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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.


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

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

 
School NameTypePaceCost

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

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

Xyna International School (est. 2010)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 ()
Xyna International School offers programs from Gr 6 - 12 in Brampton and Woodbridge. We have separate Girls Only & Co-Ed Campuses. Our Fee is very affordable and we do offer transportation services. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$9,000


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

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

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

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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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

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


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 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


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


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

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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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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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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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

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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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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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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Blyth Academy Thornhill   

  • Thornhill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
The Thornhill campus offers the complete Blyth program for students in grade 9 - 12, including an academically enriched liberal arts, media and technology curriculum. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$1,895

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 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

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

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

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

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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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

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


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


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

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

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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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

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


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

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
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolOctober 11, 2018 9:00 amSt. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
1080 Linbrook Road Oakville Ontario L6J 2L1
Glenn Arbour AcademyOctober 17, 2018 9:00 amGlenn Arbour Academy
5051 Mainway Burlington Ontario L7L 5H9
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolOctober 20, 2018 10:00 amSt. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
1080 Linbrook Road Oakville Ontario L6J 2L1
Clanmore Montessori SchoolOctober 20, 2018 10:00 amClanmore Montessori School
2463 Lakeshore Road East Oakville Ontario L6J 1M7
Oakville Christian School (OCS)October 20, 2018 10:00 amOakville Christian School (OCS)
112 Third Line Oakville Ontario L6L 3Z6
Kendellhurst AcademyOctober 20, 2018 1:00 pmKendellhurst Academy
Streetsville Campus 170 Church Street Mississauga Ontario
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolOctober 25, 2018 9:00 amSt. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
1080 Linbrook Road Oakville Ontario L6J 2L1
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolOctober 27, 2018 10:00 amHoly Name of Mary College School
2241 Mississauga Road Mississauga Ontario L5H 2K8
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
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
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolApril 13, 2019 10:00 amHoly Name of Mary College School
2241 Mississauga Road Mississauga Ontario L5H 2K8




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 - Brampton$11,95015%JK - 8$1,500
Holy Name of Mary College School$17,25010%5 - 12
Burlington Christian Academy$12,29025%JK - 8$3,920
King's-Edgehill School$17,35033%6 - 12$15,000
Rothesay Netherwood School$20,110 to $21,48028%6 - 12$15,500
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)$21,420 to $26,150
Hamilton District Christian High$12,200 to $16,8009 - 12





 Legend:

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




 
 Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
per grade
Wildwood Academy2002100%
Clanmore Montessori School1997$0100%998
Fern Hill School - Oakville1982
Dearcroft Montessori School1968100%
Rotherglen School - Oakville1979100%
Glenburnie School198575%111
King's Christian Collegiate80%
Oakville Christian School (OCS)198290%
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School1891
Lynn-Rose Heights School1997100%
Mississauga Christian Academy1977100%13914
Lynn-Rose College199720033
The Maples Academy198980%
St. Jude's Academy200640%55237
Kendellhurst Academy200497%25121
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning2001100%
Meadowridge School1985
Guiding Light Academy200790%
Peel Montessori Private School199295%
Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy2010
Meadow Green Academy1995100%
John Knox Christian School - Brampton195995%19019
Sherwood Heights School1989100%75050
Kuper Academy1987100%
Holy Name of Mary College School200890%
Prince Edward Montessori School1995100%
Fern Hill School - Burlington1982100%
Maranatha Christian Academy1996$0100%455
Blyth Academy Mississauga95%
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)1984100%
Burlington Christian Academy1975100%
Blyth Academy Thornhill100%
King's-Edgehill School178880%33047
Brampton Christian School197780%
Blyth Academy Burlington201595%00
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)2008100%595
Rothesay Netherwood School1877$7,000,00085%14521
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)1962100%
Hamilton District Christian High195697%502126
Xyna International School201075%7411
Glenn Arbour Academy2005$0100%11410
King Heights Academy2004100%
Rotherglen School - Mississauga1979$0100%
Newton’s Grove School1977100%00
Fairview Glen Montessori2007100%
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus2007100%




