Lake Michigan Academy

2428 Burton St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546-0495
Tel: (616)464-3330
Grades: 1 - 12 | 44 students
The mission of Lake Michigan Academy is to promote quality education, academic excellence and individual achievement for students with learning disabilities.

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
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 44 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Lake Michigan Academy Students 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
Tuition Notes Part-time Program (9th-12th): $7,500; Full-time Program (1st-10th): $10,500
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Amy Barto

School Notes:

  • Lake Michigan Academy is a state-recognized, non-profit school for children with learning disabilities and AD/HD in grades 1-12. We believe that teaching must be approached from a student-centered perspective, taking students where they are and progressing from that point. Some phrases to describe our program include:
  • Community of Learners
  • Self-Esteem Through Success
  • Teaching Advocacy and Independence
  • Different Learning, Different Teaching
  • Individualized Education
  • Remediation and Accommodation for Skill Development
  • Literacy in Every Class Or in the words of a few of our students:
  • "Small in size, but big in heart".
  • “My favorite thing about LMA is the school doesn’t manage you, they teach you how to manage yourself".

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
    (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
    (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
    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
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  285  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Grand Rapids
    Grand Rapids Christian High School
    2300 Plymouth Ave Se
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49506
    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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