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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.


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

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

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Odyssey Heights School for Girls (est. 2017)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 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

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

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


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



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
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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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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

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

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

Toronto eSchool (est. 2013)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (3000 students)
Toronto eSchool is both an online high school and a tutoring centre offering grade 9 to 12 credit courses to local and international students on a part-time or full-time basis at your home or at our Toronto Campus. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$599

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

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


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
$15,400 to $20,950
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Blyth Academy Downsview Park (est. 2016)  

  • North York, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
Blyth Academy Downsview Park offers outstanding education coupled with unique opportunities for student-athletes to engage in sports-specific and fitness training throughout their regular school day. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts



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

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Crescent School (est. 1913)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (743 students)
Crescent School is a Toronto independent day school for boys in Grades 3 to 12. Our learning environment develops students' characters through academics, arts, athletics, business, outreach and robotics. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$33,250
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Hawthorn School (est. 1989)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK 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

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

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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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


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

Blyth Academy Yorkville   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Blyth Academy Yorkville is a private high school for Grade 9-12 students, located in the heart of downtown Toronto, moments away from some of Toronto’s most exciting cultural and entertainment venues. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$2,195

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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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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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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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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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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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

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

Forest Hill Tutoring   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
Forest Hill Tutoring offers a full suite of premium educational services. FHT specializes in private school entrance preparation and OSSD credit courses delivered through small-group or individual instruction. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$3,700 to $4,400

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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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

High Park Day School (est. 2010)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (30 students)
Summit Micro 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

Blyth Academy Lawrence Park (est. 2015)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
Our campus located in midtown Toronto provides the warmth and community of a neighbourhood school. We are a short distance from our partners at the Royal Ontario Museum and Outward Bound at the Evergreen Brickworks. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$2,195

Blyth Academy Etobicoke (est. 2018)  

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 ()
Blyth Academy Etobicoke, located in Toronto's west end, focuses on personalized education, small class sizes, and experiential learning. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$16,595

Beacon of Light (est. 2017)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (11 students)
Beacon of Light is a new private elementary school, Grades 1 - 8, in Toronto. We have individualized teaching methods, life-skills programs, and tutoring support for developing exceptional academic and social skills. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$9,000

Neuchâtel Junior College (est. 1956)  

  • Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 12 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school
Neuchâtel Junior College, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, offers Canadian Grade 12 curriculum and AP to students from across Canada and beyond. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$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
$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 IB graduates are highly regarded by top universities and post-secondary institutions worldwide. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$30,860 to $61,560
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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

