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Alberta schools for ADHD

Alberta schools for ADHD

Find private schools in Alberta offering ADHD support. Schools listed below.

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Children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADD) may face more challenges than the average child. However, families can find many schools for students with ADHD in Alberta. These independent or private schools provide learning difference supports designed to assist your child in navigating the complex world of academics. At ADHD private schools, students receive the individualized attention they need. Because private schools have small class sizes, your child will not be a mere number.

About ADHD

According to ADHD Canada, ADHD is the most common childhood psychiatric disorders as it comprises approximately 35 percent of kids who visit mental health clinics.

Those close to children with ADHD often misunderstand their symptoms. What some may judge as mischief or apathy can actually be symptomatic of a larger condition. As ADHD Canada notes, "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurologically based development disorder usually diagnosed in early childhood or adolescence." While there are no scientific diagnostic tests for ADHD, medical professionals use a range of observation-based techniques to identify whether one has this condition. Some common signs and symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Hastiness
  • Restlessness
  • Distractibility
  • Disinterest in any particular thing (e.g., rapidly changing television channels)

Alberta's ADHD Schools

Alberta offers many excellent private schools that ensure your child with ADHD does not fall behind in class. Because ADHD children have a tendency to lose focus, small class sizes are an important tool through which instructors ensure everyone concentrates on learning and understands the lessons. Here, special needs students often have more opportunities to participate in class or to be asked questions than they would in other schools.

Private schools in Alberta, furthermore, provide special needs students with extra help before and after class. Your child could talk to his or her teachers in a more personal and relaxed setting than they would during regular class hours. With specialized staff and resources, special needs private schools in Alberta will provide the necessary encouragement, support and environment to nurture your child's success at school.

In short, teachers spend a lot of time nurturing and supporting their students, which makes falling behind less likely than it would be in another type of school without the specialized ADHD resources and supports. The presence of dedicated teachers is extremely important, as their support, compassion and encouragement can boost students' self-esteem and allow them to realize their potential.

Choosing a Private School: The Process

Selecting a private school may seem like a daunting challenge. But, if you plan everything early (ideally, 16 months prior to enrolment), this process can be less stressful. Ask a lot of questions when you visit the school. Talk to the school's parents, teachers, administrators and current students. Make sure the school's administrators know everything they can about your child to help them decide whether they can best support your child.

Be sure to check out our list of Alberta's ADHD private schools below. This includes schools in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer.

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List of Alberta dedicated special needs schools with ADHD support


These are dedicated special needs schools in Alberta that support ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). They provide full-time special needs support for all students in the school, through accommodations, modifications, and remediations.

 
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  School Name Type Conditions Cost

Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (AB) (est. 2000)  

  • Red Deer Area, Alberta
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (1 students)
Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$1 /programMiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed1ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Foothills Academy (est. 1979)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 3 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (289 students)
Foothills Academy is an independent school for students with diagnosed Learning Disabilities in grades 3 - 12. Small class sizes allow the experienced staff to create a positive learning environment. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Physical
$15,300MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed15300ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Asperger's Syndrome

Calgary Academy & Calgary Collegiate (est. 1981)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (510 students)
Our school has two programs: Academy, for students with learning difficulties who have yet to consistently perform at grade level, and Collegiate, for students at or above grade level and looking for new challenges. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
$12,010 to $18,885Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed12010ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit

Third Academy (est. 1997)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (450 students)
Third Academy is Calgary's school for special needs and gifted education. The school teaches what students need, the way they need it and never loses sight of well-rounded learning. Click to learn more. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$10,000 to $15,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed10000ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Suicidal thoughts Clinical Depression ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Deafness Blindness Blindness Deafness

List of other Alberta schools with ADHD support


These are regular schools in Alberta which support ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Environments offered may include dedicated, integrated, and withdrawal special needs classes, as well as regular classes with resource support and in-class adaptations.

 
  School Name Type Conditions Cost

Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (90 students)
Since 1979, Banbury's student-paced approach with tutorial instruction is in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Meainingful relationships enhance learning. Member of Canadian Coalition of Self Directed Learning--CCSDL. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$9,000 to $13,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed9000ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Asperger's Syndrome Clinical anxiety Multiple physical

Clear Water Academy (est. 1994)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (440 students)
Clear Water Academy is a private Catholic school that stands ready to meet and expand the minds and passions of some of the brightest students in Calgary, and exchange students from around the world. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Liberal Arts
$12,475 to $13,700Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed12475ADHD (moderate to severe)

River Valley School (est. 1983)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
River Valley is an inclusive independent school in the heart of NW Calgary that provides exceptional education for 3-year-olds to grade 6 students. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
  • Waldorf
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Physical
$7,830 to $13,900Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed7830ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Blindness Deafness Deafness

North Point School For Boys (est. 2014)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • K to 9 Boys
  • Day school (65 students)
North Point taps into the natural curiosity and energy of boys as a foundation for life-long learning. A strong academic program is just the beginning - we fuel motivation through real-life learning, digital platforms... [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
$7,000 to $12,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys7000ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe)

Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (780 students)
Calgary French & International School graduates will be active global citizens with a foundation for life-long success, and our school will be the leader in French immersion and international education. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$7,490 to $14,310Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed7490ADHD (moderate to severe)

Summit West Independent School (est. 2015)  

  • Foothills, Alberta
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (55 students)
An independent school that offers an individualized self-directed learning approach for tomorrow's leaders. Bursary programs available to qualified applicants. K to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$8,925 to $10,750Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed8925ADHD (moderate to severe) Autism Autism ADHD (moderate to severe) Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Language Processing Disorder Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Montessori School of Calgary   

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (80 students)
The Montessori School of Calgary offers a preschool through Grade 6 program led by experienced guides and teachers who support each child with trust, respect, and proven academic success. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Montessori
  • Learning disabilities
$8,280 to $13,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed8280ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)

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