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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.

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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.


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

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 to bright, motivated students. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Accelerated$22,000

Odyssey Heights School for Girls (est. 2017)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school
OHS has three programs: Core Comprehensive, Pre-Professional Dance, and Equine Science & Equestrian Studies. Tuition inc. overnight OEE trips & riding lessons. School starts at 10am with 1hr of yoga, dance, or fitness. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Student-paced$7,995 to $31,775

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

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

Merit College (est. 2008)

  • Markham, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
For almost a decade, Merit College has been helping young and talented students from all over the world reach their full potential and get accepted into a suitable post-secondary program. [View profile]
    Standard-enriched$25,000

    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 10 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

    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

    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

    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$26,200

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    AVRO 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

    These schools offer support for gifted students 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 (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$15,600

    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

    Crescent School (est. 1913)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 3 to 12 (Boys)
    • Day school (743 students)
    Crescent School is a Toronto independent school for boys only, Grades 3 to 12. Tuition starts at $32,350. Crescent offers a variety of extra-curricular activities including sports, arts, outreach and robotics. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$32,350

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Howlett Academy (est. 2001)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • JK to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (90 students)
    Howlett Academy is a private, co-educational school for JK to Grade 8. Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, Creativity and Energy are our core values. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$12,000 to $16,000

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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$9,250 to $20,750

    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

    Wychwood School (est. 2014)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 1 to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Wychwood School offers an exciting and enriched Classical Education from grades 1 to 8. Small classes, individualized attention, and a teaching environment that fosters curiosity, creativity, and a love of learning. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$12,000

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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$25,350

