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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. This includes gifted schools in downtown Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Vaughan, Etobicoke, Markham, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, and Aurora. 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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Gifted schools



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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.


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

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

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
$950 to $42,000

The Abelard School (est. 1997)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
Founded in 1997, the Abelard School is a small independent school for grades 7 though 12, located in downtown Toronto. It offers small class sizes and an enriched, integrated curriculum to bright, motivated students. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$20,000 to $22,000

Odyssey Heights School for Girls (est. 2017)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school
Odyssey Heights School: starts at 9:55am with dance, yoga, or outdoor fitness; 25-35 Overnight OE3 trips are included in tuition, there's a "No Homework Ever!" policy; Equestrian curriculum, small group French, 1:1 iPads [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$26,450 to $28,375

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


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


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]
  • Liberal Arts
$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
$18,700 to $20,700

Junior Academy (est. 1988)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool 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
$20,000 to $24,500

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]
  • Liberal Arts
$15,000 to $23,500

The Dragon Academy (est. 2001)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 4 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
$20,500 to $26,500
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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
$8,000 to $28,500

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
$14,000 to $19,400
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Crestwood Preparatory College (est. 2001)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (440 students)
Crestwood Preparatory College offers a university preparatory program for students in grades 7 to 12. Crestwood always strive to Inspire Excellence and to Nurture the Individual. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$26,200

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
$7,000 to $12,000

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


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
$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
$8,000 to $25,500

Little Owl Preschool Elementary (est. 2001)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
Little Owl Preschool, Elementary and Middle School develops motivated, confident, and happy problem-solving individuals. We invite your child to become a Little Owl student. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$15,850


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
  • Reggio Emilia
$15,600
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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]
  • Liberal Arts
$18,100 to $23,500

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
$33,250

The Dalton School (est. 2012)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
The Dalton School is a dual-language English/Mandarin school that is warm, stimulating, and multi-cultural. The school exposes children from JK to Grade Eight to new ways of thinking, learning, analyzing and perceiving. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$22,250
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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
$13,300 to $19,050

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
$25,250

Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (30 students)
Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$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
$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
$16,750 to $20,750

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
$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


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
$620 to $10,455
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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
$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
$20,900

Gradale Academy (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
Gradale Academy at Evergreen Brick Works is a nature focused school like no other in Toronto. The education program supports strong academic time with a balance of outdoor creative learning. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$19,000

Waldorf Academy (est. 1987)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (240 students)
Waldorf Academy offers programs from childcare to grade eight in downtown Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
$4,160 to $19,150
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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
$14,300 to $17,500

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

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool 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
$8,500 to $20,500
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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
$30,540

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
$12,000

Beacon of Light (est. 2017)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (5 students)
Beacon of Light is a private elementary school, Grades 1 to Grade 8 in Toronto. We offer an innovative, integrated, applied approach to education focusing on the complexity and diversity of reality. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$9,000

City Academy (est. 1999)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
City Academy offers courses which follow Ontario Curriculum Guidelines. Utilizing teachers who are subject specialists and following a flexible and unique timetabling format, we are committed to every student's success. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$1,600

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
$13,000 to $17,000
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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
$9,250 to $20,750
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Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$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

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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
$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

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
$12,200 to $20,300

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
$16,800

Westminster Classical Christian Academy (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 9 (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
$6,200 to $10,000

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
$30,860 to $61,560

Bayview Glen (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 $17,000 to $26,500. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$16,995 to $24,000

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
$13,900 to $24,500

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


Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus (est. 1995)  

  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool 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


University of Toronto Schools (est. 1910)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (650 students)
University of Toronto Schools (UTS) offers a transformative education to high-achieving students in Grades 7 to 12. UTS graduates take initiative and innovate as socially-responsible global citizens. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$25,350

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
$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. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.

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. Find a gifted school near you.

