The Ranch for Boys is a program for boys ages 12-17. We have open enrollment year round. We realize that enrolling your son in a residential program can be difficult and overwhelming for you, so we have done all we can to simplify the process.
The first step for admission into the program is to contact us. We’ll tell you more about the program and you can tell us about your son. You can then decide whether or not to pursue enrolling your son here.
There is no need to fill in an Application at this point, but it can be downloaded here (PDF 3.5MB) >>.
The second admissions step is a longer phone interview between the parents of the prospective student and our Intake Coordinator. After the interview is conducted, an email will be sent that includes the Application and Parent Handbook.
After we have determined initially that your boy may be a good fit for our program, you are welcome to fill out the Application.
For your son’s safety and for continuity of the program, we do not enroll students who:
The Pre-Admission Interview is conducted to make certain that we can effectively address the student’s needs. Talking to us and visiting (if you can) will go a long way in helping you determine if this is the right place for your son. We want you to see first hand who we are and what we do. Most importantly we want you to meet the staff and other boys here at The Boys Ranch.
We are not a lockdown facility. We believe the strongest deterrent is a program that makes a student feel positive and safe about himself and his opportunities in the world.
Prosper Healthcare Lending works with a number of different banks and credit unions to arrange for customized financing for our program. They offer many different types of financing options, including fixed rate/fixed term financing to help you spread out payments over time. Please do not submit an application until we have determined that your son is a good fit for our program.
Most insurance companies consider The Boys Ranch a private boarding school, not a psychological treatment program. Please contact your individual insurance provider to determine if they will participate.
If you are a DCF caseworker, please contact us for placement information.