12998 E. 1400 Rd, Stockton, MO 65785
Program type: In-patient - Addiction Treatment, Boarding Schools, Mentoring Programs, Preparatory School, Ranches, School for Learning Disabilities, Therapeutic Boarding Schools
Agape Boarding School serves struggling teenage boys, providing counseling, a college prep education and competitive athletics. It 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 seek daily to serve others.
Agape Boarding School has helped thousands of boys over the last twenty years to mature into respectable young men. With their lives back on track, these boys graduate high school and move on to college and bright successful futures. Agape has accommodations on its 200-acre ranch for 120 boys and 28 staff families, with a wide variety of athletic, recreational, and animal facilities.
Compare Agape Boarding School to a therapeutic boarding school or teen programs and you will find that the program offers much more. Agape’s program and campus facilities are much more advanced than most teen programs and we are also much more affordable. Agape is the perfect atmosphere where teen boys that struggle with authority or who have been swayed into bad behavior by their peers can get their lives back on the right track. For over twenty-two years, Agape Christian Boarding School has helped thousands of boys, giving them a firm foundation, and transforming them into respectful young men with a renewed relationship with his parents and a walk with Christ.
Agape Boarding School has also helped many teens learn Christian values and grow in their faith. We are specifically designed in structure and care to be a positive influence to turn struggling teen boys around to become mature, thoughtful and respectful young men, with a renewed purpose and outlook on life. We’ll also help your teenager get back on track academically, with fully accredited academics and transferable high school credits.
If your son is out of control, failing school, experimenting with alcohol or marijuana, or you feel you are losing your son, Agape Boarding School can help get him back on track!
About 1 1/2 yrs. ago, we were in the position of desperately searching for the right place for our 13 y.o. son. I know what to look for in a school, through the MANY hours of “Googling”, searching, calling, reviewing. Nothing compares to the whole package we have found in Agape. Firstly, and most importantly it is Christian-founded. You absolutely cannot find a better place. They have the crucial balance between an extremely structured environment, and the fact that they absolutely love these boys, and their desire is for the boys to take responsibility for their own choices, stop blaming everyone else for their problems, and learn to truly live an abundant life that God wants to bless them with. The food is all home cooking, and out of this world. The facilities are immaculate. The boys work hard, eat well, are cared for as sons. Tuition is well below average.
–Parent of Former Student
Agape Boarding School has helped my son and has literally saved my son’s life. He thanks me for sending him to Agape Boarding School. His smile is back! The staff at Agape Boarding Schoolare amazing. I have seen Ma’am come and hug the boys and have great conversations with them. The staff laugh with the boys, but at the same time demand respect. I love my Agape family and I’m blessed that they are around to help families come together again. It’s sometimes tough raising teens in today’s culture and we need to stand together for all of our boys! Agape Boarding School is my answer to prayer!
Agape Boarding School has saved the life of my son as well as the rest of the family. My son was adopted at age 7 from a third world country. He had spent his entire life in a bad orphanage. Upon arrival, his behavior was utterly out-of-control — though family, teachers and professionals were doing all they could to get him help. After 3 and a half horrible years, I enrolled him in Agape Boarding School. One year later, he is much improved. He’s not perfect, but he has calmed down and started to learn. If he hadn’t gone to Agape, there is no doubt in my mind that he would already, at age 12, have a criminal record.
–Parent of Former Student
Cost Per Day: $50 - $150
Financial assistance available: Yes
Average Length of Stay: Over 12 Months
Number of clients at facility: 50 +
Staff to Client Ratio: 1:7+
Accredited school on site: Yes
Spiritual component: Yes
Christian programming: Yes
Family counseling available: Yes
Licensed within state: Yes
Capable of using physical restraint
Ability to dispense medication
Accredited school on property
Tutoring is available
Has a spiritual component
Wilderness Therapy Component
Life Skills Programming