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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. 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
  • Oakville Christian School (OCS)
  • King's Christian Collegiate
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Glenburnie School
  • John Knox Christian School - Oakville
  • St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
  • Lynn-Rose Académie
  • Lynn-Rose Heights Private School
  • St. Jude's Academy
  • Mississauga Christian Academy
  • Kendellhurst Academy
  • The Maples Academy
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Tall Pines School
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Meadowridge School
  • TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)
  • Rothesay Netherwood School
  • Brampton Christian School
  • Glenn Arbour Academy
  • Newton’s Grove School
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Star Academy
  • Burlington Christian Academy
  • Sherwood Heights School
  • Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)
  • Kuper Academy
  • Fern Hill School - Burlington
  • Holy Name of Mary College School
  • Fairview Glen Montessori
  • Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)
  • King's-Edgehill School
  • Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts
  • King Heights Academy
  • John Knox Christian School - Brampton
  • Virtual High School
  • Maranatha Christian Academy
  • Prince Edward Montessori School

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 Preschool to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by great teachers. Tuition starts at $5,900. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $20,500

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

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

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]
  • Traditional
$11,120 to $14,120


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
$8,700 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

Star Academy (est. 1997)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
Star Academy offers programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Eight in Mississauga. Small class sizes, daily physical education and French for all grades, and academic excellence set us apart. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$13,700 to $17,700

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


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
$7,750 to $16,500
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Fern Hill School - Oakville (est. 1982)  

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


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. [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


John Knox Christian School - Oakville (est. 1959)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
John Knox Christian School in Oakville offers an exceptional education experience for students from junior kindergarten to grade 8. We ignite wonder for God, neighbour, and creation in everything we do. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,400 to $21,400

Lynn-Rose Heights Private School (est. 1997)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler 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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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
$8,995 to $11,695
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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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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

Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (480 students)
Tall Pines School in Brampton provides enhanced Montessori and traditional classes from Infant to Grade Eight, is the longest accredited CCMA Montessori school in Canada, and is a leader in 21st Century education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,720 to $19,748

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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$20,110 to $54,090

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

Newton’s Grove School (est. 1977)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • to (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 6 (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

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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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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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


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
$16,650 to $45,950

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


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

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts   

  • Dundas, Ontario
  • 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts offers specialized Arts programs from Grades 3-12 in Classical Ballet, Music, Vocal, and Drama. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts


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

Virtual High School (est. 2002)  

  • Bayfield, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (6000 students)
Virtual High School is an online private school, providing OSSD credit courses. Students start any day, work at their own pace and write their final exam at a time and place of their choosing. No textbooks required. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$449 to $579

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


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

Lynn-Rose Académie (est. 1997)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Lynn-Rose Académie offers our signature Extended French Programme beginning in pre-kindergarten [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,370

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

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

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

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

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







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.

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
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolMay 04, 2018 2:00 pmRothesay Netherwood School
40 College Hill Road Rothesay New Brunswick E2E 5H1
Lynn-Rose Heights Private SchoolMay 05, 2018 10:00 amLynn-Rose Heights Private School
7215 Millcreek Drive Mississauga Ontario L5N 3R3
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolMay 10, 2018 9:00 amSt. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
1080 Linbrook Road Oakville Ontario L6J 2L1
Oakville Christian School (OCS)October 20, 2018 10:00 amOakville Christian School (OCS)
112 Third Line Oakville Ontario L6L 3Z6




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)
John Knox Christian School - Oakville$12,400 to $21,40010%JK - 8$3,600
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)$21,420 to $26,150
Rothesay Netherwood School$20,110 to $21,48028%6 - 12$15,500
Burlington Christian Academy$12,29025%JK - 8$3,920
Holy Name of Mary College School$16,65010%5 - 12
King's-Edgehill School$17,35033%6 - 12$15,000
John Knox Christian School - Brampton$11,95015%JK - 8$1,500
Virtual High School$449 to $5791%9 - 12$579





