Lake Michigan Academy

2428 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-0495
Tel: (616)464-3330
Grades: 1-12 | 44 students
Lake Michigan Academy's Mission: Transforming lives by empowering students with learning differences to achieve their full potential.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 44 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Lake Michigan Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,750
Tuition Notes Tuition dependent on part-time ($8750) or full-time ($11750) status and financial assistance is available. Mid-year enrollment will receive pro-rated tuition discount.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Admissions Director Julie French
Admissions Associate Grace Joldersma

School Notes

  • Lake Michigan Academy is a state-recognized, non-profit non-public school for children with learning disabilities and ADD/ ADHD in grades 1-12. Our philosophy can be summed up in the phrase "different learning. different teaching" and our goal is to develop potential by breaking through learning challenges and helping students find success.
  • We are the only school in West Michigan devoted solely to educating children with learning disabilities (LD) and ADHD.
  • We customize our curriculum for each student based on their strengths and weaknesses to help each student discover their potential.
  • We combine small class sizes with positive attitudes to improve student self-esteem and self-confidence and promote social skills.
  • Students leave Lake Michigan Academy either college ready or work place ready as determined by their individual needs and plans/goals.  
  • Lake Michigan Academy graduates receive a state endorsed high school diploma meeting the same requisite standards of a traditional Michigan high school.

Profile last updated: 11/12/2015

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School Reviews

Our son started here this year and the transformation has been dramatic. Where he was a "deer in the headlights" at our local elementary he now is learning at a pace he can handle, talking about school and really blossoming. If you have a child with LD and or ADHD I would highly recommend it.
- Posted by Parent, 04/25/13

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