Sometimes a change of scene will change everything.

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. During your visit, you will discover how Brehm’s unique approach empowers students with fresh perspectives and skills to recognize their full potential. On our welcoming, 100-acre campus, you’ll 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.


During your visit, your child will experience a day in the life as a Brehm student. They will sample the daily student schedule, walking through an abbreviated Brehm student’s day.


  • Campus welcome
  • Conversations with service providers and teachers
  • Campus tour
  • Student participates in classes
  • Additional testing will be conducted if necessary


  • Enjoy lunch in the dining hall


  • Final questions and wrap up


Carbondale – Natural Beauty.

Named one of the Top 101 Best Outdoor Towns and gateway to the Shawnee National Forest, Carbondale offers something for everyone. The area’s natural beauty features abundant wilderness areas, stunning waterfalls, and breathtaking vistas. Carbondale’s charming historic district is lined with quaint shops and restaurants while nearby parks, golf courses, 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.

Garden of the Gods

I recommend camping here — look for the campsite with the boulder further back where you can look out across the forest — It’s a great view, unless you are afraid of heights!
Jamie Niman
Former Transition Support Coordinator

Take the first step

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

Contact the Brehm Office of Admissions at 618.457.0371, or email

Schedule Your 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!


St Louis International 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

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