Relational Setting


It cannot be emphasized enough that the success of the Heartlight Boarding School program lies in the coordinated team effort made by the staff. Together, they provide an atmosphere of serious pursuit in resolving teen problems, while saturating each teen resident with personal relationships.

Relationships also include the parents and the family. Our Parent Retreats and Family Retreats are designed to help teach parents and family better ways to deal with their teenager. Parents are kept up to date through weekly reports and regular connections with the Heartlight residential staff, counseling staff, and the academic coordinators.

All activities at Heartlight are designed to promote interaction and interpersonal relationships between the staff and teen residents. Because of this life-on-life experience with staff, lives are changed as problems and difficulties become opportunities for deepening relationships.

Though we do not push or force church attendance or religion, it’s also our hope that each teenager will find answers to questions they have about life and their own struggles in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our staff members are all Christians and stand ready to help each teenager find a closer relationship with
their Maker.