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What are the main pros and cons of special needs schools?

Some benefits and concerns with special needs schools

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Quick summary

  • Special needs schools and programs are a great option for many kids. They offer tailored instruction, specialized support, and crucial resources and services. Sometimes, though, they can lead to a lack of integration, problems transitioning to a regular school, and negative stigmas.
  • The type of program plays a big role: dedicated school, dedicated class, integrated class, withdrawal class, regular class with resource support, or regular class with indirect support. Each of these options has its pros and cons.
  • Different students are suitable for different programs and environments. Students who need lots of support are likely best off in a dedicated special needs school or class. Students who need less support and don’t require as many adaptations may be better off in a part-time withdrawal class, an integrated class, or a regular class with resource support or indirect support.

 

Students with special needs require support in the classroom. This can be delivered in a dedicated special needs school or class, an integrated class, a withdrawal class, or a regular class with resource support or indirect support.

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Full-time options

  • Dedicated schools: These schools are exclusively devoted to special needs education. They are self-contained special needs schools, where 100% of the students have one or more special need.
  • Dedicated classes: Some schools have classes exclusively devoted to special needs education, which run parallel to regular classes.

Part-time options

  • Integrated classes: Some schools have classes with both students with and without special needs.
  • Withdrawal classes: Some schools offer withdrawal or “pull-out” classes, where students are periodically taken out of their regular class to receive special needs support.
  • Regular class with resource support: Students are given break-out support from special education staff, either on their own or in small groups.
  • Regular class with indirect support: Teachers and staff adapt their approach and tailor their instruction to meet students’ unique needs.

General pros and cons of special needs schools and programs

Depending on the type of school or program, a special education can have many potential benefits. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, below are some of the main ones.

Pros

  • Necessary support: Students get the support they need to get the most out of their education. This may include accommodations, modifications, or remediations.
  • Qualified teachers: Teachers have specialized training in special education.
  • Differentiated instruction: Instruction is tailored to individual students to meet their unique learning needs.
  • Special resources and services: Special resources and services may be available. This may include academic and psychological counselling, tutoring programs, speech-language therapy, physical and occupational therapy, and learning aids.
  • Fitting in: Students learn and interact with peers who also have challenges. This may include learning, developmental, behavioural, and physical challenges.

Cons

This is not to say special needs schools and programs are without their detractors. Some have raised criticisms against them. Below, we outline the main sources of concern with some kinds of special needs programs.

  • Lack of integration: Students may only learn and interact with peers with special needs. They thus won’t be exposed to a wide range of influences.
  • Stigma: The label special needs can have a stigma or negative connotation. Being in a special needs program can reinforce this.
  • Social relations: Students in a special needs class may have problems relating to other kids in the class or school. This can impede their social growth.
  • Academics: Special education sometimes involves lowering expectations. This can lead to problems at higher levels of education.
  • Transition to a regular school: Some find the transition from a special needs school or program to a regular school challenging. This can be both an academic and social and emotional adjustment.

 

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Different types of special needs programs: pros and cons

Many kids thrive in the right special needs program. Yet, as we’ve seen, while these programs can be effective, they also have potential drawbacks. Much, of course, will depend on the kind of special needs program.

Below, we list the main pros and cons of each kind of special needs program.

 

Dedicated special needs school

Pros

  • Provides full-time specialized support
  • Low teacher-to-student ratios
  • Often, teachers are trained in special education
  • Kids learn and interact with peers who also have challenges
  • Kids less likely to feel out of place
  • Many special resources and services may be offered

Cons

  • Kids don’t learn or interact with peers without special needs
  • Risk of stigma
  • Transition to a regular school can be challenging
  • Can be very expensive

 

Dedicated special needs class

Pros

  • Provides full-time support
  • Low teacher-to-student ratio
  • Often, teachers are trained in special education
  • Kids learn and interact with peers who also have challenges
  • Opportunity to socialize with kids without special needs outside of class

Cons

  • Kids don’t learn with peers without special needs
  • Risk of stigma
  • Transition to a regular class or school can be challenging
  • Can be quite expensive

 

Integrated special needs class

Pros

  • Provides specialized support
  • Teacher likely trained in special education
  • Kids learn and interact with both peers with and without special needs
  • Transition to a regular school should be easier

Cons

  • Offering two different instruction methods can be challenging
  • Risk of stigma
  • Kids may feel out of place or in “the wrong group”
  • Can be a little expensive

