Following is a list of Christian Boarding Schools in Ohio that offer options for your young son, daughter, teenager or young adult.
- What is a Christian Boarding School?
- Ohio Christian Boarding Schools Listing
- Teen Challenge Programs of Ohio
What is a Christian Boarding School?
Christian Boarding Schools (CBSs) are an educational and live-in program for your child, teen, or young adult where the student lives away from home.
Most of the CSBs listed below are private schools and are not state-funded. Some offer reduced tuition because they are funded by donations. Most CBSs provide information for parents to find scholarships and grants, as well as offer payment plans.
Occasionally, CBSs may work with you so that your insurance covers partial costs of medical or mental health care at the school.
CBSs can be similar in structure to a therapeutic boarding school where children or youth with mental health or behavioral issues are able to get the specialized help they need. We’ve provided a link to our guide on therapeutic boarding schools and how to choose the best one for your youth to assist you in your search, and to decide whether a particular school is best suited to your child and family.
The schools in this list are categorized as Christian because they were founded on Biblical principles. All students are free to attend these schools and are not required to be Christian.
If your child requires a situation away from home, the following list gives you varied options.
Ohio Christian Boarding Schools Listing
Below is a short description of the Christian boarding schools in Ohio, along with how to contact each of them.
For more options, click here for all therapeutic boarding schools in Ohio.
Listings are for information purposes and do not imply a recommendation.
Christian Children’s Home of Ohio in Wooster
Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO) is a residential treatment program that provides a safe, structured environment to meet the needs of abused and neglected children ages 6 to 18.
Most placements for the Children’s Residential Center are made by referring counties. They also consider applications from private placements.
Their mission is to help youth experience their worth, heal from trauma, and be successful in community life. Children live in multiple cottages based on age, development, and gender.
Three clinicians per cottage provide daily individual and group therapy services.
Additional treatment includes recreational therapy, music therapy, and equine therapy in the onsite stables.
CCHO is an alternative to the foster care system. Behavioral challenges that often arise from extreme forms of abuse and neglect leave many licensed foster families feeling ill-equipped to meet the needs of children still dealing with the effects of their traumatic experiences. As a result, it can be difficult to find somewhere to place these kids after they’ve been removed from their homes.
For more information, call (330) 345-7949 or visit their Website.
Mid-Western Children’s Home in Pleasant Plain
Mid-Western Children’s Home (MCH) provides residential care for children in need of physical, spiritual, and emotional healing. The program reflects Christian principles and serves as a group home that strives to provide stable and nurturing help for youth requiring out-of-home care.
Private referrals, court referrals, county referrals, or other agency/institutional referrals are accepted.
Children in group care attend school on the grounds or at local public schools. Village Christian School is MCH’s own therapeutic education service center which serves high-risk youth from grades 6-12.
The group home program provides services to children ages 6-18 who are:
- Mildly to moderately emotionally disturbed
- Mildly mentally challenged
- Learning disabled
- Unruly or delinquent
This program models a family-like setting using live-in childcare workers in six group-home cottages. Typically, there are 6-8 youths placed in each cottage.
For more information, call (513) 877-2141 or visit their Website.
Teen Challenge Programs of Ohio
There are several Teen Challenge Programs in Ohio for both men and women.
Teen Challenge Residential Program General Information
Adult & Teen Challenge provides Christian faith-based, residential care to young people and adults who struggle with substance abuse and addictions.
They offer a variety of outreach programs and have a one-year residential drug recovery program for men and women over the age of 18, as well as adolescent boys ages 12 – 17.
The one-year adult program starts with a student entering one of the Induction Centers for approximately three months, then transferring to one of two long-term centers for an additional nine months.
The programs are typically 12-18 months and consist of individual and group Biblical studies, work projects, education (for adolescents), recreation, and more.
For more information, call (330)-743-4673 or visit their Website.
Cincinnati Men’s Challenge Ranch & Women’s Home in Milford
Cincinnati Challenge Ranch is a faith-based residential program for men and women, ages 18 and up who are struggling with drug addiction and other life issues.
The Cincinnati Challenge Men’s Ranch provides training with a spiritual emphasis to give a new identity and purpose to each man’s life.
The ranch can accommodate up to 21 residents, and they specialize in an individualized, mentoring approach to overcoming life’s obstacles. The average length for a student to graduate is 6 to 9 months.
In addition to the regular curriculum, the ranch offers the following life skills training:
- Interpersonal skills
- Marriage relationship education
- Public speaking
- Career consulting
- Job placement opportunities
The Cincinnati Challenge Women’s Home, the Pink House, provides a safe environment for women ages 18+ and can house a maximum of 9 women. The home offers a faith-based approach to drug rehabilitation and destructive relationships for women in desperate circumstances.
The home is a residential 6-8 month program and is an alternative to drug rehabilitation for women currently in hard circumstances – drug addiction, jail, or destructive relationships.
Residents complete personal and group studies as part of the curriculum. In addition, the following training is provided:
- Parenting Classes
- Employment Readiness
- Career Assessment
- Resume writing
- Job Applications
- Relational skills
- Cooking and Cleaning
- Public Speaking
For more information, call (513) 248-0452 or visit their Website.