Abundant Life Academy

Tel: (804)632-4476
Grades: 8-12
Welcome to Abundant Life Academy! We are an evangelical Christian boarding school designed for teens who are struggling.
The goal of Abundant Life Academy is to provide teens and their families with the tools and resources to succeed and thrive academically, relationally and spiritually, equipping them to live a life of love, acceptance and forgiveness as modeled by Biblical principles and the life of Jesus Christ.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have Life, and may have it in abundance.” – John 10:10.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Abundant Life Academy provides year-round enrollment.


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Equestrian, Football, VolleyballBasketballCheering,

School Notes

Our year-round enrollment serves both girls and boys ages 13-17 in separate facilities. ALA is a boarding school designed for  teenagers that are:  
  • Emotionally immature
  • Making poor personal choices
  • Acting entitledStruggling with self-image or self-worth
  • Manipulating their family and others
  • Playing the victim
  • Lying, sneaking out, isolating from family
  • Experimenting with sex, alcohol, and drugs
  • Rebelling against parental authority
  • Making poor peer choices
  • Academically unmotivated
Our therapeutic program provides early intervention for struggling boys and girls. We believe, and teach, that Jesus is the only answer for restoration, and aim for a restored relationship between the teen and their entire family.

Our boarding school program offers:  
Academic Restoration Programs
Parent Coaching
Dedicated Parent Advocates
Traditional Therapy
Braincore Therapy
Celebrate Recovery
Equine Therapy & Horsemanship
Mercy Mission Trips  

At ALA, we will re-introduce, your child to his or her faith in a way that they are able to receive. Essentially, we revive the academic and spiritual hope that was once strong in your now struggling child by providing a safe, spiritually healthy platform for their relationship with Christ to be restored.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is St. Margaret's School (16.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Margaret's School (16.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Aylett Country Day School (13.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tappahannock
     St. Margaret's School
    All-girls (Episcopal)
    Grades: 8-12 | 125 students
    16.7 miles
    Po Box 158
    Tappahannock, VA 22560
  • Millers Tavern
    Grades: PK-8 | 167 students
    13.6 miles
    Po Box 70
    Millers Tavern, VA 23115
  • Tappahannock
    Tappahannock Junior Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-8 | 41 students
    16.7 miles
    Po Box 790
    Tappahannock, VA 22560
  • Colonial Beach
    Grades: 2-11 | 25 students
    18.7 miles
    Po Box 208
    Colonial Beach, VA 22443
  • Montross
    Woodland Academy
    Grades: PK-7 | 28 students
    22.6 miles
    2054 Neenah Rd
    Montross, VA 22520

School Reviews

I searched long and hard for something in our own city to help our daughter, because I couldn't bear the thought of sending her away. But when I found Abundant Life Academy, I realized that the care they offered was more important than my need to hang on to her. Now I can see that the distance is the best possible choice. She has a brand new set of friends, free from the pressures of the kids at school here at home. God is giving her a fresh start. He is the God of second chances, after all.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
I''m thankful that God redeemed the time I wasted before I knew Him. Before I came to Abundant Life Academy, I didn't think I could finish high school, and here I am on my way to college! I can't wait to find out what else God has in store for me.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 05/17/16
I admit, sending our son away because of his destructive behavior seemed like an extreme choice at first. I finally realized that we needed to take action right away if we wanted to avoid extreme consequences later on. ALA turned out to be more than worthy of our trust. They loved our son and knew exactly what he needed to hear. The change in him is remarkable. It was worth every bit of it to have him restored to us this way.
- Posted by Parent, 08/08/14
Thank you, Abundant Life Academy, for helping us with our son. These past couple years have been trying times due to drug use, failing grades in school, and an overall lack of motivation on our sons behalf. Thanks to the training that our son received while at Abundant Life Academy, he is now a contributing member to this family, and society. He is clean and off of drugs as well. Thank you again Abundant Life Academy.
- Posted by Parent, 08/08/14
I prayed for the first time while at Abundant Life Academy. I never knew how much God loved me until I saw how the counselors and staff here lived. Now God has done something amazing in my life, and I want to help others the way Abundant Life Academy has helped
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 10/06/12
I thank God for all He has given me and the people He has placed in my life at Abundant Life Academy . And I ask God daily to help me to reach my full potential as a daughter, wife, mother, and friend. Thank you, Abundant Life Academy, for my second chance at life.
- Posted by Parent, 07/09/12
One day soon I hope to give back to the program and people who helped save my life, Abundant Life Academy . I am proud to say I want to go back and work there and give hope to the teens there, just like there where staff there to give me hope. I want to help people and someday I hope that God will open up the doors to allow me to do so. For now all I can do is pray for that door to be opened.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 06/20/12

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