The primary goal of Gateway is to help boys ages 11-17 turn around from their self-destructive behavior and negative attitudes to grow in knowledge, honor, respect, and faith. Students are encouraged and mentored to seek God, develop godly character, and begin to live out their newfound faith in everything that they do and say. The Teen Challenge counseling program is legendary in helping teens find hope and purpose. Gateway remains grounded in its military school roots and discipline, and it now blends a character-enriching and vocational program into its military-like decorum. It also specializes in sports programs to instill discipline and teamwork into teen boys.
“Gateway is the only remaining military school that works exclusively with boys who are getting into trouble or were expelled from other schools.” — MilitarySchoolUSA.com
Gateway is designed to turn around bad behavior and poor decisions, giving you back the kind, respectful and promising boy you once knew.
Boys can enjoy soccer, basketball, and baseball, with a first-class gymnasium and expansive sports facilities.
Teaching responsibility is part of our focus. Boys learn valuable life skills while they are here.
Boys catch up academically and significantly improve their grades for college entrance and future employment.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.