Are you searching for a Christian Boarding School in New York for your child, teen, or young adult? Here is a complete listing of schools in NY for you to consider.
- What is a Christian Boarding School?
- Christian Boarding Schools Located in New York
- Teen Challenge Programs in New York
- Programs for Adult Men and Women
- Programs in NY for Adult Men Only
- Coming Soon: Syracuse Teen Challenge in Syracuse For Women
What is a Christian Boarding School?
Christian boarding schools offer the opportunity for your child or young adult to both attend school and live there full-time.
Christian boarding schools (CBS) are private schools. Parents or individuals are responsible for paying for their tuition plus room and board.
Some schools are non-profit and accept donations enabling them to reduce fees. Many schools provide scholarships or offer financial aid.
CBSs may help you work with your insurance company to get coverage for some of the cost of medical or mental health care.
Most CBSs (but not all) are a type of therapeutic boarding school that help children with mental health, addictions, 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 child.
The schools are designated as Christian because they teach or were founded on Bible principles. Students do not need to be Christian.
Click here for a complete list of Christian Boarding Schools by State.
Click here for a complete list of Therapeutic Boarding Schools listed by State.
Christian Boarding Schools Located in New York
Below you can find a listing of Christian boarding schools located in New York State. Click here for a list of Therapeutic Boarding Schools in NY.
Listings are for information purposes and do not imply a recommendation.
Houghton Academy in Houghton
Houghton Academy is a private, Christian day and boarding college prep school for students in grades 7-12. The Academy is a traditional boarding school and offers its program to students capable of studying in a rigorous, college-preparatory environment. All students must be willing to live and work in a Christian atmosphere. Students of other faiths are welcome.
Houghton Academy offers a unique program called “Guaranteed University Acceptance” where students who successfully graduate from its high school (with a B average and in good standing), can move seamlessly from Houghton Academy into Houghton University, located 5 minutes from the Academy.
Tuition prices start at $36,000 per school year and are inclusive. It includes:
- Dormitory Housing
- Health Insurance
A 5-day boarding option is available to US boarding students. Houghton Academy offers both merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid.
For more information, please call (585) 567-8115 or check out their Website.
Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie
Oakwood Friends School is a co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 6-12. Oakwood Friends enrolls students of all faiths. The school’s values are directly taken from the Quaker principles :
Oakwood also offers The Academic Support Center (ASC) in order to meet the academic and social needs of students who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate learning differences, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD), and/or Autistic Spectrum disorders.
Students enrolled in the program share the same academic experience and fulfill the same graduation requirements as their peers. The Academic Support Center offers two student-centered programs, Focused Instruction, and Learning Skills, for both Middle and Upper School levels.
Oakwood Friends School offers two residential options for students in grades 9–12: Seven-day and five-day boarding programs.
Tuition and boarding fees are as follows:
- Middle School Tuition (6-8) – $31,565
- Upper School Tuition (9-12) – $38,700
- 5-Day Boarding – $20,035
- 7-Day Boarding – $30,105
Financial aid funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, please call (845) 462-4200 or check out their Website.
Redemption Christian Academy in Troy
Redemption Christian Academy (RCA) is an affordable structured, Christian boarding and day school for students in grades K-12.
RCA offers a complete educational experience including:
- Advanced Placement courses
- Dual enrollment college level courses
- A hands-on Career Development Program
- NCAA approved core courses
- A postgraduate program.
Tuition to attend RCA is uniquely affordable and has a variety of financial aid programs available. There are also a limited number of partial scholarships.
Day Students grades K-8: $7,000.00
Day Students grades 9-12: $9,500.00
5-Day Boarding: $19,500.00 – includes tuition, room, and board.
7-Day Boarding: $28,000.00 – includes tuition, room, and board.
There are additional charges for fees and they may vary from $50.00-$3,000.00.
For more information, please call (518) 272-6679 or check out their Website.
