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Autism spectrum disorders: diagnosis and treatment

Autism spectrum disorders: diagnosis and treatment

Finding out whether your child has autism

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Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by often severe social impairment, communication difficulties or blockages, and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviour.

Disorders in the autism spectrum range from classical autism (also called "autistic disorder") to the milder form diagnosed as Asperger's syndrome, to the rarer and sometimes fatal condition called Rett's Disorder, to Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD, aka Heller's Disease), which manifests later in a child's development, to pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).

For parents of children with autism, the disorder presents a variety of challenges. These challenges can vary based on the severity of the condition among many other factors. Many parents are sure that their child will fare very poorly in a non-specialized environment such as that of most public schools. Autistic children are likely to be aggravated by common elements of a regular school environment such as fluorescent lighting, excessive noise, and even textures like heavy carpeting.

Suzanne Lanthier, the executive director of Autism Speaks Canada, says few schools are well-prepared to address the diverse demands required to deal with autistic children, especially when the disease manifests differently or with varied severity from one autistic child to another. Many children with autism will be unable to function in any environment except one prepared especially for their special needs. There are, however, ASD schools that fully understand autism, and its variations, and have experience in dealing with autistic children.

The top 5 features to look for in private schools Autism programs

When it comes to finding the right private school for a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder it's important to ask the right questions about the school's programs. When doing your research you'll want to make sure you consider these five features in any autism program for your child.

Meeting the needs of your child with autism is a formidable challenge. Besides the complex problems in almost all areas of living, there are countless approaches, techniques, and therapies to promote learning and development.

Some of these approaches are experimental; others may be potentially harmful. You want to find the ones that are "tried and true"! Here's a sure-fire way to navigate through the maze of options. Seek out the answers to the following critical program features:

1. Program Focus

What is the main focus of the program? Is it behavioural management, language development, socialization, sensory/motor integration, literacy-based learning, or activities of daily living? All are important, but once you know the priorities of your child, the school/program you choose must focus on that area.

2. Role of the Parent in the Program

Will the school/program respect and support you? What will be expected of you? A positive relationship between you and the professionals is critical for success.

3. Experience

How much experience and know-how do the teachers and/or therapists have? A minimum of four years of experience is a good rule of thumb. The last thing you need is someone "cutting their teeth" on your child.

4. Methods

What teaching methods and approaches are used to deliver the program? What happens if a program/approach doesn't work? Will you be informed? Will changes be made? Never accept the explanation that your child is the reason for the failure.

5. Evaluation

What evaluation tools are used to assess whether or not the program is working and that your child is learning? Will the findings be shared with you? Will the program shift/change to better meet the needs of your child?

The answers to these questions will give you the power to advocate for your child and to make good decisions.

Autism diagnosis

Autism can often be diagnosed or detected at an early age. There are many possible early indicators of autism.

A short list of autism symptoms is as follows:

  • lack of babbling or pointing by age one
  • lack of any single words by 16 months age
  • lack of response to name being called
  • poor eye contact
  • excessive need for quiet and order
  • lack of smiling or responsiveness to others

Symptoms of autism for toddler-aged children or older include the following:

  • weakness in making friends or relating to peers
  • lack of ability to engage in conversation
  • repetitive actions
  • repetitive or strange language patterns
  • obsession-like preoccupation with objects or conversational subjects

The above list is by no means comprehensive or authoritative. Since autism is a spectrum, these or other signs of autism may manifest in various degrees. Parents who witness the symptoms above manifest in their child are urged to consult the opinion of a health professional for diagnosis.

Autism treatment

Autism treatment should ideally begin as early as possible. There is no cure for autism, so treatment is focused on therapy and behavioral training with medication in some cases, especially where the autistic disorder is severe.

Therapy has been shown to be the best way of dealing with autism. Sessions focus on skill acquisition and repeated therapies that break through manifestations of autistic catatonia to alter behaviours. The earlier in the child's life that intervention begins the more effective, say the majority of experts in the field. Family therapy may also help in training parents and siblings to deal with the child's autism.

