At Boys and Girls Town, our mission is to improve the lives of children with emotional and behavioral problems through superior, family-focused services.
Our treatment programs employ a strength-based approach, we help each child discover the talents and strengths in themselves.
By reinforcing positive behaviors, we help children improve their self-esteem and develop positive relationships with their peers and families.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 2-12
- Enrollment: 113 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Frequently Asked Questions
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The application deadline for Great Circle Of St. James is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
I will be 71 years old this next March (2017) A lot of water has run under the bridge for me in that time. I have experienced many things in that time but of all of my experiences, none can compare in value with the two years I spent at Boys Town of Missouri (1960-62). It was a time (for me) of calm, focus, and learning that there was something else in this world besides myself. When I left in August of 1962 I looked at the world in a completely different light. My self esteem was restored, my confidence was high, my relationship with my fellow man took on a different purpose. And it was a good thing too because just a short 3 1/2 years later I found myself in the Army. They had their work cut out for them but the basic young man was fully formed and ready for his next life event. That is the legacy of Boys Town of Missouri, preparing troubled young boys (and now girls) to be able to deal with the the NEXT event in their lives. I owe Boys Town a lot. Larry D. Owens, Jr.
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i have an eight year old boy that is out of control with behaviors i have had to get him from school everyday this week and i would like to know what i would have to do to get him help and how much is this gonna cost he needs help asap
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