For Professionals

We know you’re busy. That’s why we’ve gathered together this information to give you a quick snapshot view of who Montcalm School is and what we offer struggling kids and their families. 

At Montcalm, boys and girls are housed in separate cottages.  Each student is provided with gender-specific programming.  Montcalm School offers a variety of programs for youth, including:

  • Autism Program — A program for boys and girls, ages 12-21, with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Autism Day School - A program for boys and girls, ages 12-28, with autism spectrum disorder or other neurological differences located in Southwest Michigan.
  • Structured Transitional Living — A program for boys, ages 17-28, that helps them acquire life skills and prepare for independent living.
  • Traditional Therapeutic Boarding School — A program for boys and girls, ages 12-18, that assists them with getting back on track academically and building confidence through our strength-based treatment.

Treatment model

Our clinical model relies on strength-based treatment and seeing the good in all children.

We believe each child has four universal needs, including Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity. This is known as the Circle of Courage®, our key philosophy of positive youth development.

Our effective therapeutic interventions address each young person’s problems and needs with interventions in a culture of respect that fosters healing, growth and success.

View more information about our treatment model.


Our educational model is dedicated to rebuilding each student’s skill set and confidence in the classroom.

Small class sizes — no more than 15 students per class — and individualized instruction help get students back on track. Each classroom has one teacher and a teacher’s assistant who educate students in all core subject areas.

Students with different learning styles are assisted through the use of technology like SMART interactive white boards, AlphaSmart keyboards and a computer lab. These forms of technology provide students with an alternative to traditional instruction.

For more information about education at Montcalm, click here.

Contact Our Admissions Department Today

Montcalm School Admissions
13725 Starr Commonwealth Road
Albion, MI 49224
Toll-Free: 866.244.4321
Local: 517.630.2512

Joyce Latimer
Director of Referral Relations
Office: 267.470.4046
Cell: 215.565.5241

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