William Taylor Learning Centre


William Taylor Learning Centre (WTLC) is a day treatment school run in partnership with the Calgary Board of Education. The school is located on the Parkdale Campus and serves students living in the community or those who are residing in a Wood’s Homes Community or Residential Program. Students are referred through the Calgary Board of Education (CBE), as well as Children’s Services, and/or Alberta Health Services in collaboration with CBE. The school works with students who have experienced serious trauma in early childhood and demonstrate severe emotional and behavioral difficulties. Specialized academic programming includes individualized program planning (IPP), academic testing and alternative educational activities for a diversity of learners (IOP curriculum, low student /staff ratio, advocacy and transitional preparation for a less intrusive setting). William Taylor offers two satellite programs for students who have demonstrated readiness and willingness to transition into a supported mainstream junior high or high school, giving students independence to attend different option classes.

Each classroom has a Wood’s Homes School Support Counselor and a CBE Teacher. Our school offers a full time clinician who works in tandem with the program and the school. In home family support services are also offered to families involved with the William Taylor Learning Centre. A Clinical Approach based on Trauma informed practice guides our work.

Click here for a PDF of the William Taylor Learning Centre’s school calendar.