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Looking for a private school in Oakville? Consider Fern Hill School, one of Oakville's top private schools educating preschoolers to grade 8.

Oakville Private Schools

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Sending your son or daughter to a private school in Oakville, Ontario gives him or her numerous unique benefits. Some of these advantages include:

I want every child who walks through our doors to feel comfortable, valued and inspired."
  • Private schools offer educational programs that meet children's unique needs and aptitudes. Instead of just teaching a standardized curriculum, instructors focus on the strengths and weaknesses of each student and tailor their classes accordingly. Small class sizes allow staff to give specific attention to everyone in their classes.
  • When needed, Oakville's private schools will provide your child with extra help outside of class.
  • Private schools teach from a perspective that matches your family's beliefs or ideals (i.e., Christian, Catholic, Montessori, Waldorf, boys, and girls).
  • Private schools in Oakville give you an opportunity to talk to your child's instructors, so both of you can identify strong points and areas that need improvement.

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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.

Types of Private Schools

Our Kids lists numerous types of private schools in Oakville, such as boarding, gifted, language-immersionalternative schools, Christian, academic, troubled teens, and preschool.   


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.

Schools for Students with Special Needs

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.

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List of Oakville Private Schools

    School NameTypePaceCost

    Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (170 students)
    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]
    • Montessori
    Student-paced$7,750 to $16,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day7750

    Wildwood Academy (est. 2002)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • 2 to 8 Coed
    • Day school (60 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$24,000MiddleSchools Coed Day24000

    Appleby College (est. 1911)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (487 students)
    • Boarding school (273 students)
    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]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$35,090 to $69,440MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day35090

    Chisholm Academy   

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$20,936 to $21,996MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    Fern Hill School - Oakville (est. 1982)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (400 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Accelerated$18,952 to $21,325Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9999999999

    Oakville Christian School (OCS) (est. 1982)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (250 students)
    Oakville Christian School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Oakville. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$13,079Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day13079

    Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • K to 8 Coed
    • Day school (600 students)
    Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    Standard-enriched$6,700 to $19,250Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9999999999

    King's Christian Collegiate   

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (650 students)
    King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$14,600 to $45,000HighSchools Coed Day Homestay9999999999

    John Knox Christian School - Oakville (est. 1959)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$12,400 to $21,400Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day12400

    MacLachlan College (est. 1978)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (350 students)
    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]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$9,100 to $27,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay9100

    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (est. 1891)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Girls
    • Day school (550 students)
    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]
    • Progressive
    • Reggio Emilia
    Standard-enriched$9,000 to $26,300Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day9000

    Linbrook School (est. 2014)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Boys
    • Day school (180 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$20,100 to $23,700Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Boys Day9999999999

    The Oakville Academy for the Arts (est. 2003)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • PS to SK Coed
    • Day school
    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 $14,999Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day9999999999

      Glenburnie School (est. 1985)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school
      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]
      • Progressive
      Student-paced$8,950 to $17,800Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day8950

      Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (170 students)
      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]
      • Montessori
      Student-paced$8,500 to $20,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day8500

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