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Toronto gifted schools

A survey of the gifted education landscape in Toronto. Find 41 schools for gifted kids below.




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—Judy Winberg, M.Ed., Canadian educational consultant


On this page we cover private schools in the Toronto area that offer gifted programs and support. We also touch on public schools for gifted kids.

For a more complete guide to gifted education, including a discussion of private vs. public options, start with our introductory guide.

Table of contents


  1. List of gifted schools in Toronto

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at gifted schools in Toronto

  4. Compare gifted schools

  5. A primer on gifted education
  6. Further resources


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Private schools are not obligated to support gifted learners with special programs. Many private schools don't — even ones with strong academic reputations. The schools listed on this page, however, do. We organize the schools into groups: dedicated gifted schools, schools with dedicated gifted classes, and schools offering in-class gifted support. Then, in the fourth group, we identify schools that don't offer formal gifted support but have accelerated curriculums for all their students.


 
  • Hudson College
  • WillowWood School
  • St. Michael's College School
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • The Giles School
  • Toronto Prep School
  • Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus
  • Kingsway College School
  • Crescent School
  • Upper Canada College
  • Montcrest School
  • Shoore Centre for Learning
  • The Junior Academy
  • Northmount School
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Waldorf Academy
  • The Abelard School
  • The Linden School
  • Olivet School
  • Avenue Road Academy (formerly Academy c60)
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • The Dragon Academy
  • Newton’s Grove School
  • University of Toronto Schools
  • City Academy
  • Sidney Ledson Institute
  • Crestwood Preparatory College
  • La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science
  • OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology
  • Hawthorn School for Girls
  • Prestige School - Toronto Campus
  • High Park Day School
  • Robbins Hebrew Academy
  • Glen Briar Academy
  • Royal St. George's College
  • McDonald International Academy
  • Bannockburn
  • Mindwerx4Kids Day School
  • Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.
  • CGS (Children's Garden School)
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School


These are self-contained gifted schools, where 100% of the students are gifted. Teachers and staff can focus on tailoring the environment to gifted learners, without compromise.

 
School NameTypePaceCost

The Abelard School (est. 1997)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
Founded in 1997, the Abelard School is a small private high school located in downtown Toronto. It offers small class sizes and an enriched, integrated curriculum.
Accelerated$20,000

Prestige School - Toronto Campus (est. 2003)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
Prestige School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students.
Accelerated

These schools have a separate, dedicated class (or classes) where 100% of the students are gifted. These classes can be either full-time or part-time, and exist in parallel to regular, non-gifted classes.

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Kingsway College School (est. 1989)

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
Kingsway College School offers programs for PK to grade 8 in Etobicoke. Its average class size is 17 to 21 students.
Standard-enriched$8,000 to $24,500

The Junior Academy (est. 1988)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
The Junior Academy offers programs for junior kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is 12 to 14 students.
Standard-enriched

The Linden School (est. 1993)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (115 students)
The Linden School provides a challenging academic program for girls from JK - Grade 12. We create opportunities to discover the joys of learning and foster the development of critical thinking and physical well-being.
Standard-enriched$13,000 to $17,950

Avenue Road Academy (formerly Academy c60) (est. 2010)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Academy C60 is a small school in Toronto for grades 9 to 12. Students earn credits while developing skills that best prepares them for post secondary education.
Student-paced$12,500

Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 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.
Accelerated

The Dragon Academy (est. 2001)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
Dragon Academy is the right fit for gifted students, grades 6 to 12. Dragon's small, discussion-based classes go beyond the classroom into our world-class city . An inclusive, exciting, can't wait to get there school.
Accelerated$20,500 to $26,500

Crestwood Preparatory College (est. 2001)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto offers grade seven to 12. The average class size here is 16, with a tuition cost of $23,700.
Standard-enriched$24,900

OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology (est. 2013)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
OAT is a high school in Toronto specializing in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Full credit courses, Booster programs and Reach Ahead programs designed to give students the support they need to excel.
Student-paced$500 to $1,500

Glen Briar Academy (est. 2014)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (28 students)
Glen Briar Academy is more than just a school; it is an accommodating and inclusive safe space for children to confidently push their boundaries, make mistakes, and learn.
Student-paced$10,250 to $19,750

These schools offer support for gifted learners within the regular classroom. Gifted students stay with regular learners, while receiving special, individualized programming.