 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 - Oakville1982
Dearcroft Montessori School1968100%
Oakville Christian School (OCS)198290%
King's Christian Collegiate100%
Rotherglen School - Oakville1979100%
Glenburnie School198575%111
John Knox Christian School - Oakville195999%26727
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School1891
Lynn-Rose Académie1997
Lynn-Rose Heights Private School1997100%
St. Jude's Academy200640%55237
Mississauga Christian Academy1977100%13213
Kendellhurst Academy200497%25121
The Maples Academy198980%
Peel Montessori Private School199295%
Tall Pines School198798%50551
Guiding Light Academy200790%
Meadowridge School1985
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)1962100%
Rothesay Netherwood School1877$7,000,00085%14521
Brampton Christian School197780%
Glenn Arbour Academy2005$0100%11410
Newton’s Grove School1977100%
Meadow Green Academy1995100%
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus2007100%
Rotherglen School - Mississauga1979$0100%
Star Academy1997585
Burlington Christian Academy1975100%
Sherwood Heights School1989100%75050
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)2008100%595
Kuper Academy1987100%
Fern Hill School - Burlington1982100%
Holy Name of Mary College School200890%
Fairview Glen Montessori2007100%
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)1984100%
King's-Edgehill School178880%33047
Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts
King Heights Academy2004100%
John Knox Christian School - Brampton195995%19019
Virtual High School2002
Maranatha Christian Academy1996$0100%455
Prince Edward Montessori School1995100%




 
 
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 19Withdrawal Assistance
Dearcroft Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
Oakville Christian School (OCS)TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous20 to 22Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
King's Christian CollegiateTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 24Resource Assistance
Rotherglen School - OakvilleProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
Glenburnie SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedRigorousWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
John Knox Christian School - OakvilleTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorous15 to 24Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedRigorousResource Assistance
Lynn-Rose AcadémieProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorousNo supportHeavy integration
Lynn-Rose Heights Private SchoolProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous16 to 18Indirect SupportHeavy integration
St. Jude's AcademyTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive16 to 18Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Mississauga Christian AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Kendellhurst AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 18Indirect SupportMedium integration
The Maples AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 17Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Peel Montessori Private SchoolProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
Tall Pines SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect SupportLight integration
Guiding Light AcademyTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No support
Meadowridge SchoolProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 22Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive14 to 16No supportHeavy integration
Brampton Christian SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorousWithdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Glenn Arbour AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive16Indirect SupportHeavy integration
Newton’s Grove SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18No supportMedium integration
Meadow Green AcademyTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
The Montessori Country School - Milton CampusMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveIndirect SupportLight integration
Rotherglen School - MississaugaProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
Star AcademyProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 14Partial IntegrationHeavy integration
Burlington Christian AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Sherwood Heights SchoolTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous14No supportHeavy integration
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)ProgressiveAcceleratedSupportive10 to 15Resource Assistance
Kuper AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous9 to 22No supportMedium integration
Fern Hill School - BurlingtonTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorous16 to 19Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolProgressiveAcceleratedRigorous18 to 22No supportHeavy integration
Fairview Glen MontessoriMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousIndirect Support
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 12Resource Assistance
King's-Edgehill SchoolTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous15Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Hamilton Academy of Performing ArtsLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorousIndirect Support
King Heights AcademyTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
John Knox Christian School - BramptonTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 24Partial IntegrationMedium integration
Virtual High SchoolTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
Maranatha Christian AcademyTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous8 to 12Full-time Dedicated ClassLight integration
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16No support





