Changing the lives of children
with learning differences since 1979!
The Boarding School Experience is where learning and self-confidence flourish.
Deciding to send your child to a boarding school can be full of mixed emotions. However, the benefits of a boarding experience are immeasurable. Although the distance can be difficult, this unique and life-enriching opportunity gives them a chance to grow in ways that are untold, including developing a stronger sense of character and independence.
The Student Life Team, teachers, and staff all contribute to the overall well-being of your child – from the classroom to the many outdoor learning experiences they are exposed to. This becomes their home away from home.
The campus resides on five acres of land in the small university town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy coast. It is a safe place for students to live and study. Landmark East is a community-based school, and so our students benefit from the facilities available in Wolfville. This includes the use of Acadia University’s recreational facilities, which has an Olympic size swimming pool, gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts, weight room and skating rink.
The school is located just one hour from Halifax, the province’s capital and the largest city east of Montreal and one kilometer from downtown Wolfville on the western outskirts of the town overlooking the historic Acadian dykelands. Boarding students form bonds and make friends that last a life time. At Landmark East School, they are immersed is a warm, caring and nurturing environment. They feel the support of every member of the team from the Student Life, to their Success Facilitators, Teachers, and the staff that cook their home-made meals. You can watch your child transform into the person they were destined to be.
Extra-curricular Opportunities Available During the Week Boarding students may join extra-curricular activities in the local community such as sports, clubs and/or music lessons. These extra-curriculars may include: Badminton, Basketball, Dance, Ice Skating, Theatre Productions, Swimming, Soccer, Martial Arts, and Squash.
Boarding students can take private music lessons during the evenings and weekends. These lessons can be arranged through our Student Life team by contacting Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Landmark East School the emphasis on the weekend experience is both recreation and leisure. The Student Life Team creates innovative programming that engages students during their leisure time. Weekend activities allow students to stay active, connect with nature, use their imaginations, and be immersed in local culture while building life skills and learning outside a traditional setting. Every weekend, boarding students are given the opportunity to participate in various activities including but not limited to physical activity, arts, culture and outdoor recreation.
The inclusive and diverse activities provide opportunities for students to go outside their comfort zone and try new things while having fun. The activities are designed to provide students with the opportunity to create meaningful connections with their peers that fosters lifelong friendships and enhances personal growth and independence.
The cost associated with weekend activities will be deducted from the student account of those who participate in the specific recreational activity.
Getting the education every child deserves. Making friends to last a life time.
Experiencing the beauty of Nova Scotia. Getting the education every child deserves.
Off Campus Weekend Activities may include:
Physical Activity/Outdoor Recreation: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Sledding, Ice Skating, Skiing/Snowboarding, Adventure Climbing, Swimming, Rock Climbing, Bonfires, High Ropes/Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, Bowling, Beachcombing, Camping, Canoeing/Kayaking, Whale Watching, White-water River Rafting, Rollerblading, Scootering, Skateboarding, etc.
Arts & Culture: Go Karting, Laser Tag/Paintball, Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Musicals and Theatre Performances, Local Cinema, Live Music, Dance Performances, Farmers Markets, Wagon/Sleigh Rides, Special Events and Festivals, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Museums, Day Trips (Halifax & Surrounding areas), Drum Circles, Farms & Zoos, Acadia Varsity Games, Corn Mazes/Haunted Houses, National Parks & Historic Sites, etc.
On Campus Weekend Activities
Landmark East’s recreational facilities and equipment are also available to our Boarding Students during the weekends.
Games Room: There is a pool table, card games, and board games located in the games room.
Fitness Rooms: Our fitness rooms are equipped with treadmills, stationary bicycles, ellipticals, bench press, weight machines, and free weights.
Sports Pad: The outdoor sports pad provides a space for friendly games of basketball and ball hockey.
Art Room: Students have access to various art supplies such as markers, paint and chalk to make creative projects.
Music Room: The music room contains drums, piano, guitars and ukuleles.