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.: 17%
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 $12,600
Tuition Notes Tuition dependent on part-time ($10,000) or full-time ($12,600) status and financial assistance is available. Mid-year enrollment will receive pro-rated tuition discount.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Admissions Director Nanette Clatterbuck
Admissions Associate Natalie Tassell

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.
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
People that viewed Lake Michigan Academy also viewed these schools: St Paul The Apostle School, The John Crosland School, The Potter's House, Zion Christian School and Dutton Christian School.
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Rapids
    Grades: PK-8 | 222 students
    0.4 miles
    2750 Burton St Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    (616)949-1690
    0.4PK-8
    222
  • Charlotte
    The John Crosland School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 90 students
    591.5 miles
    5146 Parkway Plaza Boulevard
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    (704)365-5490
    591.5K-12
    90
  • Grand Rapids
    Grades: PK-12 | 540 students
    4 miles
    810 Van Raalte Dr Sw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49509
    (616)241-5202
    4PK-12
    540
  • Byron Center
    Grades: NS-12 | 282 students
    9 miles
    7555 Byron Center Avenue SW
    Byron Center, MI 49315
    (616)878-9472
    9NS-12
    282
  • Caledonia
    Grades: PK-8 | 497 students
    5.9 miles
    6729 Hanna Lake Avenue Se
    Caledonia, MI 49316
    (616)698-8660
    5.9PK-8
    497

School Reviews

5.0  4/25/2013
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

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Area Statistics
Home Gallery
Recent Articles
December 07, 2016
In addition to complying with all the usual admissions requirements, international students must also obtain a student visa. Here are five tips to help you navigate the admissions process.
November 30, 2016
SSAT and ISEE scores are one part of the total picture which most private school admissions staff review. These standardized tests reveal what you have learned in key mastery areas.
November 21, 2016
What is really important in choosing a private school? Ranks? Academics? Financial aid? Sports programs? Arts programs? One of these criteria doesn't matter. The others do.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Grand Rapids, MI is $3,937 for elementary schools and $8,096 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Grand Rapids, MI is 98% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).