Nestled in a tropical paradise, far away from social media and negative peers, life-change happens here.
Caribbean Mountain Academy is meant to be a remote place for teenagers to shed their entitlements, anxiety, and the negative influences of their peers back home. Teens at Caribbean Mountain Academy are involved in short-term, life-changing service projects. Students are immersed in an incredibly peaceful and serene Caribbean society that is absent of the “me-mindedness” of the American culture. Caribbean Mountain’s expert staff hone each student’s relational and reasoning skills while boosting their spiritual focus, giving them opportunities to gain real purpose and meaning in their lives through service to others.
Caribbean Mountain Academy is a year-round, Christian therapeutic boarding school providing outstanding clinical therapy, incredible academic learning, and amazing outdoor responsibility and adventure for teen girls and boys, ages 13-17, who are looking for help and need to discover real change. We provide family focused and individual treatment care by licensed clinical therapists.
We pride ourselves in being a relationally built program, emphasizing relationship building with students in every interaction. Besides individual, family, and group counseling, our counselors interact with students on a regular basis outside of the counseling office.
“This program powerful because of its unique setting. Far from the harmful culture that is destroying American teens, Caribbean Mountain Academy students learn from a Caribbean community that is poor, but truly content and happy — they wouldn’t have it any other way! Teenagers in this program learn to be content and appreciative of the simple life, and that creates true transformation in their attitudes and behaviors.”
We desire to see families heavily involved in their teenager’s journey, and our goal is to see families restored. Counseling sessions are focused on restoring relationships, introducing healthy boundaries, and practicing good communication between parents and teens.
We are an American-based, faith-based ministry, which means that faith is foundational to who we are. When Jesus was on this Earth, he was known for hanging out with broken people and completely transforming their lives. The staff at Caribbean Mountain Academy desires to see the same for their students.
Serving others helps reduce depression and anxiety, and increases a feeling of well-being and purpose. It also teaches students empathy and the value of helping others. If your teen is entitled, angry, or uncaring, serving offers will bring them new insights as they make a positive impact on the lives of those around them.
Our school classes are fully accredited and we offer AP courses approved by College Board. Caribbean Mountain Academy students are able to work at their own pace and can make up lost credits, or even work ahead on high school classes.
Students enjoy adventure activities such as mountain hiking, going to the beach, zip lining, or river rafting. Adventure activities help students learn in a tranquil environment. Caribbean Mountain Academy students grow in self-confidence when they achieve things they’ve never done before.
Students are unplugged from cell phones, the internet, and social media while they are in the Caribbean Mountain Academy program. Personal relationships at our boarding school are therefore deeper due to the lack of technological distractions. Students and staff connect on a whole new level.
“Caribbean Mountain Academy truly is a wonderful program that I would recommend to EVERYONE!! The year I spent there was the happiest year of my life, where I learned a lot of good life lessons. The staff there was very
"Before coming to CMA my decisions were based off of how I felt, any bad decision I could come up with I would do… now, I realize that my decisions are for me and my future, my conscious is back. I like that CMA is
“My life before I came to Caribbean Mountain Academy was bad. I didn’t get along with my parents, I missed a whole year of school, I had really bad friends, I didn’t want to do anything with my life... I gave up a couple times