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Gifted schools in Oakville

Find the top gifted schools and programs in Oakville.




On this page we cover private schools in Oakville, Ontario that offer gifted programs and support.  This includes gifted schools and programs in Old Oakville, Uptown Core, College Park, Palermo, River Oaks, Glen Abbey, and Clearview. We also touch on public schools for gifted children.

For a more complete guide to gifted education, including a discussion of private vs. public options, start with our introductory guide.

Table of contents


  1. List of gifted schools in Oakville

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at gifted schools in Oakville

  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 obligated to support gifted learners with special programs. Many private schools don't — even ones with strong academic reputations. The schools listed on this page, however, do. We organize the schools into groups: dedicated gifted schools, schools with dedicated gifted classes, 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.


 
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Wildwood Academy
  • Fern Hill School - Oakville
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
  • Glenburnie School
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville Christian School (OCS)
  • King's Christian Collegiate
  • Mississauga Christian Academy
  • St. Jude's Academy
  • Lynn-Rose College
  • Kendellhurst Academy
  • The Maples Academy
  • Lynn-Rose Heights School
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Meadowridge School
  • Glenn Arbour Academy
  • Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)
  • Newton’s Grove School
  • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
  • Hamilton District Christian High
  • Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)
  • Blyth Academy Burlington
  • King Heights Academy
  • Burlington Christian Academy
  • Kuper Academy
  • Prince Edward Montessori School
  • Holy Name of Mary College School
  • Maranatha Christian Academy
  • Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy
  • Brampton Christian School
  • Sherwood Heights School
  • King's-Edgehill School
  • John Knox Christian School - Brampton
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Blyth Academy Mississauga
  • Fern Hill School - Burlington
  • Blyth Academy Thornhill
  • Fairview Glen Montessori
  • Rothesay Netherwood School
  • TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)
  • Xyna International School
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga

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

Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $20,500

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (est. 1891)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (550 students)
Oakville's SMLS continues to be a premier independent school for girls Preschool to Graduating Year since 1891. "Millie" graduates take on the world with confidence and the knowledge that they can do anything. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
$9,000 to $26,300

Glenburnie School (est. 1985)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Glenburnie School, Oakville, offers enriched, child-centred, responsive, academic programs from Pre-K through Grade 8. Class sizes range from 8 to 18 students depending on grade level. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$8,950 to $17,800

Sherwood Heights School (est. 1989)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (450 students)
Sherwood Heights School offers Enriched Academic Programmes from Kindergarten to Grade 12, in Mississauga. The Programmes are Enriched and Comprehensive, delivered with Extra Attention and Care. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$11,410 to $15,000

Xyna International School (est. 2010)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 ()
Xyna International School offers programs from Gr 9 - 12 in Brampton(Co-ed) and 6-12 in Woodbridge(Girls only). At Xyna students have many opportunities to develop teamwork, communication and leadership skills. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$7,000


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

Wildwood Academy (est. 2002)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 2 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
Wildwood Academy is a special needs private school in Oakville. It offers programs from grades 2 to 8, with an average class size of four to ten students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$26,000

Kendellhurst Academy (est. 2004)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
Kendellhurst Academy Private School is located in Streetsville, Mississauga for students preschool to grade 8. We offer daily French language, weekly martial arts/tai chi and yoga classes, an organic menu and much more! [View profile]
  • Traditional
$11,500 to $15,540

The Maples Academy (est. 1989)  

  • Amaranth, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
The Maples is a private IB school in Orangeville, ON from PS to grade 8. Tuition starts at $8500. The Maples offer daily French instruction starting in PS. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$460 to $10,400

Glenn Arbour Academy (est. 2005)  

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
At Glenn Arbour Academy, we believe that “We Can Make A Difference” in the life of every student who walks through our doors. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$13,800

Kuper Academy (est. 1987)  

  • Kirkland, Quebec
  • K to 11 (Coed)
  • Day school (950 students)
Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional


King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)  

  • Windsor, Nova Scotia
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • Boarding school (205 students)
King's-Edgehill School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$17,350 to $51,950

John Knox Christian School - Brampton (est. 1959)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Our exceptional staff, excellent programs, and first-rate curriculum have helped us earn a reputation for turning out graduates who are "rooted in faith" and "growing in knowledge." [View profile]
  • Traditional
$11,950
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These schools offer support for gifted students within the regular classroom. Gifted students stay with regular learners, while receiving special, individualized programming.

