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
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
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
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

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Grand Rapids Christian High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Paul The Apostle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Paul The Apostle School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Grand Rapids
    Grades: PK-8 | 222 students
    0.4 miles
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    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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    Grades: PK-8 | 285 students
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    Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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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