Our Kids logo
Language Preschools

Language Preschools

Find a list of schools  

Bilingual preschool students outperform their peers

If you want your kids to be strong in math or english, enroll them in a bilingual preschool or daycare. Studies show that children that learn a second language outperform students on standardized tests. There are many daycares, preschools and early learning centres that offer bilingual school programs in Mandarin, German, French or Spanish such as The Dalton School in Toronto or The French International School Cousteau in North Vancouver. We've highlighted some that make our top bilingual preschools list below.

Cognitive Benefits of Second Language Learning

Many studies show that second language learning not only improves a child's linguistic abilities, but their cognitive and creative abilities as well. "Children that learn a second language beginning in early childhood demonstrate certain advantages over children who do not" states Therese Sullivan Caccavale, President of the National Network for Early Language Learning.

In addition, learning a second language at an early age, something a bilingual preschool or daycare can offer, will improve problem solving and critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind, with direct correlations to improved scores in standardized tests for verbal and math levels.

Read more about the benefits of bilingualism here. Read more about the benefits of preschool education here.

Learn a New Language Early - Bilingual Preschools

It's never too late to learn a new language, but earlier is better. It's easier to pick up French, Mandarin or German if you start in preschool. However, "longer sequences of foreign language instruction seem to lead to better academic achievement overall" states Caccavale. All research in the field of language studies points to the benefits of starting a second language as early as three years of age. Give your kids a boost at educational success and consider enrolling your child in a bilingual preschool or early education language program.

SOURCES: Duke Tip: Cognitive Benefits of Learning Languages

Find preschools with language immersion in French, German or Mandarin as well as private schools with preschool programs offering English as a Second Language support.

 

Preschool questions (read our in-depth answers)

Private School Expos
FIND PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Advertisement

Five steps to finding
the perfect school


Start here

List of Language Preschools

FILTERS:
 
  •  
    School NameTypePaceCost

    Momentum Montessori (est. 2016)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to K Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    Children absorb multiple languages, music & develop sports skills VERY easily. Momentum Montessori is a multilingual school exposing kids (1.5 - 6 yrs) to multiple languages, sports & music like no other program. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$10,800 to $20,400Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day10800

    York Montessori School (est. 2007)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (145 students)
    York Montessori School in Richmond Hill offers children from 16 months to 6 years old a wholesome Montessori education. Teacher to student ratios of 1:5 - 1:8. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$11,800 to $12,500Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day11800

    The Giles School (est. 1989)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (170 students)
    The Giles School is a French immersion private school in Toronto for children age 2 (Pre-K) to Grade 8. Open Admissions through Grade 1, small classes, and Mandarin introduced as a third language in Grade 1. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Accelerated$12,200 to $20,300Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day12200

    Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (80 students)
    An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$18,000 to $19,700Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 3 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Royal Cachet Montessori School is a Montessori school that offers programs from nursery to grade three in Markham. Its average class size is five to 15 students. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Accelerated$6,800 to $12,900Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (700 students)
    Central Montessori Schools in Toronto offers instruction from nursery to grade six, with enrolment of 900 day students and tuition starting at $5,900. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    Standard-enriched$7,550 to $16,550Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science (est. 2000)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    La Citadelle's Excellence in Bilingual Education and academically advanced curriculum develop successful global citizens through IB & AP programs and a holistic approach where students achieve their highest potential. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$16,750 to $20,750Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day16750

    Children's Garden Nursery School (est. 1986)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (110 students)
    Children's Garden Nursery School located on the corner of Bayview Ave and Broadway Ave, provides high quality programming for toddler, preschool and kindergarten students. [View profile]
      Student-paced$4,800 to $16,000Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day4800

      TFS - Canada's International School (est. 1962)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (1230 students)
      TFS - Canada's International School offers Canada's only bilingual IB programs from PK to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      Accelerated$17,600 to $31,100Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day17600

      Century Private School (est. 1994)  

      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school
      Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$8,400 to $26,800Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day8400

