Weekly individual, group and family counseling sessions with licensed counselors and therapists.
Nestled in a tropical paradise, far away from your struggling teen’s normal surroundings, life-change happens in our facility.
When you send your teen to Caribbean Mountain Academy, they will be involved in a life-changing mission. CMA was created to be a place where students would have the opportunity to serve those in a culture much different from the one they grew up in.
Caribbean Mountain Academy is a year-round, Christian therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens that are struggling with behavioral issues or academics. We minister to American troubled teenagers in crisis. Caribbean Mountain Academy pulls them out of the crazy environment that they’re in, giving them a place to step back and take a look at their life. The program is a counseling ministry of Crosswinds, a popular Indiana-based non-profit counseling service. It is intentionally located in an environment that is uniquely able to bring about an astonishing change in the attitudes and actions of today’s entitled, depressed and troubled teenagers.
“The very rare aspect that makes this program so powerful is the unique setting. While immersed in a Caribbean community that lacks wealth and today’s latest technology and trends, students are amazed to find that the inhabitants are content and truly wouldn’t have it any other way! Along with expert counseling, the teenagers learn to be content and appreciative of the simple life as well, leading to a true transformation in their attitude and behaviors.”
Caribbean Mountain Academy desires to see families heavily involved in their troubled teen’s journey, and our goal is to see families restored. Weekly family and individual counseling sessions are focused on restoring relationships, introducing healthy boundaries, and practicing good communication between parents and teens.
Caribbean Mountain Academy is a 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.
Caribbean Mountain Academy students participate in service projects two days each week. Serving others has been shown to reduce depression and increase a feeling of well-being and purpose. It also helps teach students empathy and the value of helping others. If your struggling teen feels like they have made too many mistakes in life, helping others reminds them that they are capable of making a positive impact on those around them.
Classes are completed through Apex Learning Virtual School. They are fully accredited and even 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 fun environment. Caribbean Mountain Academy students grow in self-confidence when they achieve things they’ve never done before.
Relationships at our boarding school are often deeper because of the lack of distractions. Students are unplugged from cell phones, technology, and social media while they are in the Caribbean Mountain Academy program. They connect with other students and staff on a whole new level and are encouraged to have a mentor.
“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