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Private schools in Canada with mid-year or mid-term admission

Find schools that admit students during the academic year

Looking to switch schools? Looking to enter a school in the middle of the year or at the beginning of the winter term? 

It's not uncommon for families to figure out their child's school is not a good fit in the middle of the school year. Changing schools can be a difficult transition. It can be stressful for you, your family, and of course your child. Luckily, there are plenty of options for you, your family, and other families in your position.

While most private schools admit students only at the beginning of the school year, some offer mid-year entry or admission. These schools admit students at some time after the school year begins. For instance, they might admit students half way through the school year, at the beginning of a term, or even halfway through a term. 

In fact, this is quite common. There are many schools now that use a semester system. This means that their courses, or some of their courses, don't run through the whole academic year. Rather they run through only part of the academic year, such as half the year or a third of the year.

These schools often will admit students at the beginning of a semester. For instance, they might admit students at the beginning of the winter semester or the spring semester (if they're on a trimestered system). They might also accept students in the middle of a semester. Even some schools that only have courses that extend through the whole academic year offer mid-year entry or admissions. That is, they admit some students in the middle of the school year (even though that means these students will begin in the middle of one or more courses). 

 


"While most private schools admit students only at the beginning of the school year, some offer mid-year entry."


 

Switching schools is a big decision. You'll want to make sure you find the right fit for your family and your child. For detailed information on finding a school for your child, read our choosing guide. Our choosing guide covers several important topics related to choosing a school, including school size, school expos, school visits, and questions to ask schoolsFor more useful tips and advice, read our admissions and applications guides. 

When choosing a new school, it's important to consider many different factors. These are similar factors that should be considered when choosing any private school for your child, and ensuring find the right fit for them and your family. Although this is not an exhaustive list, some of the more important factors to consider when choosing a private school include the following:

 

  • Do the school's values, goals, and priorities match those of your family?
  • Does the school have a supportive learning environment?
  • Is the school a good fit for your child’s learning?
  • Is the school academically challenging?
  • What kind of curricular approaches do the school's teachers use?
  • Is the school a good social environment for your child?
  • Does the school have a good community feel?
  • What kind of extracurricular resources does the school have?
  • What is the school's reputation?
  • Is the school accredited?
  • How much does the school cost?
  • Does the school offer any form of financial aid?

 

 

 

 

Below, we list private schools offering some form of mid-year admission or entry. This includes both semestered schools and schools with full-year academic courses.

Click on a school to view its profile and learn more about it. Through a school’s profile, you can also learn how to directly contact a school official to get all the details about its admissions process, including its application process for mid-year entry students. Let us help you make switching schools a smooth transition. 

 

 

 

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List of Private schools in Canada with mid-year or mid-term admission


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  • McDonald International Academy (est. 1994)   920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7

    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school
    McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades 9 to 12 with 2 locations in the heart of Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 20 students.  
    • Traditional
    • Accelerated
    $16,800 /year
    Boarding & Homestay Coed 16800 14-17 Toronto

    Hudson College (est. 2003)   21 Ascot Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6E 1E6
    (Dufferin / St. Clair Ave. West)

    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (320 students)
    Hudson College is a non-denominational, co-ed school offering superior academic programs from JK to university entrance.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $15,000 /year
    Day Coed 15000 3-17 Toronto,

    Alexander von Humboldt German International School (est. 1980)   216, rue Victoria, Baie d'Urfé, Montreal, Quebec, H9X 2H9
    (rue Victoria / rue Normandy)

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    Alexander von Humboldt German International School Montreal offers an internationally recognized education from pre-K to Grade 12 with an enrollment of about 300 day students.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $4,250 to $9,850 /year
    Day Coed 4250 2-17 Baie d'Urfé, Montreal,

    Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)   1010 Morrison Drive, Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8K7
    (Highway 417 / Greenbank)

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Académie de la Capitale is an IB World School in Ottawa,ON. We offer programmes in both English and French, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Student- paced
    • French immersion
    $9,340 to $17,240 /year
    Day Coed 9340 2-17 Ottawa,

    Stanstead College (est. 1872)   450 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec, J0B 3E0
    (Dufferin Street / Willow Lane)

    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Boarding school (160 students)
    Located on the Quebec-Vermont border, Stanstead College offers rigorous university-prep, Grades 7to 12, in a secure, family-focused learning environment.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $20,800 to $60,200 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 20800 12-17 Stanstead,

    Meadowridge School (est. 1985)   12224 240th Street, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V4R 1N1
    (240th Street / Dewdney Trunk Road)

    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (562 students)
    Meadowridge is an IB Continuum World School that supports the development of the whole child in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. See for yourself and join us for a tour every Friday from 9:00am to 11:00am.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $20,400 to $30,400 /year
    Day Coed 20400 3-17 Maple Ridge,

    Century Private School (est. 1994)   11181 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4S 1L2
    (Yonge Street / Silverwood Ave.)

