About Robert Land Academy
Canada's Only Military Inspired Academy
An all-boys Canadian private boarding school with a military model founded in 1978, Robert Land Academy provides an encouraging, safe and healthy environment for its students to advance academically, physically and socially.
Nestled on 168 acres in the heart of the picturesque Niagara Peninsula
Nestled on 168 acres in the heart of the picturesque Niagara Peninsula, approximately one hour from Toronto and 55 minutes from the U.S. border, the Academy provides students from grades 5 through 12 with everything they need. The campus includes academic buildings, living and dining quarters, and a well-equipped gymnasium, and is surrounded by the magnificent hardwood forests of Niagara. Free from urban distractions, the setting is ideal for students to become focused and dedicated to their studies.
Accepting students based on their potential for success rather than past performance
Accepting students based on their potential for success rather than past performance, RLA enrols students from across Canada, the United States and other countries from around the globe. For more than 40 years, Robert Land Academy has developed a reputation as an ideal choice for parents with sons who exhibit motivation and self-discipline problems, are falling behind in school, or may have been diagnosed with ADHD, LD, ADD, ODD, and other learning disabilities. The military theme encourages boys to accept responsibility for their actions, learn to work effectively in a team, and positively contribute to a series of collective goals with peers. RLA provides a way of life that builds a boy’s self-confidence and respect for others while he realizes his highest potentials.
Days begin at 6 am and are filled with learning and leadership opportunities. Physical education and organized sports, academic classes, tutorials, supervised study, a healthy wholesome diet, lessons in proper manners, and recreation that ranges from a host of clubs including boxing, weight lifting, and climbing comprise a student’s day.
Order and discipline characterize campus life and are equally evident in each student’s rigorous academic schedule which is designed to catch boys up academically who may be as much as three grades behind when they arrive. By contrast, upon graduation from grade 12 it is traditional that 100% of the graduates who apply for university are accepted.