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Learning a second or third language, such as FrenchGerman, or Mandarin, will open up doors and allow your children to experience the world. 

Unique Features

Each school does it differently. At schools like ours that are bilingual, the aim is to have students fully functional and at a high degree of competence in their non-native language in the four language domains: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students are immersed in an environment dominated by the second language so that it is reinforced and solidified. At our school, math, science, history, and geography are taught in French, and French-language courses are mandatory up until the final year. Usually, the expectation at language schools is that the non-native language will be near or at native fluency level by graduation.

Benefits

Learning another language tends to enrich and enhance intellectual development, produce greater flexibility in thinking and even strengthen abilities in the native language. It has a positive effect on executive brain functions—staying focused, planning ahead and dealing with ambiguity. It opens doors to other cultures and viewpoints and, in our globalized world, increases job opportunities.

How do I know it's a good fit?

It depends on your child and what their strengths and areas of difficulty are. Some kids have a good ear and a greater propensity for picking up languages. Others can pick it up and do fine, but may have to work a little harder. If a child has difficulty making some sounds or is developmentally delayed in language acquisition, then a bilingual program might not be right for them.

—Susan Markle Director of admissions at Toronto French School
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Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Royal Cachet Montessori School is a Montessori school that offers programs from nursery to grade three in Markham. Its average class size is five to 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $12,900


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

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

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1250 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
$19,180 to $32,980


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19180

The Giles School (est. 1989)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (170 students)
The Giles School is a French immersion private school in Toronto for children age 2 (Pre-K) to Grade 8. Open Admissions through Grade 1, small classes, and Mandarin introduced as a third language in Grade 1. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$12,900 to $22,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12900

Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (90 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,700 to $20,700

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 18700

Children's Garden Nursery School (est. 1986)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (80 students)
Children's Garden Nursery School located on the corner of Bayview Ave and Broadway Ave, provides high quality programming for toddler, preschool and kindergarten students. [View profile]
    $5,600 to $18,000

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    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 5600

    York Montessori School (est. 2007)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    York Montessori School in Richmond Hill offers children from 16 months to 6 years old a wholesome Montessori education. Teacher to student ratios of 1:5 - 1:8. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $11,800 to $12,500

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    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 11800

    Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (700 students)
    Central Montessori Schools in Toronto offers instruction from nursery to grade six, with enrolment of 900 day students and tuition starting at $5,900. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,500 to $19,700


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8500

    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
    $12,565 to $20,750


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12565

    Momentum Montessori (est. 2016)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to K Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    Children absorb multiple languages, music & develop sports skills VERY easily. Momentum Montessori is a multilingual school exposing kids (1.5 - 6 yrs) to multiple languages, sports & music like no other