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Hudson College (est. 2003)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
Hudson College is a non-denominational, co-ed school offering superior academic programs from JK to university entrance.
Standard-enriched$15,000

WillowWood School (est. 1980)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
WillowWood School is an independent school for diverse learners in Toronto. It offers programs from grades 1 to 12, small classes, a family atmosphere, and individualized teaching.
Standard-enriched

St. Michael's College School (est. 1852)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (1030 students)
St. Michael's College School offers students in Grades 7-12 an enriched, Catholic, liberal arts education complemented by a diverse co-curricular programme.
Standard-enriched

Toronto Prep School (est. 2009)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Toronto Prep School starts later in order to maximize teen learning. The optimal time for teenagers to learn is late in the morning through to late afternoon. Our classes start at 10:00 am.
Standard-enriched$23,850

Crescent School (est. 1913)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (715 students)
Crescent School is a Toronto independent school for boys only, Grades 3 to 12. Tuition starts at $30,750. Crescent offers a variety of extra-curricular activities including sports, arts, outreach and robotics.
Standard-enriched$31,750

Montcrest School (est. 1961)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (310 students)
Montcrest School offers programs from JK to Grade 8. Its average class size is seven to 18 students. Montcrest offers an exceptional academic experience with balanced opportunities in leadership, the arts, and athletics.
Standard-enriched

Shoore Centre for Learning (est. 1975)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
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.
Student-paced$29,000

Northmount School (est. 1990)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (97 students)
Northmount School offers an enriched curriculum in Catholic education from junior kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is eight to 15 students.
Accelerated$12,500 to $23,000

Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
Ellington Montessori School, in Toronto, offers pre-school to eight grade individualized education since 1990. Small class sizes, lead by dedicated staff ensure that your child's needs are met.
Standard-enriched

Waldorf Academy (est. 1987)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (240 students)
Waldorf Academy offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students.
Standard-enriched

Olivet School (est. 1893)

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Preschool to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (85 students)
Founded in 1893, Olivet School is a Christian private school in Etobicoke, offering PS-Gr5. Olivet School combines quality teaching with individual attention to help each child achieve their personal potential.
Standard-enriched$595 to $10,000

Newton’s Grove School (est. 1977)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Newton's Grove School offers programs from kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size ranges between 12 to 18 students.
Standard-enriched$14,000 to $16,000

City Academy (est. 1999)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
City Academy offers courses which follow Ontario Curriculum Guidelines. Utilizing teachers who are subject specialists and following a flexible and unique timetabling format, we are committed to every student's success.
Standard-enriched$1,450

Sidney Ledson Institute (est. 1982)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school
The PK – Grade 6 program is a visible expression of the philosophy embodied in Ledson's books, Raising Brighter Children and Teach Your Child to Read in Just 10 Minutes a Day.
Accelerated

Hawthorn School for Girls (est. 1989)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Hawthorn School is an all-girls school in Toronto that offers programs from toddler to grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to each girl to help them reach their full potential.
Accelerated$7,000 to $17,700

High Park Day School (est. 2010)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (30 students)
High Park Day School offers an alternative program from JK to Grade 8. Reggio Emilia inspired Kindergarten and Project Based Learning programs inspire and engage while developing essential 21st Century skills.
Student-paced$14,000 to $15,900

Robbins Hebrew Academy (est. 1957)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA) teaches students to think critically and globally, in a community that builds self-esteem and life-long character. RHA is Toronto’s first Jewish school to be CAIS accredited.
Standard-enriched

Royal St. George's College (est. 1964)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (426 students)
Royal St. George's College offers programs from grades three to UE in Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students.
Standard-enriched

Mindwerx4Kids Day School (est. 2006)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (26 students)
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.
Student-paced$7,000 to $13,500

CGS (Children's Garden School) (est. 1986)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
CGS (Children's Garden School) offers co-ed, Preschool-Grade 3 programming. Small class sizes. Exceptional phonics program.
Accelerated$8,800 to $20,000

Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach.
Student-paced$6,400 to $14,750

These schools offer no formal program for gifted learners but have an accelerated baseline curriculum. This means all students—gifted or not—do the work of older peers at other schools. For exceptionally gifted learners, this alone is likely not enough to support their needs.

