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BC schools for ADHD

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

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British Columbia offers many resources to help children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), including private schools for special needs. At BC ADHD schools, instructors or education aids have extensive training in dealing with students with ADHD, also known as ADD (attention deficit disorder), and in supporting unique learning disabilities.

A Brief Overview of ADHD

The ratio of students with ADHD may be up to one in 20, according to The National Institute of Mental Health in the U.S. The disorder causes children to have poor or short attention spans, makes it difficult to focus and sometimes it is behind unruly behaviour. In past generations, parents may have mistaken children with ADHD for being "stupid," but current research explains that they are actually more likely to have above average intelligence.

Other ADHD symptoms

ADHD Canada lists many of ADHD's signs, such as:

  • restlessness
  • excessive daydreaming or climbing
  • poor concentration
  • sleeping problems
  • prone to accidents

Finding BC ADHD schools

ADHD schools are not one monolithic category. Rather, they encompass many different types of schools. In British Columbia, these include: traditional, alternative, Waldorf, Montessoriarts, Reggio-inspired, special needs, and troubled teens. By taking the time for research, you can find a school that will best help your child with his or her ADHD and in which he or she will thrive.

Applying to any private school means that you will have to fill out an application and usually answer questions in an in-person interview. Use as much detail as you possibly can during the application process to help the school determine if it can cater to your child's unique needs. More importantly, merely getting into private school is not nearly as important as finding the right school. The administrators need to decide if there is a match.

The Affordability of Private School Tuition

Many parents worry about how they will pay for a private school tuition. While it may seem overwhelming, there are numerous ways to help you finance your child's private school education (see the 18 Tips for Paying for Private School). For instance, you may receive a medical tax break if you send your child to a school for students with special needs.

Advantages of private schools for ADHD children

  • The location of your home is unimportant, as you may enroll your child in any area you want.
  • The private school application process is thorough, so the school will know whether there is a fit.
  • Private schools have small class sizes, so they recognize each student's strengths and weaknesses and then teach to his or her needs. This individualistic strategy is necessary for students with ADHD, as the disorder has different symptoms in each of its patients.
  • In B.C., private schools typically offer extra help outside of class. Such attention is crucial for children with ADHD, as they usually fall behind academically.

Below, you will find ADHD schools from across British Columbia (including VancouverVictoria, Surrey, Kelowna, and Burnaby).

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Special needs schools


List of BC dedicated special needs schools with ADHD support


These are dedicated special needs schools supporting 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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    Fraser Academy (est. 1982)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (250 students)
    Fraser Academy is a leader in the empowerment and education of Grade 1-12 students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Based in Vancouver, we are a fully accredited, independent day school. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Learning disabilities
    $26,250 to $31,250Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit

    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (est. 1973)  

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    KGMS/Maplewood provides supportive individual and small group instruction for students with learning differences. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Behavioral and Emotional
    • Physical
    $22,950 to $23,950Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (BC)   

    • Kelowna, British Columbia
    • 7 to 12 Boys/Girls
    • Homestay
    Venture Academy is a therapeutic private school providing educational and clinical support services, individualized instruction and engaging interaction to get students back on track and restore confidence. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Behavioral and Emotional
    • Physical
    not providedMiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Homestay9999999999ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Troubled behaviour / troubled teens 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) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) 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 Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical

    List of other BC schools with ADHD support


    These are regular BC schools which offer support for 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.

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    School NameConditionsSupport mechanismsCost

    St. Margaret's School (est. 1908)  

    • Victoria, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Girls
    • Day school (220 students)
    • Boarding school (130 students)
    St. Margaret's School (est. 1908) is an independent school in Victoria, BC, offering empowering education for girls from JK to Grade 12. At SMS, girls don't just get equal opportunity; they get every opportunity. [View profile]
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Physical
    • Resource assistance
    • Withdrawal assistance
    $9,500/program to $49,300Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day9500ADHD (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
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

    Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)  

    • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
    • 8 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (70 students)
    • Boarding school (430 students)
    Shawnigan Lake School is the largest boarding school in Canada. Located in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, we offer a comprehensive program to 500 young men and women in grades 8-12. [View profile]
    • Learning disabilities
    • Indirect support
    • Resource assistance
    • Withdrawal assistance
    $27,200 to $67,900HighSchools Coed Boarding Day27200ADHD (moderate to severe)
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    Dyscalculia
    Dysgraphia
    Language Processing Disorder
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit

    Avante School (est. 2009)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 2 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Avante School provides a custom tailored learning experience for accelerated success and much less stress. [View profile]
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Behavioral and Emotional
    • Physical
    • Indirect support
    • Resource assistance
    • Withdrawal assistance
    $6,500 to $13,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day6500ADHD (moderate to severe)
    ADHD (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)
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    Dyscalculia
    Dyscalculia
    Dysgraphia
    Dyscalculia
    Dysgraphia
    Dysgraphia
    Language Processing Disorder
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Language Processing Disorder
    Language Processing Disorder
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Intellectual disability
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Autism
    Intellectual disability
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Autism
    Autism
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Intellectual disability
    Clinical Depression
    Clinical Depression
    Suicidal thoughts
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Suicidal thoughts
    Suicidal thoughts
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Clinical Depression
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Deafness
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    Blindness
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    Blindness
    Deafness
    Cystic Fibrosis

    Brockton School (est. 2004)  

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Brockton School is an independent, co-ed, non-denominational, IB World School. Brockton hosts an Early Learning Years program, a Junior School, and a Senior School, with students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12. [View profile]
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Physical
    • Resource assistance
    • Withdrawal assistance
    $16,400 to $23,700Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day16400Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    ADHD (moderate to severe)
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Blindness
    Deafness
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    Dyscalculia
    Dyscalculia
    Dysgraphia
    Dysgraphia
    Language Processing Disorder
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Multiple physical

    York House School (est. 1932)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Girls
    • Day school (656 students)
    York House School provides an exceptional education for girls from JK to Gr. 12. We instill in each girl the belief and confidence that girls can do anything! [View profile]
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Behavioral and Emotional
    • Physical
    • Indirect support
    • Resource assistance
    • Partial integration
    $20,600 to $21,400Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day20600ADHD (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
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Clinical Depression
    Suicidal thoughts
    Clinical Depression
    Suicidal thoughts
    Clinical Depression
    Suicidal thoughts
    Blindness
    Blindness
    Deafness
    Deafness
    Multiple physical
    Multiple physical
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis

    Madrona School Society (est. 1993)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • K to 10 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    Madrona School Society is a gifted school in Vancouver. It offers programs for kindergarten to grade nine with an average class size of six to 14 students. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Behavioral and Emotional
    • Physical
    • Indirect support
    • Resource assistance
    • Withdrawal assistance
    • Partial integration
    $20,000 to $23,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day20000ADHD (moderate to severe)
    ADHD (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
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Autism
    Autism
    Autism
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    Clinical Depression
    Clinical Depression
    Suicidal thoughts
    Suicidal thoughts
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

    Roots and Wings Montessori School (est. 1985)  

    • Langley, British Columbia
    • NS to 9 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    We aim to create a community to enable children to honour and respect their innate goodness, their joy in learning and their responsibility as caring global citizens and stewards of the earth. [View profile]
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Resource assistance
    $4,830 to $12,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day4830ADHD (moderate to severe)
    ADHD (moderate to severe)
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    Language Processing Disorder
    Language Processing Disorder
    Autism
    Autism
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Intellectual disability
    Intellectual disability

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