Natchez Trace Youth Academy

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Natchez Trace Youth Academy (NTYA) is a highly-structured, 115-bed, residential treatment center. serving adolescent and young adult males, 12 - 18 years of age.

We provide a warm environment, education and vocational training, and community service opportunities to our students, as well as a variety of treatment services.At Natchez Trace we have provided the highest quality treatment services to students, their families and referral sources for over 15 years. Our wilderness setting enables Natchez Trace Youth Academy the ability to offer a safe, deliberate and exhilarating process for stabilizing behavior, assessing physical and psychological health.


Natchez Trace located in Waverly is just over an hour south west of Nashville and 2.5 hours northeast of Memphis in the beautiful central hills of Tennessee. NYTA is CARF-accredited and licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities for Residential and Tennessee Department of Children’s Services for Foster Care.


Natchez Trace is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services (UHS). The facility website for detail program and service information is  and the UHS site