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Toronto gifted schools

Find the top gifted schools and programs in Toronto.




On this page, we cover private schools in Toronto (and the GTA), Ontario that offer gifted programs and support. We also touch on the topic of public schools for gifted children.

For a more complete guide to gifted education, including a detailed discussion of gifted children and tests, 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 obliged to support gifted children with special programs. And, many private schools don't—even ones with strong academic reputations. The schools listed on this page, however, do. We organize the schools into main three groups: dedicated gifted schools, schools with dedicated gifted programs, 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 curricula for all their students.


 
  • Toronto Prep School
  • Upper Canada College
  • Westside Montessori School
  • La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science
  • Hudson College
  • Shoore Academics
  • Hawthorn School
  • Montcrest School
  • The Giles School
  • Westminster Classical Christian Academy
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • TFS - Canada's International School
  • Crescent School
  • WillowWood School
  • McDonald International Academy
  • Olivet School
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • The Junior Academy
  • The Dragon Academy
  • Northmount School
  • Prestige School - Toronto Campus
  • The Dunblaine School
  • Little Owl Preschool Elementary
  • Nile Academy
  • Prince Edward Montessori School
  • Crestwood Preparatory College
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Sidney Ledson Institute
  • High Park Gardens Montessori School
  • High Park Day School
  • Bannockburn
  • Odyssey Heights School for Girls
  • Robbins Hebrew Academy
  • Signet Christian School
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • St. Clement's Early Learning School
  • Kingsway College School
  • Royal St. George's College
  • City Academy
  • The Abelard School
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Maple Leaf Collegiate
  • Waldorf Academy
  • University of Toronto Schools
  • Avenue Road Academy
  • CGS (Children's Garden School)
  • Gradale Academy
  • Taddle Creek Montessori School
  • Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus
  • Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.
  • The Mildenhall School
  • The Linden School
  • OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology
  • Neuchâtel Junior College
  • TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)

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

 
School NameTypePaceCost

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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Accelerated

Odyssey Heights School for Girls

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Student-paced

Robbins Hebrew Academy (est. 1957)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 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. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
Standard-enriched

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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Accelerated$20,000

Maple Leaf Collegiate (est. 2014)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (117 students)
Great Teachers & small classes, focused ESL accommodations, fast-track pathways to the best universities featuring UP & AP courses, allow MLC students to reach full potential & become life-long learners & high achievers. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$950 to $42,000

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

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Student-paced

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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$19,000 to $24,000

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. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
Accelerated$20,500 to $26,500

Northmount School (est. 1990)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (115 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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Accelerated$15,000 to $23,500

Little Owl Preschool Elementary (est. 2001)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
Little Owl Preschool Elementary develops motivated, confident, and happy problem-solving individuals. We invite your child to become a Little Owl! [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$15,850

Nile Academy (est. 2005)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
Nile Academy offers small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio, while also following the Ontario Curriculum, ensuring our students are well prepared for the rest of their educational pursuits here in Canada. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$8,000 to $28,500

Crestwood Preparatory College (est. 2001)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (440 students)
Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto offers a grade 7 to 12. The average class size here is 16, with a tuition cost of $26,500. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$24,900

High Park Gardens Montessori School

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
High Park Gardens Montessori School is an authentic quality Montessori program for children ages 12 months to 12 years. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Student-paced$11,800 to $17,300

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. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Student-paced$6,400 to $20,400

Kingsway College School (est. 1989)

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Kingsway College School offers programs for PK to grade 8 in Etobicoke. Its average class size is 17 to 21 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$8,000 to $25,500

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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Accelerated

Avenue Road Academy (est. 2010)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Avenue Road Academy 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. We focus on student strength! [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Student-paced$12,500

Taddle Creek Montessori School

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
Taddle Creek Montessori provides an authentic Montessori education for children ages 2.5 to 12 years old in the Annex. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Student-paced$11,800 to $17,300

The Mildenhall School (est. 1967)

