Ministry of Education Provincial Schools

The Ministry of Education (www.edu.gov.on.ca) operates provincial and demonstration schools throughout Ontario for deaf, blind, deaf-blind, and severe learning-disabled students, as well as those with attention deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD). Residential programs are offered at the schools Monday to Friday, for students who live too far from the school to travel daily.

Provincial Schools Contacts


Provincial Schools Branch, Ministry of Education
Provincial Schools Branch
255 Ontario Street South
Milton, ON   L9T 2M5
Tel.: 905-878-2851  TTY: 905-878-7195  Toll Free:  1-866-906-1192  TTY: 1-866-906-1193 www.psbnet.ca
 
Further details on Provincial Schools can be found on the Ministry website at: http://psbnet.ca/en/schools/ 
 

Demonstration schools for English-speaking students:

Trillium School - Learning Disabilities Program
347 Ontario Street South, Milton, ON L9T 3X9
(905) 878-8428 Fax: (905) 878-7540

Sagonaska School - Learning Disabilities Program
350 Dundas Street West, Belleville, ON K8P lB2
(613) 967-2830 Fax: (613) 967-2482

Amethyst School - Learning Disabilities Program
1090 Highbury Avenue, P.O. Box 7360, Station E, London, ON N5Y 4V9
(519) 453-4408 Fax: (519) 453-2160

Schools for the Deaf:

Ernest C. Drury School - Deaf Program
255 Ontario Street South, Milton, ON L9T 2M5
(905) 878-2851 TTY: (905) 878-7195 Fax: (905) 878-1354

Robarts Provincial School - Deaf Program
1090 Highbury Avenue, P.O. Box 7360, Station E, London, ON N5Y 4V9
Telephone and TTY: (519) 453-4400 Fax: (519) 453-7943 www.robartsschool.ca

Sir James Whitney Provincial School - Deaf Program
350 Dundas Street West, Belleville, ON K8P lB2
Telephone and TTY: (613) 967-2823 Fax: (613) 967-2857

Schools for the Blind and Deaf-Blind:

W. Ross Macdonald School - Blind, Low-Vision and Deaf-Blind Program
350 Brant Avenue, Brantford, ON N3T 3J9
(519) 759-0730 Fax: (519) 759-4741 wrm@edu.gov.on.ca

Application for admission to a provincial Demonstration School is made on behalf of students by the school board, with parental consent. The Provincial Committee on Learning Disabilities (PCLD) determines whether a student is eligible for admission.

Although the primary responsibility to provide appropriate educational programs for students with learning disabilities remains with school boards, the Ministry recognizes that some students require a residential school setting for a period of time.
The Demonstration Schools were established to:
  •  provide special residential education programs for students between the ages of 5 and 21 years;
  •  enhance the development of each student’s academic and social skills;
  •  develop the abilities of the students enrolled to a level that will enable them to return to programs operated by a local school board within two years.

In addition to providing residential schooling for students with severe learning disabilities, the provincial Demonstration Schools have special programs for students with severe learning disabilities in association with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). These are highly intensive, one-year programs.

The Trillium School also operates Learning for Emotional and Academic Development (LEAD), a special program for students with severe learning disabilities who require an additional level of social/emotional support.

Further information about the academic, residential, LEAD, and LD/ADHD, programs is available from the Demonstration Schools through the Special Needs Opportunity Window (SNOW).

An in-service teacher education program is provided at each Demonstration School. This program is designed to share methodologies and materials with teachers of Ontario school boards. Information about the programs offered should be obtained from the appropriate schools.


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