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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    School nameDateLocation
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolOctober 18, 2017 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    318 Lawrence Avenue East Toronto Ontario M4N 1T7
    Northmount SchoolOctober 18, 2017 9:30 amNorthmount School
    26 Mallard Road Toronto Ontario M3B 1S3
    Upper Canada CollegeOctober 19, 2017 9:30 amUpper Canada College
    220 Lonsdale Road Toronto Ontario M4V 2X8
    Upper Canada CollegeOctober 19, 2017 9:30 amUpper Canada College
    200 Lonsdale Rd Toronto ON M4V 1W6
    Kingsway College SchoolOctober 19, 2017 9:30 amKingsway College School
    4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
    Upper Canada CollegeOctober 19, 2017 4:30 pmUpper Canada College
    220 Lonsdale Road Toronto Ontario M4V 2X8
    Upper Canada CollegeOctober 20, 2017 1:30 pmUpper Canada College
    220 Lonsdale Road Toronto Ontario M4V 2X8
    BannockburnOctober 21, 2017 10:00 amBannockburn
    12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolOctober 25, 2017 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    101 Mildenhall Road Toronto Ontario M4N 1T7
    The Abelard SchoolOctober 25, 2017 1:00 pmAbelard School
    557 Church Street, 4th floor Toronto Ontario M4Y 2E2
    Crescent SchoolOctober 26, 2017 9:30 amCrescent School
    2365 Bayview Avenue Toronto Ontario M2L 1A2
    Maple Leaf CollegiateOctober 26, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
    4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
    Hawthorn SchoolOctober 27, 2017 12:00 amHawthorn School for Girls
    101 Scarsdale Road Toronto
    Hawthorn SchoolOctober 27, 2017 9:00 amHawthorn School for Girls
    101 Scarsdale Road Toronto Ontario M3B 2R2
    Crescent SchoolOctober 27, 2017 9:30 amCrescent School
    2365 Bayview Avenue Toronto Ontario M2L 1A2
    Crescent SchoolOctober 27, 2017 9:30 amCrescent School
    2365 Bayview Avenue Toronto Ontario M2L 1A2
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolOctober 27, 2017 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    1293 Meredith Avenue Mississauga Ontario L5E 2E6
    TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)October 27, 2017 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    1293 Meredith Avenue Mississauga Ontario L5E 2E6
    Hudson CollegeOctober 28, 2017 12:00 amHudson College
    21 Ascot Ave Toronto ON M6E 1E6
    Toronto Prep SchoolOctober 28, 2017 11:00 amToronto Prep School
    250 Davisvill Avenue Suite 200 Toronto Ontario
    Toronto Prep SchoolOctober 28, 2017 11:00 amToronto Prep School
    250 Davisville Avenue Suite 200 Toronto Ontario
    Hudson CollegeOctober 28, 2017 12:00 pmHudson College
    21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
    Prestige School - Toronto CampusOctober 29, 2017 11:00 amPrestige School - Toronto Campus
    21 Eddfield Avenue Toronto Ontario M2N 2M5
    The Junior AcademyNovember 01, 2017 11:00 amJunior Academy
    2454 Bayview Avenue (south of York Mills) Toronto Ontario M2L 1A6
    The Dragon AcademyNovember 01, 2017 6:00 pmDragon Academy
    35 Prince Arthur Avenue Toronto Ontario M5R 1B2
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolNovember 02, 2017 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    296 Lawrence Avenue East Toronto Ontario M4N 1T7
    CGS (Children's Garden School)November 02, 2017 9:30 amCGS (Children's Garden School)
    670 Eglinton Avenue East Toronto Ontario M4G 2K4
    Maple Leaf CollegiateNovember 02, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
    4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
    WillowWood SchoolNovember 02, 2017 7:00 pmWillowWood School
    55 Scarsdale Road Toronto Ontario M3B 2R3
    Hudson CollegeNovember 03, 2017 12:00 amHudson College
    21 Ascot Ave Toronto ON M6E 1E6
    Hudson CollegeNovember 03, 2017 10:00 amHudson College
    21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
    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
    Kingsway College SchoolNovember 08, 2017 9:30 amKingsway College School
    4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
    The Junior AcademyNovember 08, 2017 11:00 amJunior Academy
    2454 Bayview Avenue (south of York Mills) Toronto Ontario M2L 1A6
    Kingsway College SchoolNovember 08, 2017 7:00 pmKingsway College School
    4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
    Northmount SchoolNovember 15, 2017 9:30 amNorthmount School
    26 Mallard Road Toronto Ontario M3B 1S3
    The Junior AcademyNovember 15, 2017 11:00 amJunior Academy
    2454 Bayview Avenue (south of York Mills) Toronto Ontario M2L 1A6
    The Abelard SchoolNovember 15, 2017 1:00 pmAbelard School
    557 Church Street, 4th floor Toronto Ontario M4Y 2E2
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolNovember 16, 2017 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    318 Lawrence Avenue East Toronto Ontario M4N 1T7
    Maple Leaf CollegiateNovember 16, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
    4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolNovember 16, 2017 7:00 pmTFS - Canada's International School
    294 Lawrence Ave. East Toronto Ontario M4N 1T7
    Hudson CollegeNovember 18, 2017 12:00 amHudson College
    21 Ascot Ave Toronto ON M6E 1E6
    Wychwood SchoolNovember 18, 2017 10:00 amWychwood School
    611 St. Clair Avenue West Toronto Ontario M6C 1A3
    Hawthorn SchoolNovember 18, 2017 11:00 amHawthorn School for Girls
    101 Scarsdale Road Toronto Ontario M3B 2R2
    Hudson CollegeNovember 18, 2017 12:00 pmHudson College
    21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
    Crescent SchoolNovember 21, 2017 9:30 amCrescent School
    2365 Bayview Avenue Toronto Ontario M2L 1A2
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolNovember 21, 2017 7:30 pmTFS - Canada's International School
    101 Mildenhall Road Toronto Ontario M4N 1T7
    Crestwood Preparatory CollegeNovember 22, 2017 9:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
    217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
    Crescent SchoolNovember 22, 2017 9:30 amCrescent School
    2365 Bayview Avenue Toronto Ontario M2L 1A2
    The Junior AcademyNovember 22, 2017 11:00 amJunior Academy
    2454 Bayview Avenue (south of York Mills) Toronto Ontario M2L 1A6
    The Linden SchoolNovember 23, 2017 9:00 amThe Linden School
    10 Rosehill Avenue Toronto ON M4T1G5
    The Linden SchoolNovember 23, 2017 9:00 amLinden School
    10 Rosehill Ave Toronto ON
    Toronto Prep SchoolNovember 25, 2017 11:00 amToronto Prep School
    250 Davisville Avenue, Suite 200 Toronto Ontario M4S 1H2
    Toronto Prep SchoolNovember 25, 2017 11:00 amToronto Prep School
    250 Davisvill Avenue Suite 200 Toronto Ontario
    Hudson CollegeNovember 25, 2017 12:00 pmHudson College
    21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
    The Junior AcademyNovember 29, 2017 11:00 amJunior Academy
    2454 Bayview Avenue (south of York Mills) Toronto Ontario M2L 1A6
    Maple Leaf CollegiateNovember 30, 2017 1:00 pmMaple Leaf Collegiate
    4002 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 518 Toronto Ontario M1S-4R5
    Kingsway College SchoolDecember 01, 2017 9:30 amKingsway College School
    4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
    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
    Kingsway College SchoolJanuary 13, 2018 9:30 amKingsway College School
    4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolJanuary 17, 2018 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    101 Mildenhall Road Toronto Ontario M4N 1T7
    Kingsway College SchoolJanuary 17, 2018 9:30 amKingsway College School
    4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
    The Linden SchoolJanuary 18, 2018 3:00 pmLinden School
    10 Rosehill Avenue Toronto Ontario M4T 1G5
    Hawthorn SchoolJanuary 19, 2018 9:00 amHawthorn School for Girls
    101 Scarsdale Road Toronto Ontario M3B 2R2
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolJanuary 19, 2018 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    1293 Meredith Avenue Mississauga Ontario L5E 2E6
    TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)January 19, 2018 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    1293 Meredith Avenue Mississauga Ontario L5E 2E6
    BannockburnJanuary 20, 2018 10:00 amBannockburn
    12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
    Northmount SchoolJanuary 24, 2018 9:30 amNorthmount School
    26 Mallard Road Toronto Ontario M3B 1S3
    Northmount SchoolFebruary 21, 2018 9:30 amNorthmount School
    26 Mallard Road Toronto Ontario M3B 1S3
    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
    Kingsway College SchoolApril 10, 2018 9:30 amKingsway College School
    4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
    Northmount SchoolApril 11, 2018 9:30 amNorthmount School
    26 Mallard Road Toronto Ontario M3B 1S3
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolApril 18, 2018 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    1293 Meredith Avenue Mississauga Ontario L5E 2E6
    TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)April 18, 2018 9:30 amTFS - Canada's International School
    1293 Meredith Avenue Mississauga Ontario L5E 2E6
    BannockburnApril 21, 2018 10:00 amBannockburn
    12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
    Northmount SchoolMay 09, 2018 9:30 amNorthmount School
    26 Mallard Road Toronto Ontario M3B 1S3
    The Dragon AcademyMay 16, 2018 6:00 pmDragon Academy
    35 Prince Arthur Avenue Toronto Ontario M5R 1B2
    Northmount SchoolMay 31, 2018 4:00 pmNorthmount School
    26 Mallard Road Toronto Ontario M3B 1S3




