NILD Certification


Learn more about the NILD standards for certification here.

West-Mont Christian Academy is fully certified by the National Institute for Learning Development which is a vital part of our Exceptional Education Program. Read more about our program here.


In order to develop successful, independent learners, NILD Educational Therapy® focuses on developing four key components:

cognition • perception • academics • emotions

Our focus is to strengthen the underlying causes of learning difficulties rather than simply treating the symptoms. NILD educational therapy is a true therapy because it is individualized and aims the intervention just above the student’s level of functioning and raises expectations for performance. Students are trained to view themselves as competent, confident learners.

The goal of NILD Educational Therapy® is to help students develop tools of independent learning in the classroom and in life.