      Lycée Français de Toronto (est. 1995)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (520 students)
      Lycée Français de Toronto is a French school that offers programs from nursery to grade 12. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$14,683 to $16,935Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day14683

      Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school
      Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$7,900 to $14,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day7900

      Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school
      Académie de la Capitale, an IB World School in Ottawa, offers programmes in both English and French, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      Student-paced$9,340 to $17,240Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9340

      Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (90 students)
      Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 6 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it! [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$11,850 to $15,850Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)  

      • St. Catharines, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (80 students)
      Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers core-French Montessori. Toddler to Grade 8 with class sizes of 5 to 20 students. Tuition from $4,000 to $9,500. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$8,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day8500

      Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (400 students)
      Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Three years old to Grade 12. All linguistic backgrounds welcome. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      Student-paced$12,200 to $14,300Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay12200

      Académie Marie-Claire   

      • Kirkland, Quebec
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (390 students)
      This traditional and alternative private school in Kirkland, Quebec offers programs for grades PK to 6 with full English & French bilingual. The average class size is about 18 to 20. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      Standard-enriched$11,850 to $12,528Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      Philopateer Christian College (est. 1999)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (350 students)
      Philopateer Christian College offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Standard-enriched$7,000 to $100,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

      Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

      • Whitby, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school
      The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$7,500 to $12,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9999999999

      Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      Sunrise Montessori School offers English and French Immersion program from Infant to Grade 8 in Markham. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Accelerated$11,500 to $19,800Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day11500

      Emerson Academy (est. 2015)  

      • Whitby, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (95 students)
      Emerson Academy is the Bilingual Montessori & French Imm. school where your child’s bright future is created by design today. Here, character is cultivated, leadership skills are instilled & achievement becomes innate. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$12,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day12500

      Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to 1 Coed
      • Day school
      Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Christie and Sorauren locations provide programs for students 18 months to 6 years old. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$7,600 to $12,600Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) (est. 1962)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS 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
      Accelerated$11,900 to $26,150Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day11900

      Académie St-Laurent Academy (est. 2007)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed/Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      St-Laurent Academy is a private school that offers programs from nursery to high school in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      Standard-enriched$13,000 to $17,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day13000

      Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus (est. 1995)  

      • North York, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (250 students)
      The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Accelerated$7,750 to $16,700Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      Académie Vaudrin Academy (est. 2005)  

      • Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (110 students)
      This alternative and traditional private school in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec offers grades PS to 6 with a tuition cost of $3,600 to $7,900. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$9,176Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (780 students)
      Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      Standard-enriched$10,810 to $12,720Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10810

      École la Nouvelle Vague   

      • Montreal, Quebec
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school
      The bilingual French and English curriculum of Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Ministry of Education accredited program. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$11,000 to $12,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

      Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

      • Brantford, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school
      Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      Standard-enriched$6,200 to $9,500Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day9999999999

      German International School Toronto (est. 1999)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (70 students)
      German International School in Toronto offers programs from PK to grade 8. It provides a German curriculum enriched with Canadian content. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      Standard-enriched$8,755 to $17,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9999999999

      Sidney Ledson Institute (est. 1982)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school
      The PK – Grade 6 program is a visible expression of the philosophy embodied in Ledson's books, Raising Brighter Children and Teach Your Child to Read in Just 10 Minutes a Day. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      Accelerated$5,800 to $10,070Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Coed Day9999999999

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

      • Milton, Ontario
      • PS 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
      Standard-enriched$12,000 to $12,850Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9999999999

      Latest Articles


      December 13, 2017
      Trinity College School offers full-tuition boarding scholarship for Canadian students
      TCS is looking to award a scholarship to a promising student entering Grade 9 in fall 2018

      December 7, 2017
      What are some common signs that a child has special needs?
      Some early indicators that your child has special education needs

      December 7, 2017
      What are the best ways to assess and diagnose special needs?
      How to determine whether your child has special needs

      December 7, 2017
      What are some tips or suggestions for raising a child with special needs?
      Some strategies for promoting the development of your exceptional child

      December 4, 2017
      Falling math scores? It's not what you think.
      Educators Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer respond to claims that Canadian students are lacking the basics.