Academics

Program Overview

Landmark East School provides programs for students (ages 8 – 19 years) with language and learning differences. Areas addressed include learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. Landmark East is a boarding and day school with a 3:1 student-teacher ratio.

 * Please note that we offer an English-only program.

The Elementary School Program (grades 3 – 5, ages 8 – 11) is a day program only that addresses the needs of students who are having difficulty acquiring literacy skills. The program develops skills in oral and written expression, comprehension, study skills, mathematics and art. A key feature of this program is a daily tutorial consisting of two students per teacher. The maximum class size is six and the school day ends at 2:30 PM.

The Middle School Program (grades 6 – 9) employs a multi-sensory approach to develop literacy, numeracy and study skills. The program utilizes a daily one-to-one language tutorial to set the tone for the fundamental skills taught across the curriculum. The maximum class size is six. In addition to regular academic classes, students participate in a 90-minute physical education/activity program and a monitored 60-minute homework/study hall class each day.

The High School Program (grades 10 – 12) offers college and university preparatory courses that follow the requirements of the Nova Scotia Public School Program. Class sizes are limited to eight students and adaptive strategies are designed to meet individual needs. Graduates receive their graduation diplomas from the Nova Scotia Department of Education. Many proceed to post-secondary studies at colleges and universities.

The Transition Year Program (post grade 12) is offered to students who have completed grade 12 but do not feel prepared, academically or socially, for the demands of post-secondary education. Academically, the Transition Year Program focuses on independent study, research and study skills. Socially, the program allows students to become actively involved in a small secure community with opportunities to develop confidence and competence before moving on to post-secondary studies.

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