Autism research

Research in autism has increased exponentially in the last number of years but there is still much to be learned about autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

You can learn more about autism from the following sources:

Schools listed below have expertise in dealing with students with autism.

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    School NameTypePaceCost

    McDonald International Academy (est. 1994)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades 9 to 12 with 2 locations in the heart of Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 20 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Accelerated$16,800HighSchools Coed Boarding Day16800

    The Thinnox Academy (est. 2014)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed/Coed
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    The Thinnox Academy is a Mississauga private high school with a focus on technology, engineering and design. Graduates stand out from their peers when applying into University or College. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$10,017 to $12,320MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day10017

    Wildwood Academy (est. 2002)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • 2 to 8 Coed
    • Day school (60 students)
    Wildwood Academy is a special needs private school in Oakville. It offers programs from grades 2 to 8, with an average class size of four to ten students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$24,000MiddleSchools Coed Day24000

    Shoore Academics (est. 1975)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 5 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (60 students)
    Shoore Centre for Learning is a special-needs private school that offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is six students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$32,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day32000

    Oakwood Academy (est. 2007)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (50 students)
    Oakwood Academy is a special education private school in Mississauga. It offers programs from pre-school to grade 12. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$16,275 to $59,500Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day16275

    St. Jude's Academy (est. 2006)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (400 students)
    St. Jude's Academy is an IB World School that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$7,500 to $10,500Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day7500

    Blyth Academy Yorkville   

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Blyth Academy Yorkville is a private high school for Grade 9-12 students, located in the heart of downtown Toronto, moments away from some of Toronto’s most exciting cultural and entertainment venues. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$2,195/courseHighSchools Coed Day2195

    Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)  

    • Middleboro, Massachusetts
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (25 students)
    • Boarding school (98 students)
    Co-ed therapeutic boarding school in Massachusetts for students 11-22 years. Student support is offered for learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, NLD, ASD, attachment disorder, bipolar disorder and depression. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$58,227 to $141,214 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day9999999999

    Toronto Prep School (est. 2009)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (325 students)
    Toronto Prep School starts later in order to maximize teen learning. The optimal time for teenagers to learn is late in the morning through to late afternoon. Our classes start at 10:00 am. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$25,250MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day25250

    Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (350 students)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$12,500 to $24,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day12500

    TEAM School (est. 1981)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Team School offers programs from grades 1 to 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 8 to 12 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$18,000 to $20,800Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day18000

    WillowWood School (est. 1980)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (250 students)
    We are a new style of independent school for diverse learners where all students learn with dignity; where a warm and nurturing school serves as a foundation for remarkable lives; and where the whole person who matters. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$18,900 to $20,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    Mississauga Christian Academy (est. 1977)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (130 students)
    We are proud to offer families a superior elementary school education where God and His Word are central to the curriculum. Our faculty of qualified teachers is committed to loving and teaching each child. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$9,055 to $10,622Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9055

    Lynn-Rose Heights Private School (est. 1997)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    Lynn-Rose Heights Private School offers challenging academic programming from three years old to grade twelve in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose Heights school is an official International Baccalaureate World School. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$14,370Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day14370

    Robert Land Academy (est. 1978)  

    • Wellandport, Ontario
    • 5 to 12 Boys
    • Boarding school (125 students)
    Robert Land Academy is a private military-themed boarding school (Gr 5-12) helping boys to achieve their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$52,000 to $55,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding52000

    Trafalgar Castle School (est. 1874)  

    • Whitby, Ontario
    • 4 to 12 Girls
    • Day school (125 students)
    • Boarding school (85 students)
    Located just 45 minutes east of Toronto, Trafalgar Castle School offers world-class curriculum in a small-school environment that inspires and encourages growth. * Day and boarding * All Girls * Grades 5 to 12 [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$21,995 to $56,950MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day21995

    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence (est. 1989)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    Heritage Academy is an Ottawa private school that is designed for students with DYSLEXIA, ADD/ADHD and similar learning exceptionalities. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$14,000 to $15,500Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day14000

    Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Académie de la Capitale, an IB World School in Ottawa, offers programmes in both English and French, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Student-paced$9,340 to $17,240Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9340

    The Junior Academy (est. 1988)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    The Junior Academy offers programs for junior kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 14 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$19,000 to $24,000Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day19000

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (est. 2001)  

    • Belleville, Ontario
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (10 students)
    • Boarding school (20 students)
    We are a licensed therapeutic boarding school for Gr. 1-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home environments. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$115/day to $68,250Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day115

    Avante School (est. 2009)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 2 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Avante School provides a custom tailored learning experience for accelerated success and much less stress. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Student-paced$6,500 to $13,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day6500

    Virtual High School (est. 2002)  

    • Bayfield, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (6000 students)
    Virtual High School is an online private school, providing OSSD credit courses. Students start any day, work at their own pace and write their final exam at a time and place of their choosing. No textbooks required. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$449 to $579 /courseHighSchools Coed Day449

    Maranatha Christian Academy   

    • Brampton, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school
    Maranatha Christian Academy is a private Christian School located at 395 North Park Drive,Brampton,On. Tuition from JK - GR 8 is $450 - $500 per month. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$4,500 to $5,000Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day4500

    Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Sunrise Montessori School offers English and French Immersion program from Infant to Grade 8 in Markham. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Accelerated$11,500 to $19,800Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day11500

    I Am Smart S-Cool (est. 2017)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • SK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (15 students)
    I AM SMART S-COOL offers programs from SK to Grade 8 in Richmond Hill. Its average class size is 5-7 students. Tuition fee if 14,500 per year. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$14,500Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day14500

    Brighton School (est. 2003)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    Brighton School is a special needs private school in Toronto, Ontario for students (grade 1 to 12) with learning challenges. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$23,950Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day23950

    Blyth Academy Whitby   

    • Whitby, Ontario
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Blyth Academy Whitby is a private school for Grade 6-12 students, conveniently located for students across the Durham Region. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$1,895/courseMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day1895

    Primary Prep Academy (est. 2014)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • NS to 3 Coed
    • Day school
    Primary Prep Academy offers programs from Pre-school to Grade 3 in Mississauga. Before and After school program included in tuition. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$6,950Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day6950

    The Third Academy (est. 1997)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    Third Academy is Calgary's school for special needs and gifted education. The school teaches what students need, the way they need it and never loses sight of well-rounded learning. Click to learn more. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$10,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10000

    Blyth Academy Thornhill   

    • Thornhill, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    The Thornhill campus offers the complete Blyth program for students in grade 9 - 12, including an academically enriched liberal arts, media and technology curriculum. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$1,895/courseHighSchools Coed Day1895

    BrightonLaunch   

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Adult Coed
    • Day school (25 students)
    Brighton Launch is program for young adults 18+ with challenges, who are preparing to, or have moved from school to post-school activities. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    not providedCoed Day9999999999

    Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (90 students)
    Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$6,400 to $20,400Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day6400

    Madrona School Society (est. 1993)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • K to 10 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    Madrona School Society is a gifted school in Vancouver. It offers programs for kindergarten to grade nine with an average class size of six to 14 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$18,000 to $21,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day18000

    High Park Oxford Learning Academy (est. 2013)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 3 Coed
    • Day school (15 students)
    Oxford Learning Academy offers an enriched academic program complemented by a personalized school experience. We grow lifelong learners by focusing on early primary education. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$9,500 to $15,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9500

    Summit West Independent School (est. 2015)  

    • Foothills, Alberta
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (55 students)
    An independent school that offers an individualized self-directed learning approach for tomorrow's leaders. Bursary programs available to qualified applicants. JK to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$8,925 to $10,750Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day8925

    Kanata Academy (est. 1996)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (105 students)
    Kanata Academy Private School offers Preschool, JK/SK to Grade 12. The average class size is 10 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$13,800 to $14,200Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    Arrowsmith School (est. 1980)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (75 students)
    Founded on the science of neuroplasticity, Arrowsmith Program provides students with the skills necessary to overcome their learning disabilities and transform their academic, cognitive, emotional and social lives. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$2,500/program to $23,500Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day2500

    Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (84 students)
    Blooming Lives Montessori celebrates and nurtures the sense of curiosity of each child, supports them in exploring their expanding capabilities and guides them into their thriving potentials. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Standard-enriched$12,390 to $17,928Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day12390

    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (130 students)
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • Montessori
    Accelerated$12,900 to $22,800Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    Academie Providence (est. 2002)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $8,050 [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$8,300 to $9,800Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day8300

    Kingsley Primary School (est. 1981)  

    • Etobicoke, Ontario
    • JK to 5 Coed
    • Day school
    For the past 35 years Kingsley Primary School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade five in Etobicoke. Its average class size is eight to 12 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$10,550Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day10550

    Roots and Wings Montessori School (est. 1985)  

    • Langley, British Columbia
    • NS to 9 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    We aim to create a community to enable children to honour and respect their innate goodness, their joy in learning and their responsibility as caring global citizens and stewards of the earth. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$4,830 to $12,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day4830

    Académie St-Laurent Academy (est. 2007)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed/Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    St-Laurent Academy is a private school that offers programs from nursery to high school in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$13,000 to $17,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day13000

    The Nature School (est. 2017)  

    • Vaughan, Ontario
    • K to 3 Coed
    • Day school (50 students)
    The Nature School provides an alternative form of education designed to provide experiential learning opportunities and promote curiosity to nurture the whole child. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$3,000 to $10,200Elementary Coed Day3000

    The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus (est. 1988)  

    • Nobleton, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school
    For over 25 years, the Montessori Country School provides a first-class accredited curriculum for students 12 months through grade 6. The sprawling 10 acre campus offers a unique indoor and outdoor learning experience. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$16,550 to $17,465Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day16550

    The YMCA Academy (est. 2003)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (70 students)
    The YMCA Academy is an alternative high school serving youth with learning disabilities and learning style differences. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$23,000HighSchools Coed Day23000

    The Study (est. 1915)  

    • Westmount, Quebec
    • K to 11 Girls
    • Day school (385 students)
    The Study offers a bilingual mother tongue programme in both English and French from kindergarten to grade 11 in Westmount, Quebec. The average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$19,230 to $21,655Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day19230

    Blyth Academy Waterloo (est. 2016)  

    • Kitchener, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (18 students)
    At Blyth Academy Waterloo we are building an active and dynamic school community. We offer not only our outstanding Grades 9–12 program but also a middle school program and facilities for students in Grades 7–8. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$2,195/courseMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day2195

    Woodland Christian High School (est. 1976)  

    • Breslau, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (330 students)
    Students receive an excellent education which prepares them well for university, college and a wide variety of workplaces. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$15,425 to $16,360HighSchools Coed Day Homestay15425

    Rockway Mennonite Collegiate (est. 1945)  

    • Kitchener, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (265 students)
    Incorporating academic excellence, service and peacemaking, Rockway is a diverse learning community of 265 students in Grades 7 to 12 including a dynamic international student exchange program. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$15,580 to $32,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay15580

    Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)  

    • Burlington, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (135 students)
    Fairview Glen offers authentic Montessori education for children 18 mo.-12 yrs. The academically driven, collaborative and supportive community, also specializes in French, Music, Visual Arts and Phys-Ed programs. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Accelerated$14,350 to $14,900Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

    • Unionville, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (1000 students)
    Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    Accelerated$7,450 to $13,550Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day7450

    Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)  

    • Rindge, New Hampshire
    • 3 to 12 Boys
    • Boarding school (22 students)
    A friendly, active boarding school for bright boys who have good intentions but who may be too impulsive, intense, or bothersome for other schools and whose intellectual interests may separate them from their peers. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Student-paced$58,500 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding58500