 

Withdrawal special needs class

Pros

  • Kids often learn and interact with peers without special needs
  • Offers specialized support
  • Offers alternative learning environments
  • Teachers likely trained in special education
  • Less risk of stigma
  • Less expensive

Cons

  • Only provides part-time support
  • Incongruence between learning environments
  • May interfere with what’s learned in regular class
  • May be less special services and resources available

 

Regular class with resource support

Pros

  • Kids learn and interact with peers without special needs
  • Offers specialized support
  • Presents lots of social opportunities
  • Less risk of stigma
  • Less expensive

Cons

  • Only provides part-time support
  • Teachers may not be trained in special education
  • Less special services and resources available
  • May not offer a self-contained learning environment

 

Regular class with indirect support

Pros

  • Kids learn and interact with kids without special needs
  • Offers specialized support
  • Presents lots of social opportunities
  • Less risk of stigma
  • Less expensive

Cons

  • Only provides part-time support
  • Teachers less likely to be trained in special education
  • Less special services and resources available
  • Not a self-contained learning environment
  • Tailoring instruction to individual students can be a challenge

 

The truth is, there’s no perfect choice for your child. The right option depends on many factors, including your child’s special needs, learning challenges, personality, strengths and weaknesses, and more.

Below, we outline which children may be suitable for which options. Keep in mind, though, there’s a lot more to this decision than just the points below. Also, note that your child might display signs from several of these columns.

 

Dedicated special needs schools may be suitable for children who:

Dedicated special needs classes may be suitable for children who:

Integrated special needs classes may be suitable for children who:

Withdrawal special needs classes may be suitable for children who:

Regular classes with resource support may be suitable for children who:

Regular classes with indirect support may be suitable for children who:

  • Have a severe special need
  • Need substantial accommodations or modifcations
  • Need full-time support
  • Require special resources and services that may not be offered in a regular school
  • Have a severe special need
  • Need substantial accommodations or modifcations
  • Need full-time support
  • Need opportunities to interact with kids without special needs
  • Don’t need full-time support
  • Need less accommodations or modifications
  • Need to learn and interact with kids without special needs
  • Don’t need full-time support
  • Can benefit from an alternative learning environment
  • Need to learn and interact with a wide range of kids
  • Don’t need full-time support
  • Can mostly learn effectively in a regular classroom
  • Need to learn and interact with a wide range of kids
  • Don’t need full-time support
  • Need few accommodations and modifications
  • Can learn effectively in a regular classroom
  • Need to learn and interact with a wide range of kids

 

Answers to the question “What are the main pros and cons of special needs schools?” from educational experts and school officials

Benefits

Targeted clientele
Ann Wolff, educational consultant at Wolff Education Services, in Toronto, Ontario
“The main benefit of special needs schools is that they have a targeted clientele. Their admissions criteria are specific to the students that their particular school is best able to service. They know their students and are best prepared to meet their individual needs. This might mean specifically trained personnel, a specific physical environment, and/or a particular curriculum. For example, is there a gym on-site? Does the space accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, etc.? Is there staff with expertise in assistive technology? Are there facilities for physical therapy?”


Specialized programming
Dona Matthews, educational specialist, and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence, Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids
“Some children have special learning needs that make it difficult to accommodate them without a special program or school. This can be because of the degree of the child’s exceptionality, or the complexity of interacting exceptionalities. A child who is hearing impaired, for example, might be best served in a regular program with accommodations, whereas a child whose hearing loss is more profound, or who has other complicating conditions, might require a special program or school.”


Individualized support
Simon Williams, co-executive director of Foothills Academy, a learning disabilities school in Calgary, Alberta
“Special needs school programs address every child’s need. They focus on the individualized requirements of each student’s learning, and can tailor instruction to match the learning needs of each child. By doing so, each child in the school is afforded the opportunity to engage and learn successfully, thereby realizing their true potential. Where many public schools may try to reach every student, the apparent lack of resources in many schools makes this an impossible task.

The biggest advantage of a special needs school is having a staff with specialized knowledge and training to work with the population of students who attend. And, for the students, it is having a group of peers around them who understand them because they are all dealing with similar issues.”


