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Ontario boarding schools

Find 34 boarding schools in Ontario listed below.

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Boarding school offers distinct advantages over traditional day schooling. The full immersion in academic and social life, away from parents and typical distractions leads boarding graduates to become more independent and self-assured and better prepared for university and careers.

Ontario boarding schools

Boarding schools have fewer distractions and students push each other to succeed. stay on task. The combination of social and academic spheres means that your child is always in a scholarly environment, so maintaining your focus is easier than it would be elsewhere. Ontario's boarding schools are renowned for fostering sustained success.

Campus Life

Boarding school gives young people an early introduction to campus life and the independence that comes with it. Students live with one another, helping each other with homework, and rising to challenges together. Boarding school students build lasting friendships. The campus lifestyle develops students' social skills and independence and makes school an enjoyable environment.

Because your son or daughter will live right on campus, he or she will not have to worry about distance-based limitations. As such, your child can get involved in a wide variety of extracurricular activities and programs.

Making the Right Choice

Before choosing a boarding school in Ontario, find out about its reputation. The Ministry of Education could point you in the right direction here. In addition, the Fraser Institute's annual school rankings (while not perfect) can give you broad insight into a school's reputation. If you want to send your daughter to a boarding high school in Ontario, be sure that it has the Ministry accreditation which allows it to grant diploma-eligible credits.

You should also consider the variety of Ontario boarding schools, to find the school that meets your child's unique needs and your personal standards. Questions to consider could include:

  • What is the school's educational philosophy?
  • Does the school have a specialty (i.e. sports, visual arts)?
  • What is the average class size? How many students are enrolled there? Would your son or daughter do better in a relatively large or small environment?
  • What kind of extracurricular activities are available?

Below, please find a complete list of boarding schools in the province of Ontario, including many boarding schools in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, along with schools from the rest of the province.


1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8S7
Ottawa
A+ Academy is a boarding school like no other. 11th and 12th grade studies, including Advanced Placement, from a classroom that reaches around the world. Learning underway since 1927. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • 11 to 12 & AP (Coed)
  • Varies
10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1N4
Toronto
Branksome Hall is an all girls private school in Toronto, from JK to grade 12, including 62 boarding students. Tuition ranges from $28,590 to $30,590 for day students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Varies
Ignatia Hall, 1486 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6G 2M3
London
We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. Our London campus is located in Ignatia Hall at The Mount, surrounded by parkland and steps from the river. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • $8,970 - $12,995
540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
Oakville
Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario offers grades 7 to 12 with enrolment of 460 day and 265 boarding students and average class sizes of 12 to 16 students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $30,980 - $56,860
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
Wellandport
Robert Land Academy is a military/special needs private school in Wellandport, Ontario. It offers programs for grades six to 12. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $40,750 - $44,750
55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
Port Hope
Trinity College School offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Port Hope. Its average class size is 16 students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,250 - $54,950
6101 Country Road #20, Amherstburg, Ontario, N0R 1G0
Amherstburg
St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $10,000. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Sports
  • Academic
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • $12,000 - $24,000
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
Newmarket
Pickering College offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $21,220 - $53,880
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8
Toronto
Located in the heart of Toronto, Upper Canada College is the oldest independent school in Ontario and offers advanced programs to both day and residential students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • SK to UE (Boys)
  • $29,150 - $55,010
4391 Country Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0
Lakefield
Lakefield College School offers programs for grades 9 through 12 in Lakefield. It accepts both day and boarding students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $29,765 - $56,270
2013 Old Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 1L0
Ottawa
Venta Preparatory School offers programs from senior kindergarten to grade ten in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 10 (Coed)
  • $10,000 - $42,500
Canadian Office: 44 Victoria Street, Suite 1310, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1Y2
Toronto
Neuchâtel Junior College, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, offers Canadian Grade 12 curriculum and AP to students from across Canada and elsewhere. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • International School
  • Academic
  • 12 to UE (Coed)
  • $29,000 - $50,000 SF
149 King George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2
Ottawa
VINCI School offers a truly unique and advanced education for bright and gifted children aged 18 months-8years. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Inspired
  • Nursery to 3 (Coed)
  • Varies
P.O. Box 159, Station Main, Shelburne, Ontario, L9V 3L8
Shelburne
Pine River is a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often co-occurring mental health issues. Ours is a unique, integrated wilderness, therapeutic and education model. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Troubled Teens
  • Special Needs
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
5 Blue Haven Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M9M 1W5
Toronto
By providing a private school environment with small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio, while also following the Ontario Curriculum, we can ensure our students are well prepared for the rest of their educational pursuits here in Canada. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $5,000 - $23,500
2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
Fort Erie
Niagara Christian Community of Schools offers programs for various grades in Fort Erie. It accepts both day and boarding students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 7 to UE (Coed)
  • $9,050 - $37,150
4875 King Street, Beamsville, Ontario, L0R 1B6
Beamsville
Great Lakes Christian High School offers programs for grades nine through 12 in Beamsville. It accepts day and boarding students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,600 - $27,300
Horseshoe Valley Road, Minesing, Ontario, L0L 1Y0
Minesing
Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment program for troubled teens and struggling students. Locations in the Barrie area of Ontario and in Kelowna, British Colubmia offer programs for youth in grades seven to 12. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Troubled Teens
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
110 Doon Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 3C8
Kitchener
Incorporating academic excellence, service and peacemaking, Rockway is a diverse learning community of 300 students in Grades 7 to 12 including a dynamic international student exchange program. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding & Homestay
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $7,950 - $18,000
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
Markham
Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in beautiful Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $5,131 - $19,750
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
Ottawa
This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 570 day school students. Tuition is from $20,200 to $48,200. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $20,200 - $48,200
280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2
Brockville
Fulford Academy is a boarding school in Brockville that offers programs for grades 7 through 10. Its average class size is 6 to 12 students. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 10 (Coed)
  • $38,581 - $46,700
920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7
Toronto
McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades nine to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 20 students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding & Homestay
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $7,800 - $13,800
3601 Sandhills Road, Waterloo Region, Baden, Ontario, N3A 3B9
Baden
Canadian Independent College in Baden, Ontario (outside Kitchener-Waterloo) runs from grade six to twelve, including 15 day and 100 boarding students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $11,600 - $28,000
8058 Concession 8, Utopia, Ontario, L0M 1T0
Utopia
Renaissance Academy is a special needs school that offers programs from kindergarten to grade 12 in Utopia, Ontario. Its average class size is one to ten students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4P3
Hamilton
This Hamilton, Ontario private school runs from grades 7 to 12 and includes about 1000 boarding students. Tuition starts at $15,000. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $15,000 - $30,000
118 Main Street East, PO Box 100, Merrickville, Ontario, K0G 1N0
Merrickville
Students will undertake English for Academic Purposes with the goal of successfully obtaining a TOEFL/IELTS score to satisfy the language requirement for university. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • 11 to 12/UP (Coed)
  • $15,360 - $46,700
45 Waterloo St. South, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 4A8
Stratford
London, Ontario, Private School dedicated to inspiring students to achieve academic excellence within a clear moral framework of world citizenship. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding & Homestay
  • Academic
  • PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $10,800 - $30,200
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2
Toronto
A traditional school in Toronto, Ontario Bishop Strachan School offers grades JK to 12, including 80 boarding students and 900 day students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Reggio Inspired
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $28,400 - $51,470
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7
Aurora
St. Andrew's College offers programs from grades five to 12 in Aurora. Its average class size is 17 students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 5 to 12 (Boys)
  • $30,640 - $52,640
401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3W9
Whitby
Trafalgar Castle School offers programs from grades five to 12 in Whitby. Its average class size is 13 to 16 students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • $21,115 - $49,720
Box 460, Atikokan, Ontario, P0T 1C0
Atikokan
Technologically savvy classroom facilities combine with caring teachers to help ensure you are headed towards life goals that include knowledge, skill and responsibility. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $39,500 - $41,500
88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9
Mississauga
Bronte College is an IB world school offering JK through Grade 12 with boarding available for Grades 9 to 12. Tuition starts at $12,500. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
Toronto
Havergal College is an all-girls school in Toronto for students in JK to Grade 12. Preparing Young Women to Make a Difference Since 1894. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Varies
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8S7
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • 11 to 12 & AP (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1N4
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Varies
view profile
Ignatia Hall, 1486 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6G 2M3
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • $8,970 - $12,995
view profile
540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $30,980 - $56,860
view profile
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $40,750 - $44,750
view profile
55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,250 - $54,950
view profile
6101 Country Road #20, Amherstburg, Ontario, N0R 1G0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Sports
  • Academic
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • $12,000 - $24,000
view profile
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $21,220 - $53,880
view profile
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • SK to UE (Boys)
  • $29,150 - $55,010
view profile
4391 Country Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $29,765 - $56,270
view profile
2013 Old Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 1L0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 10 (Coed)
  • $10,000 - $42,500
view profile
Canadian Office: 44 Victoria Street, Suite 1310, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1Y2
  • Boarding
  • International School
  • Academic
  • 12 to UE (Coed)
  • $29,000 - $50,000 SF
view profile
149 King George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Inspired
  • Nursery to 3 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
P.O. Box 159, Station Main, Shelburne, Ontario, L9V 3L8
  • Boarding
  • Troubled Teens
  • Special Needs
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
5 Blue Haven Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M9M 1W5
  • Day & Boarding
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $5,000 - $23,500
view profile
2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 7 to UE (Coed)
  • $9,050 - $37,150
view profile
4875 King Street, Beamsville, Ontario, L0R 1B6
  • Day & Boarding
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,600 - $27,300
view profile
Horseshoe Valley Road, Minesing, Ontario, L0L 1Y0
  • Boarding
  • Troubled Teens
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
110 Doon Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 3C8
  • Day & Boarding & Homestay
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $7,950 - $18,000
view profile
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $5,131 - $19,750
view profile
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $20,200 - $48,200
view profile
280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 10 (Coed)
  • $38,581 - $46,700
view profile
920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7
  • Day & Boarding & Homestay
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $7,800 - $13,800
view profile
3601 Sandhills Road, Waterloo Region, Baden, Ontario, N3A 3B9
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $11,600 - $28,000
view profile
8058 Concession 8, Utopia, Ontario, L0M 1T0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4P3
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $15,000 - $30,000
view profile
118 Main Street East, PO Box 100, Merrickville, Ontario, K0G 1N0
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • 11 to 12/UP (Coed)
  • $15,360 - $46,700
view profile
45 Waterloo St. South, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 4A8
  • Day & Boarding & Homestay
  • Academic
  • PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $10,800 - $30,200
view profile
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Reggio Inspired
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $28,400 - $51,470
view profile
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 5 to 12 (Boys)
  • $30,640 - $52,640
view profile
401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3W9
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • $21,115 - $49,720
view profile
Box 460, Atikokan, Ontario, P0T 1C0
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $39,500 - $41,500
view profile
88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Varies
view profile

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