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Robert Land Academy



Robert Land Academy (RLA) is a private, boarding school in Wellandport (Niagara Region, Ontario) for boys in Grades 5 through 12. The school provides a highly structured program, operated with a military model to support boys and young men to succeed who have experienced challenges or who have merely not responded to the traditional school system. The only non-university level military school in Canada, RLA provides an environment where students are encouraged to gain control of themselves and their future. The Academy is not funded by the government and tuition covers operating costs only. The school fundraises to address needs such as capital upgrades, new equipment and facilities, and scholarship funds. In the past years we have raised $100,000 to create an up-to-date science lab and $125,000 to build a rappel tower.

Our Impact

RLA’s mission is to develop the whole student by challenging and inspiring students to meet their academic, physical, and moral potential. The Academy has a dedicated, passionate teaching staff, and we also offer unique extracurricular opportunities and a values-based approach, emphasizing responsibility, accountability, and diligence. Robert Land Academy is a transformative experience for students. RLA’s unique program inherently sets high expectations for our students and provides the supports and experiences to help them meet and exceed those expectations.

An overwhelming majority of our students experience a dramatic improvement in their academic performance and success within the first semester of enrolment. Over the past 12 years 100% of graduates have been accepted into the post-secondary program of their choice, including top universities in Canada, the USA and overseas; colleges; and the trades.

I had no prospects, ambitions or goals for my future. At the end of my two years here I was graduating with honours and an armful of awards and university acceptances.” RLA Grad 2021

We finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. I believe this school has changed the direction of our son’s life in an immeasurably positive way.” RLA Parent 2022

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Legal Name

Robert Land Academy

Charity Number

CRA # 123350886 RR 0001

How your gift will be used

Each year Robert Land Academy fundraises for three campaigns: the Founder’s Scholarship Fund; capital needs; and a signature campaign that focuses on a single project that will add value to our students’ experience. Donors can direct where their gift is used or RLA applies the donation where there is the greatest need. Donors can also ask for their gift to fund a specific project of their choosing that is not one of the three major campaigns. Because tuition covers the overhead costs of the advancement office almost 100 % of donations made to the school benefit our students now and in the years to come.

Robert Land Academy is not funded by the government and tuition covers operating costs only. The school raises funds to provide new programs and experiences for our students, build new facilities, and provide financial assistance to help students attend RLA and find success.

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