    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%10%20%30%40%Day tuitionPercentage of schools
    Day Tuition Percentage of schools
    $1 - $2,500 5%
    $2,501 - $5,000 2%
    $5,001 - $7,500 3%
    $7,501 - $10,000 10%
    $10,001 - $12,500 17%
    $12,501 - $15,000 29%
    $15,001 - $17,500 34%
    $17,501 - $20,000 28%
    $20,001 - $22,500 28%
    $22,501 - $25,000 24%
    $25,001 - $27,500 12%
    $27,501 - $30,000 5%
    $30,001 - $32,500 10%
    $32,501 - $35,000 2%
    $35,001 - $37,500 0%
    $37,501 - $40,000 0%

    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 0.052 0.103 0.155
    Preschool 0.103 0.207 0.31
    JK 0.121 0.293 0.414
    SK 0.138 0.31 0.448
    K 0.121 0.293 0.414
    1 0.103 0.293 0.397
    2 0.103 0.293 0.397
    3 0.121 0.328 0.448
    4 0.121 0.328 0.448
    5 0.121 0.328 0.448
    6 0.138 0.328 0.466
    7 0.121 0.362 0.483
    8 0.103 0.345 0.448
    9 0.138 0.224 0.362
    10 0.138 0.224 0.362
    11 0.138 0.224 0.362
    12 0.155 0.224 0.379