    Crestwood Preparatory College (est. 2001)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (440 students)
    Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto offers a grade 7 to 12. The average class size here is 16, with a tuition cost of $26,500. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$26,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day26200

    Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) (est. 1984)  

    • Milton, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    Oxford Learning Academy – where your child will experience a homeschooling approach with the benefits of socialization in a small classroom environment. This Milton private school runs from PK to grade 8. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$12,000 to $12,850Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9999999999

    The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Girls
    • Day school (230 students)
    • Boarding school
    The pre-eminent All Girls English Catholic high school in Montreal, with 156 years of experience graduating young women of action with solid skills and tools for success. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$13,764 to $49,492MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day13764

    John Knox Christian School - Brampton (est. 1959)  

    • Brampton, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Our exceptional staff, excellent programs, and first-rate curriculum have helped us earn a reputation for turning out graduates who are "rooted in faith" and "growing in knowledge." [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$11,950Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day11950

    Kohai Educational Centre (est. 1976)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (35 students)
    Kohai Educational Centre is a school for students with special needs and learning challenges offering programs for students aged 4 years to adulthood. Its average class size is two to six students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$33,338Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day33338

    Centennial Academy (est. 1998)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Centennial is the only high school in Quebec that helps students master their challenges of learning and graduate on time. Over 90% of our students graduate in five years and go on to college and university. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$18,265 to $18,360MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (185 students)
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$9,045 to $15,855Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9045

    Blyth Academy Burlington (est. 2015)  

    • Burlington, Ontario
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Blyth Academy Burlington, located in Village Square in the heart of downtown Burlington, offers not only our outstanding Grades 9–12 program but also a middle years program and facilities for students in Grades 6–8. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$2,195/courseMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day2195

    Heritage (est. 1984)  

    • Provo, Utah
    • 7 to 12 Boys/Girls
    • Boarding school (115 students)
    Heritage offers expert care for at-risk adolescents including those diagnosed with Mood Disorder, depression, anxiety, defiance towards authority figures and those on the Autism Spectrum. Learn more on our website. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$138,000 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Boarding138000

    The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)  

    • Milton, Ontario
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school
    Montessori Country School has provided a first-class academic experience to students in an environment that is distinguished by its compassion, integrity and unwavering commitment to the individual child. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Standard-enriched$13,230Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day13230

    Blyth Academy Ottawa   

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    Blyth Academy Ottawa focuses on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning for Grades 7-12. Big experience in a small school! [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$12,495 to $15,895MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day12495

    Burlington Christian Academy (est. 1975)  

    • Burlington, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    BCA is Burlington’s leading Christian Elementary school. Over 160 students in grades JK through 8 partake in one of the most progressive educational programs in Southern Ontario. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$12,290Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day12290

    Robbins Hebrew Academy (est. 1957)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (370 students)
    Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA) teaches students to think critically and globally, in a community that builds self-esteem and life-long character. RHA is Toronto’s first Jewish school to be CAIS accredited. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Reggio Emilia
    Standard-enriched$5,700 to $16,980Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9999999999

    Hamilton District Christian High (est. 1956)  

    • Hamilton, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (460 students)
    At Hamilton District Christian High we believe exceptional learning is for every student. Our aim is to differentiate learning so that each student can reach their full potential through Project-Based learning. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$11,900 to $45,500HighSchools Coed Day Homestay9999999999

    LCBI High School (est. 1911)  

    • Outlook, Saskatchewan
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (40 students)
    • Boarding school (65 students)
    LCBI provides a high quality education for youth, helping them discover their gifts, develop their full potential as inquiring, knowledgeable and caring members of the family of God. “We Would See Jesus” John 12:21 [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$5,000 to $22,720HighSchools Coed Boarding Day5000

    City Academy (est. 1999)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    City Academy offers courses which follow Ontario Curriculum Guidelines. Utilizing teachers who are subject specialists and following a flexible and unique timetabling format, we are committed to every student's success. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$1,600/courseMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day1600