 
School NameTypePaceCost

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $8,250. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,250 to $17,500
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Fern Hill School - Oakville (est. 1982)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Fern Hill School is a private independent school for Preschool through Grade 8 offering individualized learning by subject-specific teachers. Our school is regarded as one of the pre-eminent elementary schools in Canada. [View profile]
  • Traditional


Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$15,500 to $21,200

Oakville Christian School (OCS) (est. 1982)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
Oakville Christian School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Oakville. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$13,079
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King's Christian Collegiate   

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (650 students)
King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment. Caring staff set the tone for a positive, up-beat culture. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$15,300

Mississauga Christian Academy (est. 1977)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
We are proud to offer families a superior elementary school education where God and His Word are central to the curriculum. Our faculty of qualified teachers is committed to loving and teaching each child. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$9,055 to $10,622
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St. Jude's Academy (est. 2006)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
St. Jude's Academy is an IB World School that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$9,265 to $13,695
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Lynn-Rose College (est. 1997)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
Lynn-Rose College is an accredited IB World School that offers a university prep program for students grades 7 to 12. Our students have the option of advanced study in our reach ahead program. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,970 to $15,970

Lynn-Rose Heights School (est. 1997)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Lynn-Rose Heights Private School offers challenging academic programming from three years old to grade twelve in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose Heights school is an official International Baccalaureate World School. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,370
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Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning (est. 2001)  

  • Belleville, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (10 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
We are a licensed therapeutic boarding school for Gr. 1-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home environments. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$23,600 to $73,000

Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Peel Montessori School offers an enriched, personalized program. Emphasis is on strong academics, and the development of personal excellence (leadership skills, creativity) in a supportive, family-like environment. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,500 to $15,000

Newton’s Grove School (est. 1977)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Newton's Grove School offers programs from kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size ranges between 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$16,600 to $18,600

The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)  

  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school
Montessori Country School has provided a first-class academic experience to students in an environment that is distinguished by its compassion, integrity and unwavering commitment to the individual child. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$13,230

Hamilton District Christian High (est. 1956)  

  • Ancaster, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
At Hamilton District Christian High we believe exceptional learning is for every student. Our aim is to differentiate learning so that each student can reach their full potential through Project-Based learning. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$12,200 to $16,800

Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) (est. 1984)  

  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
Oxford Learning Academy – where your child will experience a homeschooling approach with the benefits of socialization in a small classroom environment. This Milton private school runs from PK to grade 8. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$6,950 to $12,725

Blyth Academy Burlington (est. 2015)  

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Blyth Academy Burlington, located in Village Square in the heart of downtown Burlington, offers not only our outstanding Grades 9–12 program but also a middle years program and facilities for students in Grades 5–8. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$2,195

King Heights Academy (est. 2004)  

  • Woodbridge, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Located in Vaughan, King Heights Academy provides a unique educational experience for toddlers to grade eight, which includes the IB Program. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$12,598 to $14,998

Burlington Christian Academy (est. 1975)  

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
BCA is Burlington’s leading Christian Elementary school. Over 160 students in grades JK through 8 partake in one of the most progressive educational programs in Southern Ontario. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,290
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Holy Name of Mary College School (est. 2008)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school
Holy Name of Mary College School in Mississauga, is an independent Catholic school for girls in grades 5-12 offering an enriched university preparatory programme. The average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$17,250

Maranatha Christian Academy (est. 1996)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Maranatha Christian Academy is a private Christian School located in Brampton. MCA utilizes the ACE curriculum that focuses on individualized instruction. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$5,500

Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy (est. 2010)  

  • Caledon, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy offers our students a supportive environment, which allows them to discover their passions, all while reaching each individuals full potential! [View profile]
  • Montessori


Brampton Christian School (est. 1977)  