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (5 students)
50% off the first three months for new elementary students.
Accelerated$7,500 to $14,500

The Giles School (est. 1989)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
The Giles School is a French immersion private school in Toronto for children age 2 (Pre-K) to Grade 8. Open Admissions through Grade 1, small classes, and Mandarin introduced as a third language in Grade 1.
Accelerated$11,567 to $19,278

Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus (est. 1995)

  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools.
Accelerated

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.
Accelerated$30,860 to $61,560

University of Toronto Schools (est. 1910)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (650 students)
University of Toronto Schools offers programs for grades seven to 12. Its average class size is 25 students.
Accelerated$23,590

La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science (est. 2000)

  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
La Citadelle is a Bilingual Private School with exceptional advanced curriculum, excellence, compassion, discipline, achievement, respect, and Harmony. Nursery-12
Accelerated

McDonald International Academy

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades nine to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 20 students.
Accelerated

Bannockburn (est. 1993)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
Bannockburn, a Montessori school in Toronto, Ontario offers grades nursery to six, average class sizes of 22 students and tuition from $10,350 to $20,700.
Accelerated$12,350 to $23,700

Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World. (est. 1962)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
Bayview Glen is a traditional co-ed day school in Toronto, Ontario from Preschool (age 2) to Grade 12, a global member of Round Square and offers Advanced Placement programme. Tuition ranges from $16,995 to $24,000.
Accelerated$16,995 to $24,000




Our gifted education guide has advice specific to finding gifted programming. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options), we recommend you review our hub on choosing a school.

Private school expos are ideal launching pads for your school-finding journey. The Toronto private school expo allows you to speak with 70+ of the leading Toronto private schools — all in one place. If you live in the west end of the GTA, we also host an expo for Halton-Peel, where schools from that region exhibit. Both expos are held in the fall.

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

Attending open houses are a great way to learn more about a school and get a feel for the environment. For some general advice on open house visits, go here. For questions to ask that are specific to gifted programs, check out our main gifted education guide.





Broadly speaking, the cost of gifted schools in Toronto reflects private school tuition in general. Private schools can range from $5,000 to over $30,000 per year for day students.



There are quite a few affordable private schools for gifted kids. Inexpensive schools can often provide an excellent education by focusing on the classroom basics. You don't need to spend a fortune on bells and whistles: the key is getting your child individualized support. Having said that, the pricier schools will tend to provide a wider breadth of in-class and extracurricular opportunities. They will also tend to be larger and more established. Nonetheless, for most schools, the largest operating expense is usually teacher salaries.

Many schools offer financial aid (also known as "bursaries", "tuition relief", or "tuition assistance") and scholarships. Financial aid is needs-based, while scholarships are given for some measure of merit (whether it be academic, athletic, or something else). You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated guide. Generally speaking, the larger and more expensive private schools provide the most aid. Even comfortable middle-class families can be eligible to receive aid, so don't be afraid to ask a school about it—whatever your financial situation.

Below you'll find the range of costs at Toronto private schools with gifted programming:

 
Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
Hudson College$15,000JK - 12
Alive Montessori & Private School$7,500 to $14,50020%JK - 8$2,000
Crescent School$31,7507 - 12
Upper Canada College$30,860 to $61,56018%5 - 12$15,000
The Junior Academy4%JK - 8$3,000
Northmount School$12,500 to $23,0005%JK - 8$10,000
Ellington Montessori School5%1 - 8$3,000
Waldorf Academy20%JK - 8$5,000
The Abelard School$20,00020%9 - 12$10,000
The Linden School$13,000 to $17,95020%JK - 12$10,000
Olivet School$595 to $10,00014%JK - 5
Avenue Road Academy (formerly Academy c60)$12,500
The Dragon Academy$20,500 to $26,50020%7 - 12$3,000
University of Toronto Schools$23,59015%7 - 12$11,000
City Academy$1,4509 - 12
Crestwood Preparatory College$24,900
Hawthorn School for Girls$7,000 to $17,70035%JK - 12
Robbins Hebrew AcademyNursery/Toddler - 8
Bannockburn$12,350 to $23,700
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.$16,995 to $24,000
Avalon Children's Montessori School$6,400 to $14,7505%1 - 8$10,000





 Legend:

DS: Dedicated gifted schools
DC: Dedicated gifted classes
SE: Subject-enrichment
CC: Curriculum compacting
IS: Guided independent study
CL: Cyber-learning
AC: Accelerated pace
LI: Language immersion
AP: Advanced Placement
IB: International Baccalaureate
SN: Special needs and LD support
 




 




