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Helping Transform Troubled Teens and Families Since 1997 with the
Proven & Effective Master’s Ranch Program

Junior High & Senior High Programs for Boys 9-17 years old

Master’s Ranch

A Christian Boarding School

With Therapy, Character-Building Activities, Vocational Training & Strong Accredited Education

Master’s Ranch Christian Academy is a non-profit, Christian boarding school and therapeutic boys home designed to help troubled boys between the ages of 9-17. 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 authentic, trustworthy men.

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.

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Testimonials And Reviews

“Master’s Ranch is doing something very right. The good results I see from Master’s Ranch Christian Academy far exceed anything I ever first imagined. At a time when it seems many of today’s youth are unwilling to work it’s a delight to know that Master’s Ranch teaches young individuals about the importance of hard work, honesty, and, foremost, the love of God.”

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Fred O’Neill

We are so very thankful for you, your family, and all the staff at Master’s Ranch Christian Academy. As a father of a young man that graduated from the ranch, we are forever in your debt. He has turned his life around as a DIRECT result from the love and care given at Master’s Ranch. As far as anyone saying that it is a juvenile detention center,

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of Former Student

I am a wife, mother, sister, and my favorite role has always been mother to my son. Once a troubled teen, drugs, sex, and much worse. That’s when we made the decision to take him to Master’s Ranch. Years later, my son and his wife have now came back to Masters Ranch to work there. He went to Bible College and is just beginning his own pastorial

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Tracy Carpenter

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The Renowned Master’s Ranch Program!
Struggling Boys Find Purpose

Our Christian boarding school and boys home is unique in that it provides strong mentorship from qualified staff, accredited academics, fun athletics, thrilling adventure, and extensive “hands-on” vocational experience for the boys as they also work on the ranch.

In addition to safely working with the ranch animals, tools and equipment, they learn real-life, potentially high wage trades and receive responsibility and character-building that is needed for a successful future.

Boys have important daily tasks and a strong emphasis on education and studies, through which they earn a sense of pride. They learn and experience a variety of trades, building new confidence, respect for themselves and others, and a strong work ethic.

Boys are counseled with discipline and training in an unmistakable atmosphere of mentoring, love, and acceptance. Each boy is given the tools needed to regain confidence, self-respect, and spiritual footing necessary to embrace his family and his future.

Safe, Energetic Ranch Life & Accredited Academics in a Home-Like Setting You Can Trust

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At Master’s Ranch Christian Academy, we are dedicated to the restoration and healing of families and their boys.

Our ranch-type residential program in Missouri helps troubled boys. While our program is highly disciplined, we use a family-style approach with a strong emphasis on work and responsibility. Master’s Ranch offers experienced group and individual counseling. We use an informal approach to counseling, often with the outdoors as the setting, since teenage boys who are active will open up and share more readily. While the boys are with us, we also work with parents to bring ideas to the home environment as well.