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Behavior and Learning Assistance

At Montrose we have a BLA Div I and Div II class. Behaviour and Learning Assistance (BLA) programming supports students displaying chronic, extreme and pervasive behaviours. Students require close and constant adult supervision and a high level of structure to function in an educational setting.


  • Develop and demonstrate positive behaviour and social skills
  • Achieve academic goals


  • Improved social skills
  • Improved problem-solving skills
  • Improved self-management and coping skills

Program delivery

  • Structured classroom environment
  • Predictable and clearly articulated routines, procedures, expectations and schedules
  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction
  • Opportunities to join other classes for instruction in a student’s area of strength


Students must be in Grades 1 to 6 with severe emotional and behavioural challenges, and a clinical diagnosis. Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and special education programming options.