Founded in 2007, formerly known as Kids CAN, Oakwood Academy was the first centre in Canada to offer social skill development as a full school day program, and the first recognized school in Canada using the DIR® Model—serving JK to Grade 12 students with individual needs. Our Mission, Vision and Values reinforce that focus and all the decisions we make. Oakwood Academy welcomes students of all faiths. We are a non-denominational school.

“In our caring and close-knit community, students and families will be supported and motivated to reach their highest potential. Working as a partnership with parents, students will be encouraged to develop self-advocacy, social, emotional and cognitive development which they will need to successfully navigate the challenges in the world around them.”

Trillian Taylor, Oakwood Academy Head of School, Co-Founder of Oakwood Academy

Aaron Sawatsky, Founder of our family of schools, St. Jude’s Academy, The Maples Academy and Oakwood Academy

Our Family of Schools

Together, St. Jude’s Academy, The Maples Academy and Oakwood Academy form Our Family of Schools.