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Ontario boarding schools

From the old to the new, from life in the city to immersion in the outdoors, Ontario has it all.


Columbia International College

  Looking for a boarding school in Ontario? Consider Columbia International College, Canada's largest boarding school and among the leading private schools.



On this page we cover boarding schools in the province of Ontario. For a complete guide to boarding in Canada, including information about admissions, please see our introductory guide.

Table of contents


  1. List of boarding schools in Ontario

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition

  4. Compare boarding schools

  5. Going to school in Ontario
  6. Further resources


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Boarding schools






 
  • Bond Academy
  • Columbia International College
  • Lakefield College School
  • Neuchâtel Junior College
  • McDonald International Academy
  • Trinity College School
  • Trafalgar Castle School
  • Robert Land Academy
  • Upper Canada College
  • Branksome Hall
  • Appleby College
  • The Thinnox Academy
  • Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
  • Rosseau Lake College
  • Trillium School
  • Fulford Academy
  • St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Ashbury College
  • Fulford Preparatory College
  • Nile Academy
  • Bronte College
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • The Bishop Strachan School
  • Venta Preparatory School
  • Niagara Christian Collegiate
  • Havergal College
  • Ridley College
  • St. Andrew's College
  • Pickering College
  • London International Academy
  • Blyth Academy London
  • Great Lakes Christian High School
  • Quetico College School
  • J. Addison School

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool 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
$12,500 to $24,500

Columbia International College (est. 1979)  

  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school (1700 students)
Columbia International College is a day and boarding school, offering programs to international students in grades 7 to 12. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$2,300

Lakefield College School (est. 1879)  

  • Lakefield, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (105 students)
  • Boarding school (260 students)
LCS offers world-class programming (Grades 9 -12) designed to meet the strengths of each student while encouraging growth through a school-wide Leadership, Character and Values program and enriched boarding experiences. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$32,800 to $65,400

Neuchâtel Junior College (est. 1956)  

  • Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school
Neuchâtel Junior College, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, offers Canadian Grade 12 curriculum and AP to students from across Canada and beyond. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$29,000 to $54,500

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
$16,800

Trinity College School (est. 1865)  

  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (265 students)
Trinity College School offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Port Hope. Its average class size is 16 students. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Waldorf
$24,750 to $65,250
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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
$21,995 to $56,950

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
$52,650 to $55,650

Upper Canada College (est. 1829)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • SK to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (1072 students)
  • Boarding school (88 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$30,860 to $61,560
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Branksome Hall (est. 1903)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (834 students)
  • Boarding school (66 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$29,590 to $56,855

Appleby College (est. 1911)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (487 students)
  • Boarding school (273 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
$35,090 to $69,440

The Thinnox Academy (est. 2014)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (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
$10,017 to $12,320

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
$115 to $68,250

Rosseau Lake College (est. 1967)  

  • Rosseau, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
Rosseau Lake College - The Personalized Learning Community Clearer personal goals- Diverse learning strategies- collaborative problem solving - Focus on building skills and competencies for the future. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$9,600 to $49,000
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Trillium School (est. 1991)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school
Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,400 to $33,000

Fulford Academy (est. 2002)  

  • Brockville, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
Fulford Academy is a day/boarding school in Brockville that offers programs for grades 7 through 12. Its average class size is 6 to 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$10,995 to $57,200

St. Peter's ACHS College School (est. 1990)  

  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
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 $8,900. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$8,900 to $27,400

Ashbury College (est. 1891)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers Grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 600 day school students. Tuition is from $23,600 to $58,300. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$26,300 to $64,700

Fulford Preparatory College (est. 2012)  

  • Merrickville, Ontario
  • 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
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. Includes ESL support. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$26,500 to $56,200

Nile Academy (est. 2005)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
Nile Academy offers small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio, while also following the Ontario Curriculum, ensuring our students are well prepared for the rest of their educational pursuits here in Canada. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$8,000 to $28,500

Bronte College (est. 1991)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • Boarding school (380 students)
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 30 countries. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$13,830 to $16,680

Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. (est. 1984)  

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • Boarding school
Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$970 to $1,100

The Bishop Strachan School (est. 1867)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (825 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
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]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
$31,740 to $60,130

Venta Preparatory School (est. 1981)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • Boarding school (25 students)
Venta Preparatory School is now closed. Please connect with Our Kids at 877-272-1845 and we can provide you with alternative options. [View profile]
  • Progressive


Niagara Christian Collegiate (est. 1932)  

  • Fort Erie, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school
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]
  • Traditional
$9,672 to $24,120

Havergal College (est. 1894)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
$32,750 to $59,875

Ridley College (est. 1889)  

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (307 students)
  • Boarding school (358 students)
Ridley College is an acclaimed co-educational boarding and day school that prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$15,500 to $63,700

St. Andrew's College (est. 1899)  

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (367 students)
  • Boarding school (259 students)
St. Andrew's College offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Aurora. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$30,120 to $63,500

Pickering College (est. 1842)  

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (120 students)
Pickering College's fully-integrated 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]
  • Progressive
$24,040 to $61,240

London International Academy (est. 2002)  

  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school (350 students)
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]
  • Traditional
$9,200 to $18,400

Blyth Academy London (est. 2013)  

  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (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
$1,895 to $18,795

Great Lakes Christian High School (est. 1952)  

  • Beamsville, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (48 students)
  • Boarding school (85 students)
Great Lakes Christian High School offers programs for grades nine through 12 in Beamsville. It accepts day and boarding students. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$5,300 to $39,300

Quetico College School (est. 2013)  

  • Atikokan, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (10 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
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]
  • Progressive
$16,000 to $28,000

J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
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]
  • Traditional
$9,444 to $39,550






Our boarding school guide has advice specific to finding boarding schools in Canada. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options) we recommend you review our hub on choosing a school. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.

Private school expos

Private school expos are ideal launching pads for your school-finding journey. All expos are held in the fall at a number of centres across Canada. There are three expos hosted in Ontario, one in Toronto, one in Halton-Peel, and one in Ottawa. Expos are also held each fall in Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary. All are opportunities to speak with administrators from leading boarding schools within the regions in which the expos are held.

Parent discussion forum

Word-of-mouth is another powerful tool in your school-finding arsenal. The Our Kids private school discussion forum allows you to discuss your options and debate topics around gifted education. You can use our community of parents, educational experts, alumni, and schools to help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

Upcoming open house events

Attending open houses is obviously a great way to learn more about a school and get a feel for the environment. For some advice on open house visits, go here. For questions to ask that are specific to boarding programs, refer to our main boarding school hub.





Broadly speaking, the cost of boarding reflects the cost private school tuition in general, though with premiums added to cover housing and meals.

Many schools offer financial aid, including scholarships and bursaries. Financial aid is needs-based, and financial aid programs are created as a means of broadening the student base and attracting students, independent of means, who will contribute most to the culture of the school. Generally speaking, the larger and more expensive schools provide the most aid.

You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated guide.

Below you'll find the range of costs at Ontario boarding schools:

 
Tuition (baording school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
Lakefield College School$58,400 to $65,40025%9 - 12
Neuchâtel Junior College$29,000 to $54,50020%12$20,000
Trinity College School$43,250 to $65,25025%9 - 12$20,000
Trafalgar Castle School$51,310 to $56,950
Robert Land Academy$52,650 to $55,650
Upper Canada College$55,060 to $61,56018%5 - 12$15,000
Branksome Hall$54,605 to $56,8555%7 - 12$15,000
Appleby College$57,045 to $69,44018%7 - 12$27,500
The Thinnox Academy25%9 - 12$5,000
Rosseau Lake College$22,700 to $49,0005%7 - 12
Ashbury College$64,7008%4 - 12$6,700
The Bishop Strachan School$57,500 to $60,1307%7 - 12$15,000
Havergal College$59,8757%7 - 12$16,000
Ridley College$56,950 to $63,70016%5 - 12$16,000
St. Andrew's College$58,175 to $63,50026%5 - 12$11,000
Great Lakes Christian High School$20,100 to $39,3009 - 12




 