    Blyth Academy Lawrence Park (est. 2015)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    Our campus located in midtown Toronto provides the warmth and community of a neighbourhood school. We are a short distance from our partners at the Royal Ontario Museum and Outward Bound at the Evergreen Brickworks. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$2,195/courseHighSchools Coed2195

    Landmark East School (est. 1979)  

    • Wolfville, Nova Scotia
    • 3 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (45 students)
    • Boarding school (30 students)
    Landmark East School offers exceptional programming for LD students from grade 3 to 12. The average class size is 5 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$26,000 to $48,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day26000

    University of Toronto Schools (est. 1910)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (650 students)
    University of Toronto Schools offers programs for grades seven to 12. Its average class size is 25 students. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Accelerated$25,350MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day25350

    Villa Maria (est. 1854)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Girls/Boys
    • Day school (1400 students)
    Villa Maria offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Montreal. Its average class size is 28 to 32 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$4,175MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Day4175

    Blyth Academy Mississauga   

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Blyth Academy Mississauga is a flourishing private middle and high school housed in unique heritage buildings. We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$2,195/courseMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day2195

    Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (est. 1973)  

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    KGMS/Maplewood provides supportive individual and small group instruction for students with learning differences. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$22,950 to $23,950Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    John Knox Christian School - Oakville (est. 1959)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    John Knox Christian School in Oakville offers an exceptional education experience for students from junior kindergarten to grade 8. We ignite wonder for God, neighbour, and creation in everything we do. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$12,400 to $21,400Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day12400

    Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    Accelerated$14,990Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day14990

    Blyth Academy London (est. 2013)  

    • London, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed/Coed
    • Day school (64 students)
    • Boarding school (5 students)
    We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. Our London campus is conveniently located in historic Ignatia Hall on the banks of the Thames. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$1,895/course to $18,795HighSchools Coed Boarding Day Homestay1895

    AVRO Academy (est. 2010)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed/Coed
    • Day school
    Avenue Road Academy is a small school in Toronto for grades 9 to 12. Students earn credits while developing skills that best prepares them for post secondary education. We focus on student strength! [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Student-paced$12,500HighSchools Coed Day12500

    Oxford Tutorial College (est. 1988)  

    • Oxford,
    • 10 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    • Boarding school (65 students)
    Oxford Tutorial College is a leading independent college specialising in A-level, GCSE, BTEC tuition for students grade 10 to 12, intending to go on to higher education at a good British University. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$33,255 to $39,447Coed Boarding Day Homestay33255

    Yip’s Music & Montessori School (est. 1990)  

    • Unionville, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school
    Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$6,750 to $11,200Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day6750

    Cousteau, The French International School of Vancouver (est. 1997)  

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • PS to 9 Coed
    • Day school (182 students)
    Cousteau school is a unique French language school in BC, #1 in the last Fraser Institute ranking. We provide academic excellence from Preschool to Grade 9. Class sizes can be as small as 13 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$10,700 to $13,700Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10700

    King's Christian Collegiate   

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (650 students)
    King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$14,600 to $45,000HighSchools Coed Day Homestay9999999999

    Little Owl Preschool Elementary (est. 2001)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    Little Owl Preschool Elementary develops motivated, confident, and happy problem-solving individuals. We invite your child to become a Little Owl! [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$15,850Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day15850

    Magnificent Minds (est. 2011)  

    • North York, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school
    Magnificent Minds caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$16,000 to $21,400Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day16000

    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON)   

    • Barrie Area, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Boys/Girls
    Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-pacednot providedMiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Homestay9999999999

    Montessori School of Wellington (est. 1996)  

    • Guelph, Ontario
    • JK to 1 Coed
    • Day school (47 students)
    Montessori School of Wellington in Guelph is the only CCMA accredited school in Guelph and the number one choice for children's education and life skill [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$5,750 to $12,500Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (BC)   

    • Kelowna, British Columbia
    • 7 to 12 Boys/Girls
    Venture Academy is a therapeutic private school providing educational and clinical support services, individualized instruction and engaging interaction to get students back on track and restore confidence. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-pacednot providedMiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Homestay9999999999

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