About Applewood

Applewood Academy For Progressive Learning is a therapeutic boarding school for students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions. Think of it as academic support and clinical treatment under one roof – around the clock.

We provide a small group, structured, boarding school environment. Classrooms groups are less than 12, with a 4:1 student to staff ratio. This allows students with special needs to either maintain or re-establish positive attitudes towards learning.

The services we provide are more intense than those found in a regular special education or alternative school setting. We develop a curriculum within the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines and implement it through a Certified Teacher. Additional academic support is provided through Child and Youth Workers. CYWs also assist in establishing a structured environment and behavioural management.

The Applewood team regularly administers the following therapeutic components:

  • academic evaluations
  • clinical consultations
  • behavioural management strategies
  • therapeutic support staff
  • self-enhancement programs

Our belief is that students benefit from active learning. We believe that educators, in combination with trained professionals, are the facilitators of this learning. We believe that everyone is an equal member of the treatment team.

The Therapeutic Boarding School Model

Our dedicated staff have specialized experience in:

  • special education
  • psychiatry
  • psychology
  • psychometry
  • and social work

We maintain academic and residential placements through:

  • development of therapeutic relationships
  • application of behavioral management techniques
  • implementation of individualized learning programs
  • and continuous clinical and academic support

Find out more by contacting us today.