Robert Land Academy is a school for boys offering programs for grades 5-12 who are not responding to the traditional school system and may require a more structured environment to realize their potential.
The Military Model
The military model of Robert Land Academy is the foundation of its structured and disciplined living and learning community. Value-based expectations for proper conduct, with clearly defined rules and roles, has as their objective the accepting of responsibility for personal choice and the development of rational thought.
With a focus on the development of mind, body and character, the Academy 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. 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 toward producing the realization that each action has consequences. Boys who do not behave appropriately are subject to discipline that includes physical exercise and loss of privileges. More severe issues can result in loss of rank, loss of weekend leaves or duties around the Academy.
The purpose of the program is to help boys to help themselves to become the best that they can be whether this is in the context of preparing to do an assignment in mathematics or practicing for the upcoming basketball game. Our goal is to stimulate the growth of a sense of responsibility and self-determination and by so doing prepare each boy for a fulfilled productive and happy adulthood.
Boys are admitted to Robert Land Academy based upon our assessment of their potential for success and suitability to the program. Some of our boys have experienced some level of difficulty related to attitude, concentration, focus, respect for authority or respect for themselves. A portion of them have been described as being ADD, ADHD, ODD, or some other form of Learning Disability.
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.
In addition to improved academic performance, the average boy’s level of health and fitness is greatly improved through diet, exercise and activity. Issues with weight, poor levels of physical fitness and general lethargy are positively addressed through mandatory participation in all aspects of the program. Improved physical fitness contributes to a more positive outlook towards life, greater self-confidence and higher energy levels. These combined with concentrated remediation and structured mandatory study halls result in a fresh chance for success.
Here’s some feedback about our military school for boys from a local school board official.
“It would appear to me that you have truly discovered a unique and effective method of providing service to this very special segment of student population. In my capacity as teacher, principal and now superintendent I, like you, have seen far too many youngsters ‘fall through the cracks’ of the institutional educational system. Your efforts to provide a safety net for these unique and challenging individuals appears to be well matched to their needs. Congratulations!”
Paul Perron, Superintendent of Education, Niagara Catholic District School Board
Robert Land Academy welcomes all inquiries and will be happy to arrange an appointment for an admissions interview or a campus tour.
For further information about our military school for boys, please call our Admissions Office at 905-386-6203.