Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is amongst the most frequently observed childhood psychiatric disorders, is the presence of both attention problems and hyperactivity that manifests before seven years of age. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) divides ADHD symptoms according to three categories, inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. A few other common signs of ADHD include:
In Quebec, private schools for students with ADHD recognize the challenges that your child faces and adapt their programs to meet his or her needs. School can be an extremely frustrating challenge for children with ADHD. Indeed, the behaviours that those with this disorder find most difficult (i.e. silent listening, sitting still, focusing) are usually necessary components of a regular day at school. Here, the school will understand the individualized support that your child requires and adapt accordingly.
Quebec offers many different types of private schools for students with ADHD, including traditional, special needs, Montessori, and alternative. Many of these schools provide both day and boarding options.
Quebec's private schools present many advantages that are distinct from other education options. Here are some of these benefits:
Students feel more comfortable to participate than they would in a larger class. In many cases, the classroom is like a supportive learning group instead of a rigid or formal place of educational instruction. Moreover, as noted, teachers can closely monitor all students to make sure that they do not fall behind.
These schools are intended only for students with special needs. If you think that your child's ADHD may severely impact his or her classroom capabilities, you can enroll him or her in a school for students with special needs to secure an environment specifically designed with your child in mind.
At a private school, class time will not be the end of your child's daily learning. Either your child or his or her teacher may ask for an extra-help session.
Private schools have the capacity to fund numerous extra-curricular or after school programs. Typically, these clubs, groups, or sports teams are comprised of students with similar interests. They are like small, controlled social groups. These groups help children with ADHD accomplish three important goals. First, they allow like-minded students to interact in a more relaxed and less formal atmosphere than the classroom. Second, students are usually interested in the extra-curricular activity in which they are participating. As such, they are motivated to complete the tasks that it requires. More importantly, it gives kids the chance to explore interests and areas in which they excel, thereby building their confidence.
Bishop's College School (est. 1836)
Bishop's College School is an English boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12. Small in size and culturally diverse, BCS is a member of RoundSquare and offers an ESL program and AP courses. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$18,200 to $55,800||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day||18200|
Stanstead College (est. 1872)
Located on the Quebec-Vermont border, Stanstead College offers rigorous university-prep, Grades 7to 12, in a secure, family-focused learning environment. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$20,800 to $60,200||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day||20800|
Villa Maria (est. 1854)
Villa Maria offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Montreal. Its average class size is 28 to 32 students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$4,175||MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Day||4175|
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)
The pre-eminent All Girls English Catholic high school in Montreal, with 156 years of experience graduating young women of action with solid skills and tools for success. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$13,764 to $49,492||MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day||13764|
Centennial Academy (est. 1998)
Centennial is the only high school in Quebec that helps students master their challenges of learning and graduate on time. Over 90% of our students graduate in five years and go on to college and university. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$18,265 to $18,360||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||9999999999|
Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé (est. 1956)
SMRC is a coed day and boarding high school in French Canada with a warm & relaxed natural campus, modern rooms, enrichment & support, technology enhanced classrooms & labs, 8 cultural & sports programs, 20+ activities [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$3,580 to $25,465||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day||3580|
Kuper Academy (est. 1987)
Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$14,349||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||9999999999|
The Study (est. 1915)
The Study offers a bilingual mother tongue programme in both English and French from kindergarten to grade 11 in Westmount, Quebec. The average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$19,230 to $21,655||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day||19230|
Lower Canada College (est. 1909)
Lower Canada College is a coed, K-12 university preparatory school, committed to excellence in teaching and learning. It is the only English school in Quebec offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$17,625 to $22,485||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||17625|
Académie Vaudrin Academy (est. 2005)
This alternative and traditional private school in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec offers grades PS to 6 with a tuition cost of $3,600 to $7,900. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$9,176||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day||9999999999|
Kells Academy (est. 1978)
Kells Academy is a private school in Montreal which offers Kindergarten to grade 11. Its average class size is 15 students. We offer boarding facilities & separate Elementary,Middle and High School campuses. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$16,000 to $34,000||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day||16000|
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (est. 1905)
École secondaire francophone privée pour jeunes filles située à Outremont, Qc. Les frais de scolarité sont de 3 800 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$4,000 to $9,150||MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day||4000|