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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:

  • 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., ChristianMontessori, and alternative schools).
  • 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.

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.

Types of Private Schools

Our Kids lists numerous types of private schools in Oakville, such as boarding, gifted, language-immersion, special needs, Catholic, 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.

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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


  • Name
  • Cost
  • Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)   2463 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 1M7

    • Preschool 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.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $7,750 to $16,500 /year
    Day Coed 7750 2-13 Oakville

    Chisholm Academy   1484 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7W5

    • 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Special needs
    $19,750 to $20,750 /year
    Day Coed 19750 12-17 Oakville

    Wildwood Academy (est. 2002)   2250 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T1
    (Ford Drive / Royal Windsor Drive)

    • 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs
    $24,000 /year
    Day Coed 24000 7-13 Oakville

    Appleby College (est. 1911)   540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1
    (Lakeshore Road West / Fourth Line)

    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (491 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $33,510 to $65,980 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 33510 12-17 Oakville

    Fern Hill School - Oakville (est. 1982)   3300 Ninth Line, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 7A8

    • Preschool 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Accelerated
    $18,952 to $21,325 /year
    Day Coed 18952 2-13 Oakville

    King's Christian Collegiate   528 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4K6

    • 9 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (650 students)
    • Homestay school (40 students)
    King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $14,600 to $45,000 /year
    Day Coed 14600 14-17 Oakville

    Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)   1167 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 1L3
    (Lakeshore Road East / Bel Air Drive)

    • Nursery/Toddler 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.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    • Gifted
    $7,750 to $19,200 /year
    Day Coed 7750 1-13 Oakville

    Toronto International Academy (est. 2004)   2-177 Cross Avenue, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2W7

    • 10 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Homestay school
    TIA offers a wide range of educational programs such as High School courses, ESL, TOEFL/IELTS/AP Prep., Tutoring, and Summer Camps for both Canadian and international students.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $9,600 to $14,400 /year
    Day Coed 9600 15-17 Oakville

    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (est. 1891)   1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2L1

    • Preschool 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.  
    • Progressive
    • Standard- enriched
    • Gifted
    • Christian
    $9,000 to $26,300 /year
    Day Girls 9000 2-17 Oakville

    John Knox Christian School - Oakville (est. 1959)   2232 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T1
    (Royal Windsor Dr / Ford Dr)

    • JK to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    John Knox Christian School is a faith-based school that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 8 in Oakville.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Christian
    $12,100 to $21,100 /year
    Day Coed 12100 3-13 Oakville

    Oakville Christian School (OCS) (est. 1982)   112 Third Line, Oakville, Ontario, L6L 3Z6
    (Lakeshore / Third Line)

    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (240 students)
    Oakville Christian School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Oakville. Its average class size is 20 students.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    • Christian
    $12,160 /year
    Day Coed 12160 2-13 Oakville

    MacLachlan College (est. 1978)   337 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 3H3
    (Trafalgar Road / Cornwall Road)

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Homestay school
    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.  
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $9,100 to $27,500 /year
    Day & Homestay Coed 9100 2-17 Oakville

    Glenburnie School (est. 1985)   2035 Upper Middle Road East, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 7G6
    (QEW Highway / 403 Highway)

    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    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.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    • Gifted
    $8,950 to $17,800 /year
    Day Coed 8950 2-13 Oakville

    Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)   2050 Neyagawa Boulevard, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 6R2

    • 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.  
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    $6,700 to $19,250 /year
    Day Coed 6700 5-13 Oakville

    Linbrook School (est. 2014)   1079 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2L2

    • 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $20,488 to $23,712 /year
    Day Boys 20488 3-13 Oakville