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


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

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

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


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

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
Junior AcademySeptember 26, 2018 11:00 amJunior Academy
2454 Bayview Avenue (south of York Mills) Toronto Ontario M2L 1A6
Junior AcademyOctober 09, 2018 11:00 amJunior Academy
2454 Bayview Avenue (south of York Mills) Toronto Ontario M2L 1A6
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
Kingsway College SchoolOctober 18, 2018 9:30 amKingsway College School
4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
Crescent SchoolOctober 18, 2018 10:00 amCrescent School
2365 Bayview Avenue Toronto Ontario M2L 1A2
Crescent SchoolOctober 18, 2018 10:00 amCrescent School
2365 Bayview Avenue Toronto Ontario M2L 1A2
Crescent SchoolOctober 19, 2018 10:00 amCrescent School
2365 Bayview Avenue Toronto Ontario M2L 1A2
BannockburnOctober 20, 2018 10:00 amBannockburn
12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
The Abelard SchoolOctober 24, 2018 1:00 pmAbelard School
557 Church Street, 4th Fl. Toronto Ontario M4Y 2E2
Junior AcademyOctober 25, 2018 9:00 amJunior Academy
2454 Bayview Avenue (south of York Mills) Toronto Ontario M2L 1A6
Upper Canada CollegeOctober 25, 2018 9:30 amUpper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road Toronto Ontario M4V 2X8
Upper Canada CollegeOctober 25, 2018 9:30 amUpper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road Toronto Ontario
Upper Canada CollegeOctober 25, 2018 6:30 pmUpper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road Toronto Ontario M4V 2X8
Upper Canada CollegeOctober 26, 2018 1:30 pmUpper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road Toronto Ontario M4V 2X8
Toronto Prep SchoolOctober 27, 2018 11:00 amToronto Prep School
250 Davisville Avenue, Suite 200 Toronto Ontario M4S 1H2
Toronto Prep SchoolOctober 27, 2018 11:00 amToronto Prep School
250 Davisville Avenue
Hudson CollegeOctober 27, 2018 12:00 pmHudson College
21 Ascot Avenue Toronto Ontario M6E 1E6
The Linden SchoolNovember 02, 2018 9:00 amLinden School
10 Rosehill Avenue Toronto Ontario M4T 1G5
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
The Dragon AcademyNovember 06, 2018 6:00 amDragon Academy
35 Prince Arthur Avenue Toronto Ontario M5R 1B2
Kingsway College SchoolNovember 06, 2018 9:30 amKingsway College School
4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
Kingsway College SchoolNovember 06, 2018 7:00 pmKingsway College School
4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
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
The Abelard SchoolNovember 14, 2018 1:00 pmAbelard School
557 Church Street, 4th Fl. Toronto Ontario M4Y 2E2
Crescent SchoolNovember 15, 2018 10:00 amCrescent School
2365 Bayview Avenue Toronto Ontario M2L 1A2
Crescent SchoolNovember 16, 2018 10:00 amCrescent School
2365 Bayview Avenue Toronto Ontario M2L 1A2
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
The Linden SchoolNovember 30, 2018 9:00 amLinden School
10 Rosehill Avenue Toronto Ontario M4T 1G5
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeDecember 05, 2018 9:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
Kingsway College SchoolDecember 07, 2018 9:30 amKingsway College School
4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
Junior AcademyDecember 10, 2018 9:00 amJunior Academy
2454 Bayview Avenue (south of York Mills) Toronto Ontario M2L 1A6
The Dragon AcademyDecember 20, 2018 6:00 amDragon Academy
35 Prince Arthur Avenue Toronto Ontario M5R 1B2
Kingsway College SchoolJanuary 12, 2019 9:30 amKingsway College School
4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeJanuary 16, 2019 9:00 amCrestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto Ontario M3A 2T7
Kingsway College SchoolJanuary 16, 2019 9:30 amKingsway College School
4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
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
The Linden SchoolJanuary 25, 2019 9:00 amLinden School
10 Rosehill Avenue Toronto Ontario M4T 1G5
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
Kingsway College SchoolApril 03, 2019 9:30 amKingsway College School
4600 Dundas Street West Etobicoke Ontario M9A 1A5
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)
Crescent School$33,2503%7 - 12$33,770
Hawthorn School$13,300 to $19,05035%JK - 12
The Dalton School$22,2504 - 8
Alive Montessori & Private School$13,500 to $14,50020%JK - 8$2,000
Westminster Classical Christian Academy$10,000JK - 9
Upper Canada College$30,860 to $33,86018%5 - 12$15,000
Hudson College$15,600JK - 12
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
Northmount School$15,000 to $23,5005%JK - 8$10,000
Ellington Montessori School$7,900 to $14,0005%1 - 8$3,000
Olivet School$10,45514%JK - 5
The Dragon Academy$20,500 to $26,50020%4 - 12$3,000
Junior Academy$20,000 to $24,5007%JK - 8$3,000
Crestwood Preparatory College$26,200
Montessori Jewish Day School$14,000 to $17,90020%1 - 8$5,000
Wychwood School$12,0001 - 8
Bayview Glen$16,995 to $24,000
University of Toronto Schools$25,35020%7 - 12$11,000
City Academy$1,6009 - 12
The Abelard School$20,000 to $22,00020%9 - 12$10,000
Avalon Children's Montessori School$13,100 to $20,4005%1 - 8$10,000
Howlett Academy$13,000 to $17,000
Signet Christian School$7,000 to $12,000
Waldorf Academy$17,700 to $19,15020%JK - 8$9,000
Royal St. George's College$30,5403 - 12
Bannockburn$24,500
Robbins Hebrew AcademyNursery/Toddler - 8
The Dunblaine School$20,90015%1 - 8$6,000
The Linden School$15,400 to $20,95020%JK - 12$10,000
Neuchâtel Junior College20%12$20,000
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)$21,420 to $26,150





 Legend:

