Welcome to Brehm!

Thank you for researching our website! The fact that you are reading this means that you are probably a parent, guardian, or advocate for a child in need of a better learning environment.

You have come to the right place.

Brehm Preparatory School is known for helping bright students with learning challenges maximize their potential for success. Brehm’s uniquely holistic approach and a long history of successful student outcomes are without equal.

The decision to enroll a child in a boarding school has a tremendous impact on a family. Brehm’s admissions process is designed to provide the parents of prospective students with a thorough understanding of just how positive that impact can be. Our focus is on listening to you and your child to gain a full understanding of his or her individual needs. Our goal is to provide clear and comprehensive information you need to make the best possible decisions for your child’s future. While this website will answer many of your questions, one-to-one speaking and meeting with us is the best way to determine whether your child and Brehm are the right match.

To begin the application process, you can start by filling out our Pre-Admission Questionnaire or by speaking with one of our admissions professionals at (618) 457-0371. We look forward to hearing from you!

Stephanie Wilson

Director of Admissions

Stephanie Wilson 

Director of Admissions
Brehm Preparatory School
950 S. Brehm Lane, Carbondale, IL 62901

P (618) 457-0371
fax: (618) 529-1248


Who we serve

Brehm Preparatory School serves bright students with language-based and other learning challenges helping them to recognize and optimize their potential by equipping them with the self-knowledge and skills critical to success in learning and in life.

Our students often have multiple diagnoses (OR: challenges) affecting their performance, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), language-based processing issues, executive function issues, and the social and psychological impacts of not being successful in an academic environment.

To see all those we serve and determine whether Brehm is a good fit for your child look at the list below:



Auditory Processing Disorder

ASD (high functioning) Level 1

Speech and Language Impairment

Memory Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder

Twice Exceptional

Processing Speed Deficit

Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder

Nonverbal Learning Disability

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Anxiety Disorder


Emotional Dysregulation

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Who We Do Not Serve

Brehm Preparatory School is not the right fit for every student. These include students who are diagnosed by a professional with:

Active Physical Aggression

Active Self-Harm

Active Substance Abuse

Runaway Risk

Emotional Dysregulation

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