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Brehm Preparatory School

Brehm Preparatory School is a coeducational private boarding special needs school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Brehm Preparatory School says

Brehm School – a small, fully accredited, not-for-profit coeducational boarding school for students with learning disabilities or differences, and employing a staff of 150. Brehm limits its focus to just 90 students in order to provide the attention and service our students deserve. 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 and responsibility. Where other schools have failed students, Brehm delivers success. Brehm students go on to college, find fulfilling careers, and become successful entrepreneurs.

Mission Statement

Brehm’s mission is to empower students with complex learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential throughout their lifetime…

…by fostering a family environment where the educational, social, health, wellness, and emotional needs of each student are addressed through a focused, holistic program through a partnership among students, administration, faculty, staff, parents, the board, alumni, researchers and the professional community.





Grades Cost Term
Middle School $66,900 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (618) 457-0371

Admission Requirements

Required: Interview

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 77
Student Teacher Ratio 3 : 1
Average Class Size 5
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 98%


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  • Fishing
  • Soccer
  • Student Council

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools (NCACS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Other associations for exceptional children

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