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Maritimes special needs schools

Maritimes special needs schools

Find special needs schools in the Maritimes provinces listed below.

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Canada's Maritime Provinces — New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Islands, and Newfoundland — are home to some excellent special needs private schools. These schools foster an environment geared toward dealing with particular special needs including anything from Asperger's syndrome to Down's syndrome.

Here, teachers are trained in any type of disorder or issue that a student might have and thus will understand how to respond to difficulties your child may experience. Each school's admission team completes an identification, placement, and review process through which it determines what a given student's learning expectations are and how the school will ensure that the child meets them. Indeed, enrolling at a special needs school is like being given a roadmap filled with alternate routes at the beginning of a challenging journey.

Benefits of private special needs schools in the Maritimes

Special needs schools in Canada, including the Maritimes provinces, have many benefits. Below, we discuss some of the main ones. To learn more, read our guide.

Individualized Learning

Small class sizes, numerous opportunities for extra help, and an education tailored to each student and their wide spectrum of needs will ensure that your child and his or her classmates are focused on their education. In contrast, at another type of school, your child may simply get lost amidst a more general and large-scale curriculum.

Learning outside of Class

Private special needs schools in the Maritimes have the capacity to offer numerous extracurricular activities and life skills education opportunities. Indeed, these schools do not merely provide you with academic knowledge. They also teach you about how to succeed in the world outside of school.

Affording school tuition

In the Maritimes, faith-based schools (such as Christian and Catholic schools) are typically the least expensive private school options. However, there are other types of special needs private schools that can be affordable. You should inquire about scholarships and bursaries for special needs schools, as well as any support that may be available from organizations within or outside of your community. Many corporations, for example, allocate money to educational causes, so you may wish to do some research in that area.

Why live in the Maritimes?

If you are not from the Maritimes, you want to know why sending your child to a school in one of its four provinces would be a sagacious decision. While New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia all have plenty of things to discover, there are two central benefits to a special needs education in the Maritimes.

First, you will live in the midst of much beauty! Simply put, you could receive an excellent education while surrounded by nature.

Second and even more importantly, the Maritimes has an oceanic climate! In other words, summers will be warm, but not suffocating, while winters will be cool, but not bitter. This climate is particularly valuable to students with special needs who benefit from moderation in any form. In this climate, they will have more time to play outside, stay active, and be social than they would in any other province across Canada.

To learn more about promoting the development of a child with special needs, read our guide.

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List of dedicated Maritimes special needs schools


These are dedicated special needs schools in the Maritimes, 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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  School Name Type Conditions Cost

Landmark East School (est. 1979)  

  • Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • 3 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (45 students)
  • Boarding school (30 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
$27,000 to $58,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed27000ADHD (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)

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

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


These Maritimes 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.

 
  School Name Type Conditions Cost

King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)  

  • Windsor, Nova Scotia
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (215 students)
  • Day school (135 students)
King's-Edgehill School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning disabilities
$18,250 to $57,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed18250ADHD (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)

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