 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
Hudson CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 18LimitedMedium integration
WillowWood SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16HighMedium integration
St. Michael's College SchoolLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous23High
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16HighLight integration
The Giles SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16LimitedMedium integration
Toronto Prep SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 14HighHeavy integration
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard CampusMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24Limited
Kingsway College SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedNone selected (not recommended)16 to 21ModerateMedium integration
Crescent SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20LimitedMedium integration
Upper Canada CollegeLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous20Mild difficultiesHeavy integration
Montcrest SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive7 to 18High
Shoore Centre for LearningTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive6HighLight integration
The Junior AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 14High
Northmount SchoolTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous8 to 15HighLight integration
Ellington Montessori SchoolMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive0ModerateMedium integration
Waldorf AcademyWaldorfStandard-enrichedSupportive18HighLight integration
The Abelard SchoolLiberal ArtsWaldorfAcceleratedRigorous12HighLight integration
The Linden SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous12HighHeavy integration
Olivet SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive0HighMedium integration
Avenue Road Academy (formerly Academy c60)TraditionalWaldorfStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 5HighMedium integration
Cornerstone Montessori Prep SchoolLiberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15High
The Dragon AcademyProgressiveReggio EmiliaAcceleratedRigorous6 to 12ModerateMedium integration
Newton’s Grove SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18ModerateMedium integration
University of Toronto SchoolsLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous23 to 24HighMedium integration
City AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous1 to 8HighLight integration
Sidney Ledson InstituteTraditionalAccelerated10 to 12Limited
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive16HighMedium integration
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedSupportive14 to 20HighLight integration
OAT - Ontario Academy of TechnologyProgressiveStudent-pacedNone selected (not recommended)2 to 10HighHeavy integration
Hawthorn School for GirlsLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous8 to 15HighLight integration
Prestige School - Toronto CampusTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 18LimitedMedium integration
High Park Day SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive6 to 12ModerateMedium integration
Robbins Hebrew AcademyProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive20HighHeavy integration
Glen Briar AcademyTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorous3 to 10Mild difficultiesMedium integration
Royal St. George's CollegeProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous18Moderate
McDonald International AcademyTraditionalAcceleratedSupportive10 to 20Limited
BannockburnMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive12 to 20LimitedLight integration
Mindwerx4Kids Day SchoolLiberal ArtsStudent-pacedNone selected (not recommended)7 to 8HighMedium integration
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.TraditionalAcceleratedRigorous20 to 22Limited
CGS (Children's Garden School)TraditionalAcceleratedSupportive8 to 12Mild difficulties
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive12 to 15HighMedium 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
Hudson CollegeDay: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 12Oct 6, 2016
WillowWood School100%
St. Michael's College SchoolDay: Dec 1, 2014100%
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 395%
The Giles SchoolDay: rolling100%
Toronto Prep SchoolDay: rolling100%Oct 22, 2016
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard CampusDay: rolling100%
Kingsway College SchoolDay: rolling100%
Crescent SchoolDay: Dec 4, 20157 - 123 - 12100%
Upper Canada CollegeDay: Dec 2, 2016
Boarding: rolling
7 - 11SK - 1133%Oct 26, 2016
Montcrest SchoolDay: rollingJK - 8
Shoore Centre for LearningDay: rolling6 - 12100%
The Junior AcademyDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%
Northmount SchoolDay: rollingJK - 895%Oct 12, 2016
Ellington Montessori SchoolDay: rolling75%
Waldorf AcademyNursery/Toddler - 8100%
The Abelard SchoolDay: rolling9 - 1250%
The Linden SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12100%
Olivet SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 595%
Avenue Road Academy (formerly Academy c60)Day: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 1280%
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School100%
The Dragon AcademyDay: rolling6 - 1250%
Newton’s Grove School100%
University of Toronto SchoolsDay: Dec 1, 20156 - 106 - 1033%
City AcademyDay: rolling9 - 12100%
Sidney Ledson Institute100%
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeDay: Feb 8, 201675%Nov 5, 2016
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 1290%
OAT - Ontario Academy of TechnologyDay: rolling9 - 1285%
Hawthorn School for GirlsDay: Feb 27, 2016
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: Jul 22, 2016
8 - 1285%
Prestige School - Toronto Campus1 - 1280%
High Park Day SchoolDay: rolling1 - 870%
Robbins Hebrew AcademyDay: rolling100%
Glen Briar AcademyDay: rollingJK - 8100%
Royal St. George's CollegeDay: Dec 5, 2014100%
McDonald International AcademyDay: Dec 31, 1969
Boarding: Dec 31, 1969
Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
BannockburnDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 6100%
Mindwerx4Kids Day SchoolDay: rollingJK - 8100%
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.Day: rolling100%
CGS (Children's Garden School)Day: rollingPreschool - 385%
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolDay: rolling1 - 890%




