Following is a list of Christian Boarding Schools in Oklahoma that offer residential schooling options for your young son, daughter, teenager or young adult.
- What is a Christian Boarding School?
- Listing of Christian Boarding Schools of Oklahoma
- OBHC – Oklahoma Baptist Homes For Children
- Teen Challenge Oklahoma
What is a Christian Boarding School?
Christian Boarding Schools (CBSs) are residential programs and schools that offer a Biblical educational option for your young child, teen, or young adult. The student lives full-time at the school.
Most of the CBSs listed below are private schools and are not state-funded. However, several do offer reduced tuition because they are funded by donations from churches, businesses and other organizations. Most CBSs provide information for parents to find scholarships and grants, or offer financial aid packages, as well as private payment plans.
On occasion, 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.
Here is 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.
Although these listings are labeled as Christian, students are are not required to be Christian.
If your child requires a life away from home at this time, the following list gives you options.
Listing of Christian Boarding Schools of Oklahoma
Below is a short description of the Christian boarding schools in Oklahoma, along with how to contact each of them.
For more options, click here for all therapeutic boarding schools in Oklahoma.
Listings are for information purposes and do not imply a recommendation.
OBHC – Oklahoma Baptist Homes For Children
Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) is a private, nonprofit organization that has four residential campuses that provide child-focused care for children, as well as one residential campus, that provides family-focused care for single mothers and their children.
Children eligible for placement include ages ranging from 6-18, who struggle with disciplinary problems, abandonment, unsafe living conditions, or children who come from families who are unable to care for them.
Children older than 18 may continue to live on campus if they have not yet completed high school, or may be eligible for the Transitional Living program. This allows them to become more independent in apartment living while working or continuing with additional education.
OBHC is not equipped to meet the needs of children who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, need in-depth psychiatric care, exhibit habitual delinquent behavior, are mentally or physically disabled, or are physically or sexually aggressive.
OBHC does not charge for any services, nor do they accept government funds. OBHC is funded by donations from individuals and businesses as well as gifts from Southern Baptist churches through offerings and the Cooperative Program.
Please see below for specific campuses and their contact information.
OBHC – Baptist Children’s Home in Oklahoma City
Baptist Children’s Home is a family-focused campus for single mothers and their children. This location was developed to help single mothers who may have limited or no support or resources and provides an opportunity for families to become productive and more self-sufficient by providing a safe, stable, and nurturing place to live while teaching critical skills that support both the mother and her children.
While residing at Children’s Home, single mothers are trained in the following:
- Parenting Skills
- Career Development
- Spiritual Development
- Church Involvement
- Relational Needs
- Money Management
For more information, please call 405-691-7781 or check out their website.
OBHC – Baptist Children’s Home in Owasso
Baptist Children’s Home in Owasso has two campuses – a child-focused campus, and a family-focused campus that serves both children and single mothers with children.
Baptist Children’s Home also offers the Children’s Hope program. This program provides family-focused care to help single mothers and their children.
For more information, please call 918-272-2233 or check out their Website.
OBHC – Baptist Home for Girls in Madill
Baptist Home for Girls is a child-focused campus that serves girls ages 6 to 18 years old.
Students attend Madill Public Schools and are encouraged to participate in a variety of school and church activities. This campus has an active and therapeutic animal program, with many involved in 4-H and FFA. These programs teach girls responsibility, patience, and compassion.
For more information, please call 580-564-2218 or check out their Website.
OBHC – Boys Ranch Town in Edmond
Boys Ranch Town (BRT) is a child-focused campus, where up to eight boys are placed in a cottage-style home, under the supervision of a husband and wife serving as houseparents. The program teaches boys responsibility, patience, and compassion.
The goal is to provide a Christian home environment for boys until they can be reunited with their families, graduate from high school, or become capable adults.
Everyone on campus attends a local Southern Baptist Church. Bible studies and daily devotions are taught within each cottage. Discipline, responsibility, and accountability are taught using Biblical principles.
For more information, please call 405-341-3606 or check out their Website.
Teen Challenge Oklahoma
Adult & Teen Challenge provides an effective faith-based solution to addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, and other life-controlling problems for adult men and women ages 18 and up and teen boys and girls.
Teen Challenge’s long-term (12 to 18 month) residential recovery programs teach students to gain freedom from their addictions and to learn to become socially and emotionally healthy, physically well, and spiritually alive.
See below for specific locations in Oklahoma. For more information, please call 405-600-1920 or check out their Website.
Teen Challenge – New Lifehouse Academy for Girls
New Lifehouse Academy is a private religious boarding school independently run by Teen Challenge Oklahoma. They are a lower-cost residential academy designed for troubled or misbehaving girls, ages 14-18 years old.
New Lifehouse’s goal is to provide teenage girls and their families with a well-structured program, as well as the tools and resources to help them begin to thrive academically, relationally, and spiritually. They teach troubled girls how to begin living fulfilling lives while equipping them to become happy, confident, self-reliant, and successful adults.
The school features a unique animal therapy program that allows the girls to work with unique and exotic animals as well as horses.
For more information, please call 918-203-6487 or check out their Website.
Teen Challenge Brush Creek Academy for Boys
Brush Creek is an independent ministry of Teen Challenge Oklahoma. They offer a lower-cost, private religious boarding school for at-risk boys, ages 14-17, who are struggling with:
- Drug Use
- Alcohol use
- A lack of personal responsibility
Brush Creek’s program works on a level system. Each level consists of a particular length of time, and each level has different requirements the student will need to fulfill before eligibility to advance to the next level.
The mission of Brush Creek is to see the lives of teenage boys transformed and families restored.
For more information, please call 918-212-9573 or check out their Website.
Teen Challenge – Freedom House for Adult Women
Freedom House Adult & Teen Challenge program provides a 13+ month residential training program for women ages 18 and over who struggle with:
While in the Freedom House program, each woman will learn how to turn to God and be honest with herself and others. She will experience inner healing and learn to have healthy relationships.
The program is designed to help women break the cycles of failure, substance abuse, and addiction by focusing on Godly coping skills, relational skills, and work ethics.
Freedom House also offers a program to help women learn parenting skills, and, if approved, their children may live on-site.
For more information, please call 918-473-3462 or check out their Website.
Teen Challenge – Sonrise for Adult Men
Most men come to Sonrise because they have been unable to handle the pressures of living as a responsible person in a sinful world. The 12 to 18-month drug and alcohol rehabilitation residential program is intended to provide a structure where participants, with the help of a dedicated staff, can develop their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Christ-centered activities. Sonrise and Teen Challenge have a thoroughly developed Bible-based curriculum that will help men live a life free from addiction.
During the work therapy portion of the program, students can develop a healthy work ethic, learn job training skills, and can apply lessons learned in coursework. The goal is to empower students in a supervised environment, with the tools and skills they need so they can find work, and purpose and address some of the issues that might prevent them from maintaining employment after they graduate from the program.
For more information, please call 580-429-3940 or check out their Website.
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