Gateway Academy

Gateway Academy

1213 Hope Ln, Bonifay, FL 32425

Gender: Male
Age Range: 12 - 17

Phone: (850) 547-9011

Program type: In-patient - Addiction Treatment, Boarding Schools, Boys Only Boarding Schools, Christian Boarding Schools, Group Homes, Mentoring Programs, Military Schools, Schools for Learning Disabilities, Therapeutic Boarding Schools


Once 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 gotten off track in life; they 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.

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. The year-round boarding school offers positive discipline and life-change in troubled boys, administered by caring and helpful mentors and peers who encourage them to success. The purpose is to help self-destructing and angry teenage boys do a turnaround and begin looking at life differently. Boys are transformed here; given a new purpose, a new drive, and a new passion to be a better person and to serve others.

This Christian boarding school with a military school flavor offers vocational and trades training, 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 with strong goals for the future.

About Program:

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:

Staff credentials:

Accredited school on site: Yes

Spiritual component: Yes

Christian programming: Yes

Family counseling available: Yes

Licensed within state:


Secure Facility

Capable of using physical restraint

Ability to dispense medication

Accredited school on property

Christian programming

Has a spiritual component

Recreation program

Family Therapy

Job Coaching

Life Skills Programming

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