Who We Are:

Established in 1988, Junior Academy is a distinguished educational institution dedicated to providing specialized education for all types of learners. Located in a welcoming and supportive environment, our neurodiverse school offers comprehensive programs tailored to meet the unique needs of students with diverse neurological profiles, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning and developmental differences. Our team of educators bring specialized training and extensive experience in special education, ensuring that each student receives personalized attention and support.

Our Mission: 

At Junior Academy, we strive to empower each learner to achieve their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally through student success plans, innovative teaching methods, and a strong community of care.

Our Goal: 

Junior Academy is designed to accommodate and celebrate the unique strengths and needs of each student, fostering a community where everyone is valued and supported.

Key Features of Junior Academy

Supportive Environment

  • Small class sizes allow for personalized attention and support from our highly trained educators.

Inclusive Culture

  • Promotion of acceptance and understanding of neurodiversity within the school community.

Specialized Teaching Methods

  • Our curriculum follows provincial guidelines and incorporates multisensory teaching techniques, technology integration, and hands-on learning activities to engage all types of learners.

Student Success Plans (SSPs)

  • Customized learning plans tailored to the strengths and needs of each student by outlining specific goals and strategies to meet their unique learning needs.

Comprehensive Social and Emotional Learning Program

Uniquely designed programs to teach and practice social skills and emotional regulation.

Strength-Based Learning

  • We emphasize strength-based learning, focusing on each student’s unique strengths and interests. By leveraging these strengths, we build confidence and motivation, enabling students to overcome challenges and achieve their personal best.

Professional and Caring Staff

  • Our teachers are specialized and highly trained professionals who are equipped with the skills and empathy to support each student’s learning journey.

Family Involvement

  • We believe in a strong partnership between the school and families. Regular communication, parent workshops, and support groups are integral parts of our community.

Physical and Outdoor Education

Benefits of Junior Academy

We provide a valuable option for students who need a more tailored and supportive educational environment, helping them to thrive both academically and socially.

  1. Personalized Learning: Students receive education tailored to their individual needs, which can lead to better academic outcomes and personal growth.
  2. Reduced Stress and Anxiety: An environment designed to accommodate sensory and social challenges helps reduce stress and anxiety for neurodiverse students.
  3. Improved Social Skills: Focused social skills training helps students build meaningful relationships and navigate social situations more effectively.
  4. Enhanced Self-Esteem: Positive reinforcement and recognition of strengths boost students’ confidence and self-esteem.
  5. Family Support: Families receive the support and resources they need to help their children succeed.
  6. Comprehensive Support Services: Academic tutoring, specialized counseling (CBT, DBT, ABA), Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy  services not only address academic needs but also support social and emotional development.