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Advanced study programs can be a great way to help students develop critical thinking skills and earn valuable transfer credits that can be applied towards their post-secondary educations. In Canada, the two common advanced study programs are Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). There are several other programs that also offer academic and personal benefits to participants. We take a closer look.

Types of advanced study programs

Advanced Placement (AP)

  • Students at private schools that take AP can get an edge by pursuing college-level courses in 22 subject areas ranging from culture and Italian language to chemistry
  • Recognized by universities and colleges, the program allows students to start post-secondary school with first-year course credits under their belt

Duke of Edinburgh

  • A self-directed development program for young people aged 14 to 25 that encourages participation in activities involving community service, personal skill development, physical recreation and adventurous journey
  • Founded in 1956 by Prince Philip, the program encourages participants to challenge themselves, make new friends and achieve personal goals

International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • A rigorous university entrance program that focuses on liberal arts, theory of knowledge, community service and practical learning
  • Embraces a “curriculum without borders” approach that equips students to become responsible citizens and critical, compassionate thinkers who are ready for universities worldwide

International Exchange Programs

  • Available at many private schools that have partnerships with schools worldwide, these experiential-learning and character-building opportunities to live and study in countries internationally help students become engaged citizens of the world
  • Participants develop knowledge about worldwide cultures and lifestyles, make global connections, form deep friendships and cultivate confidence, independence and compassion

Round Square

  • An experiential theory of education that goes beyond college and university preparation by embracing internationalism, democracy, environment, adventure, leadership and service
  • Conventional programs are complemented by exchange programs, work projects, community service and adventures that help students develop courage, generosity, imagination, principle and resolution, and realize their academic, physical, cultural and spiritual aspirations

A closer look at AP and IB

AP takes an à la carte approach, and allows students to choose which AP subjects they would like to enrol in. "With AP, students can work to their own strengths, whether those are singular or multiple," says Lynda Robinson, associate director of AP Canada.

IB programs are more comprehensive. Students are required to take all IB courses, and must complete 150 hours of extracurricular CAS activities (Creativity, Action and Service), which can entail anything from music to sports to volunteer work. They can choose different levels within the IB courses, depending on their strengths in particular subjects. "It's a coherent philosophy," says Marilynne Sinclair, teacher and IB coordinator at Ashbury College in Ottawa. "At Ashbury, we help students put together an IB program that's right for them. It's a very personalized approach."

Both programs are ideal for students who are intellectually curious and perform well academically. "If students aren't challenged, their minds wander," says Robinson. "A good advanced study program allows students to be creative and to become more advanced learners. They're not spoon-fed so much."

Ashbury student Braden decided to enrol in the IB program to improve his chances of getting into universities overseas, like the London School of Economics. Braden just finished Grade 12, and found the IB experience challenging but rewarding. "I find the point of IB is to challenge yourself, so challenge is its raison d'être," he says.

Fellow Ashbury student Sarah, who is in Grade 12, found the transition into IB was easier than she expected. "I thought it was going to be this immense Herculean effort on my part, but it's the same amount of workload," she says. "It does take some adjusting. Teachers don't do as much hand-holding." Braden agrees that the program isn't all consuming. "My social life has evolved throughout IB. It hasn't diminished," he says. "It's been a less radical change than I expected."

AP's Robinson points out that while many parents fear that advanced programs come with demanding workloads, it often isn't the case. "A good teacher knows the difference between different work, not more work," she says. "These students don't need as much drill."

Both Sarah and Braden feel that they'll have a leg up after high school thanks to IB's focus on building critical thinking skills. "It provides very good preparation for further education," says Braden. "I'll ease into university with more confidence."

