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Find a list of Vancouver special needs schools and programs

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Below, we list special needs schools and programs in Vancouver, BC. This includes schools in downtown Vancouver, the West End, Yaletown, and Gastown. It also includes schools in greater Vancouver regions, such as DeltaSurreyRichmondLangleyMaple RidgeWhite Rock, and the Tri-Cities. Find a special needs school in Vancouver near you.

To view a list of special needs schools throughout Canada, and learn about special education in Canada, read our guide.
 

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List of dedicate Vancouver special needs schools


These are dedicated special needs schools in Vancouver, where 100% of the students have special needs. They provide full-time special needs support for all students in the school, through accommodations, modifications, and remediations.

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    Fraser Academy (est. 1982)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (250 students)
    Fraser Academy is a leader in the empowerment and education of Grade 1-12 students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Based in Vancouver, we are a fully accredited, independent day school. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Learning disabilities
    $26,250 to $31,250Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit

    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (est. 1973)  

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (200 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
    $22,950 to $23,950Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999ADHD (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)

    List of other (non-dedicated) Vancouver schools with special needs support


    These Vancouver schools offer special needs support to a segment of students through a wide range of placements. Environments offered may include dedicated, integrated, and withdrawal special needs classes, as well as regular classes with resource support and in-class adaptations.

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    Pear Tree Elementary (est. 2015)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • K to 7 Coed
    • Day school (45 students)
    Small and intimate by design, progressive by choice, and innovative by necessity, Pear Tree Elementary is redefining what it is to teach and learn in the modern world. [View profile]
    • Indirect support
    $15,500 to $18,600Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day15500

    Madrona School Society (est. 1993)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • K to 10 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    Madrona School Society is a gifted school in Vancouver. It offers programs for kindergarten to grade nine with an average class size of six to 14 students. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Behavioral and Emotional
    • Physical
    • Indirect support
    • Resource assistance
    • Withdrawal assistance
    • Partial integration
    $20,000 to $23,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day20000ADHD (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)
    Dyscalculia
    Dyscalculia
    Dyscalculia
    Dysgraphia
    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
    Autism
    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
    Suicidal thoughts
    Suicidal thoughts
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

    Cousteau, The French International School of Vancouver (est. 1997)  

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • PS to 9 Coed
    • Day school (182 students)
    Cousteau school is a unique French language school in BC, #1 in the last Fraser Institute ranking. We provide academic excellence from Preschool to Grade 9. Class sizes can be as small as 13 students. [View profile]
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Behavioral and Emotional
    • Physical
    • Resource assistance
    • Withdrawal assistance
    • Dedicated class
    $10,700 to $13,700Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10700Dyslexia (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
    Down syndrome
    Intellectual disability
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    Clinical Depression
    Suicidal thoughts
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)

    Avante School (est. 2009)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 2 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Avante School provides a custom tailored learning experience for accelerated success and much less stress. [View profile]
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Behavioral and Emotional
    • Physical
    • Indirect support
    • Resource assistance
    • Withdrawal assistance
    $6,500 to $13,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day6500ADHD (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
    Dysgraphia
    Dyscalculia
    Dysgraphia
    Dysgraphia
    Language Processing Disorder
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Language Processing Disorder
    Language Processing Disorder
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Intellectual disability
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Autism
    Intellectual disability
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Autism
    Autism
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Intellectual disability
    Clinical Depression
    Clinical Depression
    Suicidal thoughts
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Suicidal thoughts
    Suicidal thoughts
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Clinical Depression
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Deafness
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    Blindness
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    Blindness
    Deafness
    Cystic Fibrosis

    York House School (est. 1932)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Girls
    • Day school (656 students)
    York House School provides an exceptional education for girls from JK to Gr. 12. We instill in each girl the belief and confidence that girls can do anything! [View profile]
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Behavioral and Emotional
    • Physical
    • Indirect support
    • Resource assistance
    • Partial integration
    $20,600 to $21,400Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day20600ADHD (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
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Clinical Depression
    Suicidal thoughts
    Clinical Depression
    Suicidal thoughts
    Clinical Depression
    Suicidal thoughts
    Blindness
    Blindness
    Deafness
    Deafness
    Multiple physical
    Multiple physical
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis

    Brockton School (est. 2004)  

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Brockton School is an independent, co-ed, non-denominational, IB World School. Brockton hosts an Early Learning Years program, a Junior School, and a Senior School, with students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12. [View profile]
    • Learning disabilities
    • Developmental
    • Physical
    • Resource assistance
    • Withdrawal assistance
    $16,400 to $23,700Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day16400Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    ADHD (moderate to severe)
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Blindness
    Deafness
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    Dyscalculia
    Dyscalculia
    Dysgraphia
    Dysgraphia
    Language Processing Disorder
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Multiple physical