Robert Land Academy
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Robert Land Academy is an all-boys military themed boarding school for grades 5-12. We focus on pushing boys to achieve their academic, physical, and emotional potential through rigorous study schedules, a professionally executed exercise regime, and a cognitive behavior therapy counselling model. We take struggling boys, influenced by the distractions presented in today’s society, and help them grow into successful, confident young men, ready to succeed at the post-secondary level.
With a team comprised of qualified residential youth workers and teachers, our students receive quality 24-hour supervision, and a unique study program allowing them to receive additional support and tutoring every day of the week. With a 100% post-secondary acceptance rate, we have tangible evidence that the program is a success and brings students to the academic level needed to succeed.
By using the military model, we develop our students executive functioning abilities, improving their organization, tidiness, and pride in ownership. These characteristics transfer to their study, and overall work habits, once again, preparing them for life as an adult.
At Robert Land Academy, students are expected to work hard. When they do, they reap the rewards of doing so. Academic, physical, and operational achievement will earn them a place on various exciting experiences throughout the year including:
1. Trip to France, to explore Canadian war history in Europe
2. New Mexico trip to White Sands Missile Range to participate in a 42km march
3. Skydiving introduction to the Progressive Free Fall course, jumping from 8,000 feet
4. Scuba lessons to gain PADI certification
5. Adventure canoe training in Algonquin Park
Being away at boarding school can mean missing out on important milestones at home. Therefore, we also take the time to aid our students in obtaining their driver’s license and granting them leave weekends when they show high levels of effort and success in the program. This way, they can join in on important events at home.
Part of what makes Robert Land Academy unique, is its focus on the entire student. We believe for an individual to be successful; we need to work on developing them as a whole and help them discover not just who they are but also who they could be.
カリキュラムOntario Ministry of Education Curriculum
試験の様子Exams are dependent upon course availability and enrolment
As a graduate from 2018/2019 I can say with the utmost sincerity this place changed my life and set me on the right direction. Before I went to this school I had no prospects, ambitions, or goals for my future. At the end of my two years here I was graduating with honours and an armful of awards and university acceptances, thanks to the stellar structure of the program here and the extensive dedication the staff and faculty show in their work every day. To anyone, especially those like myself at my time of admission who are in their later years of high school and mulling over the seeming impossibility of doing anything significant after your diploma, look into this place. I remember touring a boy in my last year who, like me, was in grade 11 and had a gnarly looking transcript, but had big dreams of going to U of T. I assured him without a doubt he could get there. Two years later when he graduated, I saw that he had been accepted to his dream school. Anything is possible.
I've had 2 kids here. This is by far and hands down the best educational and life forming experience for boys in formal education between grade 5 and 12. The teachers are kind and take care to connect individually with each child in their care. They routinely go over and above in their custodian and pastoral roles for the young men they are determined to produce. They teach young men how to be strong confident and demonstrate leadership potential without shame. They teach consequences in a well rounded manner. I would wholeheartedly recommend this place to anyone who is needing extra support for their young male child, in terms of discipline or educational supports or confidence building.
Our son attended RLA for 4 years. Each year we gave him the choice to return or not. He enthusiastically chose to return and graduated as an Ontario Scholar. His work ethic, study skills, and grades all improved, but more importantly he grew into a strong minded individual and is a great adult. There was a lot of tough love at RLA. When we and he reflect on those days, he would not trade it for anything. Any young man wanting or needing to be better than who he is today would greatly benefit from RLA. Will it be easy; NO. Will it be worth it; YES.
My son is currently in his third year at this school. It's awesome. So glad we found this place! Lots of discipline, lots of structure for sure. But what I appreciate even more is the genuine care and concern for my boy that I sense from all the teachers and staff whenever I speak to them. They know boys and they are passionate about seeing boys develop and mature well. My boy has a lot of challenges and struggles. Many schools would have given up on him long ago. Not RLA. They willingly take on his challenges and, slowly but surely, we're seeing some wonderful results. We're not rich. Financially it's been a struggle but this is money very well spent.
We registered our son here this year during a global pandemic. The school has been absolutely wonderful in quelling any of our or our son's concerns. We recently finished a Christmas break with our son home for three weeks. We saw amazing results after him having only been at the school for 4 months. He has matured and made great strides in managing his temper and communicating clearly and effectively rather than resulting in a huge fight. The journey isn't over but we finally see a light at the end of our dark tunnel. I believe this school has changed the direction of our son's life in an immeasurably positive way.