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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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  School Name Type Conditions Cost

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
$23,950 to $24,950Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed23950ADHD (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)

Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres (est. 1993)  

  • Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
Focus Foundation is a world-class educational and therapeutic learning institution, described by Dr. Charles Huffine, former President of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$2,700 to $4,500HighSchools Day Homestay Coed2700ADHD (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) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Asperger's Syndrome Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Drug and alcohol abuse Suicidal thoughts Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Intellectual disability Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Williams syndrome

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 Day Coed26250Dyslexia (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

Mediated Learning Academy (est. 2013)  

  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (95 students)
The Mediated Learning Academy is a special need school for students K-12 with certified teachers, supported by Speech-Language Pathologists; Occupational and Physiotherapists, and Counsellors [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$11,000 to $13,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed11000ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (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 Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Asperger's Syndrome Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Williams syndrome Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy Muscular dystrophy Muscular dystrophy Spina Bifida Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Blindness Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical Multiple physical

Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)   

  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 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) Autism Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Autism Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression 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) 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 Clinical anxiety

Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (BC)   

  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • 7 to 12 Girls/Boys
  • Homestay school
  • Homestay school
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
$1 /dayMiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Homestay Girls Boys1ADHD (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.

 
  School Name Type Conditions Cost

St. Margaret's School (est. 1908)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 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]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Physical
$14,180 to $65,490Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls14180ADHD (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)

Glenlyon Norfolk School (est. 1913)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (50 students)
  • Day school (650 students)
Glenlyon Norfolk School, an independent school in Victoria, BC, provides International Baccalaureate programs from JK to Grade 12. GNS offers 5- and 7-day Family Boarding for students who are not residents of Victoria. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$16,165 to $47,500Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed16165ADHD (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 Language Processing Disorder Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Clinical anxiety Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dysgraphia Dysgraphia

Avante School (est. 2009)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 2 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (25 students)
Avante School provides a custom tailored learning experience for accelerated success and much less stress. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$8,500 to $13,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed8500ADHD (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 Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety

Madrona School Society (est. 1993)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 9 Coed
  • Day school (80 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
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$20,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed20000ADHD (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) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety

Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)  

  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (70 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]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
$27,200 to $67,900HighSchools Boarding Day Coed27200ADHD (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

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]
  • Montessori
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
$4,830 to $12,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed4830ADHD (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

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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$20,600 to $21,400Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls20600ADHD (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

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