Enrollment Requirements

We work with kids who may have been diagnosed with one or more of the following:

  • Anxiety Disorders — Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome (Outside In specific track)
  • Mood Disorders — Bipolar disorder, Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Montcalm School treats Dual Diagnoses; some students carry a secondary diagnosis of substance abuse

We prefer to have a recent assessment for your child before being enrolled to ensure that we are the best fit.

I.Q. Requirements

  • Low average – superior I.Q. (70 and above)

We specialize in helping kids who are facing one or more of the following issues:

Family issues

  • Adoption/attachment issues
  • Authority issues
  • Family conflict

Behavioral issues

  • Anger management
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Entitlement
  • Manipulation
  • Negative peer associations
  • Physical aggression (mild to moderate)
  • Poor coping skills
  • Poor social skills
  • Promiscuity
  • Social isolation
  • Stealing
  • Suicidal thoughts, statements and gestures
  • Trauma issues
  • Verbal aggression
  • Withdrawn
  • Impulsivity
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lying


Learning difficulties

  • Executive functioning issues
  • Processing issues
  • Learning disability
  • School problems
  • Low motivation
  • Truancy
  • Nonverbal learning disorder
  • Sensory integration issues


Conditions requiring additional medical team assessment prior to acceptance

  • Diabetic — insulin dependent or controlled by medication and diet
  • HIV/Hepatitis B
  • Epileptic Seizures — medically controlled
  • Closed Brain Injury
  • Recent surgeries and extreme medical interventions
  • Closed head or traumatic brain injury
  • Heart conditions

Montcalm School does not accept students who exhibit the following behaviors or conditions:

  • Auditory or visual hallucinations
  • Active eating disorders
  • Active suicidal attempts
  • Fire setting (retaliation or gratification)
  • Animal abuse
  • Encopresis or manipulation of bodily fluids
  • Self-injury that requires medical attention
  • Currently in need of detoxification
  • Repeated overdoses
  • IQ under 70
  • Sexually reactive behaviors
  • Predatory sexual behavior, opposite and same sex
  • Adjudicated sexual offenses
  • Diabetes (uncooperative with treatment)
  • Pregnancy
  • Epileptic seizures (uncontrolled)
  • Wheelchair-bound
  • Terminal illness
  • Conditions requiring 24-hour nursing assistance 

Students at Montcalm School are required to wear uniforms. You can explore the uniform options here.