—Annette Bourdeau

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    Elmwood School (est. 1915)

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Girls
    • Day school (370 students)
    Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from JK to Grade 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$12,956 to $22,980Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day12956

    Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E (est. 1993)

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • 1 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E. is a private school for intellectually gifted students in Richmond Hill, Ontario, from grades 1 to 12. Tuition is $13,000. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Accelerated$12,500Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day12500

    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$33,510 to $65,980MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day33510

    Bond Academy (est. 1978)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (350 students)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$12,500 to $24,500Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day12500

    Branksome Hall (est. 1903)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Girls
    • Day school (834 students)
    • Boarding school (66 students)
    Branksome Hall is an all girls school in Toronto, from JK to Grade 12, including 56 boarding students. Tuition ranges from $28,995 to $31,245 for day students. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$29,590 to $56,855Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day29590

    Trafalgar Castle School (est. 1874)

    • Whitby, Ontario
    • 5 to 12 Girls
    • Day school (140 students)
    • Boarding school (70 students)
    Located just 45 minutes east of Toronto, Trafalgar Castle School offers world-class curriculum in a small-school environment that inspires and encourages growth. * Day and boarding * All Girls * Grades 5 to 12 [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$21,860 to $52,230MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day21860

    Crescent School (est. 1913)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 3 to 12 Boys
    • Day school (735 students)
    Crescent School is a Toronto independent school for boys only, Grades 3 to 12. Tuition starts at $30,750. Crescent offers a variety of extra-curricular activities including sports, arts, outreach and robotics. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$32,350MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Day32350

    Trinity College School (est. 1865)

    • Port Hope, Ontario
    • 5 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Boarding school (265 students)
    Trinity College School offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Port Hope. Its average class size is 16 students. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$22,950 to $56,950MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day22950

    Upper Canada College (est. 1829)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • SK to 12 Boys
    • Day school (1072 students)
    • Boarding school (88 students)
    Located in the heart of Toronto, Upper Canada College is the oldest independent boys' school in Ontario. Our graduates are highly regarded by top universities and post-secondary institutions worldwide. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$30,860 to $61,560Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding Day30860

    St. John's-Kilmarnock School (est. 1972)

    • Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (375 students)
    St. John's-Kilmarnock School, in Waterloo, offers enriched educational programming for students from JK – Grade 12 through its accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Its average class size is 17. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$15,860 to $52,685Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay15860

    The York School (est. 1965)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (675 students)
    The York School is a co-ed, independent school in Toronto that offers the IB Continuum Programme from JK to Grade 12. The school is accredited by CAIS, IBO, and CIS. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$22,500 to $30,500Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day22500

    TMS (est. 1961)

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (750 students)
    Internationally recognized since 1961, TMS is a not-for-profit independent university preparatory school located in Richmond Hill where students, faculty and staff regularly Go Beyond. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$14,075 to $25,440Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day14075

    TFS - Canada's International School (est. 1962)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1230 students)
    TFS - Canada's International School offers Canada's only bilingual IB programs from PK to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$17,600 to $31,100Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day17600

    St. Margaret's School (est. 1908)

    • Victoria, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Girls
    • Day school (220 students)
    • Boarding school (130 students)
    St. Margaret's School (est. 1908) is an independent school in Victoria, BC, offering empowering education for girls from JK to Grade 12. At SMS, girls don't just get equal opportunity; they get every opportunity. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$9,500/program to $49,300Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day9500

    St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)

    • Victoria, British Columbia
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Independent K-12 boarding & day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university prep. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$17,235 to $61,590Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day17235

    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science (est. 2000)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    La Citadelle's Excellence in Bilingual Education and academically advanced curriculum develop successful global citizens through IB & AP programs and a holistic approach where students achieve their highest potential. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$16,750 to $20,750Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day16750

    St. Jude's Academy (est. 2006)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (400 students)
    St. Jude's Academy is an IB World School that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$7,500 to $10,500Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day7500

    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
    Standard-enriched$2,300/courseMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day2300

    Brookes Shawnigan Lake

    • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (40 students)
    • Boarding school (110 students)
    Brookes Shawnigan Lake, an IB World School on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 7 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$5,544 to $47,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day5544

    Delano Academy (est. 2014)