    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)
    Hudson College$15,600JK - 12
    Hawthorn School$10,000 to $18,00035%JK - 12
    Crescent School$32,3503%7 - 12$33,770
    Upper Canada College$30,860 to $33,86018%5 - 12$15,000
    TFS - Canada's International School$17,600 to $31,100Preschool - 12
    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science$16,750 to $20,750Nursery/Toddler - 12
    Alive Montessori & Private School$13,500 to $14,50020%JK - 8$2,000
    The Junior Academy$19,000 to $24,0004%JK - 8$3,000
    Olivet School$10,15014%JK - 5
    Ellington Montessori School$7,900 to $14,0005%1 - 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
    University of Toronto Schools$25,35020%7 - 12$11,000
    The Linden School$14,000 to $19,40020%JK - 12$10,000
    Crestwood Preparatory College$26,200
    Howlett Academy$12,000 to $16,000
    Royal St. George's College$30,5403 - 12
    The Abelard School$22,00020%9 - 12$10,000
    Odyssey Heights School for Girls $7,995 to $31,7752%6 - 8$4,000
    Maple Leaf Collegiate$2,500 to $30,000100%9 - 12$1,850
    Waldorf Academy20%JK - 8$5,000
    Avalon Children's Montessori School$13,100 to $20,4005%1 - 8$10,000
    City Academy$1,6009 - 12
    Bannockburn$24,150
    Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.$16,995 to $24,000
    The Dunblaine School$20,90015%1 - 8$6,000
    Wychwood School$12,0001 - 8
    Robbins Hebrew AcademyNursery/Toddler - 8
    Montessori Jewish Day School$14,000 to $17,90020%1 - 8$5,000
    AVRO Academy$12,500
    Neuchâtel Junior College20%12$20,000
    Merit College$25,00011 - 12
    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 dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Hudson College200334425
    Hawthorn School1989$085%
    Crescent School1913$12,500,00037%74374
    McDonald International Academy1994$0100%618155
    Shoore Academics1975100%548
    Westminster Classical Christian Academy2014
    Montcrest School196130531
    Westside Montessori School2008100%
    Upper Canada College1829$40,000,00033%117884
    TFS - Canada's International School196275%
    The Giles School1989100%
    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science200080%29417
    Alive Montessori & Private School201495%426
    WillowWood School1980$0100%
    Toronto Prep School2009100%32554
    The Junior Academy198875%
    Olivet School189395%495
    Ellington Montessori School199075%17715
    The Dragon Academy200150%588
    Northmount School199095%14113
    University of Toronto Schools191020%646108
    Sidney Ledson Institute1982100%
    High Park Day School201070%
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School1990100%
    Prestige School - Toronto Campus200380%17813
    The Linden School1993100%18012
    Crestwood Preparatory College200165%38063
    Nile Academy200590%40727
    Taddle Creek Montessori School98%
    Howlett Academy200170%
    The Mildenhall School196795%
    OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology201385%359
    Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus1995100%
    High Park Gardens Montessori School98%
    Kingsway College School1989100%
    Royal St. George's College196435%
    The Abelard School1997$050%5013
    Odyssey Heights School for Girls 201795%
    Maple Leaf Collegiate2014
    Waldorf Academy1987100%
    Signet Christian School1975100%
    Avalon Children's Montessori School200090%827
    City Academy1999$0100%12030
    Little Owl Preschool Elementary2001$0100%657
    Bannockburn1993100%
    Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.1962100%
    St. Clement's Early Learning School1955$3382%
    CGS (Children's Garden School)198685%
    The Dunblaine School196980%
    Wychwood School2014
    Gradale Academy2000100%567
    Prince Edward Montessori School1995100%
    Robbins Hebrew Academy1957100%
    Montessori Jewish Day School2000100%12513
    AVRO Academy201080%
    Neuchâtel Junior College1956
    Merit College2008100%
    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
    Hudson CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20LimitedMedium integration
    Hawthorn SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous8 to 15HighLight integration
    Crescent SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20HighMedium integration
    McDonald International AcademyTraditionalAcceleratedSupportive10 to 20HighMedium integration
    Shoore AcademicsTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive6Very HighLight integration
    Westminster Classical Christian AcademyLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorousLimited
    Montcrest SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive7 to 18High
    Westside Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24Mild difficulties
    Upper Canada CollegeLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous20Mild difficultiesHeavy integration
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 22HighMedium integration
    The Giles SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16LimitedMedium integration
    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 20LimitedLight integration
    Alive Montessori & Private SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16HighLight integration
    WillowWood SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Very HighMedium integration
    Toronto Prep SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 14HighHeavy integration
    The Junior AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 14HighMedium integration
    Olivet SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportiveHighMedium integration
    Ellington Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24HighMedium integration
    The Dragon AcademyProgressiveReggio EmiliaAcceleratedRigorous6 to 12ModerateMedium integration
    Northmount SchoolTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 18ModerateLight integration
    University of Toronto SchoolsLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous23 to 24HighHeavy integration
    Sidney Ledson InstituteTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12Limited
    High Park Day SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive6 to 12LimitedMedium integration
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep SchoolLiberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15High
    Prestige School - Toronto CampusTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 18LimitedMedium integration
    The Linden SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous12HighHeavy integration
    Crestwood Preparatory CollegeTraditionalStandard-enriched16HighMedium integration
    Nile AcademyProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 18Limited
    Taddle Creek Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 24Mild difficulties
