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Wednesday October 23, 2013

The financial investment in a private school education is significant.  However, there may be tax effective solutions that help reduce the actual cost.  This article outlines some opptions that may provide the answer to that important question...

Are tuition payments to Robert Land Academy tax deductible?

If your son is under the age of 16 or is diagnosed with a disability (ADD, ADHD, ODD, Learning Disabled, or some other disability), you may qualify for tax relief for tuition payments paid to Robert Land Academy under Canada’s:

Medical Expense Tax Credit Disability Tax Credit Child Care Expense Deduction, or Through the creation of a Health Care Spending Account / Health & Welfare Trust (for business owners)

For further information on these topics, watch our pre-recorded information webinar hosted by financial planner Peter Merrick, President of Merrick Wealth.  In this webinar we provide insight around affording tuition at a private school and what the "real cost" is in terms of before-tax earnings.  Peter provides important information information about Canadian Tax Law and explains the Child Care Expense Deduction, Medical Expense Tax Credits, Health and Welfare Trusts, Health Care Spending Accounts, Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP), Ontarion Disability Special Payments (ODSP), and Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP).  

We have provided a link to the webinar slides that you can download and print, as well as a link to watch the webinar which was recored on October 28, 2013.

Download Webinar Slides

Watch the Webinar (42 min)

FURTHER INFORMATION, including links to relevant Canadian Revenue Agency Interpretation Bulletins.

CONTACT ROBERT LAND ACADEMY for further information about our program, to attend a parent information session, or to schedule an enrolment interview.  Call 905-386-6203 or Contact RLA

Wednesday October 16, 2013

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David Onley congratulated students from Robert Land Academy for their hard work and dedication, and encouraged them to incorporate the Academy's values into their daily lives and to aspire to their fullest potential. Located in Wellandport, Ontario, Robert Land Academy is Canada's only private military school for boys in grades 6 through 12.

Students and faculty of Robert Land Academy pushed themselves to the limit during the Academy's annual three day exercise which took place October 8 through 10, 2013. The Academy was joined by cadets from Massanutten Military Academy located in Woodstock, Virginia. Starting their journey at Beamsville, Ontario, teams of cadets and faculty walked across the Niagara Region - arriving at their final destination, Brock's Monument at Queenston Heights. In total, the groups covered approximately 90 kilometres in three days, and included an overnight stay at historic Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Robert Land Academy and the completion of the Academy's 35th Fall Exercise. This annual tradition culminates at historic Queenston Heights.  Those newest members who joined the Academy in September and who have successfully completed their training are promoted from the rank of Recruit to Cadet at a ceremony which takes place just footsteps from Brock's Monument. His Honour, David Onley, the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and representative of Her Majesty the Queen, formally presented each student who was promoted to the rank of Cadet with the symbol of their new rank - the blue beret of Robert Land Academy with the Academy's hat badge affixed.

Robert Land Academy's Founder and Headmaster, Lieutenant Colonel Scott Bowman, thanked the Lieutenant Governor for his attendance and presented him with a framed portrait of the Academy's Colour.  

Wednesday September 25, 2013

Cadets from Robert Land Academy had a strong showing at the first cross country meet of the school year, held at Burgoyne Woods in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Five Cadets competed at the Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School "Bulldog" Invitational Cross Country Meet held on September 24, 2013. A total of 102 runners participated in the 6 km cross country race, with runners from the Robert Land Academy placing 20th, 36th, 37th, 48th and 73rd. "This is a great result for a first race", said Major Colin Doig, the Academy's Deputy Headmaster. Congratulations to all runners!

Robert Land Academy is a private military boarding school for boys in grades 6 through 12, located in Wellandport, Ontario Canada.  For further information visit www.RobertLandAcademy.com 

Wednesday September 11, 2013

Students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Robert Land Academy.  On September 11, 1978 Robert Land Academy first opened its doors to students.  Twenty-eight students attended the Academy in its inaugural year.  Today, approximately 125 students attend throughout the school year (September to June). 

Robert Land Academy is a not-for-profit private military style international boarding school for boys.  Students from all over the world attend, including Canada, United States, Mexico, Europe, the Far East, the Middle East and beyond.  The Academy has a solid reputation for helping boys who struggle in traditional public and private school settings to realize their potential academically, physically and emotionally.  An overwhelming majority of students at Robert Land Academy experience a dramatic increase in their academic performance within their first year of attendance, and traditionally, 100% of the Academy's graduates who apply to university or college are accepted into their program of choice.

The Academy plans to recognize its 35th year in operation with several other scheduled events throughout the year including The Scarlet Parade Gala Dinner & Auction held each year in May, the Annual Inspection (open house) also held in May, as well as other functions which will include the students and alumni.

For further information Contact Robert Land Academy