Jean Vanier School is a functionally integrated structured learning environment for pupils who have severe/profound levels of intellectual ability and who may have delays/challenges in other areas. Although their abilities vary, pupils are generally identified as having severe or profound levels of cognitive ability (DSM: IV reference). Additional characteristics of pupils may include severe/profound delay and challenge in the following areas: physical, social-emotional, communication, self-help, and behaviour. They may also have complex medical needs.
Pupils attend daily and are transported by taxi or para-transit or parent to and from school. Pupils are placed in classrooms according to their needs. Each classroom is staffed by a teacher and instructional assistants.
Educational programming is individualized and incorporates educational programming with a focus on: communication; socialization; life skills; self-help; recreation and leisure programming; functional academic programming; and experience in community contribution.
Pupils in Jean Vanier School each have an Intervention and Inclusion Plan (IIP) developed in a collaborative manner, with involvement from the pupil (when possible), the pupil's parents, guardians, external agency supports, and the school division team. This IIP is revised as needs change.
Application for Admission to Jean Vanier School must be processed through the Coordinator of Student Services. A formal referral process is submitted by parents and with outside agency recommendation. For more information, please contact the Regina Catholic School Division Coordinator at 306-791-7339.