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Gifted Kids

A Long List of Distinct Advantages

Private schools allow gifted students to realize their potential in an environment that can meet their unique needs. If the gifted student in your family feels bored or under-stimulated in his or her current school environment, numerous private schools can provide more challenging curriculum, a more flexible environment and more attentive, better trained educators.

Gifted kids schools typically offer more intensive curricula and heavier workloads than other schools. This advanced education will give your son or daughter a needed edge in post-secondary education. Many universities and colleges look favourably on students who were in a gifted student program. The academic rigour of these schools also prepares students for university, where your child will be a step ahead of others.

Specialized programs offered at some private and boarding schools include the following:

  • Advanced Placement (AP): AP courses are more difficult than other high school classes and at the end of an AP course, students write a standardized exam. If they score a four or five (out of five), they receive a university course credit.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): IB is a wide-ranging program that is more challenging than regular high school curricula. The program challenges students to enroll in six subject areas and complete more community service than they would elsewhere. IB high schools and the IB elementary program aim to develop a global citizen and whole person, instead of just a student. This program is available from elementary school until the end of high school.

Miriam is one graduate of a gifted kids school. She tells us: "I was very well-prepared for university and what lay beyond the hallowed halls of my high school. I will always be thankful to my teachers — and to my parents for sending me there."

Many parents have also found that sending their child to a gifted school makes social interaction easier. In an environment with other advanced students, your gifted child will thrive academicallly and socially.

Financial Aid for Gifted Children

There are countless scholarships and bursaries for gifted children. Both schools themselves and external organizations (i.e. charitable, corporations) help parents pay for these private schools. Schools also may also assist you through such means as sibling discounts and flexible payment plans.

Listed below are Private Schools offering programs for gifted children.

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List of Schools for Gifted Kids

