Reports on special needs schools in British Columbia (BC)

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List of dedicated British Columbia special needs schools


These are dedicated special needs schools in BC, 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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Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres


Langley, British Columbia
Glover/Logan
 
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"Whytecliff is a safe, empathetic & supportive place for teens with a diverse range of learning needs / personal challenges. Our positive community & high-growth environment pulls each child up to be their very best!

  1. Safe, empathetic, supportive community for students with a diverse range of learning needs
  2. Low student-to-educator ratio of less than 5:1 lets us really get to know you
  3. Each child gets a personalized program tailored to their unique gifts, strengths, and talents
  4. Dual-accredited as both an independent school and a Positive Youth Development program

—From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $9,090 to $21,250
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
 
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Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres 9090 HighSchools Day Day Coed ADHD (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) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Asperger's Syndrome Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Drug and alcohol abuse Suicidal thoughts Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Intellectual disability Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Williams syndrome

List of British Columbia schools with special needs support


These BC 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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"We identify experiences that enhance learning, empowering individuals while fostering a community of collaborative contributors. This is achieved through interdisciplinary projects that are seamlessly integrated." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,000 to $16,000
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
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Westmont Montessori School 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Day Coed ADHD (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) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Dysgraphia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Williams syndrome Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Williams syndrome Intellectual disability Down syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Williams syndrome Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Intellectual disability Drug and alcohol abuse Suicidal thoughts Clinical anxiety Clinical Depression Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Suicidal thoughts Clinical anxiety Clinical Depression Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy Muscular dystrophy Muscular dystrophy Spina Bifida Spina Bifida Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis
Victoria, British Columbia
 
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"Brookes Westshore is an IB World School on Vancouver Island, BC, offering small class sizes, engaging teachers and a caring community to boarding and day students from grades 4 to 12." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $10,290 to $62,000
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
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Brookes Westshore 10290 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Autism Asperger's Syndrome Autism Asperger's Syndrome Suicidal thoughts Clinical anxiety Clinical Depression Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
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"HongDe Elementary School, a BC Ministry of Education certified Not-For-Profit Kindergarten – Grade 5 Independent School, presents an immersive Mandarin / English bilingual program and vibrant Fine Arts curriculum." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 5 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $16,800 to $19,800
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
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HongDe Elementary School 16800 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Autism Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Down syndrome Williams syndrome Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Drug and alcohol abuse Suicidal thoughts Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Multiple sclerosis Cerebral palsy Muscular dystrophy Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Spina Bifida Deafness Blindness Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical
North Vancouver, British Columbia
W 22nd/Phillip
 
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"As a Reggio Inspired School in North Vancouver, Sunflower engages daily in rigorous reflective practice - collaboratively designing curriculum and environment around the emerging interests and curiosities of the children" —From the school

  • Gr. PS (Coed)
  • Reggio Emilia approach
  • $2,400 to $5,500
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
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Sunflower Early Learning Society 2400 Preschool Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (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 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 Down syndrome Intellectual disability Williams syndrome Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Williams syndrome Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Suicidal thoughts Troubled behaviour / troubled teens 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

BC's biggest cities, Victoria and Vancouver, offer a plethora of support systems for sending your child with special needs to one of the best independent or private schools. Other cities, including Kelowna, Surrey, BurnabyRichmond, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, do as well.

For example, private and independent schools in BC receive provincial grants for students with special needs if they meet the following criteria:

  1. The special needs school provides the student with services that are above and beyond an ordinary program.
  2. The school's program is plainly recognizable as special education.
  3. The school spends extra money on the special needs program.

Other private school financial aid options in British Columbia include the following:

Why choose a British Columbia special needs school?

BC special education specifically geared toward students who have any type of physical disability, behavioural disorder, mental disability or communicative disorder, such as dyslexia, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or ADD (attention deficit disorder), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), or Asperger's syndrome (AS).

A school that specializes in students with special needs will best understand your child's challenges and complexities and, thus, what will foster his or her success. Their staff members are professionally trained in dealing with all kinds of special needs. Moreover, many special needs independent or private schools have more funding than public schools and can therefore offer small and supportive class environments. While British Columbia's public schools must legally have special needs programs, they don't necessarily have access to the vast resources of an independent or private special needs school.

Unique benefits of special needs schools in BC

A three-way partnership

At special needs schools in BC, learning is a partnership between education's three primary stakeholders: students, their parents, and teachers. Indeed, parents and teachers can communicate to identify a student's strengths and weaknesses. Private school encourages a constructive dialogue between the school and the family to ensure the student is getting the best support he or she needs.

Resources, resources, resources

Because private or independent special needs schools typically have plenty of resources, they can significantly enrich your child's education. Extracurricular activities and help outside the class are common in British Columbia's private and independent schools. These resources are especially important for students with special needs, as they provide extra academic and social support to ensure that children are not left behind.

Small class sizes

Simply put, small class sizes are vital for special needs children, as they allow instructors to closely monitor every child. They also promote a comfortable and inclusive class atmosphere in which all students can participate and ask questions. In short, small class sizes keep students on task.

Meet with British Columbia's top ranked private schools and the best boarding schools across Canada, including boarding special needs schools, at the Vancouver Private School Expo in November. This one-day event is a must for any parent or student considering an alternative education.


Frequently Asked Questions

How many Reports on special needs schools in British Columbia (BC) are there?
There are 5 Reports on special needs schools in British Columbia (BC) that are Our Kids trusted members.

How much is tuition at Reports on special needs schools in British Columbia (BC)?
Tuition fees for Reports on special needs schools in British Columbia (BC) range from $2,400 to $62,000 per year with an average tuition of $18,494 per year.

What’s the largest school?
Of the Reports on special needs schools in British Columbia (BC), the largest is Brookes Westshore with 300 students in Grades 4 to 12.

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We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Reports on special needs schools in British Columbia (BC) on this page.

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