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Special Needs for Boys

Boys' Special Needs Schools

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Boys’ special needs schools benefit from a curriculum targeted at this very specific group. Many scholars agree that there exists nurture-based dissimilarities between the sexes. Simply put, boys and girls are socialized differently. As such, many education experts advocate for all-boys schools. For boys with special needs, a specialized education environment is even more beneficial.

Special Needs for Boys

Benefits of Boys’ Special Needs School

Proponents of boys’ schools profess numerous benefits of single-gender education. These may include:

  • Removal of gender pressure — Children at a boys’ school face less pressure to act according to their gendered expectations. Here, boys are more likely to join clubs or pursue passions without the tight chains of ‘masculinity’ strapping them into a rigid pigeonhole. This freedom to escape a lot of societal pressure is particularly important for students with special needs. Indeed, learning disabilities, like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in many cases, harm kids’ self-esteem and thus their capacity for self-discovery. At a boys’ school for special needs, decreased stress about what constitutes ‘being a man’ could allow your child to be more himself than he might be in the so-called real world of co-education.
  • Success in Gender-Atypical Subjects — A 2008 study entitled Single-Sex Schooling and Academic Attainment at School Through the Lifecourse found that students at all-boys (and all-girls) schools performed better in “gender atypical” subjects, like modern languages and English, than their counterparts at co-ed schools did. Some may explain that this increased success is a corollary of an all-boys’ school ability to design an education that matches male learning styles. In short, boys’ schools could gear their classroom strategies to more specific aptitudes than co-ed schools could. Such adaptation is ideal for students with special needs, as they have a tendency to fall behind their classmates. At boys’ school, their classes may be more suited to them than they would be at another type of school. The learning process, therefore, becomes more effective for kids with special needs or learning disabilities.
  • Private schools offer unique help to boys with special needs. There are two central reasons for this. First, private schools and boarding school offer smaller class sizes than other schools do. Hence, students receive a lot of individualized attention and their instructors tailor classes to their specific disabilities and strengths. Second, private schools provide a plethora of extra-help and extra-curricular programs to assist children with special needs outside of the classroom.

Paying for Private Boys’ School

There are at least three resources for tuition help for parents intereste in a private school for boys with special needs:

  1. Scholarships and bursaries
  2. Community support
  3. Tax breaks & mdash; In some provinces, you may be eligible for a medical tax break if you send your kid to a school for students with special needs.
You may consult our 18 Tips for Paying for Private School for additional information.


1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4
Toronto
St. Michael's College School offers students in Grades 7-12 an enriched, Catholic, liberal arts education complemented by a diverse co-curricular programme. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • Varies
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
Wellandport
Robert Land Academy is a military/special needs private school in Wellandport, Ontario. It offers programs for grades six to 12. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $40,750 - $44,750
513047 2nd Line, Amaranth, Ontario, L9W 0S3
Amaranth
The Maples is a private IB school in Orangeville, ON from PS to grade 8. Tuition starts at $8500. The Maples offer daily French instruction starting in PS. [view profile]
  • Day
  • PK to 8 (Boys)
  • Varies
5 Blue Haven Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M9M 1W5
Toronto
By providing a private school environment with small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio, while also following the Ontario Curriculum, we can ensure our students are well prepared for the rest of their educational pursuits here in Canada. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $5,000 - $23,500
2491 Emery Road, South Wales, New York, 14139
South Wales
The Gow School is a special needs private school that offers programs for grades seven through 12 in South Wales, New York. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Special Needs
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • $37,700 - $58,200 USD
1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • Varies
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6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $40,750 - $44,750
view profile
513047 2nd Line, Amaranth, Ontario, L9W 0S3
  • Day
  • PK to 8 (Boys)
  • Varies
view profile
5 Blue Haven Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M9M 1W5
  • Day & Boarding
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $5,000 - $23,500
view profile
2491 Emery Road, South Wales, New York, 14139
  • Day & Boarding
  • Special Needs
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • $37,700 - $58,200 USD
view profile
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