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
The Mildenhall School provides an authentic Montessori education for children ages 2.5 to 14 years old in south Etobicoke. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Student-paced$11,800 to $19,500

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. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$14,000 to $19,400

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. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$500 to $1,500

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

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Toronto Prep School (est. 2009)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (325 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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$23,850

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

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
La Citadelle's Excellence in Bilingual Education and academically advanced curriculum develop successful global citizens through IB & AP programs and a holistic approach where students achieve their highest potential. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Accelerated$16,750 to $20,750

Hudson College (est. 2003)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (340 students)
Hudson College is a non-denominational, co-ed school offering superior academic programs from JK to university entrance. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$15,000

Shoore Academics (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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Student-paced$32,000

Hawthorn School (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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Accelerated$10,000 to $31,400

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. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched

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. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Accelerated$7,500 to $14,500

TFS - Canada's International School (est. 1962)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1230 students)
TFS - Canada's International School offers Canada's only bilingual IB programs from PK to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Accelerated$17,600 to $31,100

Crescent School (est. 1913)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (735 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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$32,350

WillowWood School (est. 1980)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
We are a new style of independent school for diverse learners where all students learn with dignity; where a warm and nurturing school serves as a foundation for remarkable lives; and where the whole person who matters. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched

Olivet School (est. 1893)

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Preschool to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school
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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$605 to $10,150

Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Student-paced$7,900 to $14,000

The Dunblaine School (est. 1969)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
The Dunblaine School empowers students with learning disabilities to reach their full potential. It offers programs for students from grade one to eight, with an average class size of 5-7 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Student-paced$20,900

Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 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. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Standard-enriched$7,900 to $17,900

Sidney Ledson Institute (est. 1982)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Accelerated

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. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$14,300 to $15,900

Signet Christian School (est. 1975)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Signet Christian School offers academic programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in North York. Its classes give teachers easy access to each student, because at Signet, "small is beautiful". [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$7,000 to $14,500

St. Clement's Early Learning School (est. 1955)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 2 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
St. Clement's Early Learning School 70 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H2 St. Clement’s Early Learning School provides a child with an opportunity for growth in all areas of his or her development. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$8,500 to $20,500

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

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (426 students)
RSGC is an urban day school that combines academic excellence with a stimulating and supportive environment. Our mission is to challenge and inspire each boy to become the best version of himself. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$30,540

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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$1,600

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. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
Standard-enriched

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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Accelerated$8,800 to $20,000

Gradale Academy (est. 2000)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
Gradale Academy at Evergreen Brick Works is like no other school in Toronto. The education program supports strong academic time with a balance of outdoor creative learning. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Student-paced$15,000

Neuchâtel Junior College (est. 1956)

  • Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school
Neuchâtel Junior College, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, offers Canadian Grade 12 curriculum and AP to students from across Canada and beyond. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$29,000 to $54,500

These schools offer no formal program for gifted students, but have an accelerated baseline curriculum. This means all students—gifted or not—do the work of older peers at other schools. For highly gifted learners (those in the 99th percentile), this alone is likely not enough to support their needs.

 
School NameTypePaceCost

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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Accelerated$30,860 to $61,560

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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Accelerated$12,200 to $20,300

Westminster Classical Christian Academy (est. 2014)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (56 students)
Westminster Classical Christian Academy (JK to Grade 8) is a private Christian school in the High Park neighbourhood in Toronto, for families seeking a rigorous, time-tested Christian education in the Classical model. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Accelerated

McDonald International Academy (est. 1994)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades 9 to 12 with 2 locations in the heart of Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 20 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Accelerated$16,800

Prince Edward Montessori School (est. 1995)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Accelerated

Bannockburn (est. 1993)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (145 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. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Accelerated$13,250 to $24,150

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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Accelerated$23,590

Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus (est. 1995)

  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 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. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Accelerated

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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Accelerated$16,995 to $24,000

TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) (est. 1962)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade seven. Its average class size is 12 to 22 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Accelerated$11,900 to $26,150




Our gifted education guide has specific and detailed advice for finding the right gifted school or program. For more general advice on how to choose and evaluate school your school options, review our guide to choosing a school. If you have a younger child, check out our preschool choosing guide.