 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%
Wildwood AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
2 - 8100%
Fern Hill School - OakvilleDay: rollingPreschool - 8
Dearcroft Montessori SchoolDay: rolling1 - 8100%
Oakville Christian School (OCS)Day: rollingPreschool - 890%Oct 20, 2018
King's Christian Collegiate100%
Rotherglen School - Oakville100%
Glenburnie SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 875%
John Knox Christian School - OakvilleDay: rollingJK - 899%
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
Preschool - 12May 10, 2018
Lynn-Rose Académie
Lynn-Rose Heights Private SchoolDay: rolling100%May 5, 2018
St. Jude's AcademyDay: rolling1 - 1240%
Mississauga Christian AcademyDay: rollingJK - 8100%
Kendellhurst AcademyDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 897%
The Maples AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 880%
Peel Montessori Private SchoolDay: rolling95%
Tall Pines SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 498%
Guiding Light AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 890%
Meadowridge SchoolDay: rolling6 - 12JK - 12
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)Day: rolling6 - 126 - 12100%
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
6 - 1285%May 4, 2018
Brampton Christian SchoolDay: rollingJK - 1280%
Glenn Arbour AcademyDay: rollingJK - 8100%
Newton’s Grove SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12100%
Meadow Green AcademyPreschool - 8100%
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus100%
Rotherglen School - MississaugaDay: rolling100%
Star AcademyDay: rolling
Burlington Christian AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 8100%
Sherwood Heights SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 12100%
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)Day: rolling1 - 8100%
Kuper AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: Dec 31, 1969
Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
K - 11100%
Fern Hill School - BurlingtonDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolDay: Dec 8, 201790%
Fairview Glen MontessoriDay: rolling1 - 6100%
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)Day: rolling1 - 8100%
King's-Edgehill SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
6 - 1280%
Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts
King Heights Academy100%
John Knox Christian School - BramptonDay: rolling1 - 895%
Virtual High SchoolDay: rolling
Maranatha Christian AcademyDay: rollingSK - 8100%
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolDay: rolling100%




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Clanmore Montessori School
Wildwood Academy
Fern Hill School - Oakville
Dearcroft Montessori School
Oakville Christian School (OCS)
King's Christian Collegiate
Rotherglen School - Oakville
Glenburnie School70%70%70%70%80%85%80%80%75%70%75%
John Knox Christian School - Oakville
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
Lynn-Rose Académie
Lynn-Rose Heights Private School
St. Jude's Academy25%25%25%25%25%25%25%25%25%40%40%50%50%50%50%
Mississauga Christian Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Kendellhurst Academy90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
The Maples Academy
Peel Montessori Private School
Tall Pines School
Guiding Light Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Meadowridge School
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)
Rothesay Netherwood School
Brampton Christian School
Glenn Arbour Academy
Newton’s Grove School
Meadow Green Academy
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
Rotherglen School - Mississauga
Star Academy
Burlington Christian Academy
Sherwood Heights School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)75%13%53%73%53%60%73%53%60%
Kuper Academy90%90%80%80%80%80%80%70%70%75%75%75%50%30%
Fern Hill School - Burlington
Holy Name of Mary College School90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
Fairview Glen Montessori100%100%100%100%100%100%
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
King's-Edgehill School80%80%80%80%80%80%80%
Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts
King Heights Academy
John Knox Christian School - Brampton95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
Virtual High School
Maranatha Christian Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Prince Edward Montessori School




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Rothesay Netherwood School
King's-Edgehill School80%80%80%80%80%80%80%




 
 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 - Oakville
Dearcroft Montessori SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Oakville Christian School (OCS)Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePragmatismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
King's Christian Collegiate
Rotherglen School - Oakville
Glenburnie SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePragmatismCommunicativeCreative
John Knox Christian School - OakvilleEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePragmatismEqual BalanceCreative
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Lynn-Rose AcadémieEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Lynn-Rose Heights Private SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
St. Jude's AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Mississauga Christian AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceAudio-LingualCreative
Kendellhurst AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
The Maples AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Peel Montessori Private School
Tall Pines SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
Guiding Light AcademyEqual Balance
Meadowridge SchoolDiscovery MathInquiryEqual BalanceEqual Balance
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Brampton Christian SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Glenn Arbour AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Newton’s Grove SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Meadow Green Academy
The Montessori Country School - Milton CampusDiscovery MathInquirySocial JusticeCommunicativeCreative
Rotherglen School - MississaugaEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Star AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalancePerennialismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Burlington Christian AcademyEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePerennialismEqual BalanceCreative
Sherwood Heights SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)Discovery Math
Kuper AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Fern Hill School - BurlingtonTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalPerennialismCommunicativeCreative
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolDiscovery MathInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Fairview Glen Montessori
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)
King's-Edgehill SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts
King Heights AcademyEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
John Knox Christian School - BramptonTraditional MathInquiryTraditionalEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
Virtual High SchoolTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeEqual Balance
Maranatha Christian AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Prince Edward Montessori School




 




 




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.