  • Caledon, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (550 students)
Brampton Christian School in Caledon, Ontario, offers JK to Grade 12, with average class sizes from 17 to 19 students and a one-student tuition cost of $10,290. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$10,497

Blyth Academy Mississauga   

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Blyth Academy Mississauga is a flourishing private middle and high school housed in unique heritage buildings. We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$2,195 to $16,595

Fern Hill School - Burlington (est. 1982)  

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
Fern Hill School welcomes students from Preschool to Grade 8 and focuses on developing intellectual curiosity, creativity and confidence. Our maximum class size is 19 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional


Blyth Academy Thornhill   

  • Thornhill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Blyth Academy Thornhill, located 30 minutes from downtown Toronto, focuses on personalized education, small class sizes, and experiential learning. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$1,895 to $14,595

Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)  

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (135 students)
Fairview Glen offers authentic Montessori education for children 18 mo.-12 yrs. The academically driven, collaborative and supportive community, also specializes in French, Music, Visual Arts and Phys-Ed programs. [View profile]
  • Montessori


Rothesay Netherwood School (est. 1877)  

  • Rothesay, New Brunswick
  • 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
Rothesay Netherwood School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Its average class size is 14 to 16 students and an outstanding supportive community. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$20,110 to $54,090

Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori

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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

Guiding Light Academy (est. 2007)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$9,500
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Meadowridge School (est. 1985)  

  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (604 students)
Meadowridge is an IB Continuum World School that supports the development of the whole child in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$21,300 to $31,300

Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS) (est. 2008)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (55 students)
Mississauga Christian French School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 15 students. Offering an Olympic-sized Gym. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$9,000

Prince Edward Montessori School (est. 1995)  

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


Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$14,990

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 advice specific to finding gifted programming. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options), we recommend you review our hub on 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 Halton-Peel private school expo allows you to speak with 30+ of the leading Halton-Peel private schools — all in one place. We also host an expo for Toronto, where schools from Toronto and the GTA 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

Attending open houses is 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 programs, check out our main gifted education guide.

School nameDateLocation
Mississauga Christian AcademyNovember 17, 2018 9:30 amMississauga Christian Academy
2720 Gananoque Drive Mississauga Ontario L5N 2R2
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolNovember 17, 2018 10:00 amHoly Name of Mary College School
2241 Mississauga Road Mississauga Ontario L5H 2K8
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolNovember 22, 2018 6:30 pmHoly Name of Mary College School
2241 Mississauga Road Mississauga Ontario L5H 2K8
St. Jude's AcademyNovember 24, 2018 10:00 amSt. Jude's Academy
2150 Torquay Mews Mississauga Ontario L5N 2M6
Blyth Academy BurlingtonNovember 26, 2018 9:00 amBlyth Academy Burlington
Village Square, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21 Burlington Ontario L7R 2N1
Blyth Academy BurlingtonDecember 19, 2018 6:00 pmBlyth Academy Burlington
Village Square, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21 Burlington Ontario L7R 2N1
Blyth Academy BurlingtonJanuary 14, 2019 9:00 amBlyth Academy Burlington
Village Square, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21 Burlington Ontario L7R 2N1
Lynn-Rose Heights SchoolJanuary 19, 2019 10:00 amLynn-Rose Heights School
7215 & 7205 Millcreek Drive Mississauga Ontario L5N 3R3
Blyth Academy BurlingtonJanuary 23, 2019 6:00 pmBlyth Academy Burlington
Village Square, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21 Burlington Ontario L7R 2N1
Sherwood Heights SchoolJanuary 26, 2019 10:00 amSherwood Heights School - Kennedy and Erin Mills Campuses
5870 Kennedy Rd. / 3650 Platinum Dr. Mississauga Ontario L4Z4G6 / L5M0Y7
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolFebruary 02, 2019 10:00 amHoly Name of Mary College School
2241 Mississauga Road Mississauga Ontario L5H 2K8
Clanmore Montessori SchoolFebruary 02, 2019 10:00 amClanmore Montessori School
2463 Lakeshore Road East Oakville Ontario L6J 1M7
Lynn-Rose Heights SchoolFebruary 02, 2019 10:00 amLynn-Rose Heights School
7215 & 7205 Millcreek Drive Mississauga Ontario L5N 3R3
Sherwood Heights SchoolFebruary 23, 2019 10:00 amSherwood Heights School - Kennedy and Erin Mills Campuses
5870 Kennedy Rd. / 3650 Platinum Dr. Mississauga Ontario L4Z4G6 / L5M0Y7
Lynn-Rose Heights SchoolMarch 02, 2019 10:00 amLynn-Rose Heights School
7215 & 7205 Millcreek Drive Mississauga Ontario L5N 3R3
Blyth Academy BurlingtonMarch 25, 2019 9:00 amBlyth Academy Burlington
Village Square, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21 Burlington Ontario L7R 2N1
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolApril 13, 2019 10:00 amHoly Name of Mary College School
2241 Mississauga Road Mississauga Ontario L5H 2K8
Blyth Academy BurlingtonApril 13, 2019 10:00 amBlyth Academy Burlington
Village Square, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21 Burlington Ontario L7R 2N1
Lynn-Rose Heights SchoolApril 13, 2019 10:00 amLynn-Rose Heights School
7215 & 7205 Millcreek Drive Mississauga Ontario L5N 3R3
Lynn-Rose Heights SchoolMay 04, 2019 10:00 amLynn-Rose Heights School
7215 & 7205 Millcreek Drive Mississauga Ontario L5N 3R3
Blyth Academy BurlingtonMay 29, 2019 6:00 pmBlyth Academy Burlington
Village Square, 422 Pearl Street, Units 14-21 Burlington Ontario L7R 2N1




