The Leelanau School

One Old Homestead Road
Glen Arbor, MI 49636-0496
     Tel: (231)334-5800
Grades: 9 - 12 | 53 students
The Leelanau School is a strength-based experiential boarding high school for intelligent boys and girls who simply learn differently, especially those with Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and similar learning differences.
The Leelanau School's strengths lie in our dedicated faculty and small, supportive boarding school environment.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADHD, ADD,Language Based Learing Differences, Dysgraphia
Year Founded 1929

Student Body

Total Students 53 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade The Leelanau School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 1:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 6 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $58,700
Tuition Notes 7- day boarding 504000 - 5-day boarding 29350 day
Average Financial Aid Grant $15,000
Admissions Director Maleah Gluck

School Notes:

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and on the banks of the Crystal River, Leelanau is a small boarding school with limited enrollment. We are able to offer students an individualized approach to academ-ics from our expert faculty and an enriching and structured residential life program that continues beyond the school day. Whether it is in the classroom or the dorm, in the equestrian ring, on the slopes, or volunteering in the community, everything about Leelanau is a life-enriching experience. For over 80 years, The Leelanau School has challenged high school students to reach beyond their acknowledged potential in every aspect of their lives. We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum using multi-sensory, experiential, and strength-based methodologies. We offer an approach to education that is excellent for all learners, and critical for those with learning differences.

Profile last updated: 12/09/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Mary School (12.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Mary School (12.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Mary School (12.4 miles away)
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  • Lake Leelanau
    St Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Po Box 340
    Lake LeelanauMI 49653
    (Roman Catholic)
    12.4 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 213 students                      
  • Leland
    Leelanau Childrens Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    Po Box 317
    LelandMI 49654
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    12.8 mi | Gr. PK-K | 60 students                      
  • Lake Leelanau
    Leelanau Community Christian
    Alternative School (Christian)
    245 S Lake Leelanau Drive
    Lake LeelanauMI 49653
    Alternative School (Christian)
    13.7 mi | Gr. K-12 | 21 students                      
  • Traverse City
    11930 S West Bay Shore Drive
    Traverse CityMI 49684
    17.9 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 106 students                      
  • Traverse City
    The Children's House
    Montessori School
    5363 N Long Lake Rd
    Traverse CityMI 49685
    Montessori School
    18.4 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 234 students                      

School Reviews

10 months ago
This school is an amazing and beautiful place. The staff and students become like family. The kids are given the support and tools to really grow emotionally and intellectually. The environment they have created gives their students an abundance of opportunities to experience success. The Leelanau environment fosters leadership, creativity, self discovery and confidence. Best decision I ever made for my son and he agrees.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
As a student with ADHD, this school changed my life. Some of the kindest, most caring people I''ve ever met work at this school. Some of them attend it. It''s in a beautiful place and they do an amazing job of teaching. Excellent. 10/10 would recommend.
- Posted by Student/Alumni

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