    • Vaughan, Ontario
    • JK to 9 Coed
    • Day school (140 students)
    D.A. is a K-12 university prep, coed IB candidate 21st Century school. Enriched and rigorous curriculum. Balanced academics, arts, athletics & character development. We value best practices & evidenced based approaches. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Student-paced$13,995 to $15,795Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day13995

    Bishop's College School (est. 1836)

    • Sherbrooke, Quebec
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    Bishop's College School is an English boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12. Small in size and culturally diverse, BCS is a member of RoundSquare and offers an ESL program and AP courses. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$18,200 to $55,800MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day18200

    Richland Academy (est. 2002)

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    Richland Academy is a Reggio-inspired, International Baccalaureate candidate school that offers programs from 24 months to Grade 8 in Richmond Hill. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$9,700 to $17,800Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9700

    Holy Trinity School (est. 1981)

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (730 students)
    HTS offers a remarkable opportunity for students from JK-12 to shape their own experience through our comprehensive academic and co-curricular programming, lead by our incredible faculty and staff. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$25,865Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day25865

    Stanstead College (est. 1872)

    • Stanstead, Quebec
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    • Boarding school (170 students)
    Located on the Quebec-Vermont border, Stanstead College offers rigorous university-prep, Grades 7to 12, in a secure, family-focused learning environment. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$20,800 to $60,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day20800

    Meadowridge School (est. 1985)

    • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (560 students)
    Meadowridge is an IB Continuum World School that supports the development of the whole child in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. See for yourself and join us for a tour every Friday from 9:00am to 11:00am. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$20,400 to $30,400Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day20400

    Villanova College (est. 1999)

    • King City, Ontario
    • 4 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (550 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Accelerated$17,400 to $46,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day17400

    Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Académie de la Capitale, an IB World School in Ottawa, offers programmes in both English and French, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Student-paced$9,340 to $17,240Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9340

    Island Pacific School (est. 1995)

    • West Vancouver-Bowen Island, British Columbia
    • 6 to 9 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    Island Pacific School offers distinctly different programs for middle school students on Bowen Island, BC. Its average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$14,250 to $19,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day14250

    Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1400 students)
    Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$5,000 to $15,600Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    Ashbury College

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • 4 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (592 students)
    • Boarding school (108 students)
    This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers Grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 600 day school students. Tuition is from $23,600 to $58,300. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$22,440 to $52,300MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day22440

    Newton’s Grove School (est. 1977)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    Newton's Grove School offers programs from kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size ranges between 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$16,600 to $18,600Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day16600

    Bayview Glen - Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World. (est. 1962)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1050 students)
    Bayview Glen is a traditional co-ed day school in Toronto, Ontario from Preschool (age 2) to Grade 12, a global member of Round Square and offers Advanced Placement programme. Tuition ranges from $16,995 to $24,000. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Accelerated$16,995 to $24,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day16995

    Bodwell High School (est. 1991)

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 8 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (145 students)
    • Boarding school (450 students)
    Bodwell High School in North Vancouver is a full boarding school that enrolls 600 students. Tuition starts at $15,000. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school motto is "Strength in Diversity." [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$18,150 to $34,200HighSchools Coed Boarding Day18150

    Bronte College (est. 1991)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (20 students)
    • Boarding school (380 students)
    Bronte College is a private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering Grades 9 to 12 for day and boarding students. Our academic programming has attracted students from over 30 countries. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$12,810 to $15,400HighSchools Coed Boarding Day12810

    Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) (est. 1971)

    • Markham, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (430 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$10,140Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10140

    Pickering College (est. 1842)

    • Newmarket, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Boarding school (120 students)
    Pickering College's fully-integrated Global Leadership Program (JK to Grade 12) inspires students to become agents of courageous, ethical and positive change with the confidence, knowledge and skills to shape the future. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$24,040 to $61,240Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day24040

    Brentwood College School (est. 1923)

