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Ontario boarding schools

Find 30 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.

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?

Meet with Ontario's top ranked private schools and the best boarding schools across Canada at the Halton-Peel Private School Expo, Toronto Private School Expo and Ottawa Private School Expo every fall. These one day events are a must for any parent or student considering an alternative education.

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.


1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5

Toronto
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]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,000 to $14,500 per year
401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3W9

Whitby
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]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • $21,860 to 52,230/year
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0

Wellandport
Robert Land Academy is a private military style boarding school (Gr 6-12) helping boys to achieve their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Special Needs
  • 5 to 12 (Boys)
  • $51,500 to 59,500/year
4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0

Lakefield
Lakefield College School offers programs for grades 9 through 12 in Lakefield, Ontario. It accepts both day and boarding students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $30,955 to 61,425/year
10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1N4

Toronto
Branksome Hall is an all girls school in Toronto, from JK to Grade 12, including 56 boarding students. Tuition ranges from $28,995 to $31,245 for day students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $29,590 to 56,855/year
540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1

Oakville
Appleby College in Oakville is recognized globally as one of Canada's leading independent schools. Breadth, excellence, innovation and caring are the characteristics that define the essence of the Appleby experience. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $32,670 to 62,750/year
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
  • Liberal Arts
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,950 to 56,950/year
1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4P3

Hamilton
Columbia International College is a day and boarding school, offering programs to international students in grades 7 to 12. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $2,300/course
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8

Toronto
Located in the heart of Toronto, Upper Canada College is the oldest independent boys' school in Ontario. Our graduates are highly regarded by top universities and post-secondary institutions worldwide. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
  • K to 12 (Boys)
  • $30,860 to 61,560/year
149 King George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2

Ottawa
VINCI School offers a truly unique and advanced education for bright and gifted children from Toddler-Gr6. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • $12,500 to 14,000/year
6101 Country Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0

Harrow
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
  • Academic
  • Sports-intensive
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • $8,900 to $29,000 per year
72 Orchard Drive, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 2K7

Belleville
We are a licensed therapeutic boarding school for JK-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home environments. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Troubled Teens
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • $110 to 62,785/day
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 Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Academic
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,888 to 36,300/year
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
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,440 to 52,300/year
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7

Aurora
St. Andrew's College offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Aurora. Its average class size is 17 students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • 5 to 12 (Boys)
  • $27,825 to 57,940/year
4277 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3R 0J2

Markham
Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • $9,400 to 33,000/year
88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9

Mississauga
Bronte College is a private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering Grades 9 to 12 for day and boarding students. Our academic programming has attracted students from over 37 countries. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $12,810 to 15,400/year
118 Main Street East, PO Box 100, Merrickville, Ontario, K0G 1N0

Merrickville
Fulford Preparatory College offers grade 11, 12 and University Qualification Year programs to students preparing for successful admission to degree programs in the world's top universities. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • 11 to 12 (Coed)
  • $50,475/year
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
  • Liberal Arts
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $30,820 to 55,500/year
920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7
5 Park Home Avenue, Unit 128, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6L4

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
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $10,100 to $26,600 per year
2600 Rutherford Road, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R1

Vaughan
The Hill Academy is an independent high school for dedicated student- athletes. Premiere programming for Next Level academic & athletic preparation & placement. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Sports-intensive
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,500 to $38,000 per year
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2

Newmarket
Pickering College's Global Leadership Program (JK to Grade 12) inspires students to become agents of courageous, ethical and positive change with the confidence, knowledge and skills to shape the future. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Progressive
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,790 to $60,635 per year
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 conveniently located in historic Ignatia Hall on the banks of the Thames. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • $22,790 to $60,635 per year
1967 Bright Street, Rosseau, Ontario, P0C 1J0

Rosseau
Rosseau Lake College - The Personalized Learning Community Clearer personal goals- Diverse learning strategies- Diverse learning spaces- Focus on building skills and competencies for the future. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Progressive
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,800 to 47,500/year
2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4

Fort Erie
Niagara Christian Collegiate offers both middle school and secondary school programs from Grades 6-12. Graduating students achieve top university placements around the world. We accept both day and boarding students. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,050 to $40,000 per year
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
  • Progressive
  • Academic
  • JK to 10 (Coed)
  • $10,000 to $41,085 per year
361 - 365 Richmond Steet, London, Ontario, N6A 3C2

London
A Canadian Private Secondary Co-ed Boarding school, located in downtown London, Ontario. LIA offers academic courses from Grades 9-12 and is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,000 to $33,965 per year
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
  • Traditional
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 10 (Coed)
  • $45,665 to $50,475 per year
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2

Toronto
Located in Toronto, The Bishop Strachan School is Canada's oldest independent JK to Grade 12 day and boarding school for girls, welcoming students from Toronto and around the world. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $31,190 to 59,100/year
1130 Highway 633, 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]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Progressive
  • Sports-intensive
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,000 to 28,000/year
1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,000 to $14,500 per year
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401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3W9
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • $21,860 to 52,230/year
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6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Special Needs
  • 5 to 12 (Boys)
  • $51,500 to 59,500/year
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4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $30,955 to 61,425/year
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10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1N4
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $29,590 to 56,855/year
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540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $32,670 to 62,750/year
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55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,950 to 56,950/year
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1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4P3
  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $2,300/course
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220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2X8
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
  • K to 12 (Boys)
  • $30,860 to 61,560/year
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149 King George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • $12,500 to 14,000/year
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6101 Country Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Sports-intensive
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • $8,900 to $29,000 per year
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72 Orchard Drive, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 2K7
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Troubled Teens
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • $110 to 62,785/day
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2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Academic
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,888 to 36,300/year
view profile
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,440 to 52,300/year
view profile
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3H7
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • 5 to 12 (Boys)
  • $27,825 to 57,940/year
view profile
4277 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3R 0J2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • $9,400 to 33,000/year
view profile
88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $12,810 to 15,400/year
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118 Main Street East, PO Box 100, Merrickville, Ontario, K0G 1N0
  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • 11 to 12 (Coed)
  • $50,475/year
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1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9
  • Day & Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $30,820 to 55,500/year
view profile
920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7
5 Park Home Avenue, Unit 128, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6L4
  • Day & Boarding & Homestay
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $10,100 to $26,600 per year
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2600 Rutherford Road, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R1
  • Day & Boarding
  • Sports-intensive
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,500 to $38,000 per year
view profile
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Progressive
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,790 to $60,635 per year
view profile
Ignatia Hall, 1486 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6G 2M3
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • $22,790 to $60,635 per year
view profile
1967 Bright Street, Rosseau, Ontario, P0C 1J0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Progressive
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,800 to 47,500/year
view profile
2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,050 to $40,000 per year
view profile
2013 Old Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 1L0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Progressive
  • Academic
  • JK to 10 (Coed)
  • $10,000 to $41,085 per year
view profile
361 - 365 Richmond Steet, London, Ontario, N6A 3C2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,000 to $33,965 per year
view profile
280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2
  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 10 (Coed)
  • $45,665 to $50,475 per year
view profile
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $31,190 to 59,100/year
view profile
1130 Highway 633, Box 460, Atikokan, Ontario, P0T 1C0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Progressive
  • Sports-intensive
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,000 to 28,000/year
view profile

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