Broadly speaking, the cost of gifted schools in Oakville reflects private school tuition in general. Private schools can range from $5,000 to over $30,000 per year for day students.

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

Many schools offer financial aid (also known as "bursaries", "tuition relief", or "tuition assistance") and scholarships. Financial aid is needs-based, while scholarships are given for some measure of merit (whether it be academic, athletic, or something else). You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated 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 Oakville private schools with gifted programming:

 
Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
Hamilton District Christian High$12,200 to $16,8009 - 12
Burlington Christian Academy$12,29025%JK - 8$3,920
Holy Name of Mary College School$17,25010%5 - 12
King's-Edgehill School$17,35033%6 - 12$15,000
John Knox Christian School - Brampton$11,95015%JK - 8$1,500
Rothesay Netherwood School$20,110 to $21,48028%6 - 12$15,500
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
Clanmore Montessori School1997$0100%998
Wildwood Academy2002100%
Fern Hill School - Oakville198241838
Dearcroft Montessori School1968100%
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School1891
Glenburnie School198575%111
Rotherglen School - Oakville197995%00
Oakville Christian School (OCS)198290%
King's Christian Collegiate80%
Mississauga Christian Academy1977100%13914
St. Jude's Academy200640%55237
Lynn-Rose College199720033
Kendellhurst Academy200497%25121
The Maples Academy198980%
Lynn-Rose Heights School1997100%
Guiding Light Academy200790%
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning2001100%
Peel Montessori Private School199295%
Meadowridge School1985
Glenn Arbour Academy2005$0100%11410
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)2008100%636
Newton’s Grove School1977100%00
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus2007100%
Hamilton District Christian High195697%502126
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)1984100%
Blyth Academy Burlington201595%00
King Heights Academy2004100%
Burlington Christian Academy1975100%
Kuper Academy1987100%
Prince Edward Montessori School1995100%
Holy Name of Mary College School200890%
Maranatha Christian Academy1996$0100%455
Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy2010
Brampton Christian School197780%
Sherwood Heights School1989100%89059
King's-Edgehill School178880%33047
John Knox Christian School - Brampton195995%19019
Meadow Green Academy1995100%
Blyth Academy Mississauga95%
Fern Hill School - Burlington1982100%
Blyth Academy Thornhill95%00
Fairview Glen Montessori2007100%
Rothesay Netherwood School1877$7,000,00085%14521
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)1962100%
Xyna International School201075%619
Rotherglen School - Mississauga1979$0100%




