Looking for a private school? Consider Columbia International College, Canada's largest boarding school and among the leading private schools.
Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario offer numerous academically rigorous private schools. Private schools in this region regularly achieve high ranking on the Fraser Institute's annual report cards. While these ratings are far from perfect, they demonstrate the strong reputations of private schools in both Hamilton and Burlington.
Tuition for these institutions can range from as low as $4,000 per year. There are also strategies to help you cover private education tuition. Some of these include:
Private schools in Burlington and Hamilton usually have smaller class sizes than do other types of schools. As such, your son's or daughter's teachers will be able to closely monitor his or her performance and areas that require improvement. Instructors can tailor classes to meet the unique needs of your child.
Private institutions also have the capacity to offer excellent facilities, diverse extracurricular programs, extra-help sessions outside of class, and many other important services. Their resources give them the best chance to attract the top teachers in Canada.
The foremost body that governs private schools in the province is the Ontario Ministry of Education. Although the Ministry does not regulate all schools, it has the power to step in when there are problems. It has the most authority over high schools, as in order to give credits that count toward a high school diploma, a high school must have proper accreditation from the Ministry.
Meet with Burlington and Hamilton's top ranked private schools and the best boarding schools across Canada at the Halton-Peel Private School Expo and Toronto Private School Expo in October. These one day events are a must for any parent or student considering an alternative education.
When you check through the listings below, you will find video virtual tours, insider stories and much more information about our private schools in the cities of Hamilton, Ancaster, Burlington, and the rest of the area.
Columbia International College (est. 1979)
Columbia International College is a day and boarding school, offering programs to international students in grades 7 to 12. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$2,300/course||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day||2300|
Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)
Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering programs to students 18 months through Grade 12 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$6,902 to $43,394||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay||9999999999|
Glenn Arbour Academy (est. 2005)
Our belief is that an exciting, challenging curriculum,combined with a supportive, nurturing educational environment enhances the student's ability to develop the positive attitude "I can do it!" [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$13,400||Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||13400|
Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)
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]
|Accelerated||$14,350 to $14,900||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day||9999999999|
Halton Waldorf School (est. 1984)
Halton Waldorf School in Burlington, Ontario offers a licensed preschool, kindergarten and grades one to eight. It’s average class size is 15 to 21 students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$13,650 to $14,050||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||13650|
Burlington Christian Academy (est. 1975)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$12,290||Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||12290|
Hamilton District Christian High (est. 1956)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$11,900 to $45,500||HighSchools Coed Day Homestay||9999999999|
Hitherfield School (est. 1991)
Hitherfield School offers programs from pre-school to grade 8. With an average class size of 14 students, we offer an excellent academic program along with a multitude of outdoor activities. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$11,250 to $14,250||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||11250|
Tapply Binet College (est. 1997)
The staff at Tapply Binet College are specialists in their discipline. Together, the team strives to balance academics in a caring and supportive environment. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$20,800||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||20800|
Fern Hill School - Burlington (est. 1982)
Fern Hill School welcomes students from Preschool to Grade 8 and focuses on developing intellectual curiosity, creativity and confidence. Our maximum class size is 19 students. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$19,332 to $22,028||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||9999999999|
Blyth Academy Burlington (est. 2015)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$2,195/course||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||2195|
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$13,230||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day||13230|
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) (est. 1984)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$12,000 to $12,850||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||9999999999|
High fidelity CCMA Montessori. Canada's only land based Montessori Adolescent program. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$11,300||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||11300|