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Hamilton and Burlington Private Schools

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Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario offer numerous academically rigorous private schools. Private schools in this region regularly achieve high ranking on the Fraser Institute's annual report cards. While these ratings are far from perfect, they demonstrate the strong reputations of private schools in both Hamilton and Burlington.



Tuition for these institutions can range from as low as $4,000 per year. There are also strategies to help you cover private education tuition. Some of these include:

  • Scholarships: There are numerous ways to receive scholarships. Although academic performance is the most common reason, athletic, artistic, community involvement, and other areas might all make your son or daughter worthy of a scholarship. The majority of these grants come from private schools themselves, but other organizations (i.e. corporations) often give out scholarship funds. Essay writing competitions take place regularly.
  • Financial Aid: If you can show a private school or a charitable organizations that you are in financial need, then they may provide you with a bursary.
  • Flexible Payment Plans: Many private schools make paying tuition more palatable by allowing you to spread out tuition payments over the year.
  • Multiple Child Discounts: Many schools offer sibling discounts that improve the more children you send to a given private school.
  • Tax breaks: Paying the tuition of dual academic and religious curriculum or a school for students with special needs might make you eligible for a tax break in the province of Ontario (read our guide to special needs school costs).

Private schools in Burlington and Hamilton usually have smaller class sizes than do other types of schools. As such, your son's or daughter's teachers will be able to closely monitor his or her performance and areas that require improvement. Instructors can tailor classes to meet the unique needs of your child.

Private institutions also have the capacity to offer excellent facilities, diverse extracurricular programs, extra-help sessions outside of class, and many other important services. Their resources give them the best chance to attract the top teachers in Canada.

Private School Oversight in Ontario

The foremost body that governs private schools in the province is the Ontario Ministry of Education. Although the Ministry does not regulate all schools, it has the power to step in when there are problems. It has the most authority over high schools, as in order to give credits that count toward a high school diploma, a high school must have proper accreditation from the Ministry.

Meet with Burlington and Hamilton's top ranked private schools and the best boarding schools across Canada at the Halton-Peel Private School Expo and Toronto Private School Expo in October. These one day events are a must for any parent or student considering an alternative education.

When you check through the listings below, you will find video virtual tours, insider stories and much more information about our private schools in the cities of Hamilton, Ancaster, Burlington, and the rest of the area.

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    Columbia International College (est. 1979)  

    • Hamilton, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    • Boarding school (1700 students)
    Columbia International College is a day and boarding school, offering programs to international students in grades 7 to 12. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $2,300/course


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    Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)  

    • Hamilton, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1190 students)
    • Homestay (40 students)
    Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering programs to students 18 months through Grade 12 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    $6,902 to $43,394


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    Hamilton District Christian High (est. 1956)  

    • Hamilton, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (460 students)
    • Homestay (42 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
    $11,900 to $15,100


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    Tapply Binet College (est. 1997)  

    • Ancaster, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    The staff at Tapply Binet College are specialists in their discipline. Together, the team strives to balance academics in a caring and supportive environment. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $4,600 to $21,000


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    Blyth Academy Burlington (est. 2015)  

    • Burlington, Ontario
    • 6 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 6–8. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    $2,195/course


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    Fern Hill School - Burlington (est. 1982)  

    • Burlington, Ontario
    • PS 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
    $19,332 to $22,028


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    The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)  

    • Milton, Ontario
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school
    Montessori Country School has provided a first-class academic experience to students in an environment that is distinguished by its compassion, integrity and unwavering commitment to the individual child. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $13,230


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    Halton Waldorf School (est. 1984)  

    • Burlington, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    Halton Waldorf School in Burlington, Ontario offers a licensed preschool, kindergarten and grades 1 to 12. It’s average class size is 15 to 21 students. [View profile]
    • Waldorf
    $12,000 to $14,620


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    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
    $6,950 to $12,725


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day6950

    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


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    Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)  

    • Burlington, Ontario
    • NS 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
    $14,350 to $14,900


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    Burlington Christian Academy (est. 1975)  

    • Burlington, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    BCA is Burlington’s leading Christian Elementary school. Over 160 students in grades JK through 8 partake in one of the most progressive educational programs in Southern Ontario. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    $12,290

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    Hitherfield School (est. 1991)  

    • Milton-Campbellville, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    Hitherfield School offers programs from pre-school to grade 8. With an average class size of 14 students, we offer an excellent academic program along with a multitude of outdoor activities. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    $11,250 to $14,250


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