Small classes
Kelley Caston, principal of Wildwood Academy, a special needs school in Oakville, Ontario
“There are many pros to attending a school that specializes in special education. Small classes and a low teacher-to-student ratio are major benefits. Small classes allow the student to receive the individual attention they need. Teachers have the opportunity to really get to know their students and incorporate their individual strengths, needs, and interests into the lessons. This provides the teacher with a complete picture of the student’s understanding and allows teachers to quickly identify any gaps in student knowledge.”


Personalized approach
Jenna Rowney-Giroux, vice principal of Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence, a special needs school in OttawaOntario, specializing in dyslexia and ADHD
“At a special needs school, you can expect a more personable approach to learning in which your child is given options to aid in their path to success. Special needs schools provide a nurturing environment that often comes with smaller student numbers, and thus differentiation and individual attention is feasible. The school will work more closely with the support team of each individual to ensure consistency and transparency. With smaller numbers, a teacher is able to engage more with each student on a regular basis to check in on their understanding, frustration levels, any social issues, etc. It is much easier for a teacher in a special needs school to build a rapport with their students, so that they can begin to identify and understand each day what a student may require.”


Specialized staff 
Jeff Clayton, communications director at WillowWood School, a school with strong special needs support, in TorontoOntario
“The main benefit of special needs schools and programs is the individualized and personal education. Small class sizes and specialized staff allow for addressing individual needs, strategizing to capitalize on academic and other strengths, and teaching self-advocacy skills.”


Concerns

Social growth
Ann Wolff, educational consultant at Wolff Education Services, in Toronto, Ontario
“The main disadvantage of special needs schools is exposure to only one type of population. Are there appropriate role models? Do the students have opportunities to interact with peers who are different than they are?

Social development should be an essential component to any school program and every student should have goals specifically created for him or her. This means the staff must have a very clear picture of where each student is functioning socially and set realistic goals based on that. All students should be exposed to appropriate role models and have opportunities to interact with peers. Developing friendships is essential for all, although these relationships might ‘look’ different based on the needs of each student.”


Labels
Dona Matthews, educational specialist, and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence, Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids
“One good reason to avoid labeling a child or enrolling them in a special needs program or school is to avoid pathologizing or highlighting some aspect of the child’s development, or making them feel socially strange. Even children who are labelled as ‘gifted,’ an ostensibly positive label, can worry about being different than others. As much as possible, children’s special learning needs are best accommodated with as little fuss and segregation as possible.”


School transitions
Simon Williams, co-executive director of Foothills Academy, a learning disabilities school in Calgary, Alberta
“Some parents may think that special educational settings can hinder their child’s future progress when wanting to transition schools or transition into post-secondary education. However, schools can ensure that the wide range of supports and strategies provided to individuals with special needs are supports that simply enable them to access the curriculum differently, and fairly, so that they have the opportunity to learn and be successful, just like a ‘typical’ student in the regular system. Students can be explicitly taught skills to help them self-advocate, so they can transition into other schools or to life after school.”


School transitions
Kelley Caston, principal of Wildwood Academy, a special needs school in Oakville, Ontario
“One of the main concerns that parents have is how students will fair transitioning from a special needs school to a ‘regular school.’ In our experience, the majority of students do very well with this change. In order to help with the transition process, the administration and teachers must make themselves available to answer any questions that future schools may have. This often involves a face-to-face meeting with special education resource teachers and families prior to the change. But it may involve ongoing support, if the school requires it.”


Stigmas
Jeff Clayton, communications director at WillowWood School, a school with strong special needs support, in TorontoOntario
“Concerns among parents about special needs schools and programs include social stigmas around learning styles, loss of neighbourhood-school atmosphere, and options for their students’ lives after school ends. The benefits outweigh those concerns for most. The social stigma is socially constructed, the commute and loss of ‘neighbourhood’ are a cost that seems worth the benefits for most families, and a neighbourhood feeling can be built into a school’s programs and atmosphere.”


Missing out
Ian Peterson, business development director of Heritage School, a special needs school in Provo, Utah
“Some parents feel bad or worry that their child is missing out on traditional high school or middle school experiences, such as dances (e.g., prom and homecoming), walking with their graduating class, or team sports and/or clubs.”

