Changing the lives of children
with learning differences since 1979!
Welcome to Admissions
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.
Meet The Admissions Team
We welcome informal pre-admission visits prior to the formal admissions interview. During informal visits students and their families learn more about the programs offered and receive a tour of the campus. The formal admissions interview includes the visit, tour of the campus, as well as an opportunity to speak with current students. There is an interview with the Admissions Team and/or the Head of School, including the opportunity to discuss Landmark East’s programming options. On occasion, before a final decision is made the school will recommend a test drive which means that the student will attend classes for several days. This helps provide the family and the school with important feedback regarding best fit.
In the FAQ section, you will find answers to some of the questions you may have about the admissions process. Please take a moment to review these, if you have additional questions, please contact us.
Tel: (902) 542-2237
Tel: 1-800-565-5887 (toll-free)
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (AST)
For a copy of our Admissions Information Package: Click here.
Our Admissions Team
Head of School
Marketing & Admissions Coordinator
High School Coordinator
Elementary / Middle School Coordinator
Is Landmark East the right school for your child?
Programs and services at Landmark East are designed for students:
Diagnosed with a learning difference (including dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, non-verbal learning disability, or high functioning autism)
Who may have difficulty acquiring literacy (reading and spelling) skills
Who have difficulty with written expression, mathematics, processing information, organization and study skills
Between the ages of 7-19 years in Grades 3-12
Who have average to above-average cognitive capacity
Motivated to participate in the school’s programs and show evidence that they understand their learning difference
Whose parents support the policies and guidelines set out by Landmark East School
Program of Study
Landmark East offers a three-tiered program of study depending on the individual student’s needs; this is determined through the admissions process.
Program of Study 3: Focus of support is based on the individual learner profile; average class size 4 students.
Program of Study 2: This program of study includes one full period of daily intensive literacy, numeracy, and organizational instruction and support with a maximum class size of 2 students.
Program of Study 1: This program of study has one full-period of daily intensive literacy, numeracy, and organizational instruction and support. The maximum class size is 1 student.
Thank you for your interest in a Landmark East education for your child. We are excited to learn more about you and to help support you through this journey.
To start the admissions application process, please complete the steps below. All documents should be forwarded to Admissions or dropped off at the main office of Landmark East School, faxed, or mailed to the address found on the bottom of this page.
A complete application includes of the following:
Completed Student Application Form
A recent photograph of your child as part of the application form
Psychoeducational assessment report (administered within 3 years of this application date)
School reports and transcripts (from the past 2 years)
Confidential school reference letter (the form is included in the package and should be given to a member of your child’s current school)
Parent letter (demonstrating your commitment to the structure, programs, policies and guidelines of Landmark East)
Work samples (written expression and mathematics)
Include other clinical reports (if applicable)
$100 CAD non-refundable application fee (cash, cheque, credit card, or e-Transfer)
Once we have received a complete application (consisting of all the documents listed above), the Admissions Team will review the file to determine whether Landmark East School can provide a program of study to meet your child’s needs. If we feel the school can provide a program of study, we will invite you and your child to come to Landmark East for an admissions interview. We encourage students to spend a day or two for a test drive.
Landmark East School welcomes students from around the world to our campus. International students enhance the cultural diversity of the boarding school experience. In the last decade, students have attended the school from across Canada and the following countries around the world:
Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turks & Caicos, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe.
International Student - Study Permit
International students are required to have a Study Permit to attend Landmark East School. Information can be obtained from the Canadian Embassy, Consulate or Mission in the student’s country of origin. Click here for further information.
The process of applying for a study permit should begin as soon as Landmark East provides the family with a letter of acceptance. Please note, the time involved in obtaining a student visa/study permit varies from country to country. Also note that students must renew their student visa/study permit every year they are in attendance at the school.
In order to obtain a student visa/study permit, parents must submit the following documents with their application:
proof of registration
notarized statutory declaration
proof of funds
an open airline ticket.
Apply to study in Canada as an international student, extend your study permit, and find out about working while you study or after you graduate: Click here
International Student - Health Insurance
All international students must have medical insurance coverage while attending Landmark East School. Parents may obtain this health insurance from Elite Student Protection at an approximate cost of $870 per year. Alternately, parents must provide the Main Office with the required authorization and credit card information that permits the payment of all medical expenses. It is then the responsibility of the parents to complete and submit any medical claims to their insurance company.