    • Mill Bay, British Columbia
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (108 students)
    • Boarding school (408 students)
    Brentwood is a truly co-educational, progressive boarding school for Grades 9 to 12 located on an oceanfront campus on Vancouver Island, BC. Tuition runs from $23,300 to $57,500. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$23,800 to $60,500HighSchools Coed Boarding Day23800

    Lower Canada College (est. 1909)

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (785 students)
    Lower Canada College is a coed, K-12 university preparatory school, committed to excellence in teaching and learning. It is the only English school in Quebec offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$17,625 to $22,485Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day17625

    Crestwood Preparatory College (est. 2001)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (440 students)
    Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto offers a grade 7 to 12. The average class size here is 16, with a tuition cost of $26,500. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$24,900MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day24900

    Ridley College (est. 1889)

    • St. Catharines, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (307 students)
    • Boarding school (358 students)
    Ridley College is an acclaimed co-educational boarding and day school that prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$15,500 to $63,700Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day15500

    University of Toronto Schools (est. 1910)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (650 students)
    University of Toronto Schools offers programs for grades seven to 12. Its average class size is 25 students. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Accelerated$23,590MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day23590

    Havergal College (est. 1894)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Girls
    • Day school (870 students)
    • Boarding school (50 students)
    Havergal College is an all-girls school in Toronto for students in JK to Grade 12. Preparing Young Women to Make a Difference Since 1894. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$31,725 to $58,000Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day31725

    Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)

    • Hamilton, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1110 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]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$6,902 to $43,394Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay9999999999

    The Study (est. 1915)

    • Westmount, Quebec
    • K to 11 Girls
    • Day school (370 students)
    The Study offers a bilingual mother tongue programme in both English and French from kindergarten to grade 11 in Westmount, Quebec. The average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$18,415 to $20,735Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day18415

    Wheatley School (est. 1986)

    • St. Catharines, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (160 students)
    Wheatley School offers programs from nursery to grade eight in St. Catharines. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    • International Baccalaureate
    Student-paced$5,400 to $12,750Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day9999999999

    The Linden School (est. 1993)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Girls
    • Day school (115 students)
    The Linden School provides a challenging academic program for girls from JK - Grade 12. We create opportunities to discover the joys of learning and foster the development of critical thinking and physical well-being. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$14,000 to $19,400Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day14000

    Mulgrave School (est. 1993)

    • West Vancouver, British Columbia
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (900 students)
    Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$17,195 to $21,370Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day17195

    Stratford Hall (est. 2000)

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (520 students)
    Stratford Hall is an IB world school offering programs from kindergarten to grade 12 in Vancouver, BC. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$17,090 to $19,960Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day17090

    Luther College High School (est. 1913)

    • Regina, Saskatchewan
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (361 students)
    • Boarding school (92 students)
    Luther students, from many different social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of a tightly woven community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$7,050 to $29,560HighSchools Coed Boarding Day7050

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (est. 1905)

    • Okotoks, Alberta
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (675 students)
    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is an independent, private coeducational day school for Grades K-12 close to Calgary, AB. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$18,780 to $21,660Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day18780

    West Island College (est. 1982)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (550 students)
    West Island College offers post-secondary preparatory programs from grades 7 to 12 in Calgary. It's class size varies from 15 to 25 students. French Immersion is offered alongside the English program [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$15,650 to $20,200MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day15650

    Lynn-Rose Heights Private School (est. 1997)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • PS to 10 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    Lynn-Rose Heights Private School offers challenging academic programming from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose Heights school is an official International Baccalaureate World School. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$13,770Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day13770

    St. John's-Ravenscourt School (est. 1820)

    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (790 students)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    SJR is the world’s leading school in Debating and Public Speaking. It has produced 18 Rhodes scholars and three math olympiads. The School's graduates average a 98% university acceptance rate. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • Reggio Emilia
    Accelerated$16,890 to $49,440Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day16890

    MacLachlan College (est. 1978)

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 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

    Rothesay Netherwood School (est. 1877)

