I was a resident at Starr Commonwealth in 1963 and 64 during that time I was repeatedly sexually assaulted I was also repeatedly beaten by staff
My son spent his senior year of high school (2002-2003) at Montcalm School (part of Starr).This was his"last chance" school, and without it he would not have graduated, gone to college, or be well-employed with his own house. With a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome when that was a relatively new and largely unknown entity, the skill and caring of the entire staff was life-changing. Our family is saddened by the recent need for Starr to close Montcalm and hope that the new paradigm will continue the good work.
My son attended this school and had a terrible experience. Their website and admissions team do a very good job selling the school and its facilities. It's a beautiful location and the facilities are indeed great. But it's badly managed and many of their cottage staff are incompetent. The boys go to bed at 8.30 in the evening and do very little outdoor activity. My son only attended for a short time but they managed to do more damage to his treatment plan. You will not find many reviews of this school and you hold think very carefully about sending child for treatment. There is very little contact and they monitor everything. You can call but will never get to speak to you son.i would not recommend this school at all
Do not EVER send a child there - a drugged induced holding cell. My son attended. Horrible experience - for him and his parents.