolates herself.

  • Participation in theft or illegal activities.

  • No longer caring what her parents think, or that she will be punished.

As a parent, you should realize how important it is to identify these warning signs as soon as possible.


As you begin to see signs that your daughter has gotten off track and is in a downward spiral, a plan can be developed to intervene. Sometimes this begins with counseling, but it may lead to placement at a center like New Lifehouse for a time. Without identifying the warning signs early, the later choice is usually what becomes necessary. For several reasons, you might be at that point now, and we are here to help identify what direction you might have to take to get your daughter the help she needs to overcome her life controlling issues.

Typical Boarding School Questions

The program works on a level system. Each level consists of a particular length of time, and each level has different requirements the student will need to fulfill before eligibility to advance to the next level.

Upon entry into the program, each student is assigned an advisor to provide individual one-on-one guidance and mentoring determined by that student’s particular needs. The proven cure for life-controlling problems is based on the embracing of Biblical principles to spiritually improve the quality of her character. Students also meet with the Life Skills Counselor to work through the student’s individual issues through personal learning contracts throughout the duration of the program, as well as in group sessions during the week. The Program Manager oversees each student’s overall needs and works with family, student, and staff to see that restoration is brought to both the student and family.

After 4 weeks in the program, the student will be allowed two ten-minute phone calls, and one twenty- minute phone call each week (days for calls are assigned upon admission into the program). A student will only be allowed to receive from persons on her phone and mail authorization list based on her current level privileges. Phone/mail usage is a privilege and will be monitored by Staff. Students are allowed mail upon entry into the program according to level privileges and authorization list.

Students are allowed a monthly pass. The time of that pass is dependent upon the student’s current level in the program.

Each student is assigned an advisor upon entering the program. All inquiries relating to the student will be handled by her advisor. If you have an immediate question concerning your student, feel free to contact our main office during normal business hours.

Absolutely! And she can get caught up and retake some courses to get a better grade.  The students who daily and year-round attend our privately accredited school, Cross Christian Academy, also participate in both personal and group Studies for a New Life. The thoughtful curriculum helps to establish a foundation of biblical knowledge leading to spiritual growth. The faith- structured classes also develop the a major goal of the program: a life-changing, continually growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Why Choose New Lifehouse Academy for Your Girl?

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Just for Struggling Teen Girls
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Family Restoration

We consider Family Restoration one of the great strengths and distinguishing features of the program. 

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Spiritual Formation

We encourage students in their spiritual lives, and support them in living out their faith through service to others.

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Quality Academics

Our private on-campus school runs year-round  for grades 7-12, with small class sizes and teacher oversight.

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Quality Athletics and Recreation

In addition to everyday recreational activities, every student has the opportunity to participate in varsity athletics. 

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Animal Therapy

We feature a unique animal therapy program that allows the  girls to work with unique and exotic animals as well as horses.

What Leaders Say About Our Program

  • 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.”

What Our Students Say



“Struggling with life-controlling issues, sex and stealing; I was going down a road that had no turning back. At New Lifehouse, I learned what God saw in me rather than what everyone else thought of me. At Teen Challenge, I felt loved…I’d never really felt that before.”

Former Student


“I turned away from God and started self-harming. I reached out for help and applied to different places, but New Lifehouse was the first one with availability for me. I can happily say that I’ve been clean from cutting for over twenty months!”

Former Student


“I had an eating disorder and began to cut myself. One doctor told me I was bipolar, another told me I had borderline personality and all they did was put me on more medication. Now my dad says he feels like he has his Brooke back.”

Former Student


“I was always sneaking out of the house. I started smoking pot at age 13 which led to life-controlling issues. Teen Challenge completely saved my life. God has fulfilled me more than anything else the world has provided.”

Former Student


“By the time my parents found out about most of my lies, I was addicted, sexually active, a liar, manipulator, and troublemaker within my family. This program has made me realize how important my family is and I’ll never again take them for granted.”

Former Student
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New Lifehouse Academy | Christian Boarding School for Teen Girls

New Lifehouse Academy is an affordable Christian therapeutic boarding school in Oklahoma, helping struggling teen girls, ages 14-18.