Traditional education is a great fit for many children, but for students with learning differences, including ADD/ADHD, dyscalculia, and Central Auditory Processing Disorder, it can be a chaotic and frustrating environment in which to learn.

Large class sizes, a lack of individuation, and a one-size-fits-all curriculum are not conducive to all students. Furthermore, the sensory overload common to the typical school classroom can be distracting for student with learning differences.

Why LMA?

It’s true that public education has become more welcoming to students with learning differences over the past several decades, providing IEPs and other accommodations. But only in special education classrooms will you find educators who are uniquely qualified to teach students with ADHD, Dyslexia, and other common learning differences.

All of our educators are passionate about teaching in the classroom and provide parents with resources to complement their education at home. We believe that it takes a village to raise a child, and parents should play an active role in the academic development of their child with learning disabilities. Since learning guilt is so common to these students, familial support is crucial.

Focused and Individualized Education

We utilize helpful devices in the classroom, such as voice-to-print tools and audiobooks. What’s more, we keep our class sizes deliberately small, in order to provide every student with equal opportunities to thrive in a comfortable and safe atmosphere. No student gets left behind because a teacher is too busy assisting another.

We pride ourselves on our highly focused and tailored approach to education, which contributes to significant mental well-being as well as social and academic growth. Many of our students go on to attend post-secondary institutions, and we firmly believe in the capacity of all of our graduates to go the distance.

For parents and students in West Michigan, Lake Michigan Academy provides an alternative to public school that might be the answer to your child’s struggles. An emphasis on small class sizes, individualized attention, and tailored curriculum makes our school an excellent place to learn, grow, and even thrive at the elementary or secondary level.