 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
Clanmore Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
Wildwood AcademyTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive4 to 10Special needs schoolMedium integration
Fern Hill School - OakvilleTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous18 to 19No support
Dearcroft Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedRigorousResource Assistance
Glenburnie SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedRigorousWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
Rotherglen School - OakvilleProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
Oakville Christian School (OCS)TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorousResource AssistanceHeavy integration
King's Christian CollegiateTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 24Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Mississauga Christian AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Partial IntegrationMedium integration
St. Jude's AcademyTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive16 to 18Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Lynn-Rose CollegeProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous18 to 20No support
Kendellhurst AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 18Indirect SupportMedium integration
The Maples AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 16Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Lynn-Rose Heights SchoolProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous16 to 18Indirect SupportHeavy integration
Guiding Light AcademyTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No support
Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive4 to 6Special needs schoolLight integration
Peel Montessori Private SchoolProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
Meadowridge SchoolProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
Glenn Arbour AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive16Indirect SupportHeavy integration
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)ProgressiveAcceleratedSupportive10 to 15Resource Assistance
Newton’s Grove SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18No supportMedium integration
The Montessori Country School - Milton CampusMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive9 to 24Indirect SupportLight integration
Hamilton District Christian HighProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportiveResource AssistanceMedium integration
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 12No support
Blyth Academy BurlingtonLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 8No supportHeavy integration
King Heights AcademyTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
Burlington Christian AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20No supportMedium integration
Kuper AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous9 to 22No supportMedium integration
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16No support
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolProgressiveAcceleratedRigorous18 to 22No supportHeavy integration
Maranatha Christian AcademyTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12Full-time Dedicated ClassLight integration
Home Sweet Home Montessori AcademyMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
Brampton Christian SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorousWithdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Sherwood Heights SchoolProgressiveAcceleratedRigorous14No supportHeavy integration
King's-Edgehill SchoolTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous15Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
John Knox Christian School - BramptonTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive14 to 24Partial IntegrationMedium integration
Meadow Green AcademyTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
Blyth Academy MississaugaLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 8No supportHeavy integration
Fern Hill School - BurlingtonTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorous16 to 19Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Blyth Academy ThornhillLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 8No supportHeavy integration
Fairview Glen MontessoriMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousIndirect Support
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive14 to 16No supportHeavy integration
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 22Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Xyna International SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 12No supportHeavy integration
Rotherglen School - MississaugaProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight 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
Clanmore Montessori SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 8100%Feb 2, 2019
Wildwood AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
2 - 8100%
Fern Hill School - OakvilleDay: rollingPreschool - 8
Dearcroft Montessori SchoolDay: rolling1 - 8100%
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
Preschool - 12
Glenburnie SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 875%
Rotherglen School - OakvilleJK - 895%
Oakville Christian School (OCS)Day: rollingPreschool - 890%
King's Christian CollegiateDay: rolling9 - 1280%
Mississauga Christian AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 8100%Nov 17, 2018
St. Jude's AcademyDay: rolling1 - 1240%Nov 24, 2018
Lynn-Rose College
Kendellhurst AcademyDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 897%
The Maples AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 880%
Lynn-Rose Heights SchoolDay: rolling100%Jan 19, 2019
Guiding Light AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 890%
Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
1 - 12100%
Peel Montessori Private SchoolDay: rolling95%
Meadowridge SchoolDay: rolling6 - 12JK - 12
Glenn Arbour AcademyDay: rollingJK - 8100%
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)Day: rolling1 - 8100%
Newton’s Grove SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12100%
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus100%
Hamilton District Christian HighDay: rolling
Homestay: rolling
9 - 1297%
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)Day: rolling1 - 8100%
Blyth Academy BurlingtonDay: rolling
Homestay: rolling
5 - 1295%Nov 26, 2018
King Heights Academy100%
Burlington Christian AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 8100%
Kuper AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: Dec 31, 1969
Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
K - 11100%
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolDay: rolling100%
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolDay: Nov 30, 201890%Nov 17, 2018
Maranatha Christian AcademyDay: rollingSK - 8100%
Home Sweet Home Montessori AcademyDay: Dec 31, 1969
Boarding: Dec 31, 1969
Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
Brampton Christian SchoolDay: rollingJK - 1280%
Sherwood Heights SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 12100%Jan 26, 2019
King's-Edgehill SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
6 - 1280%
John Knox Christian School - BramptonDay: rolling1 - 895%
Meadow Green AcademyPreschool - 8100%
Blyth Academy Mississauga5 - 1295%
Fern Hill School - BurlingtonDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%
Blyth Academy ThornhillDay: rolling95%
Fairview Glen MontessoriDay: rolling1 - 6100%
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
6 - 1285%
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)Day: rolling6 - 126 - 12100%
Xyna International SchoolDay: rolling6 - 1275%
Rotherglen School - MississaugaDay: rolling100%