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
Signet Christian SchoolJuly 12, 2018 10:00 amSignet Christian School
675 Sheppard Avenue, East Toronto Ontario M2K 1B6
Little Owl Preschool ElementaryAugust 11, 2018 10:00 amLittle Owl Preschool Elementary
99 Sheppard Avenue West, Unit A Toronto Ontario M2N 1M4
Little Owl Preschool ElementaryAugust 18, 2018 10:00 amLittle Owl Preschool Elementary
99 Sheppard Avenue West, Unit A Toronto Ontario M2N 1M4
University of Toronto SchoolsOctober 13, 2018 10:00 amUniversity of Toronto Schools
30 Humbert Street Toronto Ontario M6J 3A9
St. Clement's Early Learning SchoolOctober 16, 2018 9:15 amSt. Clement's Early Learning School
70 St. Clements Avenue Toronto Ontario M4R 1H2
BannockburnOctober 20, 2018 10:00 amBannockburn
12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
Toronto Prep SchoolOctober 27, 2018 11:00 amToronto Prep School
250 Davisville Avenue, Suite 200 Toronto Ontario M4S 1H2
Hudson CollegeOctober 27, 2018 12:00 pmHudson College
21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
Hudson CollegeNovember 02, 2018 9:30 amHudson College
21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeNovember 03, 2018 11:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeNovember 07, 2018 9:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
Hudson CollegeNovember 10, 2018 12:00 pmHudson College
21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeNovember 21, 2018 9:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
Toronto Prep SchoolNovember 24, 2018 11:00 amToronto Prep School
250 Davisville Avenue, Suite 200 Toronto Ontario M4S 1H2
Hudson CollegeNovember 24, 2018 12:00 pmHudson College
21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeDecember 05, 2018 9:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeJanuary 16, 2019 9:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
BannockburnJanuary 19, 2019 10:00 amBannockburn
12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
Hudson CollegeJanuary 19, 2019 12:00 pmHudson College
21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
Hudson CollegeFebruary 09, 2019 12:00 pmHudson College
21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
Toronto Prep SchoolFebruary 23, 2019 11:00 amToronto Prep School
250 Davisville Avenue, Suite 200 Toronto Ontario M4S 1H2
BannockburnApril 20, 2019 10:00 amBannockburn
12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8




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 4%
$2,501 - $5,000 2%
$5,001 - $7,500 4%
$7,501 - $10,000 11%
$10,001 - $12,500 13%
$12,501 - $15,000 25%
$15,001 - $17,500 27%
$17,501 - $20,000 29%
$20,001 - $22,500 33%
$22,501 - $25,000 20%
$25,001 - $27,500 18%
$27,501 - $30,000 5%
$30,001 - $32,500 9%
$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%20%40%60%80%GradePercentage of schools
Grade Award Based Need Based Total
Nursery/Toddler 0.073 0.109 0.182
Preschool 0.145 0.218 0.364
JK 0.182 0.345 0.527
SK 0.2 0.364 0.564
K 0.182 0.345 0.527
1 0.164 0.364 0.527
2 0.164 0.364 0.527
3 0.2 0.4 0.6
4 0.218 0.418 0.636
5 0.236 0.418 0.655
6 0.236 0.4 0.636
7 0.218 0.436 0.655
8 0.2 0.418 0.618
9 0.182 0.273 0.455
10 0.182 0.273 0.455
11 0.182 0.273 0.455
12 0.2 0.291 0.491
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)
Hudson College$15,600JK - 12
Crescent School$33,2503%7 - 12$33,770
The Dalton School$22,2504 - 8
Hawthorn School$13,300 to $19,05035%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
Westminster Classical Christian Academy$10,000JK - 9
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
Junior Academy$20,000 to $24,5007%JK - 8$3,000
Northmount School$15,000 to $23,5005%JK - 8$10,000
Olivet School$10,45514%JK - 5
Ellington Montessori School$7,900 to $14,0005%1 - 8$3,000
The Dragon Academy$20,500 to $26,50020%4 - 12$3,000
Bayview Glen$16,995 to $24,000
Maple Leaf Collegiate$2,500 to $30,000100%9 - 12$1,850
The Dunblaine School$20,90015%1 - 8$6,000
Bannockburn$24,500
Waldorf Academy$17,700 to $19,15020%JK - 8$9,000
The Abelard School$20,000 to $22,00020%9 - 12$10,000
The Linden School$14,000 to $19,40020%JK - 12$10,000
Royal St. George's College$30,5403 - 12
Crestwood Preparatory College$26,200
Wychwood School$12,0001 - 8
Robbins Hebrew AcademyNursery/Toddler - 8
City Academy$1,6009 - 12
Signet Christian School$7,000 to $12,000
Avalon Children's Montessori School$13,100 to $20,4005%1 - 8$10,000
Howlett Academy$13,000 to $17,000
Montessori Jewish Day School$14,000 to $17,90020%1 - 8$5,000
University of Toronto Schools$25,35020%7 - 12$11,000
Neuchâtel Junior College20%12$20,000
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)$21,420 to $26,150
Merit College$25,00011 - 12





 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
The Giles School1989100%
McDonald International Academy1994$0100%618155
Hudson College200377%34425
WillowWood School1980$0100%
Crescent School1913$12,500,00037%75275
The Dalton School201290%11512
Hawthorn School1989$085%
Toronto Prep School2009100%32554
Alive Montessori & Private School201495%514
Westside Montessori School2008100%
TFS - Canada's International School196275%
Westminster Classical Christian Academy201400
Upper Canada College1829$40,000,00033%117884
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science200080%29417
Shoore Academics1975100%548
Montcrest School196130531
Junior Academy198870%999
Northmount School199095%14113
Olivet School189395%495
Ellington Montessori School199075%17715
The Dragon Academy200150%588
Bayview Glen1962100%
Maple Leaf Collegiate2014
The Dunblaine School196980%
Nile Academy200590%40727
Bannockburn1993100%
Gradale Academy2000100%567
Waldorf Academy1987100%
High Park Day School201070%
The Abelard School1997$050%6611
St. Clement's Early Learning School1955$3384%12024
The Linden School1993100%18012
Royal St. George's College196435%
Prince Edward Montessori School1995100%
Crestwood Preparatory College200165%38063
Wychwood School2014
Odyssey Heights School for Girls 201795%00
Beacon of Light2017
Robbins Hebrew Academy1957100%
City Academy1999$0100%12030
Signet Christian School1975100%
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School1990100%
Avalon Children's Montessori School200090%827
Kingsway College School1989100%
Howlett Academy200100
CGS (Children's Garden School)198685%00
Montessori Jewish Day School2000100%12410
Little Owl Preschool Elementary2001$0100%655
Sidney Ledson Institute1982100%
Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus1995100%
Prestige School - Toronto Campus200380%17813
University of Toronto Schools191020%646108
Neuchâtel Junior College195600
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)1962100%
Merit College2008100%




 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
The Giles SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16No supportMedium integration
McDonald International AcademyTraditionalAcceleratedSupportive10 to 20Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Hudson CollegeTraditionalReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20No supportMedium integration
WillowWood SchoolLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Special needs schoolMedium integration
Crescent SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20Resource AssistanceMedium integration
The Dalton SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 20No supportMedium integration
Hawthorn SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportLight integration
Toronto Prep SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 14Indirect SupportHeavy integration
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16Indirect SupportLight integration
Westside Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
TFS - Canada's International SchoolProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 22Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Westminster Classical Christian AcademyLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorousNo supportLight integration
Upper Canada CollegeLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous20Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorousNo supportLight integration
Shoore AcademicsTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive6Special needs schoolLight integration
Montcrest SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive7 to 18Partial Integration
Junior AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 14Partial IntegrationMedium integration
Northmount SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous12 to 18No supportLight integration
Olivet SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
Ellington Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
The Dragon AcademyProgressiveReggio EmiliaAcceleratedRigorous6 to 12Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Bayview GlenTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous20 to 22No support
Maple Leaf CollegiateTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous6 to 16Special needs schoolMedium integration
The Dunblaine SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 7Special needs schoolMedium integration
Nile AcademyProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 18Indirect Support
BannockburnMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 20No supportLight integration
Gradale AcademyProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 10Indirect SupportLight integration
Waldorf AcademyWaldorfStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 20Indirect SupportLight integration
High Park Day SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive6 to 12Indirect SupportMedium integration
The Abelard SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous12No supportLight integration
St. Clement's Early Learning SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 8Resource AssistanceLight integration
The Linden SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous12No supportHeavy integration
Royal St. George's CollegeProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous18Resource Assistance
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16No support
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive16Partial IntegrationMedium integration
Wychwood SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorousNo supportLight integration
Odyssey Heights School for Girls ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 18Full-time Dedicated ClassHeavy integration
Beacon of LightTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorous8 to 10No supportLight integration
Robbins Hebrew AcademyProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedSupportive18 to 21Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
City AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous1 to 8Indirect SupportMedium integration
Signet Christian SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive5 to 10No supportMedium integration
Cornerstone Montessori Prep SchoolLiberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
Kingsway College SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 21Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Howlett AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 18No supportLight integration
CGS (Children's Garden School)TraditionalAcceleratedSupportive8 to 12Withdrawal AssistanceLight integration
Montessori Jewish Day SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 24Indirect SupportLight integration
Little Owl Preschool ElementaryTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive5 to 12No supportLight integration
Sidney Ledson InstituteTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12No support
Central Montessori School – Maplehurst CampusMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No support
Prestige School - Toronto CampusTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 18Indirect SupportMedium integration
University of Toronto SchoolsLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous23 to 24Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
Neuchâtel Junior CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous13Indirect SupportMedium integration
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 22Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Merit CollegeLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive2 to 10Special needs school





 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
The Giles SchoolDay: rolling100%
McDonald International AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 12100%
Hudson CollegeDay: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 1277%Oct 27, 2018
WillowWood School1 - 12100%
Crescent SchoolDay: Nov 30, 20188 - 123 - 1237%
The Dalton SchoolDay: Dec 3, 20184 - 890%
Hawthorn SchoolDay: Feb 27, 2016
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: Jul 22, 2016
8 - 1285%
Toronto Prep SchoolDay: rolling100%Oct 27, 2018
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 395%
Westside Montessori SchoolDay: rolling1 - 6100%
TFS - Canada's International SchoolDay: Dec 2, 20166 - 1175%
Westminster Classical Christian AcademyDay: rollingJK - 9
Upper Canada CollegeDay: Dec 2, 2016
Boarding: rolling
7 - 11SK - 1133%
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 1280%
Shoore AcademicsDay: rolling6 - 12100%
Montcrest SchoolDay: rollingJK - 8
Junior AcademyDay: rollingPreschool - 870%
Northmount SchoolDay: rollingJK - 895%
Olivet SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 595%
Ellington Montessori SchoolDay: rolling75%
The Dragon AcademyDay: rolling6 - 1250%
Bayview GlenDay: rolling100%
Maple Leaf CollegiateDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 12
The Dunblaine SchoolDay: rolling1 - 880%
Nile AcademyDay: Jun 30, 2017
Boarding: Jun 30, 2017
Homestay: Jun 30, 2017
1 - 1290%
BannockburnDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 6100%Oct 20, 2018
Gradale AcademyDay: rolling100%
Waldorf AcademyDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 8100%
High Park Day SchoolDay: rolling1 - 870%
The Abelard SchoolDay: rolling7 - 1250%
St. Clement's Early Learning SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 284%Oct 16, 2018
The Linden SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12100%
Royal St. George's CollegeDay: Dec 2, 20163 - 1235%
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolDay: rolling100%
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeDay: Feb 8, 20167 - 1265%Nov 3, 2018
Wychwood SchoolDay: rolling1 - 8
Odyssey Heights School for Girls Day: rolling
Homestay: rolling
3 - 1295%
Beacon of Light1 - 8
Robbins Hebrew AcademyDay: rolling100%
City AcademyDay: rolling9 - 12100%
Signet Christian SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12100%Jul 12, 2018
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School100%
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolDay: rolling1 - 890%
Kingsway College SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%
Howlett AcademyDay: rolling
CGS (Children's Garden School)Day: rollingPreschool - 385%
Montessori Jewish Day SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%
Little Owl Preschool ElementaryDay: rollingPreschool - 6100%Aug 11, 2018
Sidney Ledson Institute100%
Central Montessori School – Maplehurst CampusDay: rolling100%
Prestige School - Toronto CampusDay: rolling1 - 1280%
University of Toronto SchoolsDay: Dec 1, 20177 - 117 - 1120%Oct 13, 2018
Neuchâtel Junior CollegeBoarding: rolling
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)Day: rolling6 - 126 - 12100%
Merit CollegeDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 12100%




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
The Giles School
McDonald International Academy100%100%100%100%
Hudson College
WillowWood School
Crescent School50%40%50%25%30%20%35%15%60%10%
The Dalton School100%
Hawthorn School
Toronto Prep School90%90%90%90%90%90%
Alive Montessori & Private School80%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
Westside Montessori School50%25%25%25%85%85%85%
TFS - Canada's International School75%77%74%81%86%91%88%88%94%83%65%70%85%85%100%
Westminster Classical Christian Academy
Upper Canada College40%33%33%33%33%20%
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science95%95%95%95%90%90%80%80%80%75%75%75%70%70%70%70%
Shoore Academics100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Montcrest School
Junior Academy85%85%85%70%65%70%70%75%70%60%60%
Northmount School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%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 Dragon Academy50%30%25%50%40%40%50%40%25%
Bayview Glen
Maple Leaf Collegiate
The Dunblaine School
Nile Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Bannockburn
Gradale Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Waldorf Academy80%100%100%
High Park Day School80%50%65%30%65%30%15%65%
The Abelard School50%50%50%50%50%50%
St. Clement's Early Learning School95%90%75%80%80%
The Linden School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Royal St. George's College50%40%33%20%35%20%25%20%20%
Prince Edward Montessori School
Crestwood Preparatory College
Wychwood School
Odyssey Heights School for Girls 95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
Beacon of Light
Robbins Hebrew Academy
City Academy
Signet Christian School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
Avalon Children's Montessori School90%90%90%90%90%90%75%75%75%75%75%
Kingsway College School
Howlett Academy
CGS (Children's Garden School)90%90%90%85%85%85%
Montessori Jewish Day School100%100%80%70%10%30%30%30%
Little Owl Preschool Elementary100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Sidney Ledson Institute
Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus100%
Prestige School - Toronto Campus
University of Toronto Schools25%12%10%10%
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)
Merit College




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




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




 




 




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: