Location & Directions

“We believe that stewardship is not only taking care of our young men, but the campus and resources which God has entrusted to us.”

The Paul Anderson Youth Home is nestled on fifty acres of an old pecan orchard. The ante-bellum home, built in 1911, which is affectionately known as the “big house”, overlooks the campus. The facilities include the Jenkins-Wheeler Dining Hall, the Achenbach Room, the McSwain Gymnasium, the S. Truett Cathy Office Complex, The Peyton Anderson Cottage, the FMEC Cottage, the John L. Murray Staff House, the Shea House, and other staff homes. Starting in the fall of 2006, our current school will be converted to the Peyton Anderson Counseling Center, and The Gary and Nancy Chartrand Academic Center will be built.

On February 6th, 2008, we moved into the Peyton Anderson Counseling Center, and The Gary and Nancy Chartrand Academic Center. The counseling center and academic centers provides us with areas dedicated to meeting the specific needs of our young men. The academic center contains a 2,500 square foot library as well as a science lab, three state-of-the art classrooms with supervised computer accessibility throughout the building. To view a short video of the dedication and construction of the Peyton Anderson Counseling Center and the Gary and Nancy Chartrand Academic center, use this link.

The high school became accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in the summer of 2006. This is the highest level of accreditation that a school may receive.

Throughout the campus and in the buildings, the Youth Home is designed and decorated to give a family atmosphere. The Paul Anderson Youth Home is their home where alumni often return to stay and spend time.

Directions to the Paul Anderson Youth Home

From Downtown Vidalia | MAP

From US 280, turn north onto Georgia Hwy. 297. Once you are on Hwy. 297, proceed through two traffic lights. After the 2nd traffic light, proceed 3/4 of a mile and you will see on the right hand side a sign for the Paul Anderson Youth Home and the ante-bellum house that is our landmark. Please turn on the drive after the home and park behind the “big house”. The S. Truett Cathy Office Complex is noted by a sign on the building.

From Macon | MAP

Travel along I-16 headed east until you reacth exit 84. Turn right off exit 84 and proceed south on Hwy. 297. The Paul Anderson Youth Home is 14 miles from the 84 exit and is located on your left hand side. A historic marker and the ante-bellum house serve as landmarks for the campus.

From Savannah | MAP

Travel along I-16 headed west until you reach exit 84. Turn left off exit 84 and proceed south on Hwy. 297. The Paul Anderson Youth Home is 14 miles from the 84 exit and is located on your left hand side. A historic marker and the ante-bellum house serve as landmarks for the campus.