    Howlett AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 16Mild difficultiesLight integration
    The Mildenhall SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 24Mild difficulties
    OAT - Ontario Academy of TechnologyProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive2 to 10HighHeavy integration
    Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard CampusMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24Limited
    High Park Gardens Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Mild difficulties
    Kingsway College SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20ModerateMedium integration
    Royal St. George's CollegeProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous18Moderate
    The Abelard SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous12HighLight integration
    Odyssey Heights School for Girls ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 18HighHeavy integration
    Maple Leaf CollegiateTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous6 to 16Very HighMedium integration
    Waldorf AcademyWaldorfStandard-enrichedSupportive18HighLight integration
    Signet Christian SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous5 to 10HighMedium integration
    Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveHighMedium integration
    City AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous1 to 8HighMedium integration
    Little Owl Preschool ElementaryTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive5 to 12HighLight integration
    BannockburnMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive12 to 20LimitedLight integration
    Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.TraditionalAcceleratedRigorous20 to 22Limited
    St. Clement's Early Learning SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 8HighLight integration
    CGS (Children's Garden School)TraditionalAcceleratedSupportive8 to 12ModerateLight integration
    The Dunblaine SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 7Very HighMedium integration
    Wychwood SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorousMild difficultiesLight integration
    Gradale AcademyProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 10HighLight integration
    Prince Edward Montessori SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16Limited
    Robbins Hebrew AcademyProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedSupportive20HighHeavy integration
    Montessori Jewish Day SchoolMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 24HighLight integration
    AVRO AcademyLiberal ArtsStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 5HighMedium integration
    Neuchâtel Junior CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous13ModerateMedium integration
    Merit CollegeStandard-enrichedSupportive2 to 10Very High
    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
    Hudson CollegeDay: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    JK - 12Oct 28, 2017
    Hawthorn SchoolDay: Feb 27, 2016
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: Jul 22, 2016
    8 - 1285%Oct 27, 2017
    Crescent SchoolDay: Dec 1, 20178 - 123 - 1237%Oct 26, 2017
    McDonald International AcademyDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    9 - 12100%
    Shoore AcademicsDay: rolling6 - 12100%
    Westminster Classical Christian AcademyDay: Dec 31, 1969
    Boarding: Dec 31, 1969
    Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
    Montcrest SchoolDay: rollingJK - 8
    Westside Montessori School100%
    Upper Canada CollegeDay: Dec 2, 2016
    Boarding: rolling
    7 - 11SK - 1133%Oct 19, 2017
    TFS - Canada's International SchoolDay: Dec 2, 20166 - 1175%Oct 18, 2017
    The Giles SchoolDay: rolling100%
    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 1280%
    Alive Montessori & Private SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 395%
    WillowWood School1 - 12100%Nov 2, 2017
    Toronto Prep SchoolDay: rolling100%Oct 28, 2017
    The Junior AcademyDay: rollingPreschool - 875%Nov 1, 2017
    Olivet SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 595%
    Ellington Montessori SchoolDay: rolling75%
    The Dragon AcademyDay: rolling6 - 1250%Nov 1, 2017
    Northmount SchoolDay: rollingJK - 895%Oct 18, 2017
    University of Toronto SchoolsDay: Dec 1, 20177 - 117 - 1120%
    Sidney Ledson Institute100%
    High Park Day SchoolDay: rolling1 - 870%
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School100%
    Prestige School - Toronto CampusDay: rolling1 - 1280%Oct 29, 2017
    The Linden SchoolDay: Feb 2, 2018JK - 12100%Nov 23, 2017
    Crestwood Preparatory CollegeDay: Feb 8, 20167 - 1265%Nov 4, 2017
    Nile AcademyDay: Jun 30, 2017
    Boarding: Jun 30, 2017
    Homestay: Jun 30, 2017
    1 - 1290%
    Taddle Creek Montessori SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 698%
    Howlett AcademyDay: rolling70%
    The Mildenhall SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 895%
    OAT - Ontario Academy of TechnologyDay: rolling9 - 1285%
    Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard CampusDay: rolling100%
    High Park Gardens Montessori SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 698%
    Kingsway College SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%Oct 19, 2017
    Royal St. George's CollegeDay: Dec 2, 20163 - 1235%
    The Abelard SchoolDay: rolling9 - 1250%Oct 25, 2017
    Odyssey Heights School for Girls Day: Dec 1, 2017
    Homestay: Jan 2, 2018
    3 - 1295%
    Maple Leaf CollegiateDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    9 - 12Oct 26, 2017
    Waldorf AcademyNursery/Toddler - 8100%
    Signet Christian SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12100%
    Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolDay: rolling1 - 890%
    City AcademyDay: rolling9 - 12100%
    Little Owl Preschool ElementaryDay: rollingPreschool - 6100%
    BannockburnDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 6100%Oct 21, 2017
    Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.Day: rolling100%
    St. Clement's Early Learning SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 282%
    CGS (Children's Garden School)Day: rollingPreschool - 385%Nov 2, 2017
    The Dunblaine SchoolDay: rolling1 - 880%
    Wychwood SchoolDay: rolling1 - 8Nov 18, 2017
    Gradale AcademyDay: rolling100%
    Prince Edward Montessori SchoolDay: rolling100%
    Robbins Hebrew AcademyDay: rolling100%
    Montessori Jewish Day SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%
    AVRO AcademyDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    9 - 1280%
    Neuchâtel Junior CollegeBoarding: rolling
    Merit CollegeDay: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    9 - 12100%
    TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)Day: rolling6 - 126 - 12100%Oct 27, 2017




