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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.

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Wednesday July 31, 2013

By Sandy Naiman  (NC)—For most kids, the prospect of “going back to school” triggers excitement, nervousness and angst, but for a small subset of adolescent boys, traditional schools don't work. Some have ADHD, ADD or ODD. Others struggle with diabetes or morbid obesity. Still, others flirt with substance abuse or the law.

Each boy's issues are unique, but solutions are never easy, according to Tina Ward who sent her son Maxwell to the Robert Land Academy (RLA) two years ago. “He has Type 1 Diabetes and wasn't controlling himself properly.”

“No parent ever feels happy about sending their child away, especially when he doesn't really feel he deserves it,” she adds.

Along with Max's consistently high blood sugar, “my marks were poor and I couldn't talk to my family,” he says. Everything began changing when he arrived at RLA, Canada's only military-style school near Welland, Ontario.

“In a matter of days, I started feeling healthier and better about myself. By showing me what's important, by giving me balanced meals every day, by the exercise we had to do, the Academy helped me a lot,” Max says.

RLA students “typify a particular temperament,” says founder and headmaster G. Scott Bowman (Maj. ret.), describing them as dominant, stubborn, intuitively bright, often lazy, with powerful and extreme personalities.

“They're gregarious, effusive and adventurous in spirit,” he says. Often at odds with conventional authority, they don't like change unless they author it. Yet, “as adolescents, they're typically manipulative and can be overtly oppositional or passive aggressive.”

Genuinely empathetic with his recruits, Bowman started his school in 1978 because he has the same temperament, but no such school existed for him, he explains. RLA was established for future generations of struggling, misunderstood boys, like himself, Max Ward and hundreds of others.

“Intellectual curiosity is a constant in these boys,” Bowman adds. “It causes teachers and parents grief.”

Ward's mother credits RLA's regimentation for the “marked change in her son's health.” He eats meals at exact times, counts carbs and engages in physical activities, “all great for diabetics,” she says. “He's more athletic, more sports-minded. His marks have improved, too.”

Now his odds of managing his health and diabetes are better than ever because he is physically fit and eats well.

“Max is accountable for himself. What else can you do as a parent? You can't be there 24 hours a day.”

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Monday June 17, 2013
Cadets from Robert Land Academy were on hand to greet Richard Dreyfuss as he arrived for the 2013 Pathstone Foundation Hope Award Gala held at Club Italia in Niagara Falls on June 14th. The actor, best know for starring in a number of film, theatre and movie roles such as American Graffiti, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, What About Bob and Mr. Holland's Opus was the guest of honour at the gala speaking about his career in acting and his life long struggle with mental illness. The Cadets were thrilled to receive a movie poster signed by Mr. Dreyfuss.
Robert Land Academy is a private military style boarding school for boys in grades 6 through 12.  It is located in Wellandport, Ontario, Canada.