How we see Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
How Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning sees itself
"Applewood Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions. We are experienced in special education, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and child/adolescent management. We maintain academic and residential placements by establishing therapeutic relationships; applying cognitive-behavioural management; implementing individualized learning programs; and utilizing continuous clinical and academic support. Academic: Sept-Jun; Summer: Jul-Aug."
"Applewood Academy stands alone among schools, beginning with our clinical orientation. While other schools have special education departments, Applewood starts with a clinical program used to shape personalized educational and residential programming. This results in more comprehensive clinical plans for each student and a much greater likelihood of success in delivering individualized care and personal growth. Applewood elementary and secondary grades follow the Ontario curriculum."
"Families choose Applewood Academy because of the close relationships we establish with the family and the student. We approach education from a clinical perspective, which means that we can quickly understand and respond to the different challenges of each student. We “get” each and every unique situation. Families quickly gain confidence that we can craft and implement a plan—from accommodation, to education, to social/recreational activities—that is going to work. And it does."
"What families find surprising about Applewood Academy is the quality of care. Our materials speak to the level of care that we provide, but experiencing our care first hand is typically a revelation for families. Care for Applewood students doesn’t end after the academic day is done, nor Friday afternoon. From individualized learning plans, to the most suitable accommodation option, to after-school activities that are both fun and build towards a normalized life; care is what we are all about."
"We can’t overstate the significance of Applewood Academy’s clinical orientation. Many of our families arrive overloaded with diagnoses and reports, whether academic, behavioural or medical. Our ability to make sense of all this information and to map out a clinical program that pulls in the education component is without parallel. Our follow-through with families is just as good. Applewood is never closed during the school year; we are always here to communicate and optimize."
"• Therapeutically-driven orientation across boarding, education, and community planning.
• Targeted, prioritized, individualized support.
• A comprehensive team joining the family in wrapping the student in 24-hour per day, 7-day per week care throughout the school year.
• 1:5 staff to student ratio.
• Local, national, and international therapeutic opportunities.
• Supportive boarding experience starting at age 8.
• Safe, calm, small rural city environment."
How people from the school’s community see Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Mr. Terry Stevenson, Director
MA (Clinical Psych)
Every stage of life brings exciting challenges as well as problematic obstacles. At Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning, we offer students a confidential and safe classroom to learn the necessary skills to manage.
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning began building its team of educational and mental health professionals in 2001. Students and families are offered a dedicated staff with specialized experience in Special Education, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychometry and Social Work.
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning is a privately operated school, licensed by the Ministry of Education, to provide educational programming for students from kindergarten to grade 8, who have exceptional treatment and behavioural needs.
At Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning, our primary goal is to provide children with opportunities for academic success and thereby create a positive attitude toward an environment that is often avoided, due to their previous negative experiences.
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning’s mission is to maintain the child’s academic placement through the development of therapeutic relationships, the application of behavioral management techniques, the implementation of individualized learning programs and continuous clinical and academic support.
Applewood Academy’s vision is that children with specialized treatment needs will have access to high quality, compassionate and therapeutic educational programming that allows for the simultaneous delivery of educational and therapeutic interventions.
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning has set its’ goals:
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