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Private Roman Catholic schools do not receive public funding and benefit from the freedom to teach with fewer constraints and offer other advantages such as smaller class sizes. Instructors can use alternative and creative teaching styles. Among the private Catholic schools that Our Kids lists, you can find boarding, all-girls, all-boys, and other types of Catholic schools. Although school curriculum varies, all private Catholic schools share a common affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church and encourage students to grow in the Catholic faith.

Schools combine the study of the Catholic religion with secular subjects (such as math, science, English, French, social studies, etc.) They are also known to provide a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and programs.

If you would like to meet face to face with administrators or representatives from schools, attend a private school expo.

Distinct Advantages of Private Catholic Schools

Private Catholic schools come with many unique benefits. These include:

  • Enriched Academics: Because private Catholic institutions have two types of courses (religious and academic), they have a more intensive curriculum than do most other types of schools. This rigorous, disciplined environment helps prepare your son or daughter for the next level of education.
  • Safety and Security: Many parents claim they feel more safe and secure with their children at private Catholic schools because of their community atmospheres and on-site security services.
  • Character Building: Learning about scripture and receiving training, advice, and counseling in the Roman Catholic tradition goes beyond what a regular school entails. A private Catholic education is focused on developing mature citizens.
  • Extra-help: Private schools have a strong capacity to offer out-of-class assistance. Your son or daughter need not fall behind because his or her teachers will be available to talk before or after hours.
  • Identity: A Catholic private school will assist your child in finding his or her Catholic identity. Students, especially in high school, are highly inquisitive about important questions in their lives. What is my purpose in life? Why should I be religious or spiritual? A Catholic education will work with your child to navigate these difficult, yet key issues.

Paying for a Catholic Private Schools

There are plenty of resources to help you pay for a Catholic private school for your child. Financial aid is quite common, with Catholic schools offering a high number of scholarships and grants. If your son or daughter is accomplished or involved in a particular area (i.e. academics, art, community service, physical education), then he or she may be eligible for a scholarship or financial aid. Be sure to apply early for both scholarships and bursaries.

In many provinces, paying for a religious school counts as a charitable donation for which you will receive a tax break. Contact a provincial government official for more information or read more about tax deductions for private school education.

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  • St. Michael's College School (est. 1852)  1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4

    • Liberal Arts, Faith-based
    • 7 to 12 (Boys)
    • Day
    St. Michael's College School offers students in Grades 7-12 an enriched, Catholic, liberal arts education complemented by a diverse co-curricular programme.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

    $18,575 to $19,200/year
    St. Michael's College School offers students in Grades 7-12 an enriched, Catholic, liberal arts education complemented by a diverse co-curricular programme.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

    Day Boys 18575 12,13,14,15,16,17, Toronto

    Northmount School (est. 1990)  26 Mallard Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1S3
    (York Mills Road / Don Mills Road)

    • Traditional, Faith-based
    • JK to 8 (Boys)
    • Day
    Northmount School offers an enriched curriculum in Catholic education from junior kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is eight to 15 students.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

    $12,500 to $23,000/year
    Northmount School offers an enriched curriculum in Catholic education from junior kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is eight to 15 students.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

    Day Boys 12500 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, Toronto,

    Villanova College (est. 1999)  2480 15th Sideroad, P.O. Box 133, King City, Ontario, L7B 1A4
    (Keele St. / King Rd.)

    • Traditional, Faith-based
    • 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    Villanova College is York Region's only independent Catholic school offering Grades 4 to 12 in King City, Ontario. Average class size is 18 students. Specialty programs include STEM and AP.  

    $17,400 to $46,000/year
    Villanova College is York Region's only independent Catholic school offering Grades 4 to 12 in King City, Ontario. Average class size is 18 students. Specialty programs include STEM and AP.

    Day Coed 17400 9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, King City,

    Academie Providence (est. 2002)  998 Frances Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 3L5
    (Donald St / Frances St)

    • Progressive
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day
    Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $8,050  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa

    $8,050 to $12,300/year
    Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $8,050

    School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa

    Day Coed 8050 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, Ottawa,

    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (est. 1927)  P.O. Box 100, Wilcox, Saskatchewan, S0G 5E0
    (Railway Ave / Rouleau St)

    • Traditional, Sports-intensive
    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day & Boarding
    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan offers grades 9 to 12, with 50 day and 275 boarding students, and an average class size of 16.  

