Landmark East School

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Basic Information

Address: 708 Main St Wolfville, NS Canada B4P 1G4
Phone Number: +19025422237
Director/Owner: Karen Fougere

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Additional Information

Ages: 12-19
Accreditation/Affiliation: The Johnson Foundation
Language(s): English
School Types: Independent
Enrollment: 60-75
School Setting:

The campus resides on five acres of land in the small university town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy coast. It is a safe place for students to live and study. Landmark East is a community-based school, and so our students benefit from the facilities available in Wolfville. This includes the use of Acadia University’s recreational facilities, which has an Olympic size swimming pool, gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts, weight room and skating rink.

The school is located just one hour from Halifax, the province’s capital and the largest city east of Montreal and one kilometer from downtown Wolfville on the western outskirts of the town overlooking the historic Acadian dykelands. Boarding students form bonds and make friends that last a life time. At Landmark East School, they are immersed is a warm, caring and nurturing environment. They feel the support of every member of the team from the Student Life, to their Success Facilitators, Teachers, and the staff that cook their home-made meals. You can watch your child transform into the person they were destined to be.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:30-4:30

Wolfville, NS

Student/Teacher Ratio: 3:1

Middle School, High School


Landmark East uses the Nova Scotia provincial curriculum and tailors content and programming to each individual student.

Support Services:

- Speech Language Pathologist
- Daily Intensive Support/Learning Strategies classes
- Successful Me Program
- Advisory class
- Daily teacher-supported study hall
- 24-hour student life staff
- Other supports available to meet individual needs

Extracurricular Activities: - Music - Creative Arts - Debate - Drama - Games & Trivia - Basketball - Swimming - Badminton - Squash - Skiing/Snowboarding - Skating - Hiking - Biking - Hockey - Track & Field - Archery - Many more! A great thing about being a small school is that many clubs and extracurriculars are based on the interests of our students in any given year. Our students also gain rich experiences with safe, organized trips and activities every weekend.
Admissions Requirements:

You can find an application form with a checklist of requirements at, or contact

Admissions Deadline: Apply any time. We believe timing should not get in the way of finding the best school for your child.
Mission Statement:

Landmark East is an inspired day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to realize their full potential. We achieve this through small class sizes, individualized programs and our spirit of care and commitment.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Landmark East School has been changing lives since 1979. We provide a rich learning environment for students who need more individualized attention. Our staff focuses on the needs of each student. This is a school that enables children to be themselves and focus on their learning journey. Every child deserves the best education possible.

School History:

Landmark East School was founded in 1979 by Dr. Charles Drake and a Board of Directors that consisted of Canadian parents and professionals. Dr. Drake was an innovative American educator and dyslexic. It was the founders’ belief that students with learning disabilities must be given the opportunity to learn academic and social skills that would enable them to become confident, independent learners.

Dr. Drake modelled Landmark East after schools he founded in the United States, although there is no affiliation with these schools. Landmark East is governed by Landmark East Association, a registered Canadian charity, for the benefit of students with learning disabilities.

In 1995, Landmark East established a joint research centre for learning disabilities with the Psychology Department of Acadia University, also in the town of Wolfville.

Research conducted through Landmark East and Acadia Centre for Research on Learning Disabilities looks at understanding learning disabilities, applying this understanding to benefit children and educators, and addressing concerns specific to children with learning disabilities. Studies conducted at Landmark East have been published in journals such as the Journal of Learning Disabilities and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice.

The Historic Campus Building was named the Johnson Academic Centre, in recognition of the generous support of The Theodore R. & Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Foundation during a dedication ceremony for Landmark East School’s 25 Anniversary. The Centre houses the academic classrooms, biology and chemistry laboratories, library, conference room, administrative offices, dining hall and kitchen.

Visa Requirement:

Students coming from outside of Canada need a Study Permit. More information is available at

Travel/Living Accommodations: Spacious dorms with common areas, exercise equipment, and 24-hour supervision.
Notes/School Information:

Landmark East School is a passionate, progressive, inspired environment that empowers students with diagnosed learning differences. We are committed to engaging minds and changing lives.
Youtube Channel - ChangingLives1979