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Down Syndrome schools concentrate on inclusion, building self-esteem, and intellectual exercises.

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Today, there are many schools that support children with Down Syndrome. Many children growing and developing with Down Syndrome now attend mainstream playgroups, preschools, childcare, kindergartens and schools.

Understanding Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.

As observed and studied, children with Down Syndrome can usually do most things that a child without the disablity can do, though some of them may do so later than other children. Early intervention programs, beginning in infancy, help affected children achieve their individual potential.

Since many children with Down syndrome will usually take longer to learn new things, special programs may help them learn better. Children with Down syndrome benefit from living with their family and interacting with other children.

Certain activities that develop learning, language, gross and fine motor, socialization and self-help skills benefit these children. On-site day care and sibling programs promote inclusion.

Early intervention, a good home environment and sound medical care can help a person with Down syndrome immensely. Social isolation and educational deficiency will have a negative effect on any child's development.

Down Syndrome schools concentrate on inclusion, building self-esteem, and intellectual exercises. In addition, speech therapy and behavior management therapy is also included.

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  • The Thinnox Academy (est. 2014)   755 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 1C6
    (Cawthra / Lakeshore)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 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.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    $10,017 to $12,320 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 10017 12-17 Mississauga

    Wildwood Academy (est. 2002)   2250 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T1
    (Ford Drive / Royal Windsor Drive)

    • Gr. 2 to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    Wildwood Academy is a special needs private school in Oakville. It offers programs from grades 2 to 8, with an average class size of four to ten students.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs
    $24,000 /year
    Day Coed 24000 7-13 Oakville

    Blyth Academy Yorkville   85 St. Nicholas Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1W8
    (Bay St / Charles St W)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Blyth Academy Yorkville is a private high school for Grade 9-12 students, located in the heart of downtown Toronto, moments away from some of Toronto’s most exciting cultural and entertainment venues.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel, Ottawa
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $2,195 /course
    Day Coed 2195 14-17 Toronto

    Fieldstone School (est. 1997)   2999 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6B 3T4
    (Dufferin Street / Lawrence Avenue)

    • JK to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (280 students)
    Fieldstone's small classes, challenging curriculum and individualized approach to education gives all students the chance to succeed. Our supportive community nurtures every success to develop confident learners.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Gifted
    $17,230 to $23,335 /year
    Day Coed 17230 3-17 Toronto

    St. Jude's Academy (est. 2006)   2150 Torquay Mews, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 2M6
    (Erin Mills Parkway / Argentia Rd)

    • JK to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (400 students)
    St. Jude's Academy is an IB World School that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students.  
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $7,500 to $10,500 /year
    Day Coed 7500 3-17 Mississauga

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (est. 2001)   72 Orchard Drive, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 2K7

    • Gr. 1 to Gr. 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs , Troubled Teens
    $115 to $68,250 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 115 6-17 Belleville

    Enquiring Minds Montessori Casa (est. 2012)   24 Progress Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1P 2Y4
    (Kennedy Road / Ellesmere Road)

    • Preschool to K (Coed)
    • Day school (24 students)
    At Enquiring Minds Montessori Casa we have created a unique learning experience that fosters academic and artistic excellence in a caring and challenging environment.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $4,500 to $11,750 /year
    Day Coed 4500 2-2 Scarborough

    The Nature School (est. 2017)   9550 Pine Valley Drive, Vaughan, Ontario, L4L 1A6
    (Pine Valley Dr. / Rutherford Rd.)

    • K to Gr. 3 (Coed)
    • Day school (50 students)
    The Nature School provides an alternative form of education designed to provide experiential learning opportunities and promote curiosity to nurture the whole child.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $3,000 to $10,200 /year
    Day Coed 3000 5-8 Vaughan

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)   2199 Regency Terrace, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1H2
    (Baseline Rd. / Woodroffe Ave.)

    • Nursery/Toddler to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (185 students)
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $8,870.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    • Christian
    $8,870 to $15,120 /year
    Day Coed 8870 1-13 Ottawa

    Oxford Tutorial College (est. 1988)   12 King Edward Street, Oxford, , OX1 4HT
    (n/a / n/a)

    • Gr. 10 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    • Boarding school (150 students)
    • Homestay school (150 students)
    Oxford Tutorial College is a leading independent college specialising in A-level and GCSE tuition for students grade 10 to 12, intending to go on to higher education at a good British University.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    • Special needs , Gifted
    $33,255 to $39,447 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 33255 15-17 Oxford

