Visit Brehm

If you and your child need a game-changer, our campus is where it happens. For more than four decades, Brehm Preparatory School has offered students with learning differences the change of scene that finally helps them succeed where other approaches have failed.We encourage you to visit our campus to truly understand the Brehm difference.

Sometimes a Change of Scene Will Change Everything

A change of scene introduces students to a new and potentially more appropriate learning environment. This can help untangle the survival skills learned to protect one's self esteem. A new setting can spark renewed interest, confidence, and motivation in learning.

On our welcoming, 50-acre campus, you will visit our classrooms, tour our family-style dorms, and spend time with faculty, staff, and students eager to share their insights as you experience the Brehm difference in action.

Brehm's location in southern Illinois is ideal yet peaceful and secure for a boarding school. We felt reassured after visiting. Brehm's culture is defined by passion and care for every student.

Brehm Parent

Explore Carbondale

Named one of the Top 101 Best Outdoor Towns and gateway to the Shawnee National Forest, Carbondale offers something for everyone. Carbondale’s charming historic district is lined with quaint shops and restaurants while nearby parks, golf coursesz, and the popular Shawnee Hills Wine Trail offer even more ways to enjoy your visit.

Brehm students benefit from the school’s vibrant partnership with nearby Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIU-C). Named one of The Princeton Review’s Best Schools in the Midwest, SIU-C is home to an international student body and offers a variety of majors and 16 NCAA Division 1 athletic teams.

Take the First Step and Schedule Your Visit

Experience the difference Brehm can make in your child’s life – call us today to schedule your campus visit!

Brehm is just two hours from St. Louis and fifteen minutes from Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois. Whether coming for a first visit or dropping off your child for move-in day, we are easy to find!


For travelers heading to Brehm, St. Louis is the closest option. From there, you can connect to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois in Marion, followed by a short drive to our campus.

St Louis Airport - Lambert

10701 Lambert Int’l Blvd.,
St. Louis, MO 63145
Phone: (314) 890-1333
Fax: (314) 426-1221

Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois

10400 Terminal Drive,
Suite 200, Marion, IL 62959
Phone: (618) 993-3353
Fax: (618) 997-9129

Additional Airports and Amtrak Options

Evansville Regional Airport
7801 Bussing Drive, Evansville, IN 47725
Phone: (812) 421-4401
Fax: (812) 421-4412

Barkley Regional Airport
2901 Fisher Rd West,
Paducah, KY 42086
Phone: (270) 744-0521

401 S Illinois Ave.,
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 457-3388 or (800) 872-7245


900 South Brehm Lane, Carbondale IL

Together, Let’s Explore if Brehm Is the Right Fit for Your Child

Connecting with a boarding school that understands your child's needs can be daunting.

Reach out to our team of experts to discover how Brehm stands apart, offering a secure and nurturing environment, fostering holistic growth and development.

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