Health insurance can be purchased online at elitestudentprotection.com, for more information or requests for coverage, please contact email@example.com
Affording Landmark East
An independent school education can be affordable. Financial Aid is available for Canadian families who demonstrate financial need, through sources including, but not limited to, local community programs (such as Service Clubs - Rotary Clubs, Lions - Military Funding, etc.), Nova Scotia Department of Education Tuition Support Program, and Landmark East’s Student Bursary Program.
Tuition Support Program (TSP) – Nova Scotia Residents ($10,200)
The Nova Scotia Department of Education’s Tuition Support Program (TSP) provides eligible Nova Scotia students the opportunity of attending a designated special education independent school such as Landmark East School. Students approved for the TSP grant may also be eligible for an additional supplementary grant (the supplementary grant is based on financial need).
For further information and an application form, visit www.tuitionsupport.ednet.ns.ca. The Tuition Support Program provides an option for students who meet program eligibility requirements to access specialized programming and services outside the framework of the Nova Scotia public school system (PSP).
Criteria for Program Eligibility / Funding:
the applicant is a student who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or a Learning Disability by a licensed physician or registered psychologist or candidate-registered psychologist;
the applicant has been accepted to Landmark East School;
the applicant has previously studied in a public school in Canada;
the applicant has received educational programs and services in a public school setting under an individualized program plan (IPP);
the applicant has received confirmation from Landmark East that he/she will receive individualized programs and services, in the form of an IPP and/or Adaptations while at the school and;
the applicant has submitted a written rationale explaining how the programs and services provided by Landmark East School will positively affect their academic and behavioural well-being.
Department of Education Tuition Support Supplement Grant – Nova Scotia Residents (up to $10,200)
Students who have been approved for a Tuition Support grant may be eligible for an additional Tuition Support Supplement grant. This supplemental grant is determined by financial need.
Landmark East Student Bursaries
Through the generosity of Landmark East donors, a limited amount of bursary funding is available each year on the basis of financial need. It is the view of Landmark East School that parents should finance their children's education to the extent they are able. If a family would like to be considered for Financial Aid, they must have received a letter of acceptance to the school.
For information on bursaries, bursary eligibility and how to apply: Click here
Bursary related questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like assistance to navigate the application process, please contact email@example.com to book a time to meet. We would be more than pleased to be of assistance.
There is a family discount of 15% off the total fees for each additional sibling registered in the same academic year.
The school accepts the following forms of payment:
Canadian cash, cheque or money order – $35 is charged for any item returned to us by your financial institution
Credit Card – Visa and MasterCard
Bank transfer – Contact Admissions Office for details
e-Transfer – Contact Admissions Office for details
Deposit due upon acceptance; 2nd payment due August 1st; final payment due December 1st. Monthly payment plans may be available (administration fee applies). Contact Admissions for details.
Fee Schedule - Fees depend on Program of Study. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-542-2237 Ext. 223 for information.
Tuition Fees/Support Timeline
Please note that our admissions are open year-round because if we are the right school for your child, timing should not get in the way of that. In order to meet the May 15th re-enrollment deposit date, Landmark East School recommends the following timeline for financial assistance applications (TSP, TSP Supplement and Landmark East Student Bursary).
1. Late April: If you intend to apply for a Landmark East Student Bursary through the Landmark East Foundation, start your on-line student bursary application through Apple Financial Services (www.applefinancialservices.ca) and complete as much as possible (the only remaining document to upload may be the Notice of Assessment – see #3 below). Your income tax information submitted to Canada Revenue Agency will be required.
2. Mid May: Submit (upload) your Notice of Assessment from CRA to Apple Financial Services. The goal is to complete the student bursary application no later than May 25th.
3. Mid May: The 2023-2024 Tuition Support application form will be emailed to parents as soon as it is available from the Nova Scotia Department of Education (www.tuitionsupport.ednet.ns.ca). The completed application form should be submitted to the Department of Education (TuitionSupport@novascotia.ca) as soon as possible.
4. Late May: The 2023-2024 Tuition Support Supplement application form will be emailed to parents as soon as it is available from the Department of Education. It is recommended that you complete and submit this application to the Department of Education (TuitionSupport@novascotia.ca) as soon as you receive approval for the initial Tuition Support application (#3 above) or as soon as possible before the end of May.