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Agape Boarding School

Private School | Grades 5-12
12998 E 1400 Rd
Stockton, MO 65785
(417) 276-7218

About This School

Agape Boarding School is located in Stockton, MO. It is a private school that serves 128 students in grades 5-12. Agape Boarding School is all-male and is Baptist in orientation. The school belongs to the Accelerated Christian Education.

In 2010, Agape Boarding School had 28 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Missouri average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Thank you AGAPE

By , a Parent on

Thank you for everything you have done for our son Pierluigi. He was a troubled boy, and we didn't know what to do with him. Discipline did no good and he would sneak his way out of it. I was searching the phone books and the internet and I'm so so happy God helped me find you that day.
After our visit at Agape, we saw in every staff person we met such love for all the boys there and the changes we saw in our son seemed like a miracle. So, again thank you to all who are involved in Pierluigi's life. what a difference it has made in our whole family, just seeing him as happy as he is.
In Christian love,
Fiorentino Family :)

Best option for our son during trying times

By , a Parent on

Thank you Agape Boarding School for taking care of our son. He was behind in school before he came there, and now he is signed up for his first college courses for next semester. Not only did he get to where he needed during his stay, but he excelled and graduated early. You have given him direction in his life, and he now knows what he wants to pursue. thanks again.

Thank you Agape

By a Parent on

They say the Lord works in mysterious ways. I would never have guessed that sending my daughter away for a year, to a school in another state, would be the path to healing for our family. But God has given healing and so much more through the ministry of Agape. Everyone on staff at Agape loves God deeply and shows it by caring for tough teens like our daughter. We have prayed all her life for the young woman our daughter would become. Now God, through the work of Agape, has answered those prayers abundantly.

Low cost but great program

By , a Parent on

Pretty awesome campus. This is a well-designed program, but surprisingly low in cost.

By , a Parent on

Agape has been a wonderful place for my son as well as my family.  The structured Christian environment was exactly what was needed.  What a beautiful campus as well!

By , a Parent on

How could any loving parent give this horrible school a good review?  It is abusive and reprehensible.  My son was there and I'm ashamed to say I didn't know what was truely going on. So sorry. It took him years to get over but with Gods grace, he is a wonderful man today.

By a Parent on

Our son had had some issues in school, as a child with adhd he struggled to keep his focus. While we didn't really want to send him away, when we started looking Agape Boarding school seemed like an obvious choice, and he liked it as well. NOw, just a year after he is doing well and adjusting perfectly, his grades have improved dramatically, as has his attitude and social skills

By , a Former Student on

Among everything I learned at Agape Boarding School, the lesson I come back to every day is that God has a purpose for my life. I spent so much time wandering and wondering and feeling so lost. Now I know God has a plan for me, I feel confident instead of fearful about the future

By , a Parent on

A youth leader pointed me toward Agape Boarding School for our son, but I didn’t think things could possibly be that bad. When I read the warning signs on the Agape Boarding School website and read about the kinds of kids they work with, I saw our son right there on that page. My eyes were finally opened. I’m thankful for the admissions counselors who talked me through the whole process. Our son has a world of opportunity opening up for him, all because the ministry of Agape Boarding School exists.

By , a Parent on

How can I capture in a few words all that Agape Boarding School has done for our son? He just finished a whirlwind senior year at Agape, full of rich friendships, sports, activities and strong grades. He would never have made it this far without all that the mentors and counselors at Agape Boarding School poured into his life.

By , a Parent on

They say the Lord works in mysterious ways. I would never have guessed that sending my son away for a year, to a school in another state, would be the path to healing for our family. But God has given healing and so much more through the ministry of Agape Boarding School. Everyone on staff at Agape Boarding School loves God deeply and shows it by caring for tough teens like our son. We have prayed all his life for the young man our son would become. Now God, through the work of Agape, has answered those prayers abundantly.

By , a Parent on

My wife and I just visited our son at the first family weekend, and we’re amazed at how much has changed so quickly! Our son is respectful and polite. He looked me in the eye when we spoke, and he opened doors for his mother. I know these are just signs of all that is happening in his heart. Keep up the good work, Agape!

Reviewed on

Agape is one of the lowest cost teen programs that doesn't compromise on quality.  I have been a staff at the program since 2005.  Through a strict, structured atmosphere, genuine care and concern from staff, a first class campus and a founder who cares, we are able to help young men find the right path.  The Christian environment, the absence of negative influences and the examples taught through the preaching of God's Word, have helped hundreds of young men get the foundation that they need.  Many teens may not like going through the program but we are constantly hearing back from teens that got their life back on track and are enjoying a bright future because their parents chose Agape.

By , a Parent on

My son is currently enrolled at Agape Boarding School. His two and a half year addiction to drugs led him down a path of self-destruction that he could not control.  Everything my husband and I tried failed, because he was still living in the same environment that kept drawing him back into his helpless addiction.  My last hope was to remove him completely from the home that he had known all his life.  That choice was by far the most heart breaking decision a mother and father can make.  My son told me in one of our scheduled phone calls that he didn’t think he would have ever stopped using drugs if we hadn’t sent him there.  When I explained to him how hard a decision it was for his Dad and I to make, he told me it was the best decision we had ever made.  At that point I knew for sure that Agape Boarding School was the right choice for my son.
 I have just returned from Agape for my first visit with my son in four months.  And I have to say he is looking good, and is doing well in their program.  I can say with out a doubt that Agape has literally saved my sons life.   Thank you Agape staff for your vision and heart for lost boys.

By a Parent on

Agape has been an amazing support for our family while our son resides there. The love they have for the boys is amazing, as well as the structure. We are so happy with our decision. While he may not be "happy" there, he is content. Most of all, everyone is safe. Thank you Agape for showing the love of Christ and loving our boy while we are far away.

By a Parent on

We are a family who has been through such a trial with our son. Agape has been an incredible asset to helping him and us. Of course, he may not "say" he is happy, but we have confidence he is content. They are loving and strict. This is NECESSARY for any teenage boy. Thank you Agape

By , a Former Student on

I grew up here at Agape Boarding School, I would not be where I am today if it was not for the loving staff, and the Knowledge in the Lord that turned my life around. What I love abou the school is that the staff there never gave up on me. They loved me and taught me about life. With a great education systems and high standareds this is the school to go too. As a student at the Agape you learn how to take ownership for your actions, to care for others and a chance to grow in the Lord. Agape goes out of its way to bring great teachers and preachers to there door to spread spiritual wisdom and knowledge. I have values because of Agape, I know who I am and what the Lord has called me to do because of the teachings at that Agape Boarding School. I miss the staff and friends that I have at the school and they will always be on my heart.

By , a Former Student on

As a former student, I graduated from Agape' Boarding School in the year of 2010. During my time there, I learned a substantial amount of academics, character, culture, and spirituality through the dedicated staff members. Interestingly, I still find myself applying the very precepts and ideals I obtained there even today. All in all, Agape' Boarding School should be taken into consideration because of the vast opportunities Agape' provides to their students for enrichment.

By , a Former Student on

I was a student at Agape`. The school helped me get my life back on track. The staff loved and cared about us, even when we bucked against everything they were trying to do to help us. The academics are top notch and their facility is first class. This school gave my life back to me. Thanks Agape`

By a Teacher on

I love the opportunity to work with these teenagers. Our hope and prayer is that each student leaves here prepared to be a good Christian, a hard worker, a good citizen, and re-establish relationships with their family. I love to hear from former students so if you are a former student reading this...give us a call at the school.

-Current staff member

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