Brehm Preparatory School

1245 E Grand Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901-0629
     Tel: (618)457-0371
Grades: 6 - 12 | 92 students
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Brehm's mission is to empower students with complex learning disabilities to recognize and optimize their full potential.
By fostering a family environment where educational, social, and emotional needs of each student are addressed in a focused, holistic program, through partnership among staff, students, parents, board, and the community.
Brehm provides a support system, allowing for the development of individual transition plans that encompass realistic options for higher education, career development, and independent living skills, leading each student to a productive, fulfilling life in his/her community.
Our philosophy is that our students' issues affect the whole family, not just the child.
Each member of the family is impacted by the struggles of students with LD/ADHD issues.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Special Education Centers
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, AD/HD, Language-based Learning disabilities
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 92 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Brehm Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 10%
Average Class Size 4 students
Average ACT score 20
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Dress appropriately - no rips, tears, or inappropriate slogans)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $68,900
Admissions Director Donna Collins
Admissions Associate Faye Ikner


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity Christian School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carbondale New School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Carbondale New School (1.4 miles away)
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