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. - residential treatment for teens and alternative schools

1aOnce 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 gone off track in life 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.

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

5cThe Christian boarding school with a military school flavor is also a ranch and farm that offers 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.

Read the testimonials from past parents and residents and imagine the impact that this program can have on your son who is struggling.  

Please inquire online or give us a call to learn more about how we can effectively turn around your troubled boy and get him back on the right track in life. Our cost is far less than therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness programs.

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If you could see the before and after pictures of Gateway boys, you would see “down and out” boys prone to drug use who have blossomed into confident, happy, drug-free 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.

schools for boysA 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


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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