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Special Needs Schools for Boys

For boys with special needs, a specialized education environment is even more beneficial.

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Many scholars agree that there exists nurture-based dissimilarities between the sexes. Simply put, boys and girls are socialized differently.

Special Needs Schools for Boys

As such, many education experts advocate for all-boys schools because students benefit from a curriculum molded to their specific needs. For boys with special needs, a specialized education environment is even more beneficial.

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 societal pressure is particularly important for students with special needs. Indeed, learning disabilities like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in many cases, harm a childs’ 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: 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: 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.

6727 South Chippawa Road, West Lincoln, Ontario, L0R 2J0

West Lincoln
Robert Land Academy is a private military style boarding school (Gr 6-12) helping boys to achieve their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $46,750 to $48,750 per year
6101 Country Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0

Harrow
St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $10,000. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Sports
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • $8,900 to $29,000 per year
101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Suite 338, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9T1

Kelowna
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]
  • & Homestay
  • Special Needs
  • Troubled Teens
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • $8,800 to $10,500 per program
Horseshoe Valley Road, Minesing (Barrie Area), Ontario, L0L 1Y0

Minesing (Barrie Area)
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]
  • Troubled Teens
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • $8,800 to $10,500 per program
6727 South Chippawa Road, West Lincoln, Ontario, L0R 2J0
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $46,750 to $48,750 per year
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6101 Country Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Sports
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • $8,900 to $29,000 per year
view profile
101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Suite 338, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9T1
  • & Homestay
  • Special Needs
  • Troubled Teens
  • 8 to 12 (Boys)
  • $8,800 to $10,500 per program
view profile
Horseshoe Valley Road, Minesing (Barrie Area), Ontario, L0L 1Y0
  • Troubled Teens
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • $8,800 to $10,500 per program
view profile

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