Hitting The Reset Button

A Holistic Boarding Environment

Experience shows that a holistic boarding school environment is the most effective way for students and their parents to “hit the reset button.” At Brehm, students with persistent learning challenges finally experience success — they learn new skills, establish new patterns of behavior, and gain fresh perspectives that foster breakthroughs in self-awareness, self-confidence, and independent learning.

Less frustrated students also contribute to happier home environments. Brehm’s Faculty Advisors relieve parents of many of the stresses inherent in coordinating the resources required to care for a child with learning differences.

Student Playing Softball

A Safe Supportive Home Away From Home

A Nurturing Community

Brehm quickly becomes their “home away from home” as students settle in. Separate boys and girls dormitories are staffed with Dorm Parents, supported by Dorm Assistants, Tutors, and Recreation Staff.

In this close-knit environment, staff and students become family, with each member responsible and accountable to the others. Individual personalities and progress are celebrated daily.

Through the boarding program’s weekly social-skills training, students gain skills in problem-solving, conflict resolution, expression of feelings, coping strategies, and executive function skills. Daily activities provide both faculty and staff with countless real-life teachable moments.
Less frustrated students also contribute to happier home environments. Brehm’s Faculty Advisors relieve parents of the stresses inherent in coordinating the resources required to care for a child with learning differences.

Student Playing Softball
Brehm Goal Ball

A Holistic & Healthy Approach

Structured Daily Activities Keep Students Focused.

Each thoughtfully structured day provides individualized monitoring and cares for students on a round-the-clock basis. The day begins with an early morning exercise class and a family-style breakfast, followed by school and after-school activities. Most evenings, students eat together in the dining hall, where healthy meals are a focus.

By attending to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs, combined with this uniquely immersive environment, Brehm’s student outcomes continually raise the bar in special education.