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Hudson College
    Hawthorn School
    Crescent School50%40%50%25%30%20%35%15%60%10%
    McDonald International Academy100%100%100%100%
    Shoore Academics100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    Montcrest School
    Westside Montessori School
    Upper Canada College40%33%33%33%33%20%
    TFS - Canada's International School75%77%74%81%86%91%88%88%94%83%65%70%85%85%100%
    The Giles School
    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science95%95%95%95%90%90%80%80%80%75%75%75%70%70%70%70%
    Alive Montessori & Private School80%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
    WillowWood School
    Toronto Prep School90%90%90%90%90%90%
    The Junior Academy
    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 Dragon Academy25%50%40%40%50%40%25%
    Northmount School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    University of Toronto Schools25%12%10%10%
    Sidney Ledson Institute
    High Park Day School80%50%65%30%65%30%15%65%
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
    Prestige School - Toronto Campus
    The Linden School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    Crestwood Preparatory College
    Nile Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    Taddle Creek Montessori School
    Howlett Academy
    The Mildenhall School
    OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology85%85%85%85%
    Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus100%
    High Park Gardens Montessori School
    Kingsway College School
    Royal St. George's College50%40%33%20%35%20%25%20%20%
    The Abelard School50%50%50%50%
    Odyssey Heights School for Girls 95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
    Maple Leaf Collegiate
    Waldorf Academy80%100%100%
    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%
    City Academy
    Little Owl Preschool Elementary100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    Bannockburn
    Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.
    St. Clement's Early Learning School95%90%75%75%75%
    CGS (Children's Garden School)90%90%90%85%85%85%
    The Dunblaine School
    Wychwood School
    Gradale Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    Prince Edward Montessori School
    Robbins Hebrew Academy
    Montessori Jewish Day School100%80%70%10%30%30%30%
    AVRO Academy80%80%80%80%
    Merit College
    TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)




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




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

    There are lots of gifted programs in Toronto and the GTA. This includes several TDSB gifted programs and Halton gifted programs.

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