Refuge of Grace

10866 E Hwy 32 
Stockton, MO 65785

(417) 276-2554


Girls Only

Call admissions department for current tuition.

Do you remember the hopes and dreams you had for your daughter when she was just a toddler? You wanted so much for her back then, just as you still do. But something has happened since those early days that was not a part of those hopes and dreams. Somewhere along the way that young girl you care so much about began to make unwise choices and show attitudes that have caused your heart to drop in sorrow. You see her headed for pain, loss, destruction, and feel helpless to stop her, in spite of all you've done.

But there is hope. Refuge of Grace Academy offers strong structure, discipline, character training and quality education all in an atmosphere of respect and love. We are motivated by the love of Christ and sustained by confidence in what He can do.

A school like Refuge of Grace Academy may seem like the last hope for a change in your daughter’s way of thinking and living. And while enrolling your daughter in may seem like one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do, be encouraged. Once she is removed from her destructive lifestyle, she can receive a fresh start here, as many girls before her have done. They have completed their high school education, have been restored to their families, and moved on to be gracious and productive young women.

The first step in enrolling a student at Refuge of Grace Academy is to request a visit to the campus. The school office conducts regularly scheduled campus visits throughout the year. On these days, students and their parents, tour the campus, meet other students and faculty, and see the school in its regular operation. Appointments for interviews are made through the school office. Please allow two hours for the tour and interview.

It is our policy that one or both parents visit the campus prior to, or at the time of, enrollment.

Upon completion of an application and interview, a decision will be made as to whether the child will be enrolled in Refuge of Grace Academy. An application fee of $25.00 must be submitted with the application. If the student is accepted, arrangements will be made to obtain transcripts from previous schools. Admission and grade placement are entirely within the discretion of the administration of Refuge of Grace Academy.

Refuge of Grace Academy provides a college preparatory program and vocational preparation with a high school diploma. This flexible yet structured program serves both the student of high academic ability through an accelerated progression to college-level courses, as well as students of more modest abilities. The curriculum allows the time for mastery of fundamental concepts and skills to be achieved at the highest level of each girl's ability.

Refuge of Grace Academy utilizes the School of Tomorrow and Landmark Curriculum. We are a Christian based, “character-building” school, and this is reflected in our curriculum.

Life for your daughter at Refuge of Grace is busy and focused. While all aspects of her life are carefully monitored and structured, good performance and behvior is rewarded by many opportunities for recreation, excercise, relaxation, and fun.

Throughout the year we also have some wonderful extra-curricular activities that include a volleyball team, and a traveling singing group. Our annual Mother - Daughter Banquet is a highlight. Sharing holidays such as Christmas is a real joy.

Of course the highlight of the year is class graduation!

We've gathered a few pics that capture some of these highlights

Home style program. Utilizes facilites of a local program.

With the sincere desire to help the lives of troubled girls, the Refuge of Grace Academy (a ministry of Agape Baptist Church) was founded in October, 1994, by Bud and Debbie Martin.

The ministry first began in the Martin’s home in Clinton, Tennessee. After five years in Tennessee, Refuge of Grace Academy realized the need to search for a different, more desirable location. After down-sizing and searching through several states, the ideal location was found. In 2004, Refuge of Grace Academy was moved to Stockton, Missouri.

Our sincere desire and goal is to encourage and nurture respect, self-discipline, leadership, and creativity in each of our young lady’s lives, whether academic, religious, social, athletic, musical, or extracurricular.

We work individually with each precious girl, and with God's help we strive to change a rebellious and out of control girl into a God-honoring and parent-honoring young lady. We train her to be an honest, hard-working asset to the community in which she will live. During her time here, she will also be taught how to care for a family and home. We also desire to help her achieve a personal walk with God.

For the young lady whose relationship has been destroyed with her parents, we help to repair and rebuild that relationship. Instead of the student quitting or resorting to the “easy” solution, the staff at Refuge of Grace work with these young ladies in order that they may find the right answers to their problems.

At Refuge of Grace Academy, we believe and have experienced that lives are really changed only by changing their heart attitudes. We can usually quickly change your daughter's outward behavior, but only the person of Christ can change her heart. All our work is based on this belief, and our trust in Jesus has been rewarded many times in girls lives that are truly transformed.

This makes what we believe crucial to who we are, why we approach students with loving firmness in spiritual matters.

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