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The only military-style boarding school that accepts and works with troubled or at risk teen boys including boys expelled from school -- Teen Challenge – Christian boarding schools and residential schools.

The only military-style boarding school that accepts and works with troubled or at risk teen boys including boys expelled from school -- Teen Challenge – Christian boarding schools and residential schools.

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Boys who have gotten off track in life need discipline and they need order. They need to learn a trade and begin to show respect for authority and for their loved ones. And most of all, they need God in their lives.From its military school roots, Gateway remains regimented, but it now blends a character-enriching and vocational program into a military-like decorum. The boarding school has eliminated the meaningless drills and drill sergeants of typical military schools and boot camps.

“Gateway is the only remaining military school in the nation that works with boys who have gotten in trouble with the law or expelled from public or private school.”  — MilitarySchoolUSA.com

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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

    We offer competitive team sports in soccer, basketball and baseball, with a new, first-class gymnasium and expansive sports facilities.

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    Vocational Training

    Giving boys a productive vocation is part of our focus. From welding to culinary arts and construction, boys learn skills while they are here.

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    Academic Repair

    At Gateway boys get caught up academically and significantly improve their grades for college entrance and future employment.


The primary goal of Gateway is to help boys age 11-17 turn around from bad behavior and attitudes and grow in faith. Students are encouraged and mentored to live out their faith in everything that they do and say.


    to serve every student with Christ like compassion, respect and guidance.


    to address the needs of students and to assist them in the development of Godly character.


    ourselves to mentor and to nurture meaningful relationships, inspiring hope for the future.

More effective than typical military schools and boot camps

Gateway turns around boys from the inside out.  If you could see the before and after pictures of the boys who come to Gateway, you would see boys who were once destined to be school dropouts or in trouble with the law who have blossomed into confident, happy, and 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 once aimless boys now with self-respect, respect for others, and with a direction and purpose for their life.

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  • Ronald Reagan

    Former President

    Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The work and dedication of Teen Challenge deserves the commendation of every citizen.”

  • John Ashcroft

    Former Attorney General

    John Ashcroft

    “I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”

  • James Dobson

    Founder Focus on the Family

    Dr. James C. Dobson

    “Organizations like Teen Challenge…have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”

  • Dan Cathy

    CEO Chick-fil-A

    Dan T. Cathy

    “I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals who are bound by life controlling addictions.”

  • George Bush

    President George

    W. Bush

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

  • John C. Maxwell

    Bestselling Leadership Author

    John C. Maxwell

    “Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals by exchanging their distorted views on life with God’s perspectives.”

  • Jim Blanchard

    Past Director AT&T

    Jim Blanchard

    “I have not seen a more effective ministry in leading hurting people to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  • Kevin Leman

    Psychologist and Author

    Dr. Kevin Leman

    “I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Teen Challenge…they really make a difference in lives and each of us can be proud that they are part of our community.”

  • John Walters

    Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

    John P. Walters

    “Teen Challenge is doing the job that others only talk about. Teen Challenge is a reputable institution that needs to be highlighted.”

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We can also help you in your search for other boys homes, schools for troubled youth, affordable boarding schools, Christian boarding schools, private boarding schools or residential schools for troubled teens. 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 and military schools, 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). Gateway no longer operates like boot camps or military schools, but retains the structure and discipline of military academies. Homes for troubled teens and boarding schools for teens don’t typically offer teen counseling, but we do. Among the top therapeutic schools, our school is similar to military schools and can be referred to as a “school for troubled teens”. Such troubled teen schools and residential treatment programs for teens are often quite costly, but this one of few military academies and residential schools for teens that is affordable. Gateway Christian military school for boys provides troubled boys with counseling and therapy. We serve boys from the southeast, but also boys inTexasKentuckyTennesseeLouisianaMississippiMichiganOhio, IllinoisGeorgiaFloridaVirginiaNorth CarolinaPennsylvania, and Alabama.

Military Style Boarding School - Gateway Christian Military School

The only military-style boarding school that accepts and works with troubled or at risk teen boys including boys expelled from school -- Teen Challenge

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