Here is a helpful list of Christian Boarding Schools in Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. If you are searching specifically for a Christian residential school for your child, teen, or young adult, one of the schools below may be a good option. Several specialize in helping students who need a boarding school program due to behavioral concerns.
- What is a Christian Boarding School?
- Listing of Christian Boarding Schools of Nevada
- Listing of Christian Boarding Schools of New Mexico
- Listing of Christian Boarding Schools of Utah
What is a Christian Boarding School?
Christian Boarding Schools (CBSs) offer schooling where your child, teen, or young adult is able to both attend school and reside there full time.
Typically, Christian boarding schools are private schools and are not state-funded meaning most parents or guardians pay privately for the student’s tuition, room, and board. Several schools listed below are non-profit and their fees are greatly reduced because of donations and fundraising.
A large number of CBSs are a type of therapeutic boarding school that helps children with mental health or behavioral issues. Check out our guide on therapeutic boarding schools and how to choose the best one for your youth to make sure you know what to look for when examining each of these schools to see if they are the right fit for your family.
The schools in this list are Christian because they teach or were founded on Biblical principles. Students are not required to be a Christian to attend these schools.
Listings are for information purposes and do not imply a recommendation.
Listing of Christian Boarding Schools of Nevada
Below you will find a listing of the faith-based boarding schools in Nevada, along with a brief description of each and contact information. Click here for a list of Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Nevada.
Teen Challenge Nevada Adolescent Boys & Girls Center in Sparks
Teen Challenge Nevada offers a Christian program for both males and females, ages 12-17, who have life-controlling problems and agree to change their behavior. The Boys & Girls Centers are committed to helping children find a safe haven where anger transforms into peace, depression into joy, and disorderly behavior into self-control.
The program includes education, mentoring, and guidance and is 15-18 months in length. This allows the time needed for students to gain practical skills to live a meaningful, addictive-free life and to grow emotionally and spiritually.
This also helps facilitate the healing and growth needed without the stressors that prompted the addictive lifestyle. The school provides a faith-based curriculum along with life skills and character-building skills.
Tuition and Fees are as follows:
- Application Fee – $100
- First & Last Month’s Tuition – $7,900
- Damage Deposit – $300
- Education Fee – $500
- Runaway Fee ($15-$30/hr)
- Clothing Fee ($900)
Parents or guardians are responsible for the total cost of tuition and fees. Most commonly, parents or guardians invite friends, family, and churches to partner with them as sponsors in order to get their children the assistance they need at this time in their lives.
For more information, please call (888) 339-31937 or visit their Website.
Listing of Christian Boarding Schools of New Mexico
Below you will find a listing of the faith-based boarding schools in New Mexico, along with a brief description of each and contact information.
Menaul School in Alburquerque
Menaul School is a faith-based, independent, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12. The school offers both day and boarding school and provides a diverse, intellectual, personal, college preparatory education experience.
In the Menaul School Boarding program, students learn to live independently and take charge of their own future. Boarding is ideal for students in grades 9-12 who are ready for more independence, are motivated to attend college, and enjoy being part of a close-knit community of friends.
Nearly all Menaul School graduates enroll in a four-year institution immediately after graduation.
- 5-Day Boarding families typically pay $12,000-33,682
- 7-Day Boarding families typically pay $16,000-39,345
In addition to payment plans, the school offers the opportunity to apply for scholarships and financial aid.
For more information, please call (505) 345-7727 or visit their Website.
New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranch in Albuquerque
The Boys and Girls Residential Ranch program offers help to at-risk boys and girls ages 12 to 17. Their goal is to restore hope to those who have struggled for them to see their worth and value.
Although the Ranch is not affiliated with any church denomination, the program highlights Christian values like care and concern for others, honesty, and gratitude. Residents attend church services in the community or on campus, and age-appropriate Bible studies are offered on a voluntary basis.
Boys and girls live in a cottage with nine other residents of the same gender and a married couple who act as Resident Advisors. The family-style approach helps them learn how to function as family members and develop healthy relationships with their peers.
There is also a co-educational transitional living program available for students age 16 or older who have completed the majority of the program and can function more independently. This cottage is also supervised by a married couple who provide guidance and skill development needed for independent living.
All students attend school on campus and in town. In addition to the curriculum designed to bring students back to grade level, teaching includes:
- Computer and Internet Skills
- Anger Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Leadership Development
- Peer Relationship Development
- Time Management
- Goal Setting and other Life Skills.
For more information, please call (505) 881-3363 or visit their Website.
Listing of Christian Boarding Schools of Utah
Below you will find a listing of the faith-based boarding schools in Utah, along with a brief description of each and contact information. Click here for a list of Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Utah.
Turn-About Ranch in Escalante
Turn-About Ranch is a residential treatment program and year-round school that accepts students ages 13-17. Turn-About Ranch is a working ranch. The program is for struggling teenagers who need treatment for one or more of the following diagnoses and behaviors:
- Abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual)
- Adjustment Disorder
- Anxiety Disorder
- Attachment Disorder (RAD)
- Attention/Hyperactivity Disorders
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Eating Disorder
- Impulse Control Disorders
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Parent-Child Relational Problem (including adoption)
- Personality Disorder
- Sleep Disorder
- Somatoform or Factitious Disorders
- Substance Addictions or Related Disorders
- Tourette’s and Tic Disorder
- Trauma including PTSD
- Learning Disabilities
- Low Self-esteem
- Poor Academic Performance
- Adoption Concerns
- Authority Problems
- Family Problems
The minimum length of stay at Turn-About Ranch is 100 days.
Turn-About Ranch works with health insurance to assist families with the cost of treatment. Because Turn-About Ranch is not in-network with any insurance carriers, they contract with a Healthcare Advocacy company, at no cost to parents or guardians, to help facilitate insurance processing.
For more information, please call (800) 842-1165 or visit their Website.
West Ridge Academy in West Jordan
West Ridge Academy, is a youth residential treatment center for at-risk boys and girls ages 9 to 17. The academy provides clinical services, education, and other programs that offer help with:
- Suicidal ideation
- Substance abuse
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Emotional dysregulation
- Borderline personality traits
- Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
- Oppositional defiance
- Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
- High functioning autism
- Gender dysphoria
Each student receives individual, family, and group counseling from licensed mental health therapists.
Students live in a campus environment that models a healthy and safe home environment while they attend school, and participate in various sports activities, and recreational therapy.
West Ridge accepts most out-of-network insurance plans.
For more information, please call (801) 282-1000 or visit their Website.