Brehm Preparatory School
Carbondale , Ill. 62901
Brehm Preparatory School is a coed boarding school for students who have specific, diagnosed learning disabilities and/or ADD. Brehm utilizes a holistic approach focusing on the academic, social and emotional needs of each student. The curriculum is college-preparatory, with emphasis placed on teaching students to become independent learners and to develop self-advocacy skills. Including our post-secondary program, Brehm Preparatory School has the ability to empower 130 students to recognize and optimize their full potential.
Welcome to Brehm School a small, fully accredited,
not-for-profit coeducational boarding school with a staff of
150. We limit our focus to 90 students a year. Since 1982, in
partnership with families just like yours, Brehm has been
successfully teaching students with language-based and complex
learning disabilities to "learn how to learn." Our "family style"
24/7 school is uniquely designed to foster independence
andresponsibility. Where other schools have failed students, Brehm
Brehm students go on to college, find fulfilling careers and become successful entrepreneurs.
Brehm has more than twenty-five years of experience in learning disabilities education. This experience has shown that a boarding school environment is the most effective way for students with learning disabilities to achieve their full potential. Brehm offers extensive individualized support to monitor and care for students after their academic day is finished. After school tutoring is available if needed or requested by parents, and an assortment of activities are scheduled for students after their school day. In recognition of this specialized program, the U.S. Department of Education named Brehm School a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Brehm was the only boarding school to be honored.
Brehm School is a private boarding school for students with learning disabilities. Our mission is to empower students with complex learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential throughout their lifetime. Brehm employs a holistic approach by evaluating the individual needs of each student throughout the academic year. Students enrolled at Brehm School have various learning disabilities from dyslexia, ADHD/ADD, aphasia, aspergers, nonverbal learning disorders (NLD), visual processing, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, anxiety disorder, auditory processing disorder, speed of processing disorders, and dysphasia. Brehm's diverse staff customizes a program for each student's needs, which makes Brehm a leading innovator among schools for learning disabilities. To help students achieve their goals, Brehm faculty trains students to use assistive software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil 3000, My Reading Coach, Fast ForWord, and Inspiration.
Brehm's faculty and staff are especially trained to educate students with nonverbal learning disability challenges. Administration manages student enrollment so that faculty and staff have the time and resources to give students individualized support. Classroom sizes range from just one to eight students per class. Brehm's administration team also continuously researches student learning disabilities, which is a primary reason that so many of Brehm's graduating LD students continue their education after graduation.
Private schools for LD students are often the only way that children with learning disabilities get a chance to discover what they are truly capable of doing with their lives. The truth is that most public and private schools are unable to give students with learning disabilities the help they need. Schools for learning disability students, on the other hand, are set up with small classes and a great deal of individual attention. At Brehm School each student receives individualized instruction that provides the strategies and techniques to overcome his or her specific challenges.
Contact Admissions at (618) 457-0371, ext 1304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Upcoming Admissions Events
Open Houses are ongoingThursday - October 31, 2013 -
Brehm School is always open. Please contact the school about rolling admissions and tours.