4600 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 1A5
Etobicoke
Kingsway College School offers programs for grades one to eight in Etobicoke. Its average class size is 20 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: Nursery to 8 (Coed)
  • $6,500 - $23,600
80 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2R7
Toronto
The Giles School is a French immersion private school in Toronto for children age 2 (Pre-K) to Grade 8. Open Admissions. Small classes. Mandarin introduced as a third language in Grade 1.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: PK to 8 (Coed)
  • $10,710 - $18,100
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
Newmarket
Pickering College offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students.
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $20,870 - $54,475
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
Wellandport
Robert Land Academy is a military/special needs private school in Wellandport, Ontario. It offers programs for grades six to 12.
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • Gr: 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $41,300 - $46,300
11570 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 3N7
Richmond Hill
Richland Academy is a reggio-inspired private school that offers programs from 18 months to Grade 8 in Richmond Hill.
  • Day
  • Reggio Inspired
  • Gr: PS to 8 (Coed)
  • $16,200 - $16,900
6101 Country Road #20, Amherstburg, Ontario, N0R 1G0
Amherstburg
St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $10,000. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning.
  • Day & Boarding
  • Sports
  • Academic
  • Gr: 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • $10,000 - $29,000
1255, Émile-Bouchard, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, J7V 0B7
Vaudreuil-Dorion
This alternative and traditional private school in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec offers grades PS to 6 with a tuition cost of $3,600 to $7,900.
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • Gr: PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $3,980 - $8,396
26 Mallard Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1S3
Toronto
Northmount School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is eight to 12 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Boys)
  • $10,000 - $18,325
2013 Old Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 1L0
Ottawa
Venta Preparatory School offers programs from senior kindergarten to grade ten in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten students.
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 10 (Coed)
  • $10,000 - $41,085
4 Montcrest Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M4K 1J7
Toronto
Montcrest School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is seven to 16 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $18,000 - $35,300
2999 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6B 3T4
Toronto
Fieldstone Day School in Toronto offers grades JK to Grade 8, with an average class size of 16 students. Tuition starts at $16,240.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $16,240 - $19,865
371 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2R7
Toronto
University of Toronto Schools offers programs for grades seven to 12. Its average class size is 25 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,792
12 Bond Crescent, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 3K2
Richmond Hill
Academy for Gifted Children (P.A.C.E.) is a private school for gifted kids in Richmond Hill, Ontario, from grades 1 to 12. Tuition is $11,500.
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Gr: 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $12,000
1587 Cormack Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 2P8
Mississauga
Star Academy offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is ten students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $13,500 - $15,100
2215 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 2J1
Vancouver
St. John's School offers programs from kindergarten to grade 12 in Vancouver. Its average class size is 14 to 22 students.
  • Day
  • IB School
  • Gr: JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $7,000 - $18,700
215-2678 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 2G3
Vancouver
Madrona School Society is a gifted school in Vancouver. It offers programs for grades one to nine with an average class size of six to 14 students.
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Academic
  • Gr: 1 to 7 (Coed)
  • $16,000
37 Jacob Keffer Pkwy, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5N8
Vaughan
Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: Nursery to 12 (Coed)
  • $12,000 - $15,000
3467 Duval Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7J 3E8
North Vancouver
Brockton School, a traditional private school in North Vancouver, BC offers K to grade 10. Tuition ranges from $12,825 to $14,200.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: K to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,140 - $15,656
1167 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 1L3
Oakville
Offering Montessori programs from Preschool to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by great teachers. Tuition starts at $5,900.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Gr: PS to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,300 - $18,350
203 College Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1P9
Toronto
Founded in 1997, the Abelard School is a small private high school located in downtown Toronto. It offers small class sizes and an enriched, integrated curriculum.
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Academic
  • Gr: 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,000 - $20,500
420 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7H 1S8
North Vancouver
Our school specializes in educating and growing the confidence of students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities in Grades 2 through 9.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • Gr: K to 12 (Coed)
  • $20,950
#204-6190 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3
Vancouver
Magnussen School focuses on the social and emotional health and well-being of K through Grade 7 students, in order to then ensure academic and social success.
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Gr: K to 7 (Coed)
  • $18,400 - $25,150
4486 - 16th Avenue, Unionville, Ontario, L3R 0M1
Unionville
Unionville Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 15 to 20 students.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Gr: PS to 8 (Coed)
  • $5,850 - $12,350
1010 Morrison Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8K7
Ottawa
Académie De La Capitale is a school for gifted kids in Ottawa, Ontario. The school offers programs for in both English and French from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • Day
  • IB School
  • Gifted
  • Gr: PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
11181 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4S 1L2
Richmond Hill
Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade eight, with class sizes as low as 12 students and tuition from $6,600.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • IB School
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $12,850 - $14,450
16379 The Gore Road, Caledon, Ontario, L7E 0X4
Caledon
King's College School: International Schools for Bright and Gifted Children offers programs for grades three to 12 in Caldeon.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gifted
  • Gr: 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • $17,250
(Please contact school for details), Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 2Y2
Vancouver
Project-oriented and integrated curricula allow each student to reach their highest potential with less stress and deeper understanding.
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $5,670 - $8,500
851 Tecumseh, Montreal (DDO), Quebec, H9B 2L2
Montreal (DDO)
