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Read more about the advantages of private education.
Oakville's private schools continue to become more affordable than they have been in the past. Tuition ranges from as low as $5,900, and some schools will help you pay for your child's private school through scholarships and financial aid. In addition, if you send multiple children to a private school in Oakville, you could receive a sibling discount.
These schools offer small class sizes, plenty of extracurricular activities, and many of the other commonly cited benefits of private school. Their approach to education does not differ greatly from the mainstream.
If your child has special needs, such as Asperger's Syndrome or ADHD, you will find private education an ideal option. Instructors are specially trained to deal with these learning disorders and disabilities. Small class sizes ensure that your son or daughter receives sufficient attention. The province of Ontario may help you pay for a special needs education.
Such schools are all about independence and leadership development at a young age. A Montessori education trains students to become citizens of the world, as they develop all aspects of a student's psyche.
Many parents appreciate these schools because they allow you and your child to be part of a community of like-minded individuals. In Ontario, paying the tuition of a faith-based institution counts as a charitable donation for which you will receive a tax break.
Schools which have philosophies that diverge from traditional mindsets are called alternative or progressive.
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Meet with Oakville'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.
Oakville private schools listed below offer a superb education and have produced many leaders in politics, business and culture. Learn more from the schools themselves.
Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)
Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $7,750. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$7,750 to $16,500||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||7750|
Wildwood Academy (est. 2002)
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]
|Student-paced||$24,000||MiddleSchools Coed Day||24000|
Appleby College (est. 1911)
Appleby College in Oakville is recognized globally as one of Canada's leading independent schools. Breadth, excellence, innovation and caring are the characteristics that define the essence of the Appleby experience. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$35,090 to $69,440||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day||35090|
Chisholm Academy, a school in Oakville for students with learning difficulties, offers an average class size of 10 students with a starting tuition cost of $17,750. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$20,936 to $21,996||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day||9999999999|
Fern Hill School - Oakville (est. 1982)
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]
|Accelerated||$18,952 to $21,325||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||9999999999|
Oakville Christian School (OCS) (est. 1982)
Oakville Christian School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Oakville. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$13,079||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||13079|
Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)
Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$6,700 to $19,250||Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||9999999999|
King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$14,600 to $45,000||HighSchools Coed Day Homestay||9999999999|
John Knox Christian School - Oakville (est. 1959)
John Knox Christian School in Oakville offers an exceptional education experience for students from junior kindergarten to grade 8. We ignite wonder for God, neighbour, and creation in everything we do. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$12,400 to $21,400||Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||12400|
MacLachlan College (est. 1978)
MacLachlan is a world-class school offering the benefits of small class sizes, highly dedicated and engaged teachers and an internationally recognized curriculum for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$9,100 to $27,500||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay||9100|
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (est. 1891)
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]
|Standard-enriched||$9,000 to $26,300||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day||9000|
Linbrook School (est. 2014)
Linbrook School is Oakville's only all-boys school. This independent, not-for-profit day school fosters and supports each individual students special skills as an athlete, musician, performer, artist, writer or humanitarian. [View profile]
|Standard-enriched||$20,100 to $23,700||Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Boys Day||9999999999|
The Oakville Academy for the Arts (est. 2003)
Voted Oakville's Best Preschool, The Oakville Academy School for the Arts offers Preschool and Kindergarten classes in an arts-enriched learning environment. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$4,899 to $14,999||Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day||9999999999|
Glenburnie School (est. 1985)
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]
|Student-paced||$8,950 to $17,800||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||8950|
Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)
Offering Montessori programs from Preschool to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by great teachers. Tuition starts at $5,900. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$8,500 to $20,500||Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day||8500|