Building successful men since 1906

It’s been many decades since Boys Home was founded, but many of the reasons why it was founded remain. Originally an outreach of the Episcopal Church, Boys Home provided educational opportunities to children in rural Covington. Soon after its founding, Boys Home expanded services to include shelter and care. Since then, Boys Home has provided a supportive environment, including education, shelter, and care to thousands of young men.

Boys Home provides for young men in a healthy, supportive environment. Our programming is designed to offer a life-changing experience. Caring adult supervision, a welcoming school environment, a stable living situation, and opportunities to explore educational and career options help our students become responsible, well-rounded young men. Boys Home is not an orphanage, or simply a school. We provide food, clothing, shelter and guidance, almost entirely privately financed by individuals and organizations. Time spent at Boys Home is a fresh chance for a young man to mold his character in positive, meaningful ways.


                                                 Two students carrying fishing poles as they head to the pond to catch fish

A supportive environment

Located in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands, our campus offers young men opportunities to grow and learn. The 1400-acre campus consists of eight residential cottages, an education center, a newly renovated gymnasium and student center, a dining hall, an applied trades center, a chapel, and an administration building. Students learn to live in community, advance academically, grow spiritually, and develop work skills for the future. In addition, we encourage all residents to participate in sports, hike, camp, fish, and experience nature for themselves. Each new experience gives a child a better chance to become a successful man.

Our mission

To help each student strive toward becoming a productive member of society, by developing his spiritual, mental, physical, and social potentials.

Our vision

To be a community that inspires young men to positively impact those around them.