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Private schools with life skills programs

Life skills programs for teenagers and young adults

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?

Adult life skills programs

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.

  • Preparing for leaving school
  • Moving on to post-school activities
  • Seeking out practical training
  • Finding employment
  • Excelling at work
  • Independent living
  • Supported living
  • Participating in the community
  • Social skills
  • Living and eating healthy
  • Building and developing healthy relationships
  • Pursuing and developing hobbies and passions

What adult skills programs look like

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.

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Nancy Campbell Academy (est. 1994)  

  • Stratford, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
Stratford, Ontario, Private Secondary School dedicated to inspiring students to achieve their individual potential through academic excellence while fostering a spirit of service to society. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$13,750 to $34,325


HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 13750

Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E. (est. 1993)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (360 students)
Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E. is a private school for intellectually gifted students in Richmond Hill, Ontario, from grades 1 to 12. Tuition is $13,500. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Traditional
$14,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 14000

The Bishop Strachan School (est. 1867)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (825 students)
  • Boarding school (75 students)
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
  • Progressive
$32,860 to $62,250

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 32860

Elmwood School (est. 1915)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Girls
  • Day school (370 students)
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
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$13,960 to $26,960


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 13960

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (175 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $18,000

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (est. 2001)  

  • Belleville, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (10 students)
  • Boarding school (20 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]
  • Progressive
$24,500 to $75,900

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Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 24500

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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
$18,500 to $24,000

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Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18500

Maranatha Christian Academy (est. 1996)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • Day school (50 students)
Maranatha Christian Academy is a private Christian School located in Brampton. MCA utilizes the ACE curriculum that focuses on individualized instruction. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$5,500 to $6,500

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5500

Edge School (est. 1999)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 4 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
At Edge School, your child succeeds through integrated athletics, academics, and character-building programs. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$17,220 to $18,270


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 17220

The Abelard School (est. 1997)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (50 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
$20,000 to $25,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 20000

OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology (est. 2013)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (25 students)
  • Homestay school (15 students)
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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Progressive
$12,000 to $14,000

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HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 12000

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
$16,000 to $18,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16000

Magnificent Minds (est. 2011)  

  • North York, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (30 students)
Magnificent Minds Inc. caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$19,000 to $25,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 19000

Fulford Academy (est. 2002)  

  • Brockville, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
Fulford Academy is a day/boarding school in Brockville, Ontario, offering programs for grade 6-12. The average student/teacher ratio is 7:1, and STEM + Arts is the core of our Academic Programming. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$14,120 to $58,915


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 14120

Beacon of Light (est. 2017)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 Coed
  • Day school (11 students)
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]
  • Traditional
$7,000 to $9,000


Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7000

Mulgrave School (est. 1993)  

  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1000 students)
Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$19,980 to $24,820


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19980

Rosthern Junior College (est. 1905)  

  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (38 students)
  • Day school (29 students)
  • Homestay school (3 students)
RJC is a grades 10-12 private, boarding school accredited by the SK Ministry of Education. RJC’s International Student Program focuses on English language immersion, educational excellence, and cultural experience. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Progressive
$7,500 to $26,000

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Boarding Day Homestay Coed 7500

Howlett Academy (est. 2001)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • Day school (128 students)
Howlett Academy is a private, co-educational school for JK to Grade 8. Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, Creativity and Energy are our core values. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Traditional
$14,000 to $18,000

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 14000

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
$20,000 to $33,000


Day Coed 20000

Brighton Launch   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Adult Coed
  • Day school (30 students)
Brighton Launch reimagines post-secondary education for young adults with intellectual challenges. Using a tailored skills curriculum, supported work placements and more, we prepare students for lives of success. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$18,500 to $27,500


Day Coed 18500

St. Clement's School (est. 1901)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Girls
  • Day school (460 students)
St. Clement's School develops outstanding women who are intellectually curious, courageous, and compassionate. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
$30,750


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 30750

Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (est. 1905)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 Girls
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$4,950 to $15,400


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 4950

B.E.N. School-House (est. 2005)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (35 students)
B.E.N. offers an engaging, caring learning community.Focus is on qualities and skills alongside Ontario Curriculum. Small class sizes, daily outdoor activities, art classes and workshop. Parenting workshops are offered. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$7,350 to $11,900

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7350

Hamilton District Christian High (est. 1956)  

  • Ancaster, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (425 students)
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]
  • Progressive
$12,510 to $16,800


HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 12510

Ontario Virtual School (est. 2010)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (3000 students)
  • eSchool school (3000 students)
Ontario Virtual School is an Ontario Government approved credit-granting institution offering high school level courses for Grades 9-12 in an interactive online format. Students can start anytime with 24/7 access. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$399 to $499 /course

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HighSchools Day eSchool Coed 399

Oak Learners (est. 2016)  

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 6 Coed
  • Day school (12 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
$3,600 to $18,900

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Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 3600

Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)  

  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (98 students)
  • Day school (22 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
US $60,000 to US $160,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 60000

Xyna International School (est. 2010)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 Coed/Girls
  • Homestay school (10 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
Xyna International School offers programs from Gr 9 - 12 in Brampton(Co-ed) and 6-12 in Woodbridge(Girls only). At Xyna students have many opportunities to develop teamwork, communication and leadership skills. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$7,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Day Coed Girls 7000

Astolot Educational Centre (est. 1997)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
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
$14,800 to $16,300

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Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed 14800

Princeton Academy of Canada (est. 2000)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Homestay school (50 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
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]
  • Traditional
$10,000 to $18,800


HighSchools Boarding Homestay Day Coed 10000

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