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The Case for Schools for Troubled Youth

Sending Your Child with a Learning Disability to a Canadian Military Academy is an Investment in Their Future

Albert Einstein once said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” It may not be immediately apparent how this applies to schools for troubled youth, but hold back your skepticism for a moment.

In an ideal world, every child would be able to learn just as effectively by the same methods. No child would ever need to go to a specialized school or to a Canadian military academy. If learning disabilities were still a factor in this ideal world, then public schools would have the funding and resources to provide the same quality of education to these children that they do to other children. But we don’t live in an ideal world—we live in this one. And that’s okay. Because even though public school is not the best choice for every student, there are other options that could benefit your child.

Learning disabilities—conditions either psychological or neurological that disrupt the learning experience—are one of the main reasons that parents look into schools for troubled youth. Their children are struggling to learn, succeed, or behave in the public school system, so many parents seek another way. A Canadian military school is an institution that specializes in helping children who have had difficulty with success in the traditional education framework to find ways of achieving that success.

Take, for example, children with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. No matter how badly a child with ADHD might want to learn and do well in school, it can be incredibly difficult in a distracting atmosphere—more so if the child’s teacher doesn’t have specialized training in how to educate that child and inspire him or her to learn.

A school that specializes in teaching students with ADHD or other learning disabilities has the resources and experience necessary to provide a quality education that may be unavailable elsewhere. Instructors who have experience in providing a nurturing environment for children who have difficulty learning in the traditional classroom bring years of experience to teaching your child. Whether dealing with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), dyslexia, or any other condition that would typically impede learning, the instructors at schools for troubled youth will help your child to accomplish anything that they set their mind to.

Learning disabilities needn’t be a life sentence to fall short in academic achievement. With the right guidance, any child can be a genius in their own way. When you choose a Canadian military academy, you are choosing to unlock your child’s inner genius.

Since 1978, Robert Land Academy has been helping boys reach their true potential.  Located in Ontario’s Niagara Region, Robert Land Academy is Canada’s only private military boarding school for boys in grades six through twelve.  Contact the Academy today to learn more about its program and to schedule a visit or interview.  Visit: or call 905-386-6203.