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Elevate Learning Centre

Grades Gr. 1 TO Gr. 8 — Burlington, ON (MAP)

Elevate Learning Centre:

Pages in this report:

  • Grades
    Gr. 1 — Gr. 8
  • Gender
  • Class Size
  • Tuition
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    25 day students
  • Curriculum
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School address

  • 560 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 3M4 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see Elevate Learning Centre

Elevate Learning Centre provides an opportunity for students with unique needs to thrive in a supportive environment. With programming designed specifically for diverse learners, students receive small group instruction, daily social and emotional learning, and structured literacy. Elevate believes all students can thrive when supported in the right way. Its programming focuses on literacy, numeracy, executive functioning, and socio-emotional skills, enabling students to learn strategies to self-regulate independently. A high educator-to-student ratio means students receive the support they need to thrive and build their academic and social confidence.

School's Perspective

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How Elevate Learning Centre sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Elevate is a micro-school for diverse learning needs. At Elevate, we believe that all students can thrive and succeed when they are supported in the right way. Our learning program is designed for the unique needs of students with learning disabilities, ADHD, Type 1 ASD, and other exceptionalities to build student self-esteem and create motivation for learning. Our students work in small groups with one educator providing direct instruction based on student needs."

  • Designed specifically for diverse learners
  • Direct instruction
  • Structured literacy
  • Low student to staff ratio
  • Daily social emotional learning

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"At Elevate Learning Centre, we believe that ALL students can thrive and succeed when they are supported in the right way. Our program was created to specifically support students with diverse learning needs. We assess all students before they join us to identify their unique strengths and areas for growth. We use intense remediation and direct instruction in literacy and numeracy to solidify foundational skills with the goal of transitioning students back to their home school."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Time and again our families emphasize our care and our expertise. They love that students are in small groups or working 1:1 for dedicated, tailored support. They report that students who hated reading are now reading chapter books. Students that were reluctant to go to school are excited each day. Our parents also appreciate our consistent communication about what strategies we're using, and how they can continue at home."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"We believe learning happens inside and outside of the classroom. We offer frequent trips into the community, enough that they can seem commonplace. This includes trips to the library, to our local food bank to volunteer, weekly swim time, and in and around the city to support student learning. These trips are fun, but they are also a valuable opportunity for students to learn more about their community and get involved."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"We believe that open and reciprocal communication is the key to student success. We welcome parent and student feedback as it is a crucial component to student progress and achievement. You may be surprised to see students jumping on our little trampoline or sitting quietly on the couch with headphones on. We encourage our students to voice their needs, and we listen. If they need time, we will give them time."

School Facilities

Photo-tour of facilities



Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Elevate Learning Centre

Video reviews of Elevate Learning Centre

Parent, Nicole Fortunaso (2023)

Gr. 3 (current) — Watch our parent interview with Nicole Fortunaso to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Elevate Learning Centre.

Written reviews of Elevate Learning Centre


Parent, Dana Cooke (2023)

Gr. 4 (current) — To put it simply, my son loves going to school each day. In the past, he has been frustrated and oft...


Parent, Stacey Bourbonnais (2023)

Gr. 6 (current) — If I ask my son, he says he likes how the school goes to the food bank or goes swimming. He enjoys t...


Parent, Najwa Colangelo (2023)

Gr. 4 (current) — My child's experience at Elevate Learning Centre has been truly transformative. She has found a nurt...
See all written reviews (4 total)

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Julie Armstrong, Principal
OCT, 27 years as a Learning Resource Teacher, Special Education training for Learning Disabilities, Behaviour, and Gifted students.

Welcome to Elevate Learning Centre! Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about our community. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to support our students on their learning journey. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you think Elevate would be a good fit for your child, we would be happy to have you with us.

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