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Hamilton and Burlington Private Schools

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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:

  • Scholarships: There are numerous ways to receive scholarships. Although academic performance is the most common reason, athletic, artistic, community involvement, and other areas might all make your son or daughter worthy of a scholarship. The majority of these grants come from private schools themselves, but other organizations (i.e. corporations) often give out scholarship funds. Essay writing competitions take place regularly.
  • Financial Aid: If you can show a private school or a charitable organizations that you are in financial need, then they may provide you with a bursary.
  • Flexible Payment Plans: Many private schools make paying tuition more palatable by allowing you to spread out tuition payments over the year.
  • Multiple Child Discounts: Many schools offer sibling discounts that improve the more children you send to a given private school.
  • Tax breaks: Paying the tuition of dual academic and religious curriculum or a school for students with special needs might make you eligible for a tax break in the province of Ontario.

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.

Private School Oversight in Ontario

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.

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List of Hamilton and Burlington Private Schools


  • Name
  • Cost
  • Columbia International College (est. 1979)   1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4P3
    (Main St. W. / Longwood Rd. S.)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $2,300 /course
    Day Boarding Coed 2300 12-17 Hamilton

    Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)   299 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, Ontario, L9C 1G3
    (Garth Street / Fennell Avenue West)

    • 18 months to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (1110 students)
    • Homestay school (40 students)
    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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $6,902 to $43,394 /year
    Day Homestay Coed 6902 1-17 Hamilton

    Hitherfield School (est. 1991)   2439 Tenth Sideroad, Milton-Campbellville, Ontario, L0P 1B0
    (Highway 401 / Guelph Line)

    • Preschool to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (100 students)
    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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $11,250 to $14,250 /year
    Day Coed 11250 2-13 Milton-Campbellville

    Burlington Christian Academy (est. 1975)   521 North Service Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7P 5C3
    (King Road / North Service Road)

    • JK to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (140 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $12,290 /year
    Day Coed 12290 3-13 Burlington

    Dundas Valley Montessori School / Strata Montessori Adolescent School (est. 2002)   14 Kemp Dr., Ancaster, Ontario, L9H2A7
    (Creighton St. / Governors Road)

    • 18 months to Gr. 9 (Coed)
    • Day school (210 students)
    High fidelity CCMA Montessori. Canada's only land based Montessori Adolescent program.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $11,300 /year
    Day Coed 11300 1-14 Ancaster

    Fern Hill School - Burlington (est. 1982)   801 North Service Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7P 5B8

    • Preschool to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (180 students)
    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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    $18,952 to $21,324 /year
    Day Coed 18952 2-13 Burlington

    Tapply Binet College (est. 1997)   245 Garner Rd.W, Ancaster, Ontario, L9G 3K9
    (garner rd w / panabaker dr)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    The staff at Tapply Binet College are specialists in their discipline. Together, the team strives to balance academics in a caring and supportive environment.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $20,800 /year
    Day Coed 20800 12-17 Ancaster

    Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)   3508 Commerce Court, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3L7
    (Walkers Line / Fairview Street)

    • 18 months to Gr. 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.  
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    $14,350 to $14,900 /year
    Day Coed 14350 1-11 Burlington

    Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) (est. 1984)   741 Main Street East, Milton, Ontario, L9T 3Z3

    • Preschool to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • French immersion
    $12,000 to $12,850 /year
    Day Coed 12000 2-13 Milton

    Blyth Academy Burlington (est. 2015)   Village Square, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 2N1
    (Lakeshore Rd / Brant St)

    • Gr. 5 to Gr. 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $2,195 /course
    Day Coed 2195 11-17 Burlington

    Glenn Arbour Academy (est. 2005)   5051 Mainway, Burlington, Ontario, L7L 5H9
    (Mainway / Appleby Line)

    • JK to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (125 students)
    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!"  
    • Traditional
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    • Gifted
    $13,400 /year
    Day Coed 13400 3-13 Burlington

    Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)   8560 Tremaine Road, Milton, Ontario, L9T 2Y3
    (Tremaine Road / Hwy 401)

    • Nursery/Toddler to Gr. 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.  
    • Montessori
    • Standard- enriched
    $13,230 /year
    Day Coed 13230 1-11 Milton

    Halton Waldorf School (est. 1984)   2193 Orchard Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7L 7J8
    (Appleby Line / Upper Middle Road)

    • 3 months to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    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.  
    • Waldorf
    • Standard- enriched
    $13,650 to $14,050 /year
    Day Coed 13650 1-13 Burlington

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