Innovative and Specialized Education

Are you ready for a breakthrough?

Known for advancing students with learning challenges where other resources have failed, Brehm’s industry-leading expertise and uniquely holistic approach have resulted in a long history of successful outcomes that set the school apart. To start your child’s journey to success, contact us today.

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85% of Students that attend Brehm go on to attend a post-secondary program.

Continuum of Care

Brehm offers supervision and care for students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Years of Curriculum

 Teaching staff has an average of 12 years in the development and delivery of curriculum for students with learning differences.

Teacher to Student Ratio

The teacher to student ratio at Brehm is 1 teacher for every 6 students.



Unique Classroom Settings

Robust Recreational Program

Independent Living Skills Program

Community Involvement

Empowering Since 1982

Since 1982, Brehm Preparatory School has been empowering students with learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential. Designed around how each child learns best, an Individualized Holistic Education Plan (IHEP) integrates cognitive, academic, social, and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive program designed to educate the whole child.

Brehm’s caring, highly qualified faculty and staff welcome students in grades 6 through 12+ into a dynamic new learning environment brimming with optimism. Working quickly to break down barriers, build trust, and rebuild self-confidence, they embrace students in a nurturing boarding school environment where each child feels accepted and supported.

This holistic experience produces students with the tools, skills, and confidence to become effective self-advocates and independent learners able to succeed in school, find fulfilling careers, and lead balanced, multi-faceted lives.

Speech & Language

Arrowsmith Program

A Behm

“Even if we had to give up all the academic support and advances, it would still be worth it for our family, just for the mental health aspect. Having Wyatt be around other students that are functioning at his level and have similar mindsets has been a life changing...

S. Holm and K. Johnson

“We think the world of Brehm and can never thank the school and its experienced, committed faculty enough for reaching our daughter and giving her back to us as the lovely and gifted person she was intended to be. Without the emotional and academic foundation Brehm...

R. Greenlaw English

“Words cannot express our gratitude. Brehm has helped my son’s confidence in learning. His maturity and his grades reflect that he has excelled in the environment. He feels safe and loved by the staff members — they’ve treated him like family. Brehm not only educates...


“My son made quantum leaps because of his speech classes and the social groups.”

E. Brill

“The special and individualized attention that our son has received at Brehm has been truly amazing. He has grown in so many ways during his first year at Brehm – academically, socially, personally – that we could hardly believe it was the same child who went off to...