Size and Location
Enrolment is approximately 125 boys in residence. Applications are received from across Canada, the United States, Europe and elsewhere around the globe. The Academy is located in a country setting on 168 acres in the heart of the historic Niagara Peninsula, 60 minutes southwest of Toronto, Ontario and 45 minutes north of the U.S./Canada Border.
Boys are challenged with a wide array of adventure activities including scuba diving, parachute training, rock climbing and canoeing. Club activities include archery, music, model airplanes and photography.
The Academy offers classes from grade 6 through to Grade 12. Our caring and dedicated faculty and staff are employed to provide all aspects of cadet training on a 24 hour basis. Consistent personal attention, mandatory study halls, regular tutorials and weekend academic programming all converge to provide a highly motivational learning environment.
Boys live in barracks-style dorms. On a typical day, boys rise at 6:00 am and lights out is at 9:45 pm. Classes are held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Each boy is required to participate in extracurricular activities, designed to develop physical strength, leadership, and a sense of self-worth. Boys return home approximately once a month for a four day weekend and may apply for additional leaves if their effort warrants extra privileges.
The Typical Applicant
Boys are admitted to Robert Land Academy based upon their potential rather than their past. The majority of the boys admitted have experienced some level of difficulties related to attitude, concentration, focus, respect for authority or respect for themselves. A significant portion of the boys have been described as being ADD, ADHD, ODD, or LD.
Robert Land Academy is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The Academy offers courses leading to the granting of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. This diploma is issued by the government and is recognized world wide.
The sports programme teaches the value of fitness, endurance, teamwork, self-discipline and the pursuit of excellence. Varsity sports teams compete with other area secondary schools.
Robert Land Academy sponsors a Royal Canadian (Army) Cadet Corps (RCACC #2968).