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Chisholm Academy   

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
Chisholm Academy, a school in Oakville for students with learning difficulties, offers an average class size of 10 students with a starting tuition cost of $17,750. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$20,936 to $21,996MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed20936ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (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 Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Clinical Depression Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)

Robert Land Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Wellandport, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • Boarding school (125 students)
Robert Land Academy is a private military-themed boarding school (Gr 5-12) helping boys to achieve their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$52,650 to $55,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys52650ADHD (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) Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety

Oakwood Academy (est. 2007)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (50 students)
Oakwood Academy is a special education private school in Mississauga. It offers programs from pre-school to grade 12. Oakwood also offers a unique 6 week summer camp focusing on social skills and emotional development. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$14,500 to $50,000Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed14500ADHD (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) Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)  

  • Middleboro, Massachusetts
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
US $58,227 to US $146,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed58227ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) 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 Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens

Wildwood Academy (est. 2002)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 2 to 8 Coed
  • Day school (60 students)
Wildwood Academy is a special needs private school in Oakville. It offers programs from grades 2 to 8, with an average class size of four to ten students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Physical
$25,200MiddleSchools Day Coed25200ADHD (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) Dyscalculia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

Shoore Academics (est. 1975)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (60 students)
Shoore Centre for Learning is a special-needs private school that offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is six students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$27,500 to $32,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed27500ADHD (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 Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability 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 Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

TEAM School (est. 1981)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Team School offers programs from grades 1 to 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 8 to 12 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$19,055 to $22,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed19055ADHD (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 Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

WillowWood School (est. 1980)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (250 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
$18,100 to $23,500Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed18100ADHD (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

Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence (est. 1989)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (120 students)
Heritage Academy is an Ottawa private school that is designed for students with DYSLEXIA, ADD/ADHD and similar learning exceptionalities. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$14,600 to $16,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed14600ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Clinical Depression Clinical Depression

Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (est. 2001)  

  • Belleville, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • Day school (10 students)
We are a licensed therapeutic boarding school for Gr. 1-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home environments. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$23,600 to $71,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed23600ADHD (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 Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Down syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Suicidal thoughts Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Clinical Depression 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) Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Williams syndrome Williams syndrome Williams syndrome

Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)  

  • Rindge, New Hampshire
  • 3 to 12 Boys
  • Boarding school (25 students)
A friendly, active boarding school for bright boys who have good intentions but who may be too impulsive, intense, or bothersome for other schools and whose intellectual interests may separate them from their peers. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
US $60,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys60000ADHD (moderate to severe) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Asperger's Syndrome Autism

Brighton Launch   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Adult Coed
  • Day school (30 students)
Brighton Launch is program for young adults 18+ with challenges, who are preparing to, or have moved from school to post-school activities. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
$18,500 to $27,500Day Coed18500ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia

Oak Learners (est. 2016)  

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 6 Coed
  • Day school (18 students)
Oak Learners offers a creative learning atmosphere, working with your child’s unique learning style to inspire their strengths and interests. [View profile]
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$3,485 to $17,100Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed3485ADHD (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) Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Magnificent Minds (est. 2011)  

  • North York, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school
Magnificent Minds caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$8,400 to $25,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed8400ADHD (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) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical Multiple physical

Astolot Educational Centre (est. 1997)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$13,800 to $15,800Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed13800ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Multiple sclerosis Cerebral palsy Muscular dystrophy Spina Bifida Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Deafness Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical Asperger's Syndrome

The YMCA Academy (est. 2003)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (80 students)
The YMCA Academy is an alternative high school serving youth with learning disabilities and learning style differences. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$24,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed24500ADHD (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 Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Deafness Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical Autism Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Suicidal thoughts

The Gow School (est. 1926)  

  • South Wales, New York
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (15 students)
  • Boarding school (135 students)
The Gow School is a special needs private school that offers programs for grades seven through 12 in South Wales, New York. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
US $46,000 to US $64,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed46000ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder

College Bourget   

  • Rigaud, Quebec
  • PS to 11 Coed
  • Day school (1450 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school situated between Montreal & Ottawa, that exceeds Quebec curriculum guidelines & ensures our students grow through different spheres: arts, sports, community service & science. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$4,700 to $35,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed4700ADHD (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 Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Multiple sclerosis Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Muscular dystrophy Cerebral palsy Spina Bifida

Calgary Academy & Calgary Collegiate (est. 1981)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (510 students)
Our school has two programs: Academy, for students with learning difficulties who have yet to consistently perform at grade level, and Collegiate, for students at or above grade level and looking for new challenges. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
$12,010 to $18,885Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed12010ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit

The Dunblaine School (est. 1969)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 Coed
  • Day school (40 students)
The Dunblaine School empowers students with learning disabilities to reach their full potential. It offers programs for students from grade one to eight, with an average class size of 5-7 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
$21,800Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed21800Dyslexia (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 Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome

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
not providedMiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed9999999999ADHD (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

Academie Providence (est. 2002)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition: $8,800-10,300. Extracurricular activities: $600-$650. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$8,800 to $10,300Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed8800ADHD (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 Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Deafness Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical Down syndrome

Foothills Academy (est. 1979)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 3 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (289 students)
Foothills Academy is an independent school for students with diagnosed Learning Disabilities in grades 3 - 12. Small class sizes allow the experienced staff to create a positive learning environment. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Physical
$15,300MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed15300ADHD (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) Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Asperger's Syndrome

King's View Academy   

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (30 students)
  • Day school (30 students)
King's View Academy offers students the opportunity to study grades 7 through 12, including Advanced Placement courses, in a self-directed, self-paced, flexibly-scheduled and well-supported academic environment. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$10,500 to $19,125MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed10500ADHD (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 Autism Asperger's Syndrome Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Williams syndrome Williams syndrome Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy Muscular dystrophy Muscular dystrophy Spina Bifida Spina Bifida Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Blindness Deafness Deafness Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical Multiple physical

Alpine Academy (est. 2001)  

  • Erda, Utah
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • Boarding school (70 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
US $120,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Girls120000ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) 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 Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia

Third Academy (est. 1997)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (450 students)
Third Academy is Calgary's school for special needs and gifted education. The school teaches what students need, the way they need it and never loses sight of well-rounded learning. Click to learn more. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$10,000 to $15,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed10000ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Suicidal thoughts Clinical Depression ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse 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 Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Deafness Blindness Blindness Deafness

Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (AB) (est. 2000)  

  • Red Deer Area, Alberta
  • 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
not providedMiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed9999999999ADHD (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 Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety 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)

Arrowsmith School (est. 1980)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (75 students)
Founded on the science of neuroplasticity, Arrowsmith Program provides students with the skills necessary to overcome their learning disabilities and transform their academic, cognitive, emotional and social lives. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
$2,200 to $24,500Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed2200Dyslexia (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) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyscalculia Language Processing Disorder Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Autism Asperger's Syndrome

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

Landmark East School (est. 1979)  

  • Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • 3 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
Landmark East School offers exceptional programming for LD students from grade 3 to 12. The average class size is 5 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Physical
$27,900 to $64,900MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed27900ADHD (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 Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (est. 1973)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (210 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)

Kohai Educational Centre (est. 1976)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 12 Coed
  • Day school (35 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$20,000 to $33,000Day Coed20000Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) 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 Down syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Deafness Deafness Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit ADHD (moderate to severe) Blindness Williams syndrome Williams syndrome Williams syndrome Cerebral palsy

Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé (est. 1956)  

  • Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 Coed
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Boarding school (10 students)
  • Day school (270 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Physical
$3,580 to $28,480MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed3580ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Asperger's Syndrome Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

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 Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Williams syndrome Clinical anxiety

Brighton School (est. 2003)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (65 students)
Brighton School is a special needs private school in Toronto, Ontario for students (grade 1 to 12) with learning challenges. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
$24,225Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed24225Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Autism Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Down syndrome Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Down syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Autism

Centennial Academy (est. 1998)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$18,950MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed18950ADHD (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 Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Troubled behaviour / troubled teens

Académie Vaudrin Academy (est. 2005)  

  • Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
Vaudrin Academy offers innovative and trilingual education based on neuroscience which is unique in the world. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
$5,568 to $11,832Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed5568ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Asperger's Syndrome Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Asperger's Syndrome Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) ADHD (moderate to severe) Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety

Philopateer Christian College (est. 1999)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (350 students)
Philopateer Christian College offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$7,000 to $10,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed7000

North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)  

  • Coconut Creek, Florida
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1296 students)
  • Boarding school (325 students)
North Broward Preparatory School is a K-12 co-educational day and boarding school located in S. Florida located minutes from the beach with IB, AP, and LD classes set on 80 acres with year round hockey. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning disabilities
US $24,200 to US $59,950Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed24200ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder

AVRO Academy (est. 2010)  

  • North York, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school
AVRO Academy is an alternative high school in Toronto for grades 9 to 12. Students earn credits while developing skills that best prepares them for post secondary education. We focus on student strength! [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
$15,175HighSchools Day Coed15175ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) 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 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 Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit

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