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Clanmore Montessori School
Wildwood Academy
Fern Hill School - Oakville
Dearcroft Montessori School
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
Glenburnie School70%70%70%70%80%85%80%80%75%70%75%
Rotherglen School - Oakville
Oakville Christian School (OCS)
King's Christian Collegiate85%75%75%75%
Mississauga Christian Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
St. Jude's Academy25%25%25%25%25%25%25%25%25%40%40%50%50%50%50%
Lynn-Rose College
Kendellhurst Academy90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
The Maples Academy
Lynn-Rose Heights School
Guiding Light Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
Peel Montessori Private School
Meadowridge School
Glenn Arbour Academy
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)80%77%77%40%27%40%47%13%53%40%
Newton’s Grove School
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
Hamilton District Christian High99%99%99%99%
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Blyth Academy Burlington
King Heights Academy
Burlington Christian Academy
Kuper Academy90%90%80%80%80%80%80%70%70%75%75%75%50%30%
Prince Edward Montessori School
Holy Name of Mary College School90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
Maranatha Christian Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Brampton Christian School
Sherwood Heights School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
King's-Edgehill School80%80%80%80%80%80%80%
John Knox Christian School - Brampton95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
Meadow Green Academy
Blyth Academy Mississauga
Fern Hill School - Burlington
Blyth Academy Thornhill
Fairview Glen Montessori100%100%100%100%100%100%
Rothesay Netherwood School
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)
Xyna International School75%80%80%75%
Rotherglen School - Mississauga




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
King's-Edgehill School80%80%80%80%80%80%80%
Rothesay Netherwood School




 
 MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
Clanmore Montessori SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Wildwood AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesEqual Balance
Fern Hill School - OakvilleTraditional Math
Dearcroft Montessori SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Glenburnie SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePragmatismCommunicativeCreative
Rotherglen School - Oakville
Oakville Christian School (OCS)Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePragmatismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
King's Christian CollegiateEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Mississauga Christian AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceAudio-LingualCreative
St. Jude's AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Lynn-Rose College
Kendellhurst AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
The Maples AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Lynn-Rose Heights SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Guiding Light AcademyEqual Balance
Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPragmatismWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesCreative
Peel Montessori Private School
Meadowridge SchoolDiscovery MathInquiryEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Glenn Arbour AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)Discovery Math
Newton’s Grove SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
The Montessori Country School - Milton CampusDiscovery MathInquirySocial JusticeCommunicativeCreative
Hamilton District Christian HighEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)
Blyth Academy BurlingtonEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
King Heights AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Burlington Christian AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismEqual BalanceCreative
Kuper AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Prince Edward Montessori School
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolDiscovery MathInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Maranatha Christian AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Home Sweet Home Montessori AcademyDiscovery Math
Brampton Christian SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Sherwood Heights SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
King's-Edgehill SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
John Knox Christian School - BramptonTraditional MathInquiryTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Meadow Green Academy
Blyth Academy MississaugaEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
Fern Hill School - BurlingtonTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPerennialismCommunicativeCreative
Blyth Academy ThornhillEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
Fairview Glen Montessori
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Xyna International SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryTraditionalPerennialismCommunicativeCreative
Rotherglen School - MississaugaEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance




 




 




Make no mistake: gifted kids have different needs than typical students. These 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 other options, such as language immersion programs, the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement courses (for older students), special needs schools, 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 in Oakville area.

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.