Private school expos

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.

Parent discussion forum

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.

Upcoming open house events

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 schools and programs, check out our main gifted education guide.

School nameDateLocation
Maple Leaf CollegiateOctober 05, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
Maple Leaf CollegiateOctober 12, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
BannockburnOctober 21, 2017 10:00 amBannockburn
12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
Maple Leaf CollegiateOctober 26, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
Toronto Prep SchoolOctober 28, 2017 11:00 amToronto Prep School
250 Davisville Avenue Suite 200 Toronto Ontario
The Dragon AcademyNovember 01, 2017 6:00 pmDragon Academy
35 Prince Arthur Avenue Toronto Ontario M5R 1B2
Maple Leaf CollegiateNovember 02, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeNovember 04, 2017 11:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeNovember 08, 2017 9:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
Maple Leaf CollegiateNovember 16, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeNovember 22, 2017 9:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
Toronto Prep SchoolNovember 25, 2017 11:00 amToronto Prep School
250 Davisville Avenue, Suite 200 Toronto Ontario M4S 1H2
Maple Leaf CollegiateNovember 30, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
The Dragon AcademyDecember 06, 2017 6:00 pmDragon Academy
35 Prince Arthur Avenue Toronto Ontario M5R 1B2
Maple Leaf CollegiateDecember 07, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
Maple Leaf CollegiateDecember 14, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
Maple Leaf CollegiateDecember 21, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeJanuary 10, 2018 9:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
BannockburnJanuary 20, 2018 10:00 amBannockburn
12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
The Dragon AcademyFebruary 21, 2018 6:00 pmDragon Academy
35 Prince Arthur Avenue Toronto Ontario M5R 1B2
Toronto Prep SchoolFebruary 24, 2018 11:00 amToronto Prep School
250 Davisville Avenue, Suite 200 Toronto Ontario M4S 1H2
BannockburnApril 21, 2018 10:00 amBannockburn
12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
The Dragon AcademyMay 16, 2018 6:00 pmDragon Academy
35 Prince Arthur Avenue Toronto Ontario M5R 1B2




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.

Tuition at Toronto schools with gifted programs$1 - $2,500$5,001 - $7,500$10,001 - $12,500$15,001 - $17,500$20,001 - $22,500$25,001 - $27,500$30,001 - $32,500$35,001 - $37,5000%8%15%22%30%Day tuitionPercentage of schools
Day Tuition Percentage of schools
$1 - $2,500 4%
$2,501 - $5,000 0%
$5,001 - $7,500 2%
$7,501 - $10,000 10%
$10,001 - $12,500 14%
$12,501 - $15,000 27%
$15,001 - $17,500 27%
$17,501 - $20,000 24%
$20,001 - $22,500 18%
$22,501 - $25,000 18%
$25,001 - $27,500 6%
$27,501 - $30,000 4%
$30,001 - $32,500 8%
$32,501 - $35,000 2%
$35,001 - $37,500 0%
$37,501 - $40,000 0%
Tuition at Toronto schools with gifted programs

There are quite a few affordable private schools for gifted students. 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.

Availability of financial aidAwardBasedNeedBasedTotalNursery/ToddlerJKK246810120%15%30%45%60%GradePercentage of schools
Grade Award Based Need Based Total
Nursery/Toddler 0.041 0.102 0.143
Preschool 0.102 0.224 0.327
JK 0.122 0.306 0.429
SK 0.122 0.306 0.429
K 0.122 0.306 0.429
1 0.102 0.286 0.388
2 0.102 0.286 0.388
3 0.122 0.327 0.449
4 0.122 0.327 0.449
5 0.122 0.327 0.449
6 0.143 0.327 0.469
7 0.122 0.367 0.49
8 0.122 0.367 0.49
9 0.163 0.265 0.429
10 0.163 0.265 0.429
11 0.163 0.265 0.429
12 0.184 0.265 0.449
Total

Many schools offer financial aid (also known as "bursaries," "tuition relief," or "tuition assistance") and scholarships. Financial aid is need-based, while scholarships are given for some measure of merit (such as academic, athletic, or something else). You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated guide. If you have a younger child, check out our preschool costs 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 programs. This includes in downtown Toronto, the Annex, North York, and Richmond Hill.

 
Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
Upper Canada College$30,860 to $33,86018%5 - 12$15,000
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science$16,750 to $20,750Nursery/Toddler - 12
Hudson College$15,000JK - 12
Hawthorn School$10,000 to $18,00035%JK - 12
Alive Montessori & Private School$13,500 to $14,50020%JK - 8$2,000
TFS - Canada's International School$17,600 to $31,100Preschool - 12
Crescent School$32,3503%7 - 12$33,770
Olivet School$10,15014%JK - 5
Ellington Montessori School$7,900 to $14,0005%1 - 8$3,000
The Junior Academy$19,000 to $24,0004%JK - 8$3,000
The Dragon Academy$20,500 to $26,50020%7 - 12$3,000
Northmount School$15,000 to $23,5005%JK - 8$10,000
The Dunblaine School$20,90015%1 - 8$6,000
Crestwood Preparatory College$24,900
Montessori Jewish Day School$14,000 to $17,90020%1 - 8$5,000
Bannockburn$24,150
Robbins Hebrew AcademyNursery/Toddler - 8
Avalon Children's Montessori School$13,100 to $20,4005%1 - 8$10,000
Royal St. George's College$30,5403 - 12
City Academy$1,6009 - 12
The Abelard School$20,00020%9 - 12$10,000
Maple Leaf Collegiate$2,500 to $30,000100%9 - 12$1,850
Waldorf Academy20%JK - 8$5,000
University of Toronto Schools$23,59015%7 - 12$11,000
Avenue Road Academy$12,500
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.$16,995 to $24,000
The Linden School$14,000 to $19,40020%JK - 12$10,000
Neuchâtel Junior College20%12$20,000
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)$21,420 to $26,150





 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
 




 
 Founding dateEndowmnentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
per grade
Toronto Prep School2009100%32554
Upper Canada College1829$40,000,00033%117884
Westside Montessori School2008100%
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science200080%29417
Hudson College2003
Shoore Academics1975100%548
Hawthorn School1989$085%
Montcrest School196130531
The Giles School1989100%
Westminster Classical Christian Academy2014
Alive Montessori & Private School201495%426
TFS - Canada's International School196275%
Crescent School191337%71572
WillowWood School1980$0100%
McDonald International Academy1994$0100%618155
Olivet School189395%495
Ellington Montessori School199075%17715
The Junior Academy198875%
The Dragon Academy200150%588
Northmount School199095%14113
Prestige School - Toronto Campus200380%17813
The Dunblaine School196980%
Little Owl Preschool Elementary2001$0100%657
Nile Academy200590%40727
Prince Edward Montessori School1995100%
Crestwood Preparatory College200165%38063
Montessori Jewish Day School2000100%12513
Sidney Ledson Institute1982100%
High Park Gardens Montessori School98%
High Park Day School201070%
Bannockburn1993100%
Odyssey Heights School for Girls
Robbins Hebrew Academy1957100%
Signet Christian School1975100%
Avalon Children's Montessori School200090%827
St. Clement's Early Learning School1955$3382%
Kingsway College School1989100%
Royal St. George's College196435%
City Academy1999$0100%12030
The Abelard School1997$050%5013
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School1990100%
Maple Leaf Collegiate2014
Waldorf Academy1987100%
University of Toronto Schools191033%646108
Avenue Road Academy201080%
CGS (Children's Garden School)198685%
Gradale Academy2000100%567
Taddle Creek Montessori School98%
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus1995100%
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.1962100%
The Mildenhall School196795%
The Linden School1993100%18012
OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology201385%359
Neuchâtel Junior College1956
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)1962100%




