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If the unique needs of your son are not being met by mainstream educational and therapeutic methods, consider a proven alternative that will get him back on track. Robert Land Academy – a high school military school that provides a structured, engaging and distraction-free community that engenders positive attitude, pride, health and academic achievement in ADHD characteristic boys that are otherwise being “left out” and “left behind”. Our program for boys in grades 11 & 12 focuses on successfully placing each student in a university or college program of their choice. Academic counselling provides knowledge of choices and options within a motivating, goal-oriented environment.  Credit courses offered are delivered in compliance with the Ontario Ministry of Education requirements.  Robert Land Academy is an inspected private school and is in receipt of the Ministry Board School Identification Number (BSID).  The Academy is authorized by the Ministry to grant credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  The Academy has been in operation since 1978 and is a registered not-for-profit corporation. Contact us today to learn more about our program.

The Mainstream Educational System Works With Most Boys But Fails With Some By Merit of Their Temperament.

If your son has been assessed with ADHD, or has ADHD characteristics, you are probably well aware that his underlying nature is bright, inquisitive and eager to achieve. ADHD just seems to deny him the focus to achieve, yet he seems to be able to focus on “distractions” – which in the end only frustrates him further. If only he could focus on the right things!

Does this sound like your son?

  • He is unable to engage in the right priorities.

  • He has not lived up to his potential and is faced with limited academic options.

  • He wants to be successful, wants to go to university or college, and knows he needs to change to get there.

  • He thinks he can do it, he just needs the motivation to know that he can.

  • The mainstream system has not been able to motivate him.

  • He is a victim.  It is hard for him.  He is shoved aside and not understood.

  • He is energetic, inquiring, testing authority and limits. (These are positive traits if properly directed.)

The impact on you and your family is immense. Your son's special temperament is the hardest type to parent. Mainstream school systems do not support you or your son, and places undue burdens on you, making the job even harder. It may be impossible for you to balance the demands of work, family, and daily routine. You know your son can succeed, he just needs to change to make it happen. You know that deep down inside your son wants to change in order to succeed in school and in life. You can both agree on at least one thing: get into university or college and have a decent future. You can also likely agree on one more thing: that to do this he needs to be in a new, challenging, and motivating environment, away from the distractions and friends that are diverting him right now.

The Solution

Robert Land Academy is the solution that uses a proven model and has proven results.

Student from RLA on rock climbing wall

Enrol at Robert Land Academy to give your son the motivating environment, free of distractions, that can turn him around to achieve the academic success he needs to enter university or college. Robert Land Academy provides an all-encompassing program that works for the unique needs of your son, and adapts him to succeed, not fail.

Over the past 40 years Robert Land Academy has been successfully proving that ADHD characteristics can be turned around – leveraging the underlying tendencies for success. If ongoing ADHD treatments of accommodation and prescribed drugs are proving to be ineffective, consider an alternative. Robert Land Academy provides a structured environment that is free of distractions and where ADHD tendencies can be harnessed to your son’s advantage. Positive attitude, pride, health, and academic achievement can be his.

Students from RLA celebrating graduation

At Robert Land Academy, foundational courses target core areas of literacy and numeracy. Through the identification of actual grade level performance, diagnostic testing, and specific individualized programs, boys can master the academic requirements required for the successful completion of their courses of study.

A boys’ high school military school situated on 168 acres in the rural Niagara Region, Robert Land Academy utilizes a military theme to provide a positively structured environment for academics, fitness, and social responsibilities. No other school or program offers this level of structure, clarity, and consistency. Expectations are clearly set in this environment.

The Results

  • Improved Grades – small classes and personal attention. The vast majority of students realize a dramatic improvement in their first semester of enrollment, and typically 100% of graduating students that apply are accepted to university or college.
  • Improved Health – whole foods diet, exercise, and sleep
  • Improved Attitude – engaged, happy and the feeling of being included

Robert Land Academy is Unique

In addition to addressing boys' academic challenges, Robert Land Academy provides a structured learning and living environment which focuses on:

  • Social Skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management
  • Self Discipline
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Self Confidence
  • Life Skills
  • Health and Fitness

Robert Land Academy program is a complete program that contains all of the elements that in concert work to turn ADHD characteristics around. Without all of these elements the chance of success is greatly reduced:

  • Regular meals served at the same time each day with a balanced diet high in fruit, vegetables, and fibre, with no “junk food”, soda pop or fried foods
  • Regular routine which includes daily physical exercise and a full eight hours of sleep nightly
  • A rural setting to assist concentration and focus through the removal of the many distractions which include video games, television, personal computers, cell phones, smartphones and musical devices
  • A coaching approach to teaching intended to build self-confidence while retaining genuine challenge and achievement
  • "Chunking" of academic lessons, repetition of key points, regular testing, small classes, close personal attention, and varied teaching approaches and assessment methods
  • Supervised daily and weekend study halls in a quiet environment, additional tutorials and peer tutoring
  • Clearly defined rules within an environment that fosters success through positive reinforcement
  • A 24/7 highly structured program

Robert Land Academy Provides a Safe Environment

Situated in a rural setting, Robert Land Academy is isolated from the negative and threatening influences and distractions of an urban environment. A full-time Registered Nurse along with a consulting social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, sports therapist and medical doctor address the medical and counselling needs of students.

Act Now!

Do not underestimate the value of getting a life on track. Robert Land Academy high school military school for boys is a small investment relative to the potential disaster for your son, and a small investment for the freedom it affords you.Your son’s ADHD characteristics could be a foundation for success, but the treatment he is receiving now may have him marginalized and on the wrong track. There is no time left. If your son is going to attend university or college, he must get on track for academic success immediately. He wants to change. You want him to change. Now is the time to do it. We know - we have been helping ADHD characteristic boys get on the right track for the past 40 years.

For further information about our Senior Program, please contact our Admissions Office.