What Sets Us Apart?

Life at Cookson Hills is designed to help kids take responsibility for themselves both now and in the long-run. To successfully achieve our mission, we take into account every part of a kid’s world while they are with us. We develop a personalized Plan of Care for each child, which considers their physical, spiritual, educational, and emotional needs.


Students join the home of married Christian houseparents who provide a stable and loving home, support their educational goals, and teach necessary life skills. Housefamilies enjoy fun outings such as sporting events, concerts, swimming, hiking, and family vacations. We provide a competitive athletic program including girls volleyball and basketball and boys basketball and cross country. Additionally, students have the opportunity to take part in equine programs, drumline, and fine arts classes. Throughout the year we open our campus for family and athletic events, keeping families connected with their student and the Cookson Hills community.


Cookson Hills Christian School is a private 1st-12th grade school, accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and AdvancED. We educate students academically, spiritually, and socially in a trauma-informed environment. Our year-round school offers opportunities for credit recovery, earning college credit, and partnership with local tech sites for vocational training. Small class sizes allow teachers to make sure each student is getting the personalized instruction they need to succeed. Faculty and staff seek to integrate a Biblical worldview in all content areas. All efforts are designed to empower students to positively impact future generations.

Spiritual Life & Therapy

At Cookson Hills, students are surrounded by a culture with deep spiritual values. They participate in a range of faith-based activities, including daily Bible classes, Sunday Worship, and family devotionals. Additionally, we support students in their spiritual lives by showing them what it looks like to live out our faith each day. We pray together, read the Bible together, worship together, and serve together. Therapeutic services are offered to aid students and families with adjustment as well as processing past experiences with new understanding. Our desire is that students will develop a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ which will compel them to live a life of purpose for God’s Kingdom.