Many thankful parents, students and educational consultants have shared with us their appreciation for the tremendous results achieved at Montcalm School. Don't take our word for it, take theirs.
Mrs. Romanowski — Parent
Our son attended a parochial school back home that had undergone some changes, which was quite difficult for him.
He was judged, bullied, and even pushed into lockers. Choosing to send our child away for school is the hardest decision we’ve ever made. You can’t mess this up. This is your child. But our son was a flower that was wilting here at home and now he’s blooming because of Montcalm.
Anonymous — Parent
A year ago, we were full of hope for our daughter and knew that Montcalm School was her best hope for having a happy life. We weren’t sure about the future and what it would be for her.
Today, our daughter is celebrating her 18th birthday as a happy, well-spoken, caring, responsible, hardworking, and healthy young woman. Her grades are impressive; she heads up an Art Club, works with dogs four days a week and is planning on attending a college away from home. She is a joy to be with — no more doom and gloom outlook. I sit here typing away with tears in my eyes because I still can’t get over the incredible, insightful, caring people who were willing to deal with our daughter. No one gave up on her. Everyone put a positive spin on a situation and let her know that she mattered.
Your influence will remain with her for life. “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link,” but there are no weak links in the Montcalm chain. You are truly amazing people and our family thanks you and will always treasure you for walking our daughter down the road to success.
Sarah — Alumni
Before I came to Montcalm, I would have been thankful for shoes, a new purse or money. I was very materialistic and only cared about myself and how I could get my way to get what I wanted. My world revolved around skipping school, sneaking out, smoking weed, and being with my friends. Now I realize how much time I have wasted hurting myself, and the people that have cared the most. If my mom hadn’t sent me to Montcalm, I probably would be in jail or something worse could have happened to me. In some respects I’m thankful for my mom’s decision to send me to Montcalm.
Michael — Alumni
Graduating means a lot to me because this is the first time that I actually finished something. This is the first time that I have been really serious about something. I am really going to miss Montcalm School because this is the first place I have really made real friends. Montcalm is a place that I am glad to call a second home.
Erica — Alumni
Montcalm has been a big part of my life for the past two years. I came to Montcalm School with many issues. I had problems with family and hanging with the wrong crowd of people. I would not listen to what my mom told me and would do what I wanted. Along with my getting help on my behavior, I also needed to get the schoolwork done. I was very far behind in my schoolwork because I missed a whole semester of school.
With help from my family and peers, I finally made a positive change and graduated high school on January 27, 2012, from Montcalm School. I really did not believe at the time I could do it and get my high school degree. But as you all have seen I did it, and I am so proud of myself.
Since leaving Montcalm and being home for some time, I have a job working at a pet store. I love the job I have, and I am doing a lot better with choosing the right friends. It's still hard, but I am coming around to reality on who's good for me and not good for me. Thanks to everyone who helped me accomplish my goals and treatment.
Kurt — Alumni
Montcalm changed the way I saw the world. I went in with low self-esteem and an overall sense of anxiety towards the world I knew I would soon be forced to confront. After a few months in the group cottages I was placed in Montcalm’s independent living program where I did my own shopping, cooking, and cleaning. I was responsible for myself, something I hadn’t ever needed to do before. This experience, while sometimes unpleasant, helped me gain confidence in myself and my abilities to be independent. Suddenly, I felt I could tackle more difficult tasks in school, as well as within my home environment.
One of the most difficult problems I faced was overcoming a distance I felt between my family and I. The group therapy sessions made me realize I was not alone in this struggle and helped me to see that there was nothing but love between us. With introspective focus and control, the world around me suddenly changed into a much more desirable environment and my relationships began to flourish.
In December 2011, I graduated from Albion College with a B.A. in Economics and Management with an emphasis on Finance. I am now pursuing a career in investment banking in hopes of accelerating the young entrepreneurs out in the world to achieve their dream of taking a company public.