If you and your child need a game-changer, here is where it happens.

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 

Stephanie Wilson

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

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


Get Started


Please take a look at our admissions process and learn how to take the steps  become part of our Brehm family.

Tuition and Fees

Check out the tuition and fees for our day, boarding, and international students. Also check out our scholarships.


Schedule a visit to our beautiful 100 acres campus and learn more about the southern Illinois area.

Who do we serve at  Brehm Preparatory School?

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

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.


  • ADHD
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • ASD (high functioning)
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Memory Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Twice Exceptional
  • Processing Speed Deficit
  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability


  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Anxiety Disorder

  • Depression

  • Emotional Dysregulation

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 the following:

Active Physical Aggression

Active Self-Harm

Active Substance Abuse

Runway Risk

Emotional Dysregulation

Fire Starting

Meet the Admissions Staff

Latest Blog Post