|Education & Learning Philosophy|
“Our academic program values the whole person and seeks to empower each student to become a self-directed independent thinker, in the classroom and beyond. When students are encouraged to learn and show their knowledge using their strengths, they become engaged in the process of learning, leading to improved motivation, resilience and productivity. The academic philosophy here at The Leelanau School is rooted in a strengths-based, multi-sensory approach to teaching and learning.”
Learning Resource Center | LRC
The Learning Center offers students a place to study and access to technology. By putting in place an individually tailored learning program, students are able to practice and internalize methods for success that work best for them, ultimately leading to their ability to be independent learners and thinkers.
Residential Life | Residential Life
Dorm Parents closely communicate with classroom teachers to provide support for students during evening hours. By understanding responsibilities students have in the classroom, as well as on the playing field, dorm parents help students to engage meaningfully in their efforts, through practicing Life Skills, and Leelanau’s values.
Classes | Curriculum
Instruction at the Leelanau School often takes place outside a traditional classroom. For example, students test water quality on Glen Lake, or study biology by conducting experiments on the Crystal River. Interdisciplinary study also plays a large role in students' experience with topics in the Humanities.
The Leelanau School One Old Homestead Road Glen Arbor, MI 49636-9720
Phone 231.334.5800 toll free: 800-533-5262 Fax: 231.334.5898
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