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Hudson College
WillowWood School
St. Michael's College School100%100%
Alive Montessori & Private School
The Giles School
Toronto Prep School
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus100%
Kingsway College School
Crescent School
Upper Canada College40%33%33%33%33%20%
Montcrest School
Shoore Centre for Learning100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
The Junior Academy
Northmount School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Ellington Montessori School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Waldorf Academy80%100%100%
The Abelard School50%50%50%50%
The Linden School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Olivet School100%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
Avenue Road Academy (formerly Academy c60)80%80%80%80%
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
The Dragon Academy25%50%40%40%50%40%25%
Newton’s Grove School
University of Toronto Schools33%20%25%20%
City Academy
Sidney Ledson Institute
Crestwood Preparatory College
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science100%100%100%100%100%85%85%85%85%85%85%85%85%85%85%85%
OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology
Hawthorn School for Girls
Prestige School - Toronto Campus
High Park Day School80%50%65%30%65%30%15%65%
Robbins Hebrew Academy
Glen Briar Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Royal St. George's College100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Bannockburn
Mindwerx4Kids Day School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.
CGS (Children's Garden School)90%90%90%85%85%85%
Avalon Children's Montessori School90%90%90%90%90%90%75%75%75%75%




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Upper Canada College33%33%33%




 
 MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
Hudson CollegeEqual Balance
WillowWood SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
St. Michael's College School
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesCreative
The Giles SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Toronto Prep SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus
Kingsway College SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Crescent SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Upper Canada CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Montcrest SchoolEqual Balance
Shoore Centre for LearningEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesEqual Balance
The Junior Academy
Northmount SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Ellington Montessori SchoolTraditional MathInquirySocial JusticePerennialismCommunicativeEqual Balance
Waldorf AcademyEqual Balance
The Abelard SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPerennialismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
The Linden SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
Olivet SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCreative
Avenue Road Academy (formerly Academy c60)Traditional MathInquiryTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
The Dragon AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
Newton’s Grove SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
University of Toronto SchoolsEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
City AcademyTraditional MathExpositoryEqual BalancePerennialismEqual BalanceReceptive
Sidney Ledson Institute
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeTraditional MathExpositoryTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceEqual BalanceExpositoryTraditionalPragmatismCommunicativeReceptive
OAT - Ontario Academy of TechnologyTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Hawthorn School for GirlsTraditional MathInquiryTraditionalPerennialismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Prestige School - Toronto CampusEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
High Park Day SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalancePragmatismCommunicativeCreative
Robbins Hebrew AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Glen Briar AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalancePragmatismCommunicativeCreative
Royal St. George's College
McDonald International Academy
BannockburnEqual BalanceInquiryTraditionalCommunicativeEqual Balance
Mindwerx4Kids Day SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.
CGS (Children's Garden School)
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative




 




 




Make no mistake: gifted kids have different needs than typical students. These learners are often so advanced in their intellectual abilities that they are outliers in the classroom: a normal curriculum and approach won't be enough. When these students don't receive the custom support they need, they can disengage from school -- and even become depressed.

If you know or suspect your child is gifted, you're faced with the following questions:

You can also consider options, like language immersion programs, the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement courses (for older students), or other alternatives like Montessori schools.

If you're still grappling with these questions, start with our introductory guide to gifted education. Once you're versed in the fundamentals, re-visit this page to explore your specific school options in the Greater Toronto Area.

Private schools are not required by law to provide support for gifted children—and many don't. On the other hand, some private schools are able to offer highly individualized programs for gifted learners. The term "buyer beware" definitely applies here: it's up to you to make sure schools are properly set up for gifted learners. The list of private schools on this page (above) is a good place to start your search.





Under the Education Act, public district school boards in Ontario are required to provide gifted services and programming to students who need it (Special Education Handbook, Ontario Ministry of Education). School boards are more or less free to choose who "needs" gifted programming, and what that programming looks like. Gifted programming might mean the student receives curriculum enhancements or extra support from a gifted education teacher. It might also mean moving the student to a nearby school with a separate, full-time gifted class. (There are no public, full-time gifted schools in the GTA.) The form gifted support takes depends a lot on what is available and what is thought most suitable for a particular child.





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