Private boarding schools in Michigan: Boarding high school for kids with learning difficulties, ADD, ADHD & dyslexia. College prep programs for boys & girls, residential education in Northern Michigan for bright/ gifted students.
The Leelanau School: Located in Glen Arbor, Leelanau County, northwestern Michigan, the Leelanau School is a co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school for Grades 9-12 focused on attracting average to above average students with learning difficulties such as ADHD, ADD and Dyslexia.
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Co-Educational Boarding and Day Programs for Students in Grades 9-12:
The Leelanau School is the experience-based, five-senses learning community where students live and discover together on Lake Michigan’s wooded shore. We build on each student’s learning strengths, creatively using hands-on projects and our dramatic natural setting to help students gain a fresh new sense of independence, engagement, and capability.
- College Preparatory Curriculum
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Prep PSAT and SAT
- ESL and TOEFL Programs for international students
- Learning Resource Center
- Exploratory Week Program with five-day educational adventures
- Life Skills Program
- Mentor Program
- Summer Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Michigan and across the United States.
In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).
TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.
We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.
With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.
We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.
Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.
Parent Testimonial: "We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
St. Mary's Preparatory, located in Orchard Lake (a suburb of Detroit), Michigan, is an accredited Catholic, all-boys college preparatory day & boarding school offering Grades 9-12.
St. Mary's Preparatory is a four year secondary program of pre-college studies in a disciplined Catholic environment, preparing young men for future study and careers of service. The Prep has both a day student and boarding school program.
St. Mary's is accredited by the State of Michigan Board of Education, the Archdiocese of Detroit, and MNSAA/MANS. Almost 100% of our graduates attend college.
We exist to provide deserving young men the moral guidance, discipline, and education to become Christ-like models of service and leadership for the world.
By completion of our spiritual and educational model, these men gain the character, reverence, and fortitude to meet all challenges for the greater glory of God and their alma mater.
Located at the Center for the Arts in Interlochen, 15 miles southwest of Traverse City in northwest Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy High School is the world's first and foremost fine arts boarding high school for boys and girls in Grades 9-12.
We offer the highest quality training with college-preparatory academics. Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school prepares young artists for rewarding careers and fosters academic excellence offering programs in creative writing, dance, motion picture arts, music, theatre arts and visual arts.
The academic curriculum includes math, sciences, English, history, political science and world language. Courses are rigorous and often exceed honors or advanced placement levels.
Boarding students at Interlochen Arts Academy live in one of six residence halls. Student rooms are small but comfortable and provide space and furnishings for resting and studying.
The campus is a safe, residential setting where students learn independence and self-reliance sooner than their peers attending other schools - a real advantage when preparing for college.
Co-educational Boarding Programs for High School Students in Grades 9-12:
- College Preparatory Academic Curriculum (math, English, science, history, political science and world languages)
- English as a Second Language
- International students welcome
- Summer Arts Camps
- Adult Arts Program
Fine Arts Programs for high school students including:
- Creative Writing
- Dance such as ballet, modern dance and jazz
- Motion Picture Arts
- Theatre Arts
- Visual Arts
Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, close to Detroit.
The schools are comprised of; an elementary school with a private preschool, a middle school with a distinct boys and girls chapters, and a co-ed college prep private boarding high school.
Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan, with 130 academic course offerings, honors and AP courses, college prep and an international students program. Many of Cranbrook’s boarding school students attend top universities and colleges.
As a top boarding school, we foster personal and academic growth while raising awareness and appreciation of our multicultural community.
International students are supported in areas of academics, dormitory living, and personal challenges.
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, Milwaukee
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Located in Delafield, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, St. John's Northwestern Military Academy (SJNMA) is a premier boarding and day school for boys in Grades 7 through 12.
Our culture allows cadets to take advantage of a unique learning community where leadership principles permeate Academy life. SJNMA is founded on time honored values and traditions such as honesty, integrity, duty, honor and country.
Since 1884, the school has been developing the minds and shaping the character of young men from around the country and around the world, many of whom have gone on to achieve great success.
Our faculty and staff believe in the development of the mind, body and spirit of each individual -- the Academy provides the training ground for young men to "Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard."
Located just to the west of Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin, Conserve School is a non-sectarian semester school for high school juniors that focuses on environmental education.
Semester school is a term used to describe a boarding school that complements a student’s secondary education by providing them with the opportunity to step out of their regular school for half an academic year and step into a uniquely different educational setting while continuing their required academic studies.
Conserve School's programs are aimed at students who feel a strong attachment to the natural world and who are motivated to conserve it.
Our semester-long immersion in environmental studies and outdoor activities deepens students’ love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards.
A semester at Conserve School is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity for high school juniors to challenge their minds, sharpen their academic skills, stretch their muscles, and get their hands dirty while learning to be stewards of our precious Earth.