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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.


2250 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T1

Oakville
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • 2 to 8 (Coed)
  • $24,000/year
801 Eglinton Avenue West, #201, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1E3

Toronto
Shoore Centre for Learning is a special-needs private school that offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is six students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $29,000/year
8560 Tremaine Road, Milton, Ontario, L9T 2Y3

Milton
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]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • $315 to $530 per 2 Weeks
2199 Regency Terrace, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1H2

Ottawa
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $8,870. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • $8,870 to 15,120/year
15 Breadalbane Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1C2

Toronto
The YMCA Academy is an alternative high school serving youth with learning disabilities and learning style differences. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $20,500/year
601 Newpark Boulevard, Newmarket, Ontario, L3X 2S2

Newmarket
Situated on seven acres of rolling parkland and gardens, Country Garden Montessori Academy in Newmarket is a co-ed private day school for students in grades PS-12. The school provides a family atmosphere and is committed the intellectual growth and emotional well-being of students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $6,800 to $12,900 per year
240 The Donway West, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V8

Toronto
Brighton School is a special needs private school in Toronto, Ontario for students (grade 1 to 12) with learning challenges. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $23,950/year
3127 Bowwood Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 2E7
6305 33 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 1K8

Calgary
RVS offers programs for the Early Learning & Elementary years in Progressive, Montessori & Arrowsmith environments. Specialists teach fine arts, physical education and French language. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • $7,400 to 13,100/year
998 Frances Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 3L5

Ottawa
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 [view profile]
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • $8,050 to 12,300/year
2232 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T1

Oakville
John Knox Christian School is a faith-based school that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 8 in Oakville. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Faith-based
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $12,100 to 21,100/year
649 Queensway West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1C2
1884 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 1J7

Mississauga
Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • $12,990/year
297 Old Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1C 1B4

Toronto
Guildwood Village Montessori SchoolO/A Montessori Village and Education Centre is a montessori school in Scarborough. We offer inclusive programs for pre-kintergraten to grade eight. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • $8,300 to 8,600/year
41 Roehampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1P9

Toronto
Kohai Educational Centre is a special needs private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade 12 and beyond in Toronto. Its average class size is two to six students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Special Needs
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $32,975/year
76 Anglesey Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3C1

Toronto
mindwerx4kids belief is that each person's combination of talents is distinctive. We provide an enriched curriculum with an individualized learning approach. Psychoeducational assessments help us understand our students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Gifted
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,000 to 13,500/year
31733 South Fork Road, Troy, Montana, 59935

Troy
Turning Winds Academic Institute is a relational-based, therapeutic boarding school that provides exceptional care for your teen to promote sustainable success. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Troubled Teens
  • Special Needs
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • US $90,000/year
318-4630 Dufferin ST, North York, Ontario, M3H5S4

North York
Finding the Way, a special needs school in North York, focuses on helping children with autism and learning differences, from PS to grade 8. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Language-based
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $12,500 to 25,000/year
47 Glenbrook Avenue, North York, Ontario, M6B 2L7

North York
Magnificent Minds caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • $16,000 to 21,400/year
2999 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6B 3T4

Toronto
Fieldstone School offers exceptional programming from JK to grade twelve in Toronto. We boast an average class size of fourteen. At Fieldstone, we see not the students we meet, but the adults they will become. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,730 to 21,995/year
788 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2M1
211 Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia,

Vancouver
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • $9,000 to 55,000/year
7215 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 3R3
7205 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 3R3

Mississauga
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • $13,770/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/year
6920 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 8B3

Mississauga
Primary Prep Academy offers programs from Pre-school to Grade 3 in Mississauga. Before and After school program included in tuition. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • JK to 3 (Coed)
  • $6,880/year
406 Pacific Avenue, Unit B, Toronto, Ontario, M6P 2R4

Toronto
Oxford Learning Academy offers an enriched academic program complemented by a personalized school experience. We grow lifelong learners by focusing on early primary education. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Special Needs
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • $14,000/year
2181 Queen Street East, Second Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4E 1E5
31 Wood Glen Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 2V8

Toronto
Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • $6,400 to 14,750/year
2250 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T1
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • 2 to 8 (Coed)
  • $24,000/year
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801 Eglinton Avenue West, #201, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1E3
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $29,000/year
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8560 Tremaine Road, Milton, Ontario, L9T 2Y3
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • $315 to $530 per 2 Weeks
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2199 Regency Terrace, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1H2
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • $8,870 to 15,120/year
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15 Breadalbane Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1C2
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $20,500/year
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601 Newpark Boulevard, Newmarket, Ontario, L3X 2S2
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $6,800 to $12,900 per year
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240 The Donway West, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V8
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $23,950/year
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3127 Bowwood Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 2E7
6305 33 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 1K8
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • $7,400 to 13,100/year
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998 Frances Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 3L5
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • $8,050 to 12,300/year
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2232 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T1
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Faith-based
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $12,100 to 21,100/year
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649 Queensway West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1C2
1884 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 1J7
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • $12,990/year
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297 Old Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1C 1B4
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • $8,300 to 8,600/year
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41 Roehampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1P9
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Special Needs
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $32,975/year
view profile
76 Anglesey Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3C1
  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Gifted
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,000 to 13,500/year
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31733 South Fork Road, Troy, Montana, 59935
  • Boarding
  • Troubled Teens
  • Special Needs
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • US $90,000/year
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318-4630 Dufferin ST, North York, Ontario, M3H5S4
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Language-based
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $12,500 to 25,000/year
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47 Glenbrook Avenue, North York, Ontario, M6B 2L7
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Language-based
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • $16,000 to 21,400/year
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2999 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6B 3T4
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,730 to 21,995/year
view profile
788 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2M1
211 Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia,
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • K to 9 (Coed)
  • $9,000 to 55,000/year
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7215 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 3R3
7205 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 3R3
  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • $13,770/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/year
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6920 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 8B3
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • JK to 3 (Coed)
  • $6,880/year
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406 Pacific Avenue, Unit B, Toronto, Ontario, M6P 2R4
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Special Needs
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • $14,000/year
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2181 Queen Street East, Second Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4E 1E5
31 Wood Glen Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 2V8
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • $6,400 to 14,750/year
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