Some students struggle with school. There could be many reasons for this. They might have a learning disability, behavioural issue, or too much on their plate. This includes not just children, but teenagers and young adults.
While some of these students eventually graduate from high school, others don’t. And while some move on to university, others don’t.
For those teenagers and young adults who don’t continue on the school track, things can get overwhelming. They thus need some guidance: Where do I go from here? What should I do now? How should I live my life?
Luckily, in Canada there are private schools with programs tailored to these individuals. These specialty schools offer adult skills programs which can help with the transition from childhood to adulthood, and from the school world to the work world.
These schools help with one of the most critical transition periods in life. They offer programs for young adults which teach them important life skills.
How do these programs work? And how do they teach young adults such important life skills?
The truth is, there is no one perfect model. There are many ways to teach young adults how to be happy, productive, and successful members of society.
Some adult skills programs offer mostly specialized courses. For instance, they might offer specific courses in searching for employment, living healthy, and nutrition. Students, in these programs, can choose which skills and areas they want to focus on.
Other programs offer a more all-inclusive, integrated approach, which teaches a wide range of life skills through a broad curriculum.
There are also both full- and part-time adult skills programs. This gives young adults seeking guidance two main options. They can fully immerse themselves in adult programming through an intensive approach. Or they can learn important life skills at nights, on weekends, or one or two days a week. This option gives them the freedom to pursue other endeavours, such as look for employment, enter the work world, or engage in recreational activities.
Elmwood School (est. 1915)
Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from JK to Grade 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
|$13,500 to $25,660
||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls||13500|
WillowWood School (est. 1980)
We are a new style of independent school for diverse learners where all students learn with dignity; where a warm and nurturing school serves as a foundation for remarkable lives; and where the whole person who matters. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
|$18,100 to $23,500
||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed||18100|
Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)
Co-ed therapeutic boarding school in Massachusetts for students 11-22 years. Student support is offered for learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, NLD, ASD, attachment disorder, bipolar disorder and depression. [View profile]
|US $58,227 to US $146,000
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed||58227|
Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)
Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $8,250. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
|$7,750 to $16,500
|Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed||7750|
|$18,500 to $27,500
Mediated Learning Academy (est. 2013)
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]
|$11,000 to $13,000
||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed||11000|
||Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed||14500|
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 4 500 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
|$4,500 to $10,700
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls||4500|
|$13,000 to $18,270
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed||13000|
|$5,500 to $6,500
||Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed||5500|
The Abelard School (est. 1997)
Founded in 1997, the Abelard School is a small independent school for grades 7 though 12, located in downtown Toronto. It offers small class sizes and an enriched, integrated curriculum to bright, motivated students. [View profile]
|$20,000 to $25,000
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed||20000|
Beacon of Light (est. 2017)
Beacon of Light is a new private elementary school, Grades 1 - 8, in Toronto. We have individualized teaching methods, life-skills programs, and tutoring support for developing exceptional academic and social skills. [View profile]
|$7,000 to $9,000
||Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed||7000|
OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology (est. 2013)
OAT is a high school in Toronto specializing in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Full credit courses, Booster programs and Reach Ahead programs designed to give students the support they need to excel. [View profile]
|$500 to $13,995
||Homestay Day Coed||500|
Princeton Academy of Canada (est. 2000)
Princeton Academy is a reputable private high school that offers high school credits from grades 9-12 to those who are working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The average class size is about 8-15 students [View profile]
|$10,000 to $18,800
||HighSchools Homestay Day Boarding Coed||10000|
Hamilton District Christian High (est. 1956)
At Hamilton District Christian High we believe exceptional learning is for every student. Our aim is to differentiate learning so that each student can reach their full potential through Project-Based learning. [View profile]
|$12,200 to $16,800
||HighSchools Homestay Day Coed||12200|
The Bishop Strachan School (est. 1867)
Located in Toronto, The Bishop Strachan School is Canada's oldest independent JK to Grade 12 day and boarding school for girls, welcoming students from Toronto and around the world. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
|$32,060 to $60,730
||Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls||32060|
Kohai Educational Centre (est. 1976)
Kohai LIFE offers programmes for those aged 18 years+ with special needs or learning challenges. Our participants develop life skills, gain work experience, continue learning and stay active, all while having fun! [View profile]
|$20,000 to $33,000
Astolot Educational Centre (est. 1997)
Astolot Educational Centre is a day school with grades 1 to 12 in Ottawa, Ontario. Classroom teacher-student ratios are 1 to 10. Students have the ability to reach their full potential with Astolot programming. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
|$13,800 to $15,800
||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed||13800|
|$13,000 to $17,000
|Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed||13000|
Alpine Academy (est. 2001)
Alpine Academy isn't just a school, it is an experience that prepares young women for life beyond our campus. Students learn to engage in not only academics, but also family, community, and interpersonal relationships. [View profile]
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Girls||120000|
|$5,568 to $11,832
||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed||5568|