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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Maritimes special needs schools are there?
There is 1 Maritimes special needs school that is an Our Kids trusted member.
What’s the largest school?
Of the Maritimes special needs schools, the largest is Fredericton Montessori Academy with 115 students in Grades PS to 10.
Are Maritimes special needs schools good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Maritimes special needs schools on this page.
Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Maritimes special needs schools?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.