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Teaching Discipline

Gateway is designed to turn around bad behavior and poor decisions, giving you back the kind, respectful and promising boy you once knew.

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Team Sports

Gateway offers team sports in soccer, basketball and baseball. We have a new, top-class gymnasium and expansive ball fields.

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Adventure Therapy

We believe that boys open their hearts and minds to mentoring and correction during times of fun physical activity and adventure.

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Academic Repair

Our school helps boys get caught up and even retake some courses to earn better grades for college entrance and future employment.

Gateway Academy is Designed for Struggling Teenage Boys

Once a Christian military school, Gateway is now so much more — it is a life-changing boarding school for boys that builds discipline, respect and leadership. Boys who have gotten off track in life; they need discipline and they need order. They need to learn respect for authority and for their loved ones. And most of all, they need God in their lives.

5cFrom its military school roots, Gateway remains regimented, but it now blends a character-enriching program into a military-like decorum. The boarding school has eliminated much of the meaningless drills and drill sergeants of typical military schools and boot camps. The year-round boarding school offers positive discipline and life-change in troubled boys, administered by caring and helpful mentors and peers who encourage them to success. The purpose is to help self-destructing and angry teenage boys do a turnaround and begin looking at life differently. Troubled boys are given a new purpose, a new drive, and a new passion to be a better person and to serve others.

This Christian boarding school with a military flavor is also a ranch and farm that offers vocational and trades training, counseling, competitive team sports, spiritual emphasis and a hands-on missions outreach. These all combine to turn troubled boys into respectful and caring young men with strong goals for the future.

Gateway costs far less than therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness programs!

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If you could see the before and after pictures of the troubled teenage boys who come to Gateway, you would see “down and out” boys prone to be school dropouts or in trouble with the law who have blossomed into confident, happy, caring young men. You would see once selfish boys with a chip on their shoulders who are now ready to give someone in need the shirt off their back. You would see boys without purpose who now have solid goals and direction for their life.

To learn more about Gateway, please fill in our online form or pick up the phone and call.  We are here to answer your questions and give you references of parents who have had a teen in our program.

schools for boys A year ago we were hurting and at a loss. This year we are missing our boy but knowing that he is in loving and capable hands. We are so proud of him.  — Rachel (boarding school student parent)

Gateway Boarding School was the best decision we have made in our entire life.  Our son’s life was saved from destruction. The education at Gateway was the finest he could have received anywhere.  He became a self-disciplined student with motivated study habits and finished with a 3.9 GPA. He now has the desire and compassion to serve in his community and church, as well as tutoring and mentoring younger kids. — David and Joy (boarding school student parents)

We tried everything we could think of for our troubled son — tough love, counseling, traditional church activities, and homeschooling. But all were to no avail. The format of Gateway was tough at first, but it taught John self-control, physical work and teamwork, leadership skills and integrity.  He received love, discipline, forgiveness, and persistent mentoring. Gateway Boarding School is a God-send for our broken family…restoring our relationship with our son. It is a place of hope, a place of love, and a place of renewal. — Jessica (boarding school student parent)  

I prayed by my bunk for the first time. I regained the relationship I once had with my parents and developed respect for authority, a work ethic, and learned how to love myself and others. Now I strive to make God and my family proud of me.  — Gabriel (boarding school student)

God used Gateway in a mighty way in my life. What this program did for me is something that I cannot put into simple words, but I can say that I met Jesus Christ at Gateway. –Bryan (former boarding school student)  boys military schools


Should you need help finding Christian boarding schools, trouble teen schools, or boarding schools for troubled teens, please let us know.

Boarding schools for boys, like this Teen Challenge military school for boys and boys home offers behavioral therapy for troubled teen boys and teen counseling in a structured boarding school setting. Unlike boot camps, Gateway is a long-term residential program that helps at-risk teenage boys; boys with anger, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), drug or substance abuse, promiscuity, depression, intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), gang membership, or rebellion. Gateway no longer operates like boot camps or military schools, but retains the structure and discipline of military academies.

Gateway Christian military school for boys provides troubled boys with counseling and therapy. We serve boys from the southeast, but also boys in Texas, California, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Alabama, and Arkansas

Boarding School for Boys Started as a Christian Military School

Founded as a Christian military school, Gateway is now so much more -- it is a life-changing boarding school for boys that builds discipline and leadership.

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