    • Rothesay, New Brunswick
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (130 students)
    • Boarding school (150 students)
    Rothesay Netherwood School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Its average class size is 14 to 16 students. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$20,110 to $54,090MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day20110

    King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)

    • Windsor, Nova Scotia
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (135 students)
    • Boarding school (205 students)
    King's-Edgehill School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$17,350 to $51,950MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day17350

    St. Clement's School (est. 1901)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 1 to 12 Girls
    • Day school (470 students)
    St. Clement's School develops outstanding women who are intellectually curious, courageous and compassionate. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$28,350Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Day28350

    College Prep International (est. 1944)

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 5 to 11 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    College Prep International, a traditional private school in Montreal, offers English instruction with partial French immersion, for grades five to eleven. Its average class size range from 12 to 18 Students [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$11,500 to $12,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay11500

    Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)

    • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
    • 8 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (70 students)
    • Boarding school (430 students)
    Shawnigan Lake School is the largest boarding school in Canada. Located in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, we offer a comprehensive program to 500 young men and women in grades 8-12. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$26,000 to $64,900HighSchools Coed Boarding Day26000

    Prestige School - Toronto Campus (est. 2003)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (210 students)
    Prestige School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Accelerated$9,850 to $15,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)

    • Duncan, British Columbia
    • PS to 12 Girls/Coed
    • Day school (254 students)
    • Boarding school (94 students)
    Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding Senior School for girls in Grades 8-12 and co-ed Junior School from Preschool to Grade 7 in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$5,325 to $53,600Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Coed Boarding Day5325

    Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School (est. 2005)

    • Kelowna, British Columbia
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (630 students)
    Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School in Kelowna, British Columbia offers programmes for grades Preschool to Grade 12 with enrollment of 560 day students and class sizes that range from 16-22 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$4,500 to $21,000Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay4500

    Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (780 students)
    Calgary French & International School, a traditional, alternative private school, offers preschool to grade 12 with enrolment of 750 day students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Standard-enriched$10,810 to $12,720Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10810

    King Heights Academy (est. 2004)

    • Woodbridge, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    Located in Vaughan, King Heights Academy provides a unique educational experience for toddlers to grade eight, which includes the IB Program. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$11,598 to $11,998Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day11598

    Lycée Claudel (est. 1962)

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1010 students)
    Seule école d'Ottawa admettant des élèves dans un système éducatif cohérent de la maternelle (trois ans) à l'entrée à l'Université, le Lycée Claudel applique le système et les programmes français. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$10,441 to $11,836Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day10441

    Brockton School (est. 2004)

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Brockton is a co-ed, JK to Grade 12, IB Continuum World School located in beautiful North Vancouver. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$16,400 to $23,700Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9999999999

    The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Girls
    • Day school (230 students)
    • Boarding school
    The pre-eminent All Girls English Catholic high school in Montreal, with 156 years of experience graduating young women of action with solid skills and tools for success. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$13,764 to $49,492MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day13764

    TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) (est. 1962)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • PS to 7 Coed
    • Day school (165 students)
    TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade seven. Its average class size is 12 to 22 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$11,900 to $26,150Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day11900

    Buffalo Seminary (est. 1851)

    • Buffalo, New York
    • 9 to 12 Girls
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Independent day and boarding school for college-bound girls. Our STEAM curriculum is unique, and creative, independent thinking is valued. Located in Buffalo, NY, girls access the best of city living. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Accelerated$19,840 to $46,715 USDHighSchools Girls Boarding Day19840

    Southridge School (est. 1995)

    • Surrey, British Columbia
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (680 students)
    We place equal value on the development of academics and character. Our program is built around authentic, experience-based learning that develops the mind, body and spirit. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$14,750 to $25,250Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day14750

    North Star Academy

    • Laval, Quebec
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    • Boarding school
    North Star Academy Laval is the only private English high school in Laval. We offer small classroom sizes for individualized attention. We teach not only for school but for life! Certificate of eligibility not required. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$6,000 to $31,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day6000

