Lake Michigan Academy

2428 Burton St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546-0495
Tel: (616)464-3330
Grades: 1 - 12 | 40 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
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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 40 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
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 $11,500
Tuition Notes Tuition dependent on part-time or full-time 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
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
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).
    • 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.
    • We have a 100% graduation rate and over 80% of our students have pursued further education after graduation.

    Profile last updated: 10/31/2014

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Grand Rapids St Paul The Apostle School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2750 Burton St Se
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49546
    (616)949-1690
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  182  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Grand Rapids
    Our Savior Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1916 Ridgewood Ave Se
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49506
    (616)949-0710
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.6  mi  |  135  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Grand Rapids
    Eastminster Preschool Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Presbyterian)
    1700 Woodward Ave Se
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49506
    (616)247-0433
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Presbyterian)
    0.8  mi  |  18  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Grand Rapids
    Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1951 Plymouth Avenue Se
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49506
    (616)241-4633
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  285  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Grand Rapids
    Grand Rapids Christian High School
    (Calvinist)
    2300 Plymouth Ave Se
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49506
    (616)574-5500
    (Calvinist)
    0.8  mi  |  947  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 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 Parent

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