Brighton is the leading private school in Toronto intentionally designed for elementary and secondary students with learning challenges. The profile of a typical Brighton student is one who learns best in a small group; may have an uneven academic profile; or may experience difficulty with attention, anxiety, memory, language, motivation, or social skills. They may lack confidence or have low self-esteem due to lack of success in a traditional education environment.
Our students are first assessed and then assigned to small learning groups averaging six or fewer students, for a focus on succeeding in core subjects. Students are taught by caring, qualified, trained and experienced Special Ed teachers, who work as a team to support students and integrate their learning between subjects.
Brighton continues to set the standard for specialized education in Toronto by using best practices, evidence-based teaching methods, and specialized remedial programs in the areas of reading decoding, reading comprehension, math and writing remediation, social competency development and organizational skills.
Technology enhances and supports student learning with iPads provided to Primary students and Chromebooks provided to Junior, Intermediate and Secondary students. All students have email accounts with access to G Suite for Education, including Google Classroom, which is used to help students manage assignments and communicate with parents. The Read & Write Assistive Technology program is provided to all students who require assistance with spelling, word prediction or speech to text features.
Brighton is a warm, vibrant and personal school that offers all the additional elements that make for a rich educational experience – after school programming in sports, arts, music, science and technology; parent involvement; on-site tutoring; annual concerts and music nights; picnics and Spirit Days; and before and after school care.