• Agape Boarding School

    Stockton, MO

    Agape Boarding School serves struggling teenage boys (ages 13-17), providing counseling, a college-prep education, and competitive athletics. Agape is a lower-cost, not-for-profit Christian boarding school with an exceptional campus. Agape uses a loving approach to work with boys who are rebellious, choosing the wrong friends, experimenting with drugs or alcohol, or unmotivated in school. Through a structured program, counseling, and daily encouragement, boys mend relationships with family and learn to interact appropriately with authorities, peers, and their community. Graduates take responsibility for their actions and… More

    9 - 12
    All-boy
    140 Students
    28 Teachers
  • Chaminade College Prep School

    Saint Louis, MO

    Chaminade College Prep School is a private all-boy school in Saint Louis, Missouri. If you don't count Chaminade College Prep School, there are 159 private schools in St. Louis County. Their campus is set in a large suburb, which is just one important piece of information to consider when looking at boarding schools. In terms of religious orientation, the Chaminade College Prep School is a Roman Catholic school. The academic school years lasts 170 calendar days and each day students spend 7 hours in… More

    6 - 12
    All-boy
    789 Students
    87 Teachers
  • Future Men

    Kirbyville, MO

    Future Men is a Christian boarding school offering a highly structured and monitored setting for young men to work on their future. Each student is given an environment and motivation to promote success. Course work and counseling is founded on God’s Word, and the school is nationally accredited by AdvancEd. Primary FocusThe goal at Future Men is to train young men to put off childish behaviors and obsessions with the trivial distractions of this life (godless music, foolish friends, slothfulness, anger, disrespect, offensive language/habits, sloppy… More

    9 - 12
    All-boy
    Students
    Teachers
  • Master’s Ranch Christian Academy

    Couch, MO

    The Master’s Ranch and Christian Academy is a residential boarding school designed just for at-risk and struggling boys between the ages of 12 and 17.Boys at MRCA and their families find new help, healing, and reconciliation when they had almost lost hope. Our boarding school offers a small family environment in an agricultural setting with a balance of discipline and training in an unmistakable atmosphere of mentoring, love and acceptance. Through education, hard work, vocational training, working with animals, recreation, family interaction, and counseling,… More

    6 - 12
    All-boy
    Students
    Teachers
  • Ozark Trails Academy

    Willow Springs, MO

    Ozark Trails Academy is a place of hope, healing and purpose for troubled teens.Ozark Trails Academy’s residential treatment program provides outstanding clinical therapy, incredible academic learning, and amazing outdoor responsibility and adventure for teen girls and boys, ages 12-17, who are looking for help and need to discover real change.Outstanding Clinical TherapyOzark Trails Academy accepts students year-round and is licensed to provide all levels of therapeutic care for troubled teen boys and girls, ages 12-17 with mild to moderate emotional and behavioral problems, and… More

    7 - 12
    Coed
    35 Students
    Teachers
  • St. Paul Lutheran High

    Concordia, MO

    St Paul Lutheran High is a private coed school in Concordia, a rural area in Missouri. 5 other private schools are located in Lafayette County too, but very few - if any - are boarding schools like St Paul Lutheran High is. In terms of religious orientation, St Paul Lutheran High is a Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod school.The academic school years lasts 176 calendar days and each day students spend 8 hours in class. In 2011, 94% of the graduating senior class went… More

    9 - 12
    Coed
    209 Students
    21 Teachers
  • Thomas Jefferson School

    Saint Louis, MO

    Thomas Jefferson School is a private coed school in Saint Louis, a large suburb in Missouri. 159 other private schools are located in St. Louis County too, but very few - if any - are boarding schools like Thomas Jefferson School is. In terms of religious orientation, Thomas Jefferson School is a nonsectarian school.The academic school years lasts 150 calendar days and each day students spend 9 hours in class. In 2011, 100% of the graduating senior class went on to 4-year colleges.15.5 full-time… More

    7 - 12
    Coed
    91 Students
    19 Teachers
  • Vision Boys Academy

    Sarcoxie, MO

    Vision Boys Academy is a small therapeutic Christian boarding school located in Missouri to help struggling boys ages 8-12.Vision Boy’s Academy is a small school which allows for much more affordable tuition than most boarding schools. Also, being a smaller school allows staff to work one-on-one with their students. Smaller schools are not a great fit for everyone, but, some boys can greatly benefit being in a smaller, more personal program.With the rapid changes in today’s society, it is becoming more difficult to live… More

