Great Lakes Academy

Great Lakes Academy offers a positive school experience for students in 4th-12th grade with average to above average intelligence, diagnosed with various Learning Differences, ADHD and / or ASD Level 1 (frmly Aspergers Syndrome). GLA's academic environment is innovative, positive and nurturing.
Our small class sizes and multi-sensory teaching methods give students the skills for success, both socially and academically.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedVarious LD, ADHD, ASD Level 1 (frmly Aspergers Syndrome)
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students126 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Great Lakes Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(GLA uniform shirt with Khaki pants or jeans.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes19-20 Tuition costs are dependent upon grade level: * 4th Grade - 8th Grade - $17,400.00 *9th - 12th Grade - $19,500.00. There is also a $700 annual registration fee.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMarjolein J. Borsten


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
After School Clubs, Multimedia Club, Strategy Game Club etc., such as Chess Club, Various after school clubs are offered to our students

School Notes


  • Nurturing Educational Environment
  • Small Class Size (average 10 students)
  • Multi-Sensory TEKS Based Curriculum
  • Social Skills Classes
  • After School Clubs
  • Professionally trained faculty and support staff
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
My son started GLA in 6th grade from public school. He has learning and social differences and this school has made an incredible impact on his life. In the last 2 years we have seen more growth than we ever could have imagined. I cannot thank the teachers and administrators enough for the amazing things they do at this school. They offer art, sports, and extracurricular activities for all the kids. They take field trips and increase the classroom bonding and help with friendships. This is something my child struggles with. Every parent is so happy that their child is at this school. It is the best, hands down.
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Families who struggle securing an appropriate education for their children will find just that at Great Lakes. It's just that simple! The teachers and staff are all about putting the child's individual needs first...we love Great Lakes!
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The average private school tuition in Plano, TX is $11,900 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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