 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
Bond AcademyLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous15Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Columbia International CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 25No supportMedium integration
Lakefield College SchoolLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive16No supportMedium integration
Neuchâtel Junior CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous13Indirect SupportMedium integration
McDonald International AcademyTraditionalAcceleratedSupportive10 to 20Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Trinity College SchoolLiberal ArtsWaldorfStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 16No supportMedium integration
Trafalgar Castle SchoolLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportiveResource AssistanceHeavy integration
Robert Land AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 16Special needs schoolLight integration
Upper Canada CollegeLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous20Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
Branksome HallLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 22Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
Appleby CollegeLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 16Indirect SupportHeavy integration
The Thinnox AcademyProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive6 to 12Special needs schoolHeavy integration
Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive4 to 6Special needs schoolLight integration
Rosseau Lake CollegeProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15Indirect SupportMedium integration
Trillium SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo support
Fulford AcademyProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 12No support
St. Peter's ACHS College SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorousIndirect SupportHeavy integration
Ashbury CollegeTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous17No supportMedium integration
Fulford Preparatory CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 12No supportMedium integration
Nile AcademyProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 18Indirect Support
Bronte CollegeTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedRigorous18No supportMedium integration
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium integration
The Bishop Strachan SchoolProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedRigorous18 to 20No support
Venta Preparatory SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 13Partial Integration
Niagara Christian CollegiateTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous17Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
Havergal CollegeLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous18 to 22No supportMedium integration
Ridley CollegeProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous17Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
St. Andrew's CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous17No support
Pickering CollegeProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous18 to 20No supportHeavy integration
London International AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous18 to 20No supportMedium integration
Blyth Academy LondonLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 8Indirect SupportMedium integration
Great Lakes Christian High SchoolLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 25Indirect Support
Quetico College SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedRigorous6 to 8No supportHeavy integration
J. Addison SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15No supportLight integration





 Legend:

 ADHD

Learning disorders:
 Dyslexia
 Auditory processing disorder
 Dyscalculia
 Dysgraphia
 Language processing disorder
 Non-verbal learning disorders
 Visual motor deficit
Development disorders:
 Autism
 Asperger's

Behavioural and emotional:
 Troubled teens
 Depression
 Suicidal
 Substance abuse
 Oppositional defiant disorder
Physical:
 Dyspraxia
 Blindness
 Deafness
 Cystic fibrosis
 Multiple physical
 




 
 Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
Bond AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
Nursery/Toddler - 12100%
Columbia International CollegeDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
100%
Lakefield College SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Neuchâtel Junior CollegeBoarding: rolling
McDonald International AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 12100%
Trinity College SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
5 - 1275%
Trafalgar Castle SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
4 - 12100%
Robert Land AcademyBoarding: rolling5 - 1280%
Upper Canada CollegeDay: Dec 2, 2016
Boarding: rolling
7 - 11SK - 1133%
Branksome HallDay: Dec 4, 2015
Boarding: rolling
9 - 11JK - 12100%
Appleby CollegeDay: Oct 31, 2017
Boarding: rolling
7 - 127 - 1232%
The Thinnox AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 1280%
Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
1 - 12100%
Rosseau Lake CollegeDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
7 - 1290%
Trillium SchoolK - 12100%
Fulford Academy7 - 12100%
St. Peter's ACHS College SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
100%
Ashbury CollegeDay: Mar 9, 2018
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
4 - 1170%
Fulford Preparatory CollegeBoarding: rolling10 - 12100%
Nile AcademyDay: Jun 30, 2017
Boarding: Jun 30, 2017
Homestay: Jun 30, 2017
1 - 1290%
Bronte CollegeDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
100%
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.Day: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 1298%
The Bishop Strachan SchoolDay: Dec 2, 2017
Boarding: rolling
JK - 11100%
Venta Preparatory SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
100%
Niagara Christian CollegiateDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
6 - 1285%
Havergal CollegeDay: Dec 1, 2017
Boarding: rolling
7 - 12JK - 1250%
Ridley CollegeDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
5 - 12JK - 1261%
St. Andrew's CollegeDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
9 - 115 - 1162%
Pickering CollegeDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
JK - 12100%
London International AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 1290%
Blyth Academy London95%
Great Lakes Christian High SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 1295%
Quetico College SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
9 - 12100%
J. Addison SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
Nursery/Toddler - 12100%




