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Academic Program Overview


Robert Land Academy is a school for troubled youth located near Toronto, Ontario.  We offer a structured learning and living environment which focuses on the needs of boys with behavioural issues that may not be achieving success in the traditional school system.


At Robert Land Academy, the academic program is combined with high levels of physical activity, authentic leadership, coaching, and supervision.  Our program has shown itself to have significant success in dealing with troubled boys who are not working to their full potential or who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and other Learning Disabilities (LD).

With a focus on the development of mind, body, and character, our school addresses the needs of the boy as a whole in order that he can actualize his potential through gaining mastery over himself.  Robert Land Academy utilizes a military model to reinforce the importance of structure, discipline, accountability, and self-determination for these troubled youths.  The demanding intellectual and physical challenges are accompanied by training support and encouragement to assist each student in developing self-confidence and self-worth through genuine achievement.

The highly structured environment at Robert Land Academy is intended to support and encourage boys to reach their potential.  Responsibility and accountability are stressed as a means of producing the realization that each action has consequences.

An overwhelming majority of our students experience a dramatic improvement in their academic performance and success within the first semester of enrolment.  Over the past decade, 100 per cent of the graduates who applied to the college or university were accepted.

Robert Land Academy military school is organized into three divisions - or companies - each corresponding to Junior (Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8), Intermediate (Grades 9 & 10) and Senior (Grades 11 & 12) Divisions.  Each company is structured around specific developmental priorities relative to age and grade level.  Whereas each company has a particular focus, the program as a whole is united by a common philosophy and method; academic and athletic success requires coaching to ensure a continuum between effort and achievement.


Robert Land Academy has achieved some amazing results over the years and is seen as a leading school for troubled youth.

"Two Niagara high schools have been graded among the best in the province by the Fraser Institute's Report Card on Ontario' Secondary Schools. The Robert Land Academy in West Lincoln is the region's No. 1 school, coming 18th out of 568 schools...Robert Land Academy scored 9.7 out of a possible 10 points;..."

The St. Catharines Standard - April 18, 2001

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Learn more about our individual programs at our school for troubled youth:

> Junior Company - Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

> Intermediate Company - Grades 9 & 10

> Senior Company - Grades 11 & 12