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Homestay school (30 students)
    Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students.  
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    • French immersion
    $8,400 to $26,800 /year
    Coed 8400 2-17 Richmond Hill,

    Maranatha Christian Academy   395 North Park Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6S 6A9
    (North Park Drive / Nuffield Street)

    • JK to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Maranatha Christian Academy is a private Christian School located at 395 North Park Drive,Brampton,On. Tuition from JK - GR 8 is $450 - $500 per month.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Christian
    $4,500 to $5,000 /year
    Day Coed 4500 3-13 Brampton,

    Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)   55 Yeomans Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 3J7
    (Bathurst / Sheppard)

    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (122 students)
    MJDS is the unique school of choice where creativity, independence, respect, peacefulness,innovation, a sense of community and joy are fostered guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education.  
    • Montessori
    • Standard- enriched
    • Jewish
    $7,900 to $17,900 /year
    Day Coed 7900 1-13 Toronto,

    Pear Tree Elementary (est. 2015)   215-2678 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 2G3
    (West Broadway / Stephens Street)

    • K to 7 (Coed)
    • Day school (45 students)
    Small and intimate by design, progressive by choice, and innovative by necessity, Pear Tree Elementary is redefining what it is to teach and learn in the modern world.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $15,500 to $18,600 /year
    Day Coed 15500 5-12 Vancouver,

    Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)   660 Brownsey Avenue, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1C2
    (Brownsey Avenue / Government Street)

    • 8 to 12 (Girls)
    • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
    • Day school (250 students)
    • Boarding school (90 students)
    Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding Senior School for girls in Grades 8-12 and co-ed Junior School from Preschool to Grade 7 in Duncan, BC.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $5,100 to $52,400 /year
    Day & Boarding Girls Coed 5100 2-17 Duncan,

    Kells Academy (est. 1978)   6865 De Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1T1

    • K to 11 (Coed)
    • Day school (250 students)
    • Boarding school (50 students)
    Kells Academy is a private school in Montreal which offers programs from Kindergarten to grade 11. Its average class size is 15 students.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    $15,250 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 15250 5-16 Montreal

    Holy Name of Mary College School (est. 2008)   2241 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 2K8
    (Mississauga Rd / Dundas St W)

    • 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
    • Progressive
    • Accelerated
    • Christian
    $16,350 to $44,500 /year
    Day Girls 16350 10-17 Mississauga,

    Summit West Independent School (est. 2015)   178003 112 St W, Foothills, Alberta, T1S 0V8
    (Highway 22X / 53 St SW)

    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (54 students)
    An independent school that offers an individualized self-directed learning approach for tomorrow's leaders.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $8,500 to $10,500 /year
    Day Coed 8500 3-17 Foothills,

    Oxford Tutorial College (est. 1988)   12 King Edward Street, Oxford, , OX1 4HT
    (n/a / n/a)

    • 10 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    • Boarding school (150 students)
    • Homestay school (150 students)
    Oxford Tutorial College is a leading independent college specialising in A-level and GCSE tuition for students grade 10 to 12, intending to go on to higher education at a good British University.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    • Special needs , Gifted
    $33,255 to $39,447 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 33255 15-17 Oxford,

    Signet Christian School (est. 1975)   675 Sheppard Avenue East, North York, Ontario, M2K 1B6

    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Signet Christian School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in North York. Its small average class gives the teacher easy access to each child as an individual.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Christian
    $7,000 to $14,500 /year
    Day & Homestay Coed 7000 3-17 North York,

    Linden School (est. 1993)   10 Rosehill Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1G5
    (Yonge / St. Clair)

    • JK to 12 (Girls)
    • Day school (115 students)
    The Linden School provides a challenging academic program for girls from JK - Grade 12. We create opportunities to discover the joys of learning and foster the development of critical thinking and physical well-being.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $14,000 to $19,400 /year
    Day Girls 14000 3-17 Toronto,

    Niagara Christian Collegiate (est. 1932)   2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 5M4
    (Townline Rd. / Niagara Parkway)

    • 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (96 students)
    • Boarding school (166 students)
    • Homestay school (6 students)
    Niagara Christian Collegiate offers both middle school and secondary school programs from Grades 6-12. Graduating students achieve top university placements around the world. We accept both day and boarding students.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $9,320 to $23,650 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 9320 11-17 Fort Erie,

    Delta West Academy (est. 1993)   414 11 A Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 4P3

    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (145 students)
    Accomplished, confident and innovative - adjectives that describe not only our programs but more importantly, our students! Developing critical thinking, creative problem solving and academic excellence for everyone.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $9,900 to $17,550 /year
    Day Coed 9900 3-17 Calgary

    Crestwood Preparatory College (est. 2001)   217 Brookbanks Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2T7

