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The Leelanau School:
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and on the banks of the Crystal River in Northwest Michigan, Leelanau is a strength-based small boarding school offering Grades 9 - 12 to intelligent boys and girls who learn differently, especially those with ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, and similar learning difficulties.

Building on Strength:

Photo of Private Boarding School in Northern MichiganAt Leelanau, every student finds out what he/she wants in life and, with confidence, how to grow his/her successes in every subject. How do we know what a student’s strengths are? The first step: we ask. Too many young people struggle in larger high schools because their teachers don’t have time to know them, discover the way they learn best, help them imagine their own potential, and present them with opportunities to succeed and push past their limitations.

Leelanau teachers, well schooled in theories of learning differences, understand the importance of knowing each student individually, and our six to one student-teacher ratio makes it possible. Our teachers find ways to affirm students’ interests, personalities, and special abilities in the classroom, while also challenging each student in areas of learning that present more difficulty.

Accreditation:

We are accredited by the Independent Schools Association Central States (ISACS).

Campus Family:

Leelanau students enjoy uncommon access to teachers who become both friends and mentors, instructing, answering questions, modeling positive intellectual and social attitudes, or just talking.

Within our exceptionally small community–around 90 students and 50 teachers, staff, and administrators–your student’s presence, his personality, and his voice never slip by unnoticed.
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A Family Away From Home:
At Leelanau, your student feels at home. Our Family Advisory Units, groups of six to eight students and three faculty “parents,” meet regularly and informally throughout the week.

The “family” provides consistent care and attention to your student’s non-academic needs–gathering for a holiday celebration in Glen Arbor, slipping a birthday card under the door, or sharing homemade cookies for no reason at all

Boarding & Day Programs for Boys and Girls in Grades 9-12:

We are able to offer students an individualized approach to academics from our expert faculty and an enriching and structured residential life program that continues beyond the school day.

Whether it is in the classroom, in the dorm, in the equestrian ring, on the slopes, or volunteering in the community, everything about Leelanau is a life-enriching experience.

- College Preparatory Curriculum with Advanced Placement Courses, College Prep PSAT, SAT and SAT
- Core Subjects include humanities, math, science, fine arts, foreign languages, athletics
- ESL and TOEFL Programs for international students
- Weekend activities
- Learning Resource Center
- Exploratory Week Program with five-day educational adventures
- Life Skills Program
- Mentor Program
- Summer Programs

Residential Life:

The Leelanau School’s Residential Life Program works within our mission to “inspire, encourage and support the discovery of individual potential” through teachings from our residential staff and guest speakers as well as unique Life Skills offerings from our entire faculty and staff.

Through the Residential Life Program, students are provided with opportunities to learn to be both happy and successful in their lives. The program helps to teach students to keep a balance of healthy eating and sleeping habits, make the right friends and form positive relationships, deal with good and bad choices, stay clean and organized, and handle academic pressure.

Dorms:
There are two main dormitories and three smaller dormitories on campus with faculty apartments attached to each. Each dorm is equipped with a comfortable common area, a refrigerator, microwave, television and VCR. Students are held accountable for the cleanliness of their rooms and shared living areas.

Community :

Our students learn how to live as a responsible member of the Leelanau community. They takes turns at kitchen duty, works out differences with roommates, helps keep the campus clean, and perhaps serves as dorm prefect.

They also learn the importance of getting involved in the larger community. Leelanau staff and students volunteer at the Traverse City Women’s Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity, the Goodwill Inn Homeless Shelter, and the National Park Service.

Email: Contact Us

Address: Glen Arbor, One Old Homestead Road, Traverse City, Michigan , USA
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Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / 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 Indiana 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."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Interlochen Arts Academy High School
Courses / Programs
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
- Music
- Theatre Arts
- Visual Arts
Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills
Courses / Programs
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.
Boarding Programs for Boys and Girls in Grades 9-12

- College Preparatory Curriculum
- Advanced Placment Courses
- College Prep Courses for PSAT, ACT and SAT
- International Students Program with English as a Second Language Classes

Core curriculum subjects:
- Math
- Science
- English
- History
- Foreign Languages
- Computer Science
- Fine and Performing Arts
- Physical Education
Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep
Courses / Programs
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.
High-School Boarding Program for Boys in Grades 9-12:

College Preparatory Curriculum - core subjects include:
- Computer Science
- English
- Math
- Algebra
- Geometry
- Science (Biology, Chemistry)
- Languages (French, German, Latin, Polish, Spanish)
- Honors Programs
- Theology
- Athletics / Clubs...
New Creations Chapel
Courses / Programs
New Creations Chapel is a multi-faceted Christian organization located in East Richmond, Indiana. Our primary focus is a boarding school for teens in transition ages 12-18. We assist teens transitioning from a general state of rebellion to young adulthood.

Our Christian Ministry and Boarding School is big enough to offer sports, television production, horsemanship and choir - yet small enough to minister to the individual.

We offer a highly structured learning environment designed to meet the spiritual, physical and educational needs of the student.
Boarding School for Teens in Transition (Ages 12-18)

- We assist teens transitioning from a general state of rebellion to young adulthood.

- Offering traditional courses and extracurricular classes and activities such as choir, television production, horsemanship and sports.
La Lumiere School
Courses / Programs
La Lumiere School is a co-educational boarding and day college-preparatory high school located in La Porte, Indiana, just a over an hour south of Chicago.

Our aim is to shape the complete student in character, scholarship, and faith. Our curriculum, small classes, and dedicated faculty provide an academic environment with emphasis on the individual learner.

For almost a half-century, La Lumiere School has provided a comprehensive college-preparatory education for qualified young men and women from a rich diversity of backgrounds. Current enrollment is over 200 students.

La Lumiere School is accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and the North Central Association (NCA) and is a member of the Catholic Boarding Schools Association (CBSA), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Midwest Boarding Schools Association (MWBS), and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
Co-Educational Day & Boarding High School (Grades 9-12)

- Our core curriculum provides a traditional foundation in mathematics, the social and physical sciences, theology, morals, foreign language, and English literature and composition.

- The program places special emphasis on critical thinking and the mastery of oral and written communications.

- For the strongest academic students, we offer Advanced courses in Biology, Chemistry, and the modern languages.