    Toronto International Academy (est. 2004)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • 10 to 12 Coed
    • Day 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. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$9,600 to $14,400Coed Day Homestay9600

    Delta West Academy (est. 1993)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Accomplished, confident and innovative - adjectives that describe not only our programs but more importantly, our students. Developing critical thinking, creative problem solving and academic excellence for everyone. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$9,900 to $17,550Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9900

    Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (90 students)
    Since 1979, Banbury's student-paced approach with tutorial instruction is in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Meainingful relationships enhance learning. Member of Canadian Coalition of Self Directed Learning--CCSDL. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$9,000 to $13,000Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9000

    St. Francis High School (est. 1927)

    • Hamburg, New York
    • 9 to 12 Boys
    • Day school (500 students)
    • Boarding school (26 students)
    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]
    • Traditional
    Accelerated$10,620 to $46,000 USDHighSchools Boys Boarding Day9999999999

    The Westside School (est. 2004)

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • K to 12 Coed/Coed
    • Day school (225 students)
    Westside's unique approach combines the best practices of Canadian and European education. Students are known, valued and understood as they prepare for admission to the top 50 universities and contributing lives beyond. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$9,000 to $55,000Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day Homestay9000

    Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (est. 1905)

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Girls
    • Day school (1150 students)
    • Boarding school (60 students)
    École secondaire francophone privée pour jeunes filles située à Outremont, Qc. Les frais de scolarité sont de 3 800 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$4,000 to $9,150MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boarding Day4000

    City Academy (est. 1999)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    City Academy offers courses which follow Ontario Curriculum Guidelines. Utilizing teachers who are subject specialists and following a flexible and unique timetabling format, we are committed to every student's success. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$1,600/courseMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day1600

    Randolph-Macon Academy (est. 1892)

    • Front Royal, Virginia
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (56 students)
    • Boarding school (269 students)
    Randolph-Macon Academy is located in Front Royal, Virginia. This college-prep school is for grades 6-12. Students develop a strong knowledge base while also building leadership skills and strong positive morals. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$14,350 to $40,525 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day14350

    Army and Navy Academy (est. 1910)

    • Carlsbad, California
    • 7 to 12 Boys
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Army and Navy Academy is a life-changer for boys. As a Gurian Model School, we know how boys learn inside and outside the classrom, what motivates them, and how to develop each student's potential. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$22,000 to $37,500 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding Day22000

    Foxcroft Academy (est. 1823)

    • Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (352 students)
    • Boarding school (98 students)
    Day & Boarding school with all boarding for International students Academic & Sports Grade 9 - 12 Tuition International $41,000 USD [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Standard-enriched$22,000/semester to $41,000 USDHighSchools Coed Boarding Day22000

    North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)

    • Coconut Creek, Florida
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (900 students)
    • Boarding school (330 students)
    North Broward Preparatory School is a K-12 co-educational day and boarding school located in S. Florida located minutes from the beach with IB, AP, and LD classes set on 80 acres with year round hockey. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$24,200 to $58,000 USDPreschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day24200

    Oxford Tutorial College (est. 1988)

    • Oxford,
    • 10 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    • Boarding school (150 students)
    Oxford Tutorial College is a leading independent college specialising in A-level and GCSE tuition for students grade 10 to 12, intending to go on to higher education at a good British University. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$33,255 to $39,447Coed Boarding Day Homestay33255

    UWC Canada (est. 1974)

    • Victoria, British Columbia
    • 12 to 12 Coed
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    The UWC National Committee of Canada and Pearson College UWC represent the United World Colleges in Canada. We are seeking daring young Canadians who aspire to make the world a better place. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$1 to $58,000Coed Boarding1

    Maple Leaf Collegiate (est. 2014)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed/Coed
    • Day school (117 students)
    Great Teachers & small classes, focused ESL accommodations, fast-track pathways to the best universities featuring UP & AP courses, allow MLC students to reach full potential & become life-long learners & high achievers. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$950/course to $42,000HighSchools Coed Day Homestay950

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