The Leelanau School

One Old Homestead Road
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Tel: 231-334-5800
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 44 students
For over 80 years, The Leelanau School has challenged high school students to reach beyond their acknowledged potential in every aspect of their lives.
We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum using multi-sensory, experiential, and strength-based methodologies.
Students gain awareness of their individual learning styles, build skills and strategies to maximize their learning potential, and grow into independent learners.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and on the banks of the Crystal River, Leelanau is a small boarding school with limited enrollment.
We are able to offer students an individualized approach to academics from our expert faculty and an enriching and structured residential life program that continues beyond the school day.
Whether it is in the classroom, on the field, in the dorm, in the equestrian ring, on the slopes, or volunteering in the community, everything is a life-enriching experience.
A student`s time at The Leelanau School is an engaging, unique, memorable, and life changing experience.
A Leelanau education equips students with the educational, physical, and social tools necessary to succeed in today`s competitive world.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
The Leelanau School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1929 1910
Campus Size 42 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 44 students 298 students
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
68%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Special Dress required for specified occasions)
Casual
Average Class Size 6 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 5 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
20%
67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$61,350 $49,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,625 $27,800
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$52,675 $36,000
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $15,000 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsMichael Jarvis
Associate Director of AdmissionsSarah Jane Crimmins

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cycling, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

School Notes

  • Leelanau is the experientially-based boarding and day college preparatory high school that provides a customized and independence-building education to students. Leelanau Features:
  • An exceptionally devoted and seasoned faculty that provides a multi-sensory, whole-child approach to education.
  • Strength-based teaching strategies that build self-esteem and confidence,academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • A 1:6 teacher-to-student ratio that allows Leelanau to provide individual guidance to each student for his or her learning development.
  • An integrated curriculum that uses innovative teaching techniques to create optimism and satisfaction to students who have struggled academically.
  • A natural, safe, and friendly setting that transforms students,fosters creativity and curiosity, and creates stewardship for the environment.
  • LD types supported: ADD/ADHD, Language-Based Learning Differences, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, High-Functioning Aspergers
  • School accreditations: Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), Small Boarding School Association (SBSA)
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