    $18,400 to $41,250/year
    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan offers grades 9 to 12, with 50 day and 275 boarding students, and an average class size of 16.

    Day & Boarding Coed 18400 14,15,16,17, Wilcox,

    De La Salle College (est. 1851)  131 Farnham Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1H7
    (Avenue Road / St. Clair Ave.)

    • Liberal Arts, Faith-based
    • 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day
    De La Salle College is a Catholic, co-educational, university preparatory school in Toronto from grade five to 12, with average class sizes of 22 students and tuition at $12,950.  

    $13,750 to $13,850/year
    De La Salle College is a Catholic, co-educational, university preparatory school in Toronto from grade five to 12, with average class sizes of 22 students and tuition at $12,950.

    Day Coed 13750 10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Toronto,

    Guiding Light Academy (est. 2007)  225 Broadway Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 1J1

    • Progressive, Montessori
    • JK to 6 (Coed)
    • Day
    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.  

    $9,500/year
    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.

    Day Coed 9500 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, Mississauga

    Hawthorn School for Girls (est. 1989)  101 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2R2
    (York Mills / Leslie)

    • Liberal Arts
    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed) , 1 to 12 (Girls)
    • Day
    Hawthorn School is an all-girls school in Toronto that offers programs from toddler to grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to each girl to help them reach their full potential.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

    $7,000 to $17,700/year
    Hawthorn School is an all-girls school in Toronto that offers programs from toddler to grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to each girl to help them reach their full potential.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

    Day Coed Girls 7000 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Toronto,

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

    • Progressive
    • 5 to 12 (Girls)
    • Day
    Holy Name of Mary College School offers programs for grades five to 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 15 to 18 students.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel

    $15,700 to $41,950/year
    Holy Name of Mary College School offers programs for grades five to 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 15 to 18 students.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel

    Day Girls 15700 10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Mississauga,

    Priory School (est. 1947)  3120 The Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H3Y 1R9

    • Traditional
    • K to 6 (Coed)
    • Day
    The Priory School offers programs from kindergarten to grade six in Montreal. Its average class size is 12 to 14 students.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal

    $14,250 to $15,590/year
    The Priory School offers programs from kindergarten to grade six in Montreal. Its average class size is 12 to 14 students.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal

    Day Coed 14250 5,6,7,8,9,10,11, Montreal,

    Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)  2246 Camilla Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 2J6

    • Montessori, Faith-based
    • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed) , to (Coed)
    • Day
    Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School offers programs for various grades in Mississauga. Its average class size is ten to 15 students.  

    $6,500 to $11,000/year
    Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School offers programs for various grades in Mississauga. Its average class size is ten to 15 students.

    Day Coed Coed 6500 1,2,3,4,5,6, Mississauga

    St. Francis High School (est. 1927)  4129 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, New York, 14075, United States
    (Lake Shore Road / Lasalle Ave)

    • Traditional
    • 9 to 12 (Boys)
    • Day & Boarding
    Located in Athol Springs, NY, a small suburban community in the town of Hamburg just south of the city of Buffalo. The 65 acre campus is located 13 miles from the Canadian border directly on the shores of Lake Erie.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

    $10,620 to $46,000 USD/year
    Located in Athol Springs, NY, a small suburban community in the town of Hamburg just south of the city of Buffalo. The 65 acre campus is located 13 miles from the Canadian border directly on the shores of Lake Erie.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

    Day & Boarding Boys 10620 14,15,16,17, Hamburg,

    St. Peter's ACHS College School (est. 1990)  6101 County Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0
    (Concessions Rd 6 S / Hwy 18)

    • Traditional, Sports-intensive
    • 1 to 8 (Boys)
    • Day & Boarding
    St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $8,900. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning.  

    $8,900 to $29,000/year
    St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $8,900. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning.

    Day & Boarding Boys 8900 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, Harrow,

    Villa Maria (est. 1854)  4245 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3K4
    (Av de Monkland / Boulevard Décarie)

    • Traditional, Language-based
    • 7 to 11 (Girls) , 7 to 7 (Boys)
    • Day
    Villa Maria offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Montreal. Its average class size is 28 to 32 students.  


    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal

    $4,300 to $4,700/year
    Villa Maria offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Montreal. Its average class size is 28 to 32 students.

    School Expo Exhibitor - Montreal

    Day Girls Boys 4300 12,13,14,15,16, Montreal,