Alternative And Boarding Schools In Canada

Is the behavior of your child causing chaos in your family life?

Have you seen your child display any of the self-destructive behaviors listed below?

  • Drug Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Adoption Issues
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Manipulative
  • Skips School
  • Lying – Stealing
  • You can’t make me, attitude
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Legal Problems
  • Family Conflict
  • Cutting – Self-Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Fighting – Violence
  • Can’t Keep Friends
  • Grades Have Fallen
  • School Suspensions
  • Gang Involvement
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Runs Away
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Sexually Active
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Hanging With the Wrong Crowd
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide
  • Bullying
  • Smoking
  • I hate you, attitude
  • Poor Emotional Control
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Never at Fault
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Withdrawn From Family


Poor behavior may be one reason why you are looking into boarding schools in Canada for your teen. Not all schools will be able to accept poorly behaved children or teenagers, while others are specifically designed for that reason. Because of those reasons, it is important to find out more about any school that you consider enrolling your child in. Here are some questions to ask the staff while finding out more about the schools.

Will They Keep a Child that Doesn’t Want to Attend?

It is unlikely that your child will want to attend the school or the classes. This is especially the case if your child is already truant from school. It is important to know how the school will work with you to keep your child in school and whether the staff will do everything possible to keep a child on the grounds. This may depend on the age of the child and the qualifications gained before leaving. It will also depend on the powers that the school has while the child is within its care.

Do They Accept Teens that Are Extremely Aggressive?

If your son or daughter is aggressive to others, you may feel that boarding school is the best option. However, not all schools will be able to accept extremely aggressive teens due to the safety of others. There are many parents who will want to know the answer to this question to make sure their own children are safe from troubled and aggressive teens. There are certain schools designed for troubled teens more than others, such as military schools. These schools instill discipline and are able to punish bad behavior more than some of the other boarding schools available.

Do They Accept Court Appointed Teens or Teens with Criminal Records?

While a child cannot be denied an education, not all schools are equipped to handle teens that have criminal records; although this can depend on the reason for the criminal record. The schools need to make sure that all children are safe — from those outside and those within the school grounds. There are certain schools that will accept court appointed teens, usually due to the extra funding they gain or the extra security they have to ensure all children are safe.

While you may want your child to attend a certain school in Canada, it is important to remember that all children need to be safe. There are certain schools designed for troubled, aggressive and court appointed teens. Call us for a free consultation and we can help your teen get places into the right program.