Stony Brook School in Stony Brook
The Stony Brook School is a private, Christian, co-educational, college-preparatory boarding and day school and is home to approximately 200 boarders from grades 7-12.
Stony Brook School (SBS) accepts students who wish to:
- Pursue academic excellence
- Gain admission to prestigious colleges and universities
- Prepare for meaningful and profitable careers.
SBS is committed to and very intentionally designs its school to cultivate moral and intellectual virtue where character education permeates every aspect of the school.
Tuition is as follows:
- 5-Day Boarding – $57,000
- 7-Day Boarding – $63,900
SBS offers Financial Aid for families and decisions are made based on a family’s demonstrated financial need and are determined on a case-by-case basis. SBS does not provide merit aid or merit scholarships.
For more information, please call (631) 751-1800 or check out their Website.
Teen Challenge Programs in New York
New York Adult & Teen Challenge provides a Christian approach to wellness, healing, and stability in the lives of men and women who struggle with addiction.
Programs are long-term residential treatment options for those looking for freedom from the vicious cycle of addiction. For the 9-12 month duration of the program, students will participate in scheduled daily activities such as counseling, group devotionals, and work therapy.
Each center is a structured home environment; therefore, students are given the opportunity to learn basic responsibilities such as how to upkeep a home and how to live in harmony with those around them.
There are six locations:
- Long Island
As a Christian discipleship program, Teen Challenge does not accept insurance or rely on government funding. For most programs, each student is required to pay a non-refundable $500.00 application fee
Most students are eligible to receive Medicaid or Home Relief Grant assistance which covers room and board for the duration of their stay in the program. Students who are ineligible to receive this grant are required to commit to a monthly financial support of $500.00. Teen Challenge NY is willing to work with individuals on a case-by-case basis.
For more information, please call (585) 301-2536 or check out their Website.
Programs for Adult Men and Women
Albany Teen Challenge in Albany
This campus consists of a Men’s Home, a Women’s Home, and an off-site Vocational Training Center.
- The women’s center in Ravena has a maximum capacity of 15 beds for staff and students to be housed in the Hannah House
- The men’s center can provide over 40 men with a place in the Victory House.
For more information, please call (518) 694-0455 or check out their Website.
Long Island Teen Challenge in West Babylon
This campus consists of two Men’s Homes, a Women’s Home, and two off-site Vocational Training Centers.
Altogether the Long Island campus has the ability to aid in the healing of over 120 men and women.
- The women’s center in Babylon has a maximum capacity of 40 beds for staff and students to be housed in the Grace Ladies’ Home.
- The men’s centers combined can provide over 80 men with a place in the Genesis Men’s Home and the Skekinah Men’s Home.
For more information, please call (631) 321-7070 or check out their Website.
Programs in NY for Adult Men Only
Teen Challenge, Inc. Men’s Program in Brooklyn
This location hosts a year-long residential discipleship program for men ages 18 and over struggling with addiction issues.
For more information, please call (718) 789-1414 or check out their Website.
Buffalo Teen Challenge in Buffalo
This campus campus consists of a Men’s Home that provides a secure and stable environment where men can find and experience freedom from addiction. Buffalo Men’s Home has the ability to provide help to 35 men ages 17 and over.
For more information, please call (716) 855-0602 or check out their Website.
Rochester Teen Challenge in Rochester
This campus campus consists of a Men’s Home that has the ability to provide help to 25 men ages 17 and over.
For more information, please call (585) 434-1231 or check out their Website.
Syracuse Teen Challenge in Syracuse
This campus consists of a Men’s Home that has the ability to provide help to 40 men ages 17 and over in the Hebron Home.
For more information, please call (315) 478-4139 or check out their Website.
Candlehouse Teen Challenge in Oswego
This location is now closed. Updated October, 2023.
Coming Soon: Syracuse Teen Challenge in Syracuse For Women
This location is expected to open soon. Updated October, 2023.
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