    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (400 students)
    Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto offers a grade 7 to 12. The average class size here is 16, with a tuition cost of $26,500.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $24,900 /year
    Day Coed 24900 12-17 Toronto,

    J. Addison School (est. 2002)   2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
    (Woodbine Av. / Hwy 7)

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • Boarding school (100 students)
    Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $9,444 to $40,800 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 9444 2-17 Markham,

    John Knox Christian School - Brampton (est. 1959)   82 McLaughlin Road South, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 2C7
    (Queen St West / McLaughlin Rd S)

    • JK to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (190 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."  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $11,950 /year
    Day Coed 11950 3-13 Brampton,

    Town Centre Montessori Private Schools (est. 1986)   155 Clayton Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 7P3

    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (1400 students)
    Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $4,750 to $15,200 /year
    Day Coed 4750 1-17 Markham

    North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)   7600 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33073
    (Lyons Road / Yellow Bird Farin)

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (900 students)
    • Boarding school (330 students)
    North Broward Preparatory School is a K-12 co-educational day and boarding school located in S. Florida located minutes from the beach with IB, AP, and LD classes set on 80 acres with year round hockey.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Accelerated
    • Gifted, Special needs
    US $24,200 to $58,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 24200 2-17 Coconut Creek,

    North Star Academy   950 Élodie-Boucher, Laval, Quebec, H7W 0C6

    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    • Boarding school
    North Star Academy Laval is the only private English high school in Laval. We offer small classroom sizes for individualized attention. We teach not only for school but for life! Certificate of eligibility not required.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $6,000 to $31,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 6000 12-17 Laval,

    Wishing Well Schools (est. 1978)   455 Cochrane Drive, Unit 30, Markham, Ontario, L3R 9R4
    (Woodbine / HWY 7)

    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (220 students)
    Wishing Well Schools offers enriched programs from 18 months to Grade 8 in Markham. Montessori program from 18 months to 6 years old, advanced academic program from Grade 1 to 8.  
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    • Gifted
    $12,370 to $12,620 /year
    Day Coed 12370 1-13 Markham,

    Claren Academy (est. 2017)   1035 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5L7
    (Cambie / Nelson)

    • K to 2 (Coed)
    • Day school (30 students)
    Claren Academy is a technology & creativity focused independent school located in the heart of Vancouver.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    $14,985 /year
    Day Coed 14985 5-8 Vancouver,

    Brampton Christian School (est. 1977)   12480 Hutchinson Farm Lane, Caledon, Ontario, L7C 2B6

    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (525 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $10,497 /year
    Day Coed 10497 3-17 Caledon

    Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)   28 Patey Circle, Rindge, New Hampshire, 03461
    (Deer Run Ln / Hampshire Rd)

    • 3 to 12 (Boys)
    • Boarding school (22 students)
    A friendly, active boarding school for bright boys who have good intentions but who may be too impulsive, intense, or bothersome for other schools and whose intellectual interests may separate them from their peers.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Student- paced
    • Gifted, Special needs
    US $58,500 /year
    Boarding Boys 58500 8-17 Rindge,

    Class Afloat - West Island College International (est. 1984)   97 Kaulbach Street, P.O. Box 10, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0

    • 11 to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (60 students)
    Class Afloat - West Island College International offers leading experiential education opportunities for Grade 11, 12, University and GAP year students. Students attend classes aboard a majestic tall ship, exploring over 20 ports of call worldwide.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $36,000 to $57,500 /year
    Boarding Coed 36000 16-17 Lunenburg,Amsterdam,Lisbon,Barcelona,Agadir,Canary Islands,Dakar,Fernando do Noronha,Natal,Montevideo,Tristan da Cunha,Cape Town,Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha,Ascension Island,Bridgetown,Samana,Hamilton

    Ridley College (est. 1889)   P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 7C3
    (Ridley Road / Henrietta Street)

    • JK to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (307 students)
    • Boarding school (358 students)
    Ridley College is an acclaimed co-educational boarding and day school that prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $14,500 to $60,900 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 14500 3-17 St. Catharines,

    Cousteau, The French International School of Vancouver (est. 1997)   3657 Fromme Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7K 2E6
    (Wellington Dr / Fromme Rd)

    • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
    • Day school (182 students)
    Cousteau school is a unique French language school in BC, #1 in the last Fraser Institute ranking. We provide academic excellence from Preschool to Grade 8. Class sizes can be as small as 13 students.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $10,700 to $13,700 /year
    Day Coed 10700 2-14 North Vancouver,

    Emerson Academy (est. 2015)   300 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario, DURHAM REGION
    (Brock Street / Dundas Street West)

    • Nursery/Toddler to 4 (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.  
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    • French immersion
    • Gifted
    $10,800 to $12,900 /year
    Day Coed 10800 1-9 Whitby,