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




 
 Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
per grade
Crescent School1913$12,500,00037%75275
Hawthorn School1989$085%
Shoore Academics1975100%548
The Dalton School201290%11512
Montcrest School196130531
McDonald International Academy1994$0100%618155
Alive Montessori & Private School201495%514
Westminster Classical Christian Academy201400
Westside Montessori School2008100%
Upper Canada College1829$40,000,00033%117884
Blyth Academy Yorkville100%
Hudson College200377%34425
Toronto Prep School2009100%32554
WillowWood School1980$0100%
TFS - Canada's International School196275%
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science200080%29417
The Giles School1989100%
Northmount School199095%14113
Ellington Montessori School199075%17715
Olivet School189395%495
The Dragon Academy200150%588
Junior Academy198870%999
Odyssey Heights School for Girls 201795%00
CGS (Children's Garden School)198685%00
Crestwood Preparatory College200165%38063
Little Owl Preschool Elementary2001$0100%655
Montessori Jewish Day School2000100%12410
Prince Edward Montessori School1995100%
Wychwood School2014
Bayview Glen1962100%
Toronto eSchool201395%
University of Toronto Schools191020%646108
City Academy1999$0100%12030
The Abelard School1997$050%6611
Avalon Children's Montessori School200090%827
Howlett Academy200100
Sidney Ledson Institute1982100%
Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus1995100%
Kingsway College School1989100%44240
Signet Christian School1975100%00
Waldorf Academy1987100%
Royal St. George's College196435%
Bannockburn1993100%
Gradale Academy2000100%567
Prestige School - Toronto Campus200380%17813
Forest Hill Tutoring
St. Clement's Early Learning School1955$3384%12024
Robbins Hebrew Academy1957100%
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School1990100%
The Dunblaine School196980%
The Linden School199380%17812
High Park Day School201070%
Blyth Academy Downsview Park201695%
Blyth Academy Lawrence Park201595%
Blyth Academy Etobicoke201895%00
Beacon of Light2017100%00
Neuchâtel Junior College195600
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
Crescent SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Hawthorn SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportLight integration
Shoore AcademicsTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive6Special needs schoolLight integration
The Dalton SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 20No supportMedium integration
Montcrest SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive7 to 18Partial Integration
McDonald International AcademyTraditionalAcceleratedSupportive10 to 20Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16Indirect SupportLight integration
Westminster Classical Christian AcademyLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorousNo supportLight integration
Westside Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
Upper Canada CollegeLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous20Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
Blyth Academy YorkvilleLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 8No supportHeavy integration
Hudson CollegeTraditionalReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 20No supportMedium integration
Toronto Prep SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 14Indirect SupportHeavy integration
WillowWood SchoolLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Special needs schoolMedium integration
TFS - Canada's International SchoolProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 22Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorousNo supportLight integration
The Giles SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16No supportMedium integration
Northmount SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous12 to 18No supportLight integration
Ellington Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
Olivet SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
The Dragon AcademyProgressiveReggio EmiliaAcceleratedRigorous6 to 12Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Junior AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 14Partial IntegrationMedium integration
Odyssey Heights School for Girls ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
CGS (Children's Garden School)TraditionalAcceleratedSupportive8 to 12Withdrawal AssistanceLight integration
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive16Partial IntegrationMedium integration
Little Owl Preschool ElementaryTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive5 to 12No supportLight integration
Montessori Jewish Day SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 24Indirect SupportLight integration
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16No support
Wychwood SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorousNo supportLight integration
Bayview GlenTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous20 to 22No support
Toronto eSchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
University of Toronto SchoolsLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous23 to 24Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
City AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous1 to 8Indirect SupportMedium integration
The Abelard SchoolLiberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous12No supportLight integration
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
Howlett AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 18No supportLight integration
Sidney Ledson InstituteTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12No support
Central Montessori School – Maplehurst CampusMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No support
Kingsway College SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 21Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Signet Christian SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive5 to 10No supportMedium integration
Waldorf AcademyWaldorfStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 20Indirect SupportLight integration
Royal St. George's CollegeProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous18Resource Assistance
BannockburnMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 20No supportLight integration
Gradale AcademyProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 10Indirect SupportLight integration
Prestige School - Toronto CampusTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 18Indirect SupportMedium integration
Forest Hill TutoringTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive1 to 3Indirect Support
St. Clement's Early Learning SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 8Resource AssistanceLight integration
Robbins Hebrew AcademyProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedSupportive18 to 21Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
Cornerstone Montessori Prep SchoolLiberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
The Dunblaine SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 7Special needs schoolMedium integration
The Linden SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous12No supportHeavy integration
High Park Day SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive6 to 12Indirect SupportMedium integration
Blyth Academy Downsview ParkLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
Blyth Academy Lawrence ParkLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 8No supportHeavy integration
Blyth Academy EtobicokeLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
Beacon of LightTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorous4 to 5Full-time Dedicated ClassLight integration
Neuchâtel Junior CollegeTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous13Indirect SupportMedium integration
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 22Resource AssistanceMedium 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
Crescent SchoolDay: Nov 30, 20188 - 123 - 1237%Oct 18, 2018
Hawthorn SchoolDay: Feb 27, 2016
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: Jul 22, 2016
8 - 1285%
Shoore AcademicsDay: rolling6 - 12100%
The Dalton SchoolDay: Dec 3, 20184 - 890%
Montcrest SchoolDay: rollingJK - 8
McDonald International AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 12100%
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 395%
Westminster Classical Christian AcademyDay: rollingJK - 9
Westside Montessori SchoolDay: rolling1 - 6100%
Upper Canada CollegeDay: Dec 2, 2016
Boarding: rolling
7 - 11SK - 1133%Oct 25, 2018
Blyth Academy Yorkville100%
Hudson CollegeDay: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 1277%Oct 27, 2018
Toronto Prep SchoolDay: rolling100%Oct 27, 2018
WillowWood School1 - 12100%
TFS - Canada's International SchoolDay: Dec 2, 20166 - 1175%
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and ScienceDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 1280%
The Giles SchoolDay: rolling100%
Northmount SchoolDay: rollingJK - 895%
Ellington Montessori SchoolDay: rolling75%
Olivet SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 595%
The Dragon AcademyDay: rolling6 - 1250%Nov 6, 2018
Junior AcademyDay: rollingPreschool - 870%Sep 26, 2018
Odyssey Heights School for Girls Day: rolling
Homestay: rolling
1 - 1295%
CGS (Children's Garden School)Day: rollingPreschool - 385%
Crestwood Preparatory CollegeDay: Feb 8, 20167 - 1265%Nov 3, 2018
Little Owl Preschool ElementaryDay: rollingPreschool - 6100%
Montessori Jewish Day SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolDay: rolling100%
Wychwood SchoolDay: rolling1 - 8
Bayview GlenDay: rolling100%
Toronto eSchoolDay: rolling95%
University of Toronto SchoolsDay: Dec 1, 20177 - 117 - 1120%Oct 13, 2018
City AcademyDay: rolling9 - 12100%
The Abelard SchoolDay: rolling7 - 1250%Oct 24, 2018
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolDay: rolling1 - 890%
Howlett AcademyDay: rolling
Sidney Ledson Institute100%
Central Montessori School – Maplehurst CampusDay: rolling100%
Kingsway College SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%Oct 18, 2018
Signet Christian SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12100%
Waldorf AcademyDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 8100%
Royal St. George's CollegeDay: Dec 2, 20163 - 1235%
BannockburnDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 6100%Oct 20, 2018
Gradale AcademyDay: rolling100%
Prestige School - Toronto CampusDay: rolling1 - 1280%
Forest Hill TutoringDay: rolling
St. Clement's Early Learning SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 284%Oct 16, 2018
Robbins Hebrew AcademyDay: rolling100%
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School100%
The Dunblaine SchoolDay: rolling1 - 880%
The Linden SchoolDay: Jan 30, 2019JK - 1280%Nov 2, 2018
High Park Day SchoolDay: rolling1 - 870%
Blyth Academy Downsview Park5 - 1295%
Blyth Academy Lawrence Park9 - 1295%
Blyth Academy Etobicoke9 - 1295%
Beacon of LightDay: rolling1 - 8100%
Neuchâtel Junior CollegeBoarding: rolling
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)Day: rolling6 - 126 - 12100%




