Teen Boarding Schools in Illinois
Illinois is located in the midwestern region of the United States. It's one of the most populous states in the country and because of its location, it's also considered to be a major transportation hub in the country. Its ports, like the Port of Chicago, connect to global and national ports. Illinois is said to be like a miniature of the whole country because of its economic, cultural and ethnic diversity.
Because of Illinois' land area, its northern and souther regions have widely varying climates. The state predminantly has what can be classified as a humid continental climate, although the southern part of the state has weather classified as a humid subtropical climate. The state experiences typically hot and humid summers and mild winters. Its rate of precipitation varies widely but, compared with other states, it's pretty average. The state does seem to be more susceptible to tornadoes, tallying an average of about 5 every year.
There are several colleges and universities in Illinois, and as of 2010, five of these institutions rank in the top quartile of Top 500 National Universities in the US. These five universities are Loyola University Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, and University of Chicago (ranked at 8th place). Illinois also has 49 public community colleges along with several liberal arts colleges as well as several public and private 4-year universities.
Illinois' public education system is governed by the ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education). It's the ISBE that makes recommendations regarding public education budgets and expenditures as well as audits the performance of public schools in different municipalities of the state.
Illinois boarding schools include Lake Forest Academy which is a coeducational college preparatory school established in 1857. There's also the Brehm Preparatory School which was established in 1982 and provides support for students with ADHD/ADD as well as Learning Differences.