 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
Toronto Prep SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 14HighHeavy integration
Upper Canada CollegeLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous20Mild difficultiesHeavy integration
Westside Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24Mild difficulties
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 20LimitedLight integration
Hudson CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20LimitedMedium integration
Shoore AcademicsTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive6Very HighLight integration
Hawthorn SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous8 to 15HighLight integration
Montcrest SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive7 to 18High
The Giles SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16LimitedMedium integration
Westminster Classical Christian AcademyLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorousLimited
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16HighLight integration
TFS - Canada's International SchoolProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 22HighMedium integration
Crescent SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20HighMedium integration
WillowWood SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Very HighMedium integration
McDonald International AcademyTraditionalAcceleratedSupportive10 to 20HighMedium integration
Olivet SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportiveHighMedium integration
Ellington Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24HighMedium integration
The Junior AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 14High
The Dragon AcademyProgressiveReggio EmiliaAcceleratedRigorous6 to 12ModerateMedium integration
Northmount SchoolTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 18ModerateLight integration
Prestige School - Toronto CampusTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 18LimitedMedium integration
The Dunblaine SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 7Very HighMedium integration
Little Owl Preschool ElementaryTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive5 to 12HighLight integration
Nile AcademyProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 18Limited
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16Limited
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeTraditionalStandard-enriched16HighMedium integration
Montessori Jewish Day SchoolMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 24HighLight integration
Sidney Ledson InstituteTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12Limited
High Park Gardens Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Mild difficulties
High Park Day SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive6 to 12LimitedMedium integration
BannockburnMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive12 to 20LimitedLight integration
Odyssey Heights School for Girls ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 18HighHeavy integration
Robbins Hebrew AcademyProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedSupportive20HighHeavy integration
Signet Christian SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous5 to 10HighMedium integration
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveHighMedium integration
St. Clement's Early Learning SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 8HighLight integration
Kingsway College SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20ModerateMedium integration
Royal St. George's CollegeProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous18Moderate
City AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous1 to 8HighMedium integration
The Abelard SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous12HighLight integration
Cornerstone Montessori Prep SchoolLiberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15High
Maple Leaf CollegiateTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous6 to 16Very HighMedium integration
Waldorf AcademyWaldorfStandard-enrichedSupportive18HighLight integration
University of Toronto SchoolsLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous23 to 24HighHeavy integration
Avenue Road AcademyLiberal ArtsStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 5HighMedium integration
CGS (Children's Garden School)TraditionalAcceleratedSupportive8 to 12Moderate
Gradale AcademyProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 10HighLight integration
Taddle Creek Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 24Mild difficulties
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard CampusMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24Limited
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.TraditionalAcceleratedRigorous20 to 22Limited
The Mildenhall SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 24Mild difficulties
The Linden SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous12HighHeavy integration
OAT - Ontario Academy of TechnologyProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive2 to 10HighHeavy integration
Neuchâtel Junior CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous13ModerateMedium integration
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 22Mild difficultiesMedium 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
Toronto Prep SchoolDay: rolling100%Oct 28, 2017
Upper Canada CollegeDay: Dec 2, 2016
Boarding: rolling
7 - 11SK - 1133%
Westside Montessori School100%
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 1280%
Hudson CollegeDay: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 12
Shoore AcademicsDay: rolling6 - 12100%
Hawthorn SchoolDay: Feb 27, 2016
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: Jul 22, 2016
8 - 1285%
Montcrest SchoolDay: rollingJK - 8
The Giles SchoolDay: rolling100%
Westminster Classical Christian AcademyDay: Dec 31, 1969
Boarding: Dec 31, 1969
Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 395%
TFS - Canada's International SchoolDay: Dec 2, 20166 - 1175%
Crescent SchoolDay: Dec 2, 20168 - 123 - 1237%
WillowWood School100%
McDonald International AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 12100%
Olivet SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 595%
Ellington Montessori SchoolDay: rolling75%
The Junior AcademyDay: rollingPreschool - 875%
The Dragon AcademyDay: rolling6 - 1250%Nov 1, 2017
Northmount SchoolDay: rollingJK - 895%
Prestige School - Toronto CampusDay: rolling1 - 1280%
The Dunblaine SchoolDay: rolling1 - 880%
Little Owl Preschool ElementaryDay: rollingPreschool - 6100%
Nile AcademyDay: Jun 30, 2017
Boarding: Jun 30, 2017
Homestay: Jun 30, 2017
1 - 1290%
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolDay: rolling100%
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeDay: Feb 8, 20167 - 1265%Nov 4, 2017
Montessori Jewish Day SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%
Sidney Ledson Institute100%
High Park Gardens Montessori SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 698%
High Park Day SchoolDay: rolling1 - 870%
BannockburnDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 6100%Oct 21, 2017
Odyssey Heights School for Girls
Robbins Hebrew AcademyDay: rolling100%
Signet Christian SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12100%
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolDay: rolling1 - 890%
St. Clement's Early Learning SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 282%
Kingsway College SchoolDay: rolling100%
Royal St. George's CollegeDay: Dec 2, 20163 - 1235%
City AcademyDay: rolling9 - 12100%
The Abelard SchoolDay: rolling9 - 1250%
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School100%
Maple Leaf CollegiateDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 12Oct 5, 2017
Waldorf AcademyNursery/Toddler - 8100%
University of Toronto SchoolsDay: Dec 1, 20156 - 106 - 1033%
Avenue Road AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 1280%
CGS (Children's Garden School)Day: rollingPreschool - 385%
Gradale AcademyDay: rolling100%
Taddle Creek Montessori SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 698%
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard CampusDay: rolling100%
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.Day: rolling100%
The Mildenhall SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 895%
The Linden SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12100%
OAT - Ontario Academy of TechnologyDay: rolling9 - 1285%
Neuchâtel Junior CollegeBoarding: rolling
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)Day: rolling6 - 126 - 12100%