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Bond Academy
Columbia International College100%100%100%100%100%100%
Lakefield College School
McDonald International Academy100%100%100%100%
Trinity College School100%100%100%
Trafalgar Castle School
Upper Canada College40%33%33%33%33%20%
Branksome Hall80%100%100%80%80%80%100%100%100%80%100%80%90%100%100%
Appleby College50%29%38%26%13%
The Thinnox Academy80%80%80%80%
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
Rosseau Lake College80%80%90%90%90%90%
Trillium School
St. Peter's ACHS College School
Ashbury College70%70%70%70%70%70%70%70%70%
Nile Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Bronte College
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
The Bishop Strachan School75%75%75%75%75%50%40%40%70%60%70%60%60%
Venta Preparatory School
Niagara Christian Collegiate
Havergal College50%50%50%50%50%50%
Ridley College
St. Andrew's College76%69%59%59%76%56%50%
Pickering College
London International Academy
Blyth Academy London
Great Lakes Christian High School
Quetico College School100%100%100%100%
J. Addison School




 




 
 MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
Bond AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Columbia International CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Lakefield College SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
Neuchâtel Junior CollegeTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
McDonald International AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Trinity College SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Trafalgar Castle SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Robert Land AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Upper Canada CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Branksome HallTraditional MathEqual Balance
Appleby CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
The Thinnox AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPragmatismWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesCreative
Rosseau Lake CollegeDiscovery MathInquiryTraditionalPragmatismWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesCreative
Trillium School
Fulford Academy
St. Peter's ACHS College SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceAudio-LingualCreative
Ashbury CollegeTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Fulford Preparatory CollegeTraditional MathExpositoryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceReceptive
Nile AcademyEqual Balance
Bronte CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
The Bishop Strachan School
Venta Preparatory School
Niagara Christian CollegiateEqual BalanceInquiryTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Havergal CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Ridley CollegeEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
St. Andrew's CollegeEqual Balance
Pickering CollegeEqual BalanceInquirySocial JusticeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
London International AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Blyth Academy LondonEqual BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Great Lakes Christian High SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual Balance
Quetico College SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
J. Addison SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance




 




 




Ontario is home to some of the oldest and most storied boarding schools in Canada, as well as some of the newest. Prince Andrew boarded here, as did Filipe VI, the current King of Spain. They join a long list of prominent Canadians whose contributions in public and private life began with a boarding school education.

While there are many excellent schools located within the provinces’ major cities, there are equally excellent boarding schools found throughout the province. Those within urban centres have the benefit of a proximity to a greater range of cultural and educational institutions; those located elsewhere offer other opportunities, including a strong sense of community, a more personal approach, and robust programs of outdoor education.

Graduation requirements

The Ontario Ministry of Education legally requires all private schools in the province to register and provide annual statistical reports, and they must register yearly with the province in order to be accredited. While private schools in Ontario are considered businesses or non-profit organizations, the ministry inspects all private secondary schools in order to authorize them to award credits toward completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

High school graduation requirements are set by the Ontario Ministry of Education, not the federal government. To earn a high school graduation diploma in Ontario students are required to complete at least 30 credits in grades 9 through 12. A credit represents the completion of an entire course, not a portion of it.

The provincial ministry requires that all students complete 18 mandatory credits which represent the core of the high school curriculum: English, math, science, history, geography, arts, health and physical education, French, career studies, and civics.

The remaining 12 credits are subject to students’ discretion and chosen from a list of recognized courses. These include technology and computer studies, graphic and performing arts, world studies, international languages, social studies, and cooperative education. These discretionary credits allow students to design a course of study that reflects their interests and to prepare for their post-secondary career.

In addition to course work, students are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer community service activities over the course of their four-year high school career.

Many boarding schools impose their own graduation requirements in addition to those outlined by the province. At Columbia International College, for example, students must complete 36 credits in order to graduate. At Appleby College, students are required to study at least one international language, that is, a language other than French and English, the two official languages of Canada. Many private schools also choose to exceed the provincial service requirement, over and above the hours of volunteer service than mandated by the provincial board.