What About School? 

Educational engagement is a key element of our program.  We are staffed by certified teachers and an Educational Assistant from the Upper Grand District School Board. All of our teachers have Special Education qualifications.

Youth at PRI are typically working toward a Secondary School Diploma or Certificate, or are enrolled in online post-secondary courses. In consultation with the clinical team, the teachers develop an academic plan for each student, which caters to specific strengths and needs.

Academics at Pine River are designed with the unique nature of our school in mind, emphasizing Outdoor Education in our ‘200-acre classroom’, and a distinct curriculum that is brought to life through the arts, healthy living, life-skills, and experiential education.

The students are provided with ongoing academic counselling to maximize credit accumulation, and help them to integrate into academic pursuits when they transition from the program.