    3 - 7
    All-boy
    Students
    Teachers
  • Whetstone Boys Ranch

    Springfield, MO

    Whetstone Boys Ranch is a working cattle ranch and therapeutic Christian school that serves struggling boys ages 12-16 and their families. Here boys live, learn, work and grow as they experience essential individual, group and family therapy, excellent academics, exciting outdoor adventures, and useful hands-on tasks. We believe in sharpening young men to become true servant-leaders in their families and communitiesSince 2011, Whetstone’s purpose centers on the reconciliation of boys (ages 12-16) and their families. Boys live in dorm-style in the boarding school with… More

    6 - 10
    All-boy
    20 Students
    Teachers
  • Wings of Faith Academy

    Stockton, MO

    Wings of Faith is an affordable conservative Christian boarding school designed for pre-teen and teenage girls who are struggling with bad behavior, rebellion, or academic issues. It enrolls girls ages 8-17 year-round. The school provides behavioral correction with an emphasis on Christian values, housed in a comfortable residential ranch setting. They focus on educational excellence, spiritual growth, and a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of outdoor recreation. They provide an environment that helps troubled girls see their issues and decide to make positive changes… More

    3 - 12
    All-girl
    Students
    Teachers

What's Up in Missouri

boarding schools

This page features a list of boarding schools in Missouri (MO), USA.

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. With more than six million residents, it is the 19th-most populous state of the country. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City. The state is the 21st-most extensive area. Missouri is bordered by eight states (tied for the most with Tennessee): Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee (via the Mississippi River) to the east, Arkansas to the south, and Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska to the west. In the south are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals, and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center of the state into the Mississippi River, which makes up Missouri’s eastern border.

Education in Missouri (MO), USA

Education is compulsory from ages seven to sixteen in Missouri, commonly but not exclusively divided into primary and secondary education: elementary school, middle school, junior high school, and high school. Most boarding school programs include kindergarten to 12th grade. District territories are often complex in structure. In some cases, elementary, middle, and junior high schools of a single district feed into high schools in another district.

The Missouri Learning Standards define the knowledge and skills boarding school students need in each grade level and course for college success, other post-secondary training, and careers. These expectations are aligned to the Show-Me Standards, which define what all Missouri high school boarding school students should know and be able to do.

The latest expectations aligned with the Show-Me Standards are called the Missouri Learning Standards. The Missouri Learning Standards help ensure boarding school students learn basic and higher-order skills, including problem-solving and critical thinking. The standards are relevant to the real world and reflect students’ knowledge and skills to achieve their goals. Learning outcomes improve when students, parents, and teachers work together toward shared goals. The Missouri Learning Standards give school administrators, teachers, parents, and students a road map for learning expectations in each grade and course. The Missouri Learning Standards do not dictate the curriculum. Local districts and boarding schools make their own decisions about curriculum, instructional strategies, materials, and textbooks.

Most Missouri boarding schools provide instruction in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies to one or more grade levels that include at least one grade from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The boarding school has a physical location, and students are instructed on site. The school must be a nonprofit but not a school district, a neglected/delinquent institution, or a charter school as defined by Missouri law.

Missouri state minimum high school boarding school graduation requirements comprise 24 credits earned before graduation. The requirements are stated in terms of the number of unit credits earned in each of several subject areas. To earn one unit of credit, a student must meet all the course requirements and earn a passing grade.

Missouri offers its boarding school students academic excellence and challenging athletic programs while allowing them to explore its beautiful state parks and historical landmarks.

FEATURED:  Agape Boarding School — View profile »

Agape Boarding School is an effective and affordable program for teenage boys with behavioral, motivational, or academic struggles. Agape offers a wide variety of opportunities to put boys back on the right track toward a bright future. Many of these features are found in other programs, but you will not find the variety of opportunities on one campus like Agape. Along with 24/7 supervision and great food, Agape provides accredited academics, vocational training, mentoring, sports, and many of the activities that boys enjoy. Agape is one of the lowest-cost troubled teen boarding schools. Agape offers the same (if not better) quality and outcomes as therapeutic boarding schools, yet it is about 1/3rd the cost.