 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
Wildwood AcademyTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive4 to 10Special needs schoolMedium integration
Clanmore Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
Fern Hill School - OakvilleTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous18 to 19Withdrawal Assistance
Dearcroft Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
Rotherglen School - OakvilleProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
Glenburnie SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedRigorousWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
King's Christian CollegiateTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 24Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Oakville Christian School (OCS)TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorousResource AssistanceHeavy integration
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedRigorousResource Assistance
Lynn-Rose Heights SchoolProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous16 to 18Indirect SupportHeavy integration
Mississauga Christian AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Partial IntegrationMedium integration
Lynn-Rose CollegeProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous18 to 20No support
The Maples AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 16Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
St. Jude's AcademyTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive16 to 18Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Kendellhurst AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 18Indirect SupportMedium integration
Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningTraditionalStudent-pacedSupportive4 to 6Special needs schoolLight integration
Meadowridge SchoolProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
Guiding Light AcademyTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No support
Peel Montessori Private SchoolProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
Home Sweet Home Montessori AcademyMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
Meadow Green AcademyTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
John Knox Christian School - BramptonTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive14 to 24Partial IntegrationMedium integration
Sherwood Heights SchoolTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous14No supportHeavy integration
Kuper AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous9 to 22No supportMedium integration
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolProgressiveAcceleratedRigorous18 to 22No supportHeavy integration
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16No support
Fern Hill School - BurlingtonTraditionalStudent-pacedRigorous16 to 19Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Maranatha Christian AcademyTraditionalAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12Full-time Dedicated ClassLight integration
Blyth Academy MississaugaLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 8No supportHeavy integration
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 12No support
Burlington Christian AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 20No supportMedium integration
Blyth Academy ThornhillLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 8No supportHeavy integration
King's-Edgehill SchoolTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous15Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Brampton Christian SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorousWithdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
Blyth Academy BurlingtonLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 8No supportHeavy integration
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)ProgressiveAcceleratedSupportive10 to 15Resource Assistance
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolLiberal ArtsInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive14 to 16No supportHeavy integration
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous12 to 22Resource AssistanceMedium integration
Hamilton District Christian HighProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportiveResource AssistanceMedium integration
Xyna International SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 12No supportHeavy integration
Glenn Arbour AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive16Indirect SupportHeavy integration
King Heights AcademyTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
Rotherglen School - MississaugaProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
Newton’s Grove SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 18No supportMedium integration
Fairview Glen MontessoriMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousIndirect Support
The Montessori Country School - Milton CampusMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive9 to 24Indirect 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
Wildwood AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
2 - 8100%
Clanmore Montessori SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 8100%Oct 20, 2018
Fern Hill School - OakvilleDay: rollingPreschool - 8
Dearcroft Montessori SchoolDay: rolling1 - 8100%
Rotherglen School - Oakville100%
Glenburnie SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 875%
King's Christian CollegiateDay: rolling9 - 1280%
Oakville Christian School (OCS)Day: rollingPreschool - 890%Oct 20, 2018
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
Preschool - 12Oct 11, 2018
Lynn-Rose Heights SchoolDay: rolling100%
Mississauga Christian AcademyDay: rollingJK - 8100%
Lynn-Rose College
The Maples AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 880%
St. Jude's AcademyDay: rolling1 - 1240%
Kendellhurst AcademyDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 897%Oct 20, 2018
Applewood Academy for Progressive LearningDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
1 - 12100%
Meadowridge SchoolDay: rolling6 - 12JK - 12
Guiding Light AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 890%
Peel Montessori Private SchoolDay: rolling95%
Home Sweet Home Montessori AcademyDay: Dec 31, 1969
Boarding: Dec 31, 1969
Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
Meadow Green AcademyPreschool - 8100%
John Knox Christian School - BramptonDay: rolling1 - 895%
Sherwood Heights SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 12100%
Kuper AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: Dec 31, 1969
Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
K - 11100%
Holy Name of Mary College SchoolDay: Nov 30, 201890%Oct 27, 2018
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolDay: rolling100%
Fern Hill School - BurlingtonDay: rollingPreschool - 8100%
Maranatha Christian AcademyDay: rollingSK - 8100%
Blyth Academy Mississauga5 - 1295%
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)Day: rolling1 - 8100%
Burlington Christian AcademyDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
JK - 8100%
Blyth Academy ThornhillDay: rolling100%
King's-Edgehill SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
6 - 1280%
Brampton Christian SchoolDay: rollingJK - 1280%
Blyth Academy Burlington5 - 1295%
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)Day: rolling1 - 8100%
Rothesay Netherwood SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
Homestay: rolling
6 - 1285%
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)Day: rolling6 - 126 - 12100%
Hamilton District Christian HighDay: rolling
Homestay: rolling
97%
Xyna International SchoolDay: Aug 30, 20186 - 1275%
Glenn Arbour AcademyDay: rollingJK - 8100%Oct 17, 2018
King Heights Academy100%
Rotherglen School - MississaugaDay: rolling100%
Newton’s Grove SchoolDay: rollingJK - 12100%
Fairview Glen MontessoriDay: rolling1 - 6100%
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus100%




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
JKSKK123456789101112
Wildwood Academy
Clanmore Montessori School
Fern Hill School - Oakville
Dearcroft Montessori School
Rotherglen School - Oakville
Glenburnie School70%70%70%70%80%85%80%80%75%70%75%
King's Christian Collegiate85%75%75%75%
Oakville Christian School (OCS)
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
Lynn-Rose Heights School
Mississauga Christian Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Lynn-Rose College
The Maples Academy
St. Jude's Academy25%25%25%25%25%25%25%25%25%40%40%50%50%50%50%
Kendellhurst Academy90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning
Meadowridge School
Guiding Light Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Peel Montessori Private School
Meadow Green Academy
John Knox Christian School - Brampton95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%95%
Sherwood Heights School100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Kuper Academy90%90%80%80%80%80%80%70%70%75%75%75%50%30%
Holy Name of Mary College School90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
Prince Edward Montessori School
Fern Hill School - Burlington
Maranatha Christian Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Blyth Academy Mississauga
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Burlington Christian Academy
Blyth Academy Thornhill
King's-Edgehill School80%80%80%80%80%80%80%
Brampton Christian School
Blyth Academy Burlington
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)75%13%53%73%53%60%73%53%60%
Rothesay Netherwood School
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)
Hamilton District Christian High99%99%99%99%
Xyna International School75%80%80%75%
Glenn Arbour Academy
King Heights Academy
Rotherglen School - Mississauga
Newton’s Grove School
Fairview Glen Montessori100%100%100%100%100%100%
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus




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




 




 




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.