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Toronto Prep School90%90%90%90%90%90%
Upper Canada College40%33%33%33%33%20%
Westside Montessori School
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science95%95%95%95%90%90%80%80%80%75%75%75%70%70%70%70%
Hudson College
Shoore Academics100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Hawthorn School
Montcrest School
The Giles School
Alive Montessori & Private School80%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
TFS - Canada's International School75%77%74%81%86%91%88%88%94%83%65%70%85%85%100%
Crescent School51%42%49%24%30%20%36%15%63%10%
WillowWood School
McDonald International Academy100%100%100%100%
Olivet School100%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
Ellington Montessori School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
The Junior Academy
The Dragon Academy25%50%40%40%50%40%25%
Northmount School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Prestige School - Toronto Campus
The Dunblaine School
Little Owl Preschool Elementary100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Nile Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Prince Edward Montessori School
Crestwood Preparatory College
Montessori Jewish Day School100%80%70%10%30%30%30%
Sidney Ledson Institute
High Park Gardens Montessori School
High Park Day School80%50%65%30%65%30%15%65%
Bannockburn
Odyssey Heights School for Girls
Robbins Hebrew Academy
Signet Christian School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Avalon Children's Montessori School90%90%90%90%90%90%75%75%75%75%75%
St. Clement's Early Learning School95%90%75%75%75%
Kingsway College School
Royal St. George's College50%40%33%20%35%20%25%20%20%
City Academy
The Abelard School50%50%50%50%
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
Maple Leaf Collegiate
Waldorf Academy80%100%100%
University of Toronto Schools33%20%25%20%
Avenue Road Academy80%80%80%80%
CGS (Children's Garden School)90%90%90%85%85%85%
Gradale Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Taddle Creek Montessori School
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus100%
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.
The Mildenhall School
The Linden School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology85%85%85%85%
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Upper Canada College33%33%33%
McDonald International Academy100%100%
Nile Academy100%100%100%100%
Neuchâtel Junior College