FEATURED:  Master’s Ranch Christian AcademyView profile »

Master’s Ranch Christian Academy is a place of daily adventure, from morning to night. It’s built for energetic boys, to learn through physical activity and mentoring how to become an authentic, trustworthy man. Each boy is given experiences to equip them with the confidence to take on anything in life. They learn responsibility and how to work, but they also learn how to play, through physical outdoor activities that have meaning and purpose. The active environment at Master’s Ranch helps boys develop a renewed excitement and care for life and for their future. They learn to respect God and that honoring Him and His principles is manly too. Few other programs offer such broad vocational, spiritual, and wilderness experiences for boys, along with a first-class education.

FEATURED:  Ozark Trails AcademyView profile »

Ozark Trails Academy is a residential treatment center for troubled teen boys and girls who are experiencing future-impacting relational or emotional difficulties brought on by trauma, Ozark Trails Academy limits its care to 24 teens, allowing for more attention to be given to each struggling teen by our three licensed therapists and several trained staff. An individualized clinical therapy plan and family-focused care help Ozark Trails students move to a better place mentally and emotionally in a much shorter period of time, alleviating the difficulties and broken relationships they are currently experiencing. Ozark Trails residential treatment center helps struggling teens find positive new ways to manage life’s obstacles and traumas that have strained their well-being and relationships in the past.

FEATURED:  Vision Boys Academy — View profile »

Vision Boys Academy focuses on building effective communication with each boy, and his parent. Personal experiences with adoption, rebellion, and academic troubles help us connect and relate one on one. Leading at-risk boys, ages 8-12, to be Godly and upright young men – that’s the boarding school’s purpose!

FEATURED:  Whetstone Boys Ranch — View profile »

Whetstone Boys Ranch is a therapeutic Christian school that serves struggling boys and their families. Here boys live, learn, work and grow as they experience essential individual, group, and family therapy, excellent academics, exciting outdoor adventures, and useful hands-on tasks. Whetstone believes in sharpening young men to become true servant-leaders in their families and communities.

FEATURED:  Wings of Faith Academy — View profile »

Wings of Faith Academy is an affordable conservative Christian boarding school designed for pre-teen and teenage girls who are struggling with bad behavior, rebellion, or academic issues. Wings of Faith enrolls girls ages 8-17, year-round. Wings of Faith has a high staff-to-student ratio. It is a Christian boarding school that provides behavioral correction with an emphasis on Christian values, housed in a comfortable residential ranch setting. We focus on educational excellence, spiritual growth, and a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of recreation.

Chaminade College Prep School View profile »

Chaminade College Prep School is an all-male prep school in St. Louis. It is a private, Catholic school and tuition is around $35,000 a year. There are 87 teachers for 789 students. The school is located in the large Midwestern city of St. Louis, so students are close to the many museums, sports facilities, etc. of the greater metropolitan area. It is dedicated to preparing young men for success in college and life.

St. Paul Lutheran High View profile »

St. Paul Lutheran High is a coed prep school affiliated with the Lutheran Christian church. Over 90% of the graduating class of 2011 went on to a four-year college. It is located in a rural area of Missouri and has 17 teachers for 209 students.  Its rural setting gives students an opportunity to do many outdoor activities. The school provides a Christian-centered, faith-based education for its students.

Thomas Jefferson School View profile »

Thomas Jefferson is a coed prep school for grades seven through 12 in St. Louis. It is not affiliated with any specific religion and has a student-to-teacher ratio of 5.87. In 2011, 100% of its graduating senior class matriculated to a four-year college. Students have a 150 day school year and spend nine hours a day in class. It offers a classic liberal arts education to its students designed to teach them how to think and express themselves well.

Boarding Schools in Missouri (MO), include Christian boarding schools in Missouri (MO), Junior boarding schools in Missouri (MO), Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Missouri (MO), Co-ed Boarding Schools in Missouri (MO), All Girls Boarding Schools in Missouri (MO), All Boys Boarding Schools in Missouri (MO), Military Boarding Schools in Missouri (MO), Private Boarding Schools in Missouri (MO), Day Boarding Schools in Missouri (MO), Weekly Boarding Schools in Missouri (MO), and International Boarding Schools in Missouri (MO). 

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