    Cousteau, The French International School of Vancouver (est. 1997)   3657 Fromme Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7K 2E6
    (Wellington Dr / Fromme Rd)

    • Preschool to Gr. 9 (Coed)
    • Day school (182 students)
    Cousteau school is a unique French language school in BC, #1 in the last Fraser Institute ranking. We provide academic excellence from Preschool to Grade 8. Class sizes can be as small as 13 students.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $10,700 to $13,700 /year
    Day Coed 10700 2-14 North Vancouver

    John Knox Christian School - Oakville (est. 1959)   2232 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T1
    (Royal Windsor Dr / Ford Dr)

    • JK to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    John Knox Christian School in Oakville offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 8. We ignite wonder for God, neighbour, and creation.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Christian
    $12,100 to $21,100 /year
    Day Coed 12100 3-13 Oakville

    Toronto District Christian High School (est. 1963)   377 Woodbridge Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 2V7
    (Kipling / Highway 7)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (390 students)
    • Homestay school (60 students)
    We believe in project-based learning, enfolding, engaging and empowering students, and fantastic parent-teacher communication. We offer family friendly tuition with transportation included.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $14,390 /year
    Day & Homestay Coed 14390 14-17 Woodbridge

    Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)   31 Wood Glen Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 2V8

    • Preschool to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (90 students)
    Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $6,400 to $20,400 /year
    Day Coed 6400 2-13 Toronto

    Blyth Academy Lawrence Park (est. 2015)   3284 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M7
    (Yonge / Glenforest Rd)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    Our campus located in midtown Toronto provides the warmth and community of a neighbourhood school. We are a short distance from our partners at the Royal Ontario Museum and Outward Bound at the Evergreen Brickworks.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $2,195 /course
    Coed 2195 14-17 Toronto

    Rockway Mennonite Collegiate (est. 1945)   110 Doon Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 3C8

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (235 students)
    • Homestay school (30 students)
    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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $15,120 to $30,500 /year
    Day & Homestay Coed 15120 12-17 Kitchener

    Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)   55 Yeomans Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 3J7
    (Bathurst / Sheppard)

    • 18 months to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (122 students)
    MJDS is the unique school of choice where creativity, independence, respect, peacefulness,innovation, a sense of community and joy are fostered guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education.  
    • Montessori
    • Standard- enriched
    • Jewish
    $7,900 to $17,900 /year
    Day Coed 7900 1-13 Toronto

    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

    Academie Providence (est. 2002)   998 Frances Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 3L5
    (Donald St / Frances St)

    • 24 months to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $8,050  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $8,300 to $9,800 /year
    Day Coed 8300 1-13 Ottawa

    Bright Start Academy (est. 2003)   318-4630 Dufferin Street, North York, Ontario, M3H 5S4
    (Dufferin St / Finch ave)

    • Preschool to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Bright Start Academy, a special needs school in North York, focuses on helping children with autism and learning differences, from PS to grade 12.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs
    $12,500 to $25,000 /year
    Day Coed 12500 2-17 North York

    High Park Oxford Learning Academy (est. 2013)   406 Pacific Avenue, Unit B, Toronto, Ontario, M6P 2R4
    (Dundas Ave. West / High Park Ave.)

    • Preschool to Gr. 3 (Coed)
    • Day school (15 students)
    Oxford Learning Academy offers an enriched academic program complemented by a personalized school experience. We grow lifelong learners by focusing on early primary education.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Gifted
    $9,500 to $15,000 /year
    Day Coed 9500 2-8 Toronto

    John Knox Christian School - Brampton (est. 1959)   82 McLaughlin Road South, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 2C7
    (Queen St West / McLaughlin Rd S)

    • JK to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    Our exceptional staff, excellent programs, and first-rate curriculum have helped us earn a reputation for turning out graduates who are "rooted in faith" and "growing in knowledge."  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $11,950 /year
    Day Coed 11950 3-13 Brampton

    Blyth Academy London (est. 2013)   441 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario, N6A 2P6
    (Ridout / Queen)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (64 students)
    • Boarding school (5 students)
    • Homestay school (13 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $1,895 to $18,795 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed Coed 1895 14-17 London

    Primary Prep Academy (est. 2014)   6920 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 8B3

    • JK to Gr. 3 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Primary Prep Academy offers programs from Pre-school to Grade 3 in Mississauga. Before and After school program included in tuition.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $6,880 /year
    Day Coed 6880 3-8 Mississauga

    Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)   1884 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 1J7

    • Preschool to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    • Christian
    $12,990 /year
    Day Coed 12990 2-13 Mississauga

    Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus (est. 1988)   6185 15th Sideroad, Nobleton, Ontario, L0G 1N0
    (15th Sideroad / Hwy 27)

    • 12 months to Gr. 6 (Coed)
    • Day school
    For over 25 years, the Montessori Country School provides a first-class accredited curriculum for students 12 months through grade 6. The sprawling 10 acre campus offers a unique indoor and outdoor learning experience.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $16,550 to $17,465 /year
    Day Coed 16550 1-11 Nobleton

    Lynn-Rose Heights Private School (est. 1997)   7215 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 3R3

    • Preschool to Gr. 10 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    Lynn-Rose Heights Private School offers challenging academic programming from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose Heights school is an official International Baccalaureate World School.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Accelerated
    $13,770 /year
    Day Coed 13770 2-15 Mississauga

    Blyth Academy Thornhill   300 John Street, Suite 276, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 5W4
    (Bayview Ave / John St)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    The Thornhill campus offers the complete Blyth program for students in grade 9 - 12, including an academically enriched liberal arts, media and technology curriculum.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $1,895 /course
    Day Coed 1895 14-17 Thornhill

    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)   33 Mallard Road, Don Mills, Ontario, M3B 1S4

    • Preschool to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (130 students)
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    • Christian
    $12,900 to $22,800 /year
    Day Coed 12900 2-17 Don Mills,Toronto

    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

    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

    YMCA Academy (est. 2003)   15 Breadalbane Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1C2
    (Breadalbane St / St Luke Ln)

    • Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (70 students)
    The YMCA Academy is an alternative high school serving youth with learning disabilities and learning style differences.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs
    $21,500 /year
    Day Coed 21500 14-17 Toronto

    Blyth Academy Ottawa   352 Danforth Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0E2
    (Churchill Ave N / Richmond Rd)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (117 students)
    We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. Located in vibrant Westboro Village, Blyth Academy Ottawa is surrounded by art galleries, boutiques and the Gatineau Hills.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    Day Coed 12-17 Ottawa

    Brighton School (est. 2003)   240 The Donway West, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V8

    • Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    Brighton School is a special needs private school in Toronto, Ontario for students (grade 1 to 12) with learning challenges.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    $23,950 /year
    Day Coed 23950 6-17 Toronto

    Magnificent Minds (est. 2011)   47 Glenbrook Avenue, North York, Ontario, M6B 2L7
    (Dufferin / Lawrence)

    • Preschool to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Magnificent Minds caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs
    $16,000 to $21,400 /year
    Day Coed 16000 2-13 North York

    River Valley School (est. 1983)   6305 33 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 1K8

    • Preschool to Gr. 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (323 students)
    RVS offers programs for the Early Learning & Elementary years in Progressive, Montessori & Arrowsmith environments. Specialists teach fine arts, physical education and French language.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    • Standard- enriched
    $7,400 to $13,100 /year
    Day Coed 7400 2-11 Calgary

    Blyth Academy Waterloo (est. 2016)   260 King Street W., Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4Z9
    (King St W / Francis St S)

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (18 students)
    At Blyth Academy Waterloo we are building an active and dynamic school community. We offer not only our outstanding Grades 9–12 program but also a middle school program and facilities for students in Grades 7–8.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $2,195 /course
    Day Coed 2195 12-17 Kitchener

    Westside School (est. 2004)   788 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2M1

    • K to Gr. 9 (Coed)
    • Gr. 10 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (225 students)
    • Homestay school (50 students)
    Westside's unique approach combines the best practices of Canadian and European education. Students are known, valued and understood as they prepare for admission to the top 50 universities and contributing lives beyond.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    $9,000 to $55,000 /year
    Day Coed Coed 9000 5-17 Vancouver

    Kohai Educational Centre (est. 1976)   41 Roehampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1P9

    • Preschool to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (35 students)
    Kohai Educational Centre is a school for students with special needs and learning challenges offering programs for students aged 4 years to adulthood. Its average class size is two to six students.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs
    $33,338 /year
    Day Coed 33338 2-17 Toronto

    Blyth Academy Mississauga   The Cawthra Estate - 1507 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 4L1

    • Gr. 6 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Blyth Academy Mississauga is a flourishing private middle and high school housed in unique heritage buildings. We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $2,195 /course
    Day Coed 2195 11-17 Mississauga

    Blyth Academy Whitby   209 Dundas Street East, Suite 1015, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 7H8

    • Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Blyth Academy Whitby is a private school for Grade 6-12 students, conveniently located for students across the Durham Region.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $1,895 /course
    Day Coed 1895 11-17 Whitby

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