 
 MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
Toronto Prep SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Upper Canada CollegeEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Westside Montessori School
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceEqual BalanceExpositoryTraditionalPragmatismCommunicativeCreative
Hudson CollegeEqual Balance
Shoore AcademicsEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesEqual Balance
Hawthorn SchoolTraditional MathInquiryTraditionalPerennialismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Montcrest SchoolEqual Balance
The Giles SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Westminster Classical Christian Academy
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPerennialismWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesCreative
TFS - Canada's International SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Crescent SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
WillowWood SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
McDonald International AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Olivet SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCreative
Ellington Montessori SchoolTraditional MathInquirySocial JusticePerennialismCommunicativeEqual Balance
The Junior Academy
The Dragon AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
Northmount SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Prestige School - Toronto CampusEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
The Dunblaine SchoolDiscovery MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Little Owl Preschool ElementaryEqual BalanceExpositoryTraditionalEqual BalanceCreative
Nile AcademyEqual Balance
Prince Edward Montessori School
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeTraditional MathExpositoryTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Montessori Jewish Day SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Sidney Ledson Institute
High Park Gardens Montessori School
High Park Day SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalancePragmatismCommunicativeCreative
BannockburnEqual BalanceInquiryTraditionalCommunicativeEqual Balance
Odyssey Heights School for Girls Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Robbins Hebrew AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Signet Christian SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
St. Clement's Early Learning SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Kingsway College SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Royal St. George's CollegeEqual BalanceEqual Balance
City AcademyTraditional MathExpositoryEqual BalancePerennialismEqual BalanceReceptive
The Abelard SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPerennialismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
Maple Leaf CollegiateEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Waldorf AcademyEqual Balance
University of Toronto SchoolsEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Avenue Road AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
CGS (Children's Garden School)
Gradale AcademyDiscovery MathInquiryTraditionalEqual Balance
Taddle Creek Montessori School
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.
The Mildenhall School
The Linden SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
OAT - Ontario Academy of TechnologyTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Neuchâtel Junior CollegeTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance




 
 
Student council
School newspaper
Yearbook
Radio club
Photograph club
Art club
Choir
Band
Dance club
Yoga club
Drama club
Debate club
Chess club
Math club
Science club
Robotics club
Computer club
Environmental club
Outdoor club
Community service
Toronto Prep School
Upper Canada College
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science
Hudson College
Shoore Academics
Hawthorn School
Montcrest School
The Giles School
Westminster Classical Christian Academy
Alive Montessori & Private School
TFS - Canada's International School
Crescent School
WillowWood School
McDonald International Academy
Ellington Montessori School
The Junior Academy
The Dragon Academy
Northmount School
Prestige School - Toronto Campus
The Dunblaine School
Little Owl Preschool Elementary
Nile Academy
Crestwood Preparatory College
Montessori Jewish Day School
Sidney Ledson Institute
High Park Gardens Montessori School
Bannockburn
Odyssey Heights School for Girls
Robbins Hebrew Academy
Signet Christian School
Avalon Children's Montessori School
St. Clement's Early Learning School
Kingsway College School
Royal St. George's College
The Abelard School
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
Maple Leaf Collegiate
Waldorf Academy
University of Toronto Schools
Avenue Road Academy
CGS (Children's Garden School)
Gradale Academy
Taddle Creek Montessori School
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus
Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.
The Mildenhall School
The Linden School
OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology
Neuchâtel Junior College
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)




 




Gifted children

Make no mistake: children who are gifted have different needs than typical students. Gifted or talented 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 alternative options, such as language immersion programs, International Baccalaureate programs, Advanced Placement courses (for older students), and 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, revisit this page to explore your specific school options for gifted students in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). You can also search for gifted schools and programs across Ontario, including Mississauga, Oakville, and Ottawa.

Private school policies

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.

Below, we provide you with a glimpse of some of what the GTA school boards have to offer: