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    Landmark East School

    Founding year: 1979
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    Number of students: 71
    Genders Accepted: Mixed (Co-education)
    Leadership: Ms. Karen Fougere (Head)
    Number of staff: 0

    Landmark East School, is Canada's only day and boarding school for students with learning differences. Landmark East is celebrating 40 years of empowering students to realize their full potential. The classes are small, allowing our dedicated teachers to create individualized programs to support the learning needs of each student. This helps students find their voice and leverage their strengths for success. This nurturing environment honours each learner. As you walk through the halls you feel a sense of belonging.

    Landmark East is an independent co-educational day and boarding school located in picturesque Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. I invite you to drop in, call or email us to learn more about the difference the right school can make in the life of your child. Landmark East is an inspired day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to realize their full potential. We achieve this through small class sizes, individualized programs and our spirit of care and commitment.

    Landmark East School has been changing lives since 1979. We provide a rich learning environment for students who need more individualized attention. Our teachers focus on the needs of each student. This is a school that enables children to be themselves and focus on their learning journey. Every child deserves the best education possible! Don’t take our word for it, watch the video and listen for yourself.

    For 40 years Landmark East School has been providing specific programming for day and boarding students with learning disabilities. We offer expert support to students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD, non-verbal learning disabilities and high functioning autism. The learning environment features a small student-teacher ratio.

    The Elementary School Program (Grades 2 to 6) is a day program that addresses the needs of students who are having difficulty acquiring literacy skills. The program uses a multi-sensory approach to develop skills in oral and written expression, comprehension, study skills, mathematics, drama, music and art. A key feature of this program is our daily 1:1 language skills intensive support class. The typical class size is six students or less.

    The Middle School Program (Grades 7 to 9) employs a multi-sensory approach to developing literacy, numeracy and study skills. The program offers an optional daily 1:1 intensive support class that optimizes the fundamental skills taught across the curriculum. The typical class size is six students or less. In addition to regular academic classes, students participate in a 90-minute physical education/activity program and a supervised 60-minute study hall class each day.

    The High School Program (Grades 10 – 12) offers courses that fully meet the requirements of the Nova Scotia Department of Education Public School Program. Landmark East School provides an exceptional education experience that offers students the opportunity to develop their abilities, skills and self-confidence to become enthusiastic independent learners capable of transitioning successfully to post-secondary education. Average class size is typically eight students or less and teachers use adaptive strategies designed to meet individual needs. Graduates are awarded the Nova Scotia Department of Education High School Graduation Diploma. Most Landmark East graduates continue their post-secondary studies at college and university.

    The Transition Year Program (post Grade 12) is offered to students who have completed Grade 12 but do not yet feel comfortable facing the demands of post-secondary education. Academically, the Transition Year Program focuses on developing literacy, research & organizational skills, as well as self-advocacy and personal growth. Socially, the program allows students to continue to be actively involved in a small secure community with opportunities to develop confidence and competence before moving on to post-secondary studies.

    The Starting Place: When students first come to Landmark East School their performance level is determined. It is important for them to begin their program using material that is at a comfortable level so that they can experience the feeling of success that is vital in the development of self-esteem.

    Introducing New Material: When students are ready to move on to more difficult tasks, the teacher will take care to break the new material down into smaller components, introducing them one at a time to avoid overload. Providing Formative Assessments: Teachers pace a student’s progress through individual programs and track each student's progress, making adjustments on a daily basis. The small class sizes allow teachers to monitor student understanding with timely feedback.

    Making Use of Student Strengths: Students have a preferred channel for learning, such as auditory, visual or tactical. Students at Landmark East School are taught through their strengths. Developing the Entire Student: The physical and artistic development of the student is recognized as being important for facilitating academic progress as well as promoting general well being. Students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of physical education activities as well as benefit from the art program.

    Incorporating Structure: Structure and organization are evident in all aspects of the Landmark East school day. All students benefit from a supervised study hall but can be promoted to a less structured setting once they develop the skills needed to work more independently.

    Thank you for your interest in learning more about the programs and services offered by Landmark East School a place where amazing things happen every day! We know that no one school is a perfect fit for every child so we welcome the opportunity to meet and show you what Landmark East School has to offer. Is Landmark East the right school for your child? Landmark East School meets the needs of students with language and learning differences. Our students have often experienced challenges in the typical school setting. In the past 40 years, over 1000 students have acquired the skills they need to achieve their academic goals. We encourage parents to drop in for a tour and learn more about what Landmark East School has to offer.






    Address: Landmark East School, 708 Main Street Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1G4, Canada

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