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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.

Private Catholic Schools

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.


6101 Country Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0

Harrow
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 $10,000. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Sports
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • $8,900 to $29,000 per year
1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4

Toronto
St. Michael's College School offers students in Grades 7-12 an enriched, Catholic, liberal arts education complemented by a diverse co-curricular programme. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • $18,575 to $19,200 per year
101 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2R2

Toronto
Hawthorn School for Girls is an all-girls school in Toronto that offers programs from pre-school to grade 12. Its average class size is 8 to 15 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Preschool to SK (Coed)
  • $12,420 to $30,000 per year
26 Mallard Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1S3

Toronto
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Faith Based
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • $10,000 to $18,800 per year
P.O. Box 100, Wilcox, Saskatchewan, S0G 5E0

Wilcox
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. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,400 to $41,250 per year
4129 Lake Shore Road, Athol Springs, New York, 14010

Athol Springs
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. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Boys)
  • $10,220 to $44,000 USD per year
4245 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3K4

Montreal
Villa Maria offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Montreal. Its average class size is 28 to 32 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Varies per year
2241 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 2K8

Mississauga
Holy Name of Mary College School offers programs for grades five to 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 15 to 18 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • $15,700 per year
P.O. Box 133, King City, Ontario, L7B 1A4

King City
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,500 to $17,500 per year
3635 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1Y4

Montreal
As part of the global Network of Sacred Heart Schools, we offer a first class education and graduate women of action with a sound moral compass. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • $16,500 to $17,500 per year
528 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4K6

Oakville
King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,000 to $25,000 per year
2246 Camilla Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 2J6

Mississauga
Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School offers programs for various grades in Mississauga. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Faith Based
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • $6,000 to $11,000 per year
245 Renfrew Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 6G3
374 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 3B6

Markham
Bussing from Toronto (Bayview and Sheppard) available. Early Learning Centre to Grade 12. Discipline. Character. Respect. Complete your child's academic and spiritual foundation. Discover why PCA students excel! [view profile]
  • Day
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $7,590 to $10,120 per year
3535 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake, Michigan, 48324

Orchard Lake
St. Mary's Preparatory is a private, Catholic, all boys college preparatory high school serving grades 9-12, located in Orchard Lake, Michigan. We offer both day school, and boarding options. Tuition starts at $10,950 [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Boys)
  • $10,950 to $30,800 USD per year
725 Hart Street, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, G9A 4R9

Trois-Rivières
Le Collège Marie-de-l'Incarnation est un établissement privé mixte du préscolaire au secondaire accueillant en moyenne 775 élèves par année. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Alternative
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $2,500 to $5,500 per year
998 Frances Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 3L5

Ottawa
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 $7,700 [view profile]
  • Day
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,600 to $9,800 per year
225 Broadway Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 1J1

Mississauga
Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 6. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • JK to 6 (Coed)
  • $11,000 to $12,000 per year
131 Farnham Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1H7

Toronto
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $13,400 to $13,500 per year
3120 The Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H3Y 1R9

Montreal
The Priory School offers programs from kindergarten to grade six in Montreal. Its average class size is 12 to 14 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • $14,250 to $15,590 per year
6101 Country Road #20 RR# 5, Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Sports
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • $8,900 to $29,000 per year
view profile
1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • $18,575 to $19,200 per year
view profile
101 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2R2
  • Day
  • Preschool to SK (Coed)
  • $12,420 to $30,000 per year
view profile
26 Mallard Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1S3
  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Faith Based
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • $10,000 to $18,800 per year
view profile
P.O. Box 100, Wilcox, Saskatchewan, S0G 5E0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,400 to $41,250 per year
view profile
4129 Lake Shore Road, Athol Springs, New York, 14010
  • Day & Boarding
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Boys)
  • $10,220 to $44,000 USD per year
view profile
4245 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3K4
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • Varies per year
view profile
2241 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 2K8
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • $15,700 per year
view profile
P.O. Box 133, King City, Ontario, L7B 1A4
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,500 to $17,500 per year
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3635 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1Y4
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • 7 to 11 (Girls)
  • $16,500 to $17,500 per year
view profile
528 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4K6
  • Day
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,000 to $25,000 per year
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2246 Camilla Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 2J6
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Faith Based
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • $6,000 to $11,000 per year
view profile
245 Renfrew Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 6G3
374 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 3B6
  • Day
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • $7,590 to $10,120 per year
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3535 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake, Michigan, 48324
  • Day & Boarding
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Boys)
  • $10,950 to $30,800 USD per year
view profile
725 Hart Street, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, G9A 4R9
  • Day & Boarding
  • Alternative
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $2,500 to $5,500 per year
view profile
998 Frances Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 3L5
  • Day
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,600 to $9,800 per year
view profile
225 Broadway Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 1J1
  • Day
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • JK to 6 (Coed)
  • $11,000 to $12,000 per year
view profile
131 Farnham Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1H7
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $13,400 to $13,500 per year
view profile
3120 The Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H3Y 1R9
  • Day
  • Academic
  • K to 6 (Coed)
  • $14,250 to $15,590 per year
view profile

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