Midwest Academy

Tel: (319)524-3560
Grades: 6-12 | 120 students
Midwest Academy is a private boarding school designed to help struggling teens.
It is a self contained facility with dormitories, gymnasium, seminar room, library, cafeteria, classrooms, and recreational space.
The Academy offers a highly structured environment where students can progress both academically and personally, developing proper motivation and self-direction.
Student learn skills necessary to be successful before returning to their home environment.
Midwest Academy uses a self-paced curriculum with a high level of teacher and classroom support that creates an atmosphere for accelerated learning away from the many distractions of the typical high school setting.
Midwest Academy is nationally accredited by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.
MWA and Keokuk Community School District have a unique duel enrollment agreement that allows a variety of educational opportunities, resources and support not available at other private schools.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
Not Available (School did not report any membership associatons).
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 120 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 12%
Students by Grade Midwest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki Pants, Collared Shirt, Tie, Skirits, Sweaters)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $47,000
Tuition Notes Monthly rate decreases significantly once student reaches last level of their program.
Admissions Director Tara Akers


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Trinity Jr-sr Catholic High School (13.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Keokuk Catholic School (4.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Keokuk Catholic School (4.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Keokuk
    Keokuk Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-5 | 124 students
    4.3 miles
    2981 Plank Rd
    Keokuk, IA 52632
  • Keokuk
    Grades: PK-8 | 97 students
    5.2 miles
    1578 Hilton Rd
    Keokuk, IA 52632
  • Nauvoo
    Sts Peter & Paul
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-6 | 68 students
    6.6 miles
    Po Box 160
    Nauvoo, IL 62354
  • Fort Madison
    Holy Trinity Early Childhood Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K | 78 students
    12.7 miles
    2213 Avenue J
    Fort Madison, IA 52627
  • Fort Madison
    Grades: PK-12 | 330 students
    13.1 miles
    2600 Avenue A
    Fort Madison, IA 52627

School Reviews

Our son has been at Midwest Academy for almost 9 months now. He is excelling in school and in his outlook on life. Thank God we found Midwest, it is an excellent school for troubled teens. It is a safe and wonderful school with incredible staff full of great knowledge on dealing with these kids. I would and do highly recommend this school.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
For our son, this school is both life changing and life saving. He has made significant and profound changes in both his behavior and his thought processes. The staff is knowledgeable, professional and genuinely dedicated to providing the care and support that our son needs in order to get his life back on a positive track. I would highly recommend MWA to any parent.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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