West Island College offers French and French Immersion programs from grades seven to 11 in Montreal. It is a leader in innovative teaching methods. Average class size 22 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • $11,155
201-2451 Dieppe Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7K1
Calgary
Since 1979, Banbury's student-paced approach with tutorial instruction is in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Meainingful relationships enhance learning. Member of Canadian Coalition of Self Directed Learning--CCSDL.
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Alternative
  • Gr: JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,000 - $10,000
299 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, Ontario, L9C 1G3
Hamilton
Hillfield Strathallan College offers programs from pre-school to grade 12 in Hamilton. Its average class size is 16 to 20 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
11 Headdon Gate, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 9W9
Richmond Hill
The Prestige School offers programs from pre-school to grade six in Richmond Hill. Its average class size is five to ten students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $6,000 - $10,250
177 Beverley Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1Y7
Toronto
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500.
  • Day
  • Faith Based
  • Montessori
  • Gr: PK to 12 (Coed)
  • $12,900 - $20,000
P.O. Box 133, King City, Ontario, L7B 1A4
King City
Villanova College is York Region's only independent Catholic school offering Grades 4 to 12 in King City, Ontario. Average class size is 18 students. Specialty programs include STEM and AP.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • Gr: 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,500 - $17,500
2232 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T1
Oakville
John Knox Christian School is a faith-based school that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 8 in Oakville.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $10,756 - $17,757
4090 Royal Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 2M5
Montreal
Montreal's Lower Canada College offers programmes from kindergarten to grade 12, including the IB Diploma Programme. Its average class size is 18 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: K to 12 (Coed)
  • $15,705 - $20,030
189 Weldrick Road East, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0A6
Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Gr: PS to 8 (Coed)
  • $14,500 - $17,000
21 Eddfield Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 2M5
Toronto
Prestige School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gifted
  • Gr: PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,000 - $14,500
35 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1B2
Toronto
The Dragon Academy includes programs for gifted students. Running from grade 6 to 12, the school has an average class size of 12 students.
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,500 - $22,500
3635 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1Y4
Montreal
As part of the global Network of Sacred Heart Schools, we offer a first class education and graduate women of action with a sound moral compass.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • Gr: 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • $12,952 - $13,152
Erin Mills Campus: 3065 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 1J3
Mississauga
Sherwood Heights School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 14 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gifted
  • Gr: PS to 8 (Coed)
  • $10,380 - $11,460
20451 Westminster Highway North, Richmond, British Columbia, V6V 1B3
Richmond
Choice School is BC's top school for gifted and exceptional students. Choice provides a nurturing environment of like-minded children with small class sizes, customized programming and extensive enrichment opportunities.
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • Academic
  • Gr: K to 7 (Coed)
  • $13,200 - $13,950
76 Anglesey Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3C1
Toronto
mindwerx4kids belief is that each person's combination of talents is distinctive. We provide an enriched curriculum with an individualized learning approach. Psychoeducational assessments help us understand our students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • $4,000 - $5,000
6670 Campobello Rd, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N2L8
Mississauga
Oakwood Academy is a special needs private school in Mississauga. It offers programs from pre-school to grade eight.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $14,500 - $50,000
#190 - 13151 Vanier Place, Richmond, British Columbia, V6V 2J1
Richmond
Our goal is to successfully treat, as well as teach, children and adolescents who, because of complex combinations of medical, psychiatric, and developmental problems are not functioning well in school based programs.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Gifted
  • Gr: K to 12 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
85 Kings Crescent, Ajax, Ontario, L1S 2M4
Ajax
Wasdell Academy for Innovative Learning is a special-needs school in Ajax. It offers programs from pre-school to grade 12 with an average class size of ten students.
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Special Needs
  • Gr: K to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,290
10030 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 1T8
Richmond Hill
Discovery Academy for gifted students offers an international environment teaching values, respect and discipline. Tuition starts at $9,000.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gifted
  • Gr: 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $10,000 - $14,500
3200 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6N 3E1
Vancouver
Crofton House School in Vancouver, BC is a university preparatory school with JK to grade 12 classes. Tuition starts at $16,000.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $18,360
415 Toynevale Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1W 2G9
Pickering
Blaisdale Montessori School in Pickering offers nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $4,550. Curriculum includes a strong arts focus.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Gr: Nursery to 8 (Coed)
  • $5,978 - $9,260
291A Jane Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 3Z3
Toronto
High Park Day School is a private Alternative day school in Toronto, Ontario. High Park Day School offers programs for grades 1 to 8 with enrolment of 13 day students.
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • $14,900 - $16,500
18190 Elkas, Kirkland, Quebec, H9J 3Y4
Kirkland
This traditional and alternative private school in Kirkland, Quebec offers programs for grades PK to 6 with full English & French immersion.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • Gr: PK to 6 (Coed)
  • $9,500 - $11,450
149 King George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2
Ottawa
VINCI School offers a truly unique and advanced education for bright and gifted children aged 18 months-8years.
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Inspired
  • Gr: Nursery to 3 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
4875 King Street, Beamsville, Ontario, L0R 1B6
Beamsville
Great Lakes Christian High School offers programs for grades nine through 12 in Beamsville. It accepts day and boarding students.
  • Day & Boarding
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • Gr: 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,600 - $27,300
1095 Quigley Hill Road, Ottawa (Cumberland), Ontario, K4C 1H2
Ottawa (Cumberland)
A specialized private school for those without or with learning difficulties (dyslexia, ADD, ADHD). / Une école privée spécialisée pour ceux sans ou avec difficultés d'apprentissage (dyslexie, TDA, TDAH).
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • Gr: 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
 
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