Brehm Summer Program

Our summer program offers a unique blend of adventure, academics, and fun, providing a holistic experience for our students.

Soar Above Expectations
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Learning Becomes an Adventure

June 23 – July 19, 2024

Brehm’s Summer Program is a holistic, four-week overnight and day program for students ages 8-18 with learning differences.

Located in the beautiful and natural learning environment of southern Illinois, area trips and activities inspire camaraderie and self-confidence as students engage in learning experiences that capture their imaginations and make learning fun.

These immersive and transformative experiences allow students to break out of their usual routines, gain fresh perspectives, and make new friends. Are you looking for experiential learning and specialized programs?

Orton-Gillingham, speech-language therapy, and college preparation are integrated to advance students’ academic, social, and emotional skills.

Our students will learn to better understand themselves, their peers, and the world around them. Call Brehm Admissions for details at (618) 457-0371, or email today! We are offering financial aid and encourage families who have experienced financial hardship or received district funding, or academic year tuition assistance to apply.


Brehm’s summer faculty are skilled educators practiced in the art of engaging students in academic and experiential learning endeavors that inspire new levels of individual effort and personal growth. Specialized staff includes ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists.

Boarding Student – $8,600

Designed to be primarily all-inclusive for boarding students, the tuition for the 2024 summer is $8,600.  It includes an individualized educational plan, residential living, and everything listed below:

  • Assigned dorm room
  • Meals prepared in the dining hall and on the weekends in dorm kitchens
  • Required textbooks
  • Speech and language therapy
  • School-issued Apple laptop with the latest assistive technology bundle
  • Standard medical and clinical support
  • Basic recreational clubs
  • Weekend staff-planned recreation activities and day-trip outings
  • Tutoring during study hours
  • Social skills training
  • Practical life skills training
  • Transportation to and from activities and appointments
Day Student - $5,163

Designed for regional day students, the total cost of day tuition for the summer of 2024 school year is $5,163 It includes:

  • An individualized holistic educational plan
  • Lunch in the dining hall
  • Required textbooks
  • Speech and language therapy
  • School-issued Apple laptop with the latest assistive technology bundle
  • Standard medical and clinical support
  • After-school day tutoring
  • Some social skills training
  • Transportation to and from school-related activities

Adventure Learning

Adventure and recreational activities enable students to have fun, develop balance in their social lives, grow culturally and emotionally, and gain self-esteem as they learn to plan and set goals and increase their awareness of leisure resources that help develop the whole person.


Academic curriculum targets skills in an experiential learning environment. Students rotate through remedial math, reading comprehension, writing, social pragmatics, and elective courses which vary to complement each year’s theme and accommodate individual student needs. Examples include arts, computer animation, videography, yoga, and more!

Social Awareness

Our holistic summer program is focused on improving interpersonal, collaborative, executive functioning, healthy living, and life skills. ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists provide direct therapy and help students develop the skills that lead to more positive, productive, and satisfying interactions with their peers.

Start a Conversation

Reach out to one of our staff members to determine if the Brehm Summer Program aligns with your child's needs and interests.

Discovery Session

Schedule a discovery session with our Head of School to learn about Brehm and our holistic approach.


Feel free to email us with any questions you may have. We're here to support you in every way possible and provide the information you need.


We're delighted to connect with you over a call. Reach out anytime between Monday and Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM to talk with one of our expert staff.