Are you looking for a therapeutic boarding school in Missouri for your troubled child or teen? We are here to help. This guide will help you find schools located nearby as well as a description of the services provided. We will guide you in making the best decision as to where your child or teen can live in an environment to help them grow into a productive adult.
If these schools are not located near you, be sure to check out our listings of therapeutic boarding schools by state. Be sure to check out our guide on therapeutic boarding schools and how to choose the best one for your youth.
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Listing of Therapeutic Boarding Schools In Missouri
Below you will find a guide to help you determine which therapeutic boarding school in Missouri is right for you.
Agape Boarding School in Stockton (Closed)
Update January, 2023: Agape Boarding School is temporarily shut down due to abuse allegations and financial hardship. Agape has been the subject of multiple police investigations and there are several pending lawsuits from former students. Status is unknown, but it’s unlikely that the school will reopen.
Agape Boarding School is a Christian Boarding School located on a 200 acre ranch outside of Stockton, MO. Agape provides for troubled teenage boys who are struggling behaviorally and academically. Their goal is to get these boys back on track in life by focusing on their spiritual growth, behavioral growth, and academic growth.
Agape believes that by helping these boys to grow spiritually, all other areas of their lives will improve also.
Agape has a fully accredited high school where they help their students catch up with academic credits they may have gotten behind on so they can earn their high school diplomas. They also offer vocational training.
Agape has a horsemanship program where they use equine therapy as a way to help build a hard work ethic and self confidence. They also offer a variety of athletics and a summer rodeo program.
How much does Agape cost? They are one of the lower costing boarding schools, costing 1/3rd less than most boarding schools.
Cornerstones of Care in Kansas and Missouri
Cornerstones of Care provides in-home and in-community trauma-informed care and other services for youth and young adults throughout Kansas and Missouri. The services they provide are:
- Mental & Behavioral Health
- Foster Care & Adoption
- Youth Support
- Family Support
- Community Training
Cornerstones of Care has several locations throughout Kansas and Missouri, and two main campuses. The Kansas locations are Kansas City, Hiawatha, Independence, Wichita, Topeka, Pittsburgh, Leavenworth, and Ottawa.
The Missouri locations are in Columbia, Maryville, St. Louis, St. Joseph, and Warrensburg.
Cornerstones’ two campuses are both located in Kansas City, Missouri. One of them is the Ozanam campus, and one is the Gillis Campus. They both have day treatment k-12 day schools for boys and girls ages 6-19. The Ozanam campus also has a residential program.
For more information call 844-824-8200 or visit their website.
Future Men in Kirbyville
Future Men is a Christian Boarding School for young men with behavioral problems. They have a highly structured academic program that offers a monitored tutorial setting. Each student is given an individual plan to promote success. Their course work has a Biblical foundation and the school is accredited with the AdvancED.
For more information about Future Men call (417) 546-4171 or visit their website.
Master’s Ranch in Myrtle
Master’s Ranch Christian Academy is a non-profit Christian and therapeutic boarding school for boys ages 9-17 who are struggling with behavioral issues and have diagnoses such as Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), or are self-destructive.
Their nationally accredited Christian School provides the boys with an excellent education These boys also work hard on the ranch taking care of animals or doing construction projects. Vocational training is also offered.
Each boy at Master’s Ranch participates in counseling as they are listened to, fully supported and mentored. They do not accept boys who have serious drug addictions, who are convicted violent offenders, are same-sex predators, or are current gang members.
Call 417-938-4711 or visit their website for more information.
Ozark Trails Academy in Willow Springs
Ozark Trails Academy is a residential treatment center for boys and girls ages 13-19 in a remote area in the Ozarks. With room for up to 12 teen girls and 12 teen boys, Ozark Trails Academy offers a wilderness style program, as well as residential treatment, and focused academics.
Separated from harmful distractions, these teens find purpose and meaning in their lives as they work with horses, rock climb, kayak, and participate in many other adventurous activities. They are taught to make good decisions, and how to have healthy relationships. Ozark Trails provides every opportunity for true growth.
For more information about Ozark Trails Academy call 417-278-6868 or visit their website
Vision Boys Academy in Sarcoxie (Closed)
Vision Boys Academy has closed. Updated November,2023.
Vision Boys Academy is a Christian Boarding School for struggling boys ages 8-12 on a 27-acre campus where there is a fishing pond, basketball court, and other activities for the boys to enjoy. The boys live in a dorm that houses just 12-15 kids that is monitored around the clock.
The learning is faith-based and individualized so each student has an opportunity to work at their own pace. Students who have fallen behind are able to get back on track.
Vision’s focus is on teaching these boys and their families how to communicate effectively and maintain healthy relationships so they can go on to live stable, fulfilling lives.
Call 417-246-1114 or visit their website for more information.
We understand how difficult it can be to find the right therapeutic boarding school for your child. Be sure to reach out to the schools that you think will be the best fit for your child by calling them at the numbers provided or checking out their websites.
This will help you to quickly find the treatment your child needs to grow and prosper into their future lives.
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