RLA Educational Blog

The official blog for Robert Land Academy

Choosing the right school is a pivotal decision for families. At Robert Land Academy, we offer more than just education; we provide a transformative experience that combines rigorous academics with a structured, military-style environment. Our blog explores how this unique approach shapes young men into leaders, emphasizing discipline, character development, and academic excellence.

Discover why Robert Land Academy is the school of choice for families seeking an environment where their sons can thrive and excel. Join us as we share insights, success stories, and the distinct advantages of our educational philosophy.

More Than Just Education

Choosing the right school is a pivotal decision for families. At Robert Land Academy, we offer more than just education; we provide a transformative experience that combines rigorous academics with a structured, military-style environment. Our blog explores how this unique approach shapes young men into leaders, emphasizing discipline, character development, and academic excellence.

Discover why Robert Land Academy is the school of choice for families seeking an environment where their sons can thrive and excel. Join us as we share insights, success stories, and the distinct advantages of our educational philosophy.

Fostering Responsibility and Accountability in Schools

At Robert Land Academy, we believe fostering responsibility and accountability is crucial for student development. These values prepare students for academic success and equip them with essential life skills that will serve them throughout their lives. In our structured, military-inspired environment, we emphasize the importance of responsibility and accountability in every aspect of student life.

A Parent’s Guide to Military Schools

A Parent’s Guide to Military Schools: Nurturing Leadership and Excellence  Registering your child in a military school is a big decision, requiring significant planning and thought. The military school model offers a one-of-a-kind academic, physical, and emotional experience. If you are a parent considering this option, it is crucial to understand military life and the […]

The Rewards and Challenges of Attending a Military School

Attending Robert Land Academy is a transformative journey that brings both challenges and significant rewards. This experience shapes students into principled individuals ready to excel in their chosen paths. Though the program is demanding, the long-term benefits are invaluable, making every challenge worth overcoming. Rewards: Character Growth: Robert Land Academy’s rigorous environment facilitates unparalleled character […]

RLA Announces John Brant Award Winner

The Board of Governors of Robert Land Academy (RLA) is pleased to announce Adam Shoalts is the recipient of the 2024 John Brant Award. Shoalts is a professional adventurer and Westaway Explorer-in-Residence at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, national best-selling author, and public speaker. His expeditions range from mapping rivers to archaeological projects, but Shoalts is best known for his long solo journeys, including his latest adventure, a 3,400 km solo journey from Lake Erie to the Arctic as he followed peregrine falcons on their migratory flight.

Who Goes To A Military School? Exploring the Diversity of a Military-Inspired School

Military-inspired schools attract a diverse array of students, each with their own unique motivations and aspirations. While some may associate these institutions solely with troubled youth or those seeking a career in the armed forces, the reality is far more nuanced. Students choose military-inspired schools for many reasons, reflecting the rich tapestry of backgrounds and goals within their ranks. In this blog, we’ll explore the myriad of factors that influence a student’s decision to enroll in such a school, shedding light on the breadth and depth of this educational choice.

The Benefits of a Values-Based Education

In the fast-paced and ever-changing landscape of education, the focus has shifted beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge. A values-based education stands out as a beacon, emphasizing the development of character, social relationships, service to others, integrity, and accountability. This holistic approach shapes well-rounded individuals and equips individuals with the tools and principles essential for academic success and leading meaningful, ethical, and fulfilling lives.

Education Paths: Military School vs. Public School

Picking the best academic road for your son is one of a parent’s most important choices. The majority of parents choose the public system. While this is certainly a viable option, it is worthwhile to consider a unique alternative – military school.

Why I Chose Robert Land Academy

Parents often navigate a labyrinth of choices in the quest for the right educational environment for their children. Each child has unique needs and challenges, making the search for the perfect school a highly individualized journey. For parents who have chosen Robert Land Academy (RLA), a military boarding school in Ontario, Canada, their decision stems from a belief that RLA offers a transformative experience and can fulfill the needs of their sons.

What is the Admissions Process at a Military School?

Navigating the Military School Admissions Process: A Brief Guide If you’re considering enrolling your child at a boarding school, you have a daunting task ahead. There is a lot of variety in terms of the type of program and education model.   One model you might consider is military-inspired boarding schools. These schools use the […]

Can A Military-Inspired School Help My Son?

Can Military School Help My Son? Exploring the Benefits of a Private Boarding School Environment As a parent, you’re always on the lookout for the best opportunities to set your child up for success. When it comes to education, the choices can be overwhelming. Perhaps you considered the unique advantages of a private boarding school […]

25 Moments/Events That Define Robert Land Academy

While much of the Academy’s success hinges on providing a predictable daily routine for our students, several special moments and events throughout the year help the Academy create meaning in the lives of our students.  Here are twenty-five moments or events from the last year that defined Robert Land Academy: 1. The Fall Exercise Much […]

Graduating Student Perspectives

The Academy sat down with its graduating students and asked about their campus experience.  As graduating students enter the next phase of their lives, they shared their unique perspectives on the environment and culture at RLA.

Robert Land Academy Open House

Are you considering a military education for your child? Do you want to provide them with a structured and disciplined environment where they can learn valuable life skills and pursue their academic goals? If so, you may want to consider attending Robert Land Academy’s Annual Inspection Open House on Saturday, May 13. Military schools are […]

Leadership In Canadian Private schools

Today, I had the pleasure of watching an inspiring interview between ILIRPODCAST, ILIR, and a remarkable headmaster of a military private school. The conversation was lively, filled with energy, and enthusiasm, and left me with a feeling of inspiration and admiration for the dedication and passion of this headmaster. Throughout the interview, the headmaster shared [...]

How Schools Can Promote Resilience

Schools play a prominent role in determining students’ resilience.  Students spend a significant portion of their time in or around the classroom.  As a result, schools can be instrumental in providing protective factors and limiting risk factors for their students.

Why Military Schools Are Still Relevant Today

Military schools offer a highly structured and disciplined education that can benefit students in many ways.  But you may wonder, are military schools still relevant in today’s education system?  The answer is a resounding yes. A Values-Based Approach Military schools are still relevant today because they instill a strong sense of discipline and responsibility in […]

Testimonial: Dr. Deyar Asmaro

An important part of the admissions process is reading testimonials by former and current students, parents, and staff.  Dr. Deyar Asmaro, a former student at Robert Land Academy, was willing to discuss the value of his experiences at Robert Land Academy and how his time at the Academy shaped his life. When did you attend […]

Factors Affecting Resilience

In the second of a three-part series on Dr. Tatyana Barankin and Dr. Nazilla Khanlou’s work Growing Up Resilient: Ways to Build Resilience in Children and Youth, this blog post will discuss the factors affecting resilience and provide some ways to promote resilience. Promoting resilience requires understanding the protective and risk factors in a young [...]

Parent’s Perspective: Choosing RLA

Choosing the right boarding school program for your child can be difficult.  Four of our current families open up about their decision to choose Robert Land Academy, sharing their experience and highlighting why they entrusted the Academy with their son’s development. An Investment Paying Dividends Q: What aspects of Robert Land Academy’s program initially attracted […]

The Value of Developing Resilience

The ability to confront and overcome complex challenges is a vital life skill.  While some children and youth struggle to respond and adapt to change, resilience is a skill that can be developed. In the first of a three-part series on Dr. Tatyana Barankin and Dr. Nazilla Khanlou’s work Growing Up Resilient: Ways to Build [...]

What are the benefits of a military school?

Adopting a military model permits schools to use a holistic approach to student development.  By educating the whole person, a military school education reaches students’ minds, bodies, and souls, allowing them to reach their academic, physical, and moral potential.

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Testimonials

“As a graduate... 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.”
Daniel H.
“The school saved my life. I owe a great deal of my success in life to RLA. The experience I had at the school and all that I learned stay with me...”
Mike M. Former Student
“Very impressed! We were hesitant on sending our son to a private boarding school. We knew he would thrive with structure and routine. This was something we couldn’t give him at home.“
Thomas S. Parent
``I was very thankful my Dad loved me enough to invest in my education, and offer me a chance to turn things around here at RLA... A solid foundation for a solid future.``
James P. Former Student

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