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Crescent School50%40%50%25%30%20%35%15%60%10%
Hawthorn School
Shoore Academics100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
The Dalton School100%
Montcrest School
McDonald International Academy100%100%100%100%
Alive Montessori & Private School80%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
Westminster Classical Christian Academy
Westside Montessori School50%25%25%25%85%85%85%
Upper Canada College40%33%33%33%33%20%
Blyth Academy Yorkville
Hudson College
Toronto Prep School90%90%90%90%90%90%
WillowWood School
TFS - Canada's International School75%77%74%81%86%91%88%88%94%83%65%70%85%85%100%
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science95%95%95%95%90%90%80%80%80%75%75%75%70%70%70%70%
The Giles School
Northmount School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Ellington Montessori School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Olivet School100%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
The Dragon Academy50%30%25%50%40%40%50%40%25%
Junior Academy85%85%85%70%65%70%70%75%70%60%60%
Odyssey Heights School for Girls 98%98%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%90%90%
CGS (Children's Garden School)90%90%90%85%85%85%
Crestwood Preparatory College
Little Owl Preschool Elementary100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Montessori Jewish Day School100%100%80%70%10%30%30%30%
Prince Edward Montessori School
Wychwood School
Bayview Glen
Toronto eSchool
University of Toronto Schools25%12%10%10%
City Academy
The Abelard School50%50%50%50%50%50%
Avalon Children's Montessori School90%90%90%90%90%90%75%75%75%75%75%
Howlett Academy
Sidney Ledson Institute
Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus100%
Kingsway College School
Signet Christian School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Waldorf Academy80%100%100%
Royal St. George's College50%40%33%20%35%20%25%20%20%
Bannockburn
Gradale Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Prestige School - Toronto Campus
Forest Hill Tutoring
St. Clement's Early Learning School95%90%75%80%80%
Robbins Hebrew Academy
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
The Dunblaine School
The Linden School80%80%80%80%80%80%80%80%80%80%80%80%80%80%
High Park Day School80%50%65%30%65%30%15%65%
Blyth Academy Downsview Park
Blyth Academy Lawrence Park
Blyth Academy Etobicoke
Beacon of Light
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)




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




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




 




 




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: