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About Montcalm School

Montcalm School is a private, therapeutic boarding and day school that helps girls and boys flourish. We’re here to walk with teens and their parents through their time of crisis by providing education, therapy and specialized programs.

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A quick guide to everything you need to know about Montcalm School

Choosing the right place for your child can be difficult, whether they have behavioral challenges, a behavioral disorder or autism spectrum disorders. 

We believe there’s no such thing as a bad child. That means we’re committed to helping you develop the strengths of your son or daughter so that he or she can be happy and successful. You are not alone. We’re here to help.

Understand what your child is going through

You want to help your child however you can. Our experts are here to support you and your family, whatever you’re going through. Here are a few articles we encourage parents to read:

Autism Spectrum Disorder

We offer a private, therapeutic treatment program for young people living with autism spectrum disorders. 

Behavioral challenges

No matter how bad your child’s behavior seems now, we believe two things: First, there is no such thing as a bad child. Second, it can get better. We treat kids with dignity, respect, and we have confidence that they will rise to reach the goals we set together. 

See the difference a Montcalm education can make

When your son or daughter comes to Montcalm School, their experience will be about more than just an education. Your child will receive comprehensive therapeutic care and the chance to participate in student life activities throughout their stay.


Montcalm offers a broad range of academic options and individualized instruction for boys, ages 12-21, and girls, ages 12-18. Students also participate in extracurricular activities such as physical education, choir and more. The Montcalm education

Therapeutic approach

There’s no such thing as a bad child. At Montcalm, this is more than just a friendly phrase — it’s our guiding principle. Your child matters.

Autism Program

We offer a private, therapeutic treatment program for young people living with autism spectrum disorders. Learn more.

Autism Day School

We have a private, therapeutic treatment day school program for students on the autism spectrum. Learn more.

Structured Transitional Living program

Our Structured Transitional Living program offers life skills training designed to help students prepare for living independently. Learn more.

Questions and answers about Montcalm

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Montcalm:

Q: Are you licensed by the state?

A: Yes, Montcalm School is licensed by the Michigan Department of Education. Also, our parent organization, Starr Commonwealth, is licensed by the Michigan Department of Human Services.

Q: How experienced is your staff?

A: Montcalm’s staff is led by master’s-level clinicians who also are trauma-informed and resilience-focused. You can learn more about our treatment staff.

See the top questions that parents ask about Montcalm.

Understand the admissions process

Students may enroll anytime throughout the school year at Montcalm. All services, including therapeutic treatment and school curriculum, are tailored to your student. You and your family are the most important part of Montcalm. 

Enrollment requirements
Our enrollment requirements help you ensure that Montcalm is a good fit for your child. Learn more about whether your child is right for Montcalm.

Montcalm tuition covers both education and therapeutic treatment. See what tuition includes at Montcalm.

Financial Aid 
Learn more about financial assistance from Serenity Loans. Find out more today.

Take a virtual tour

 You can take a virtual tour of our campus here!

Visit Montcalm

Now that you’ve learned about Montcalm and what we have to offer you and your family, it’s time to take the next step.

Montcalm rests on a beautiful 350-acre campus in Albion, Michigan. Our picturesque campus is filled with shady paths, beautiful trees, spacious lawns and a sprawling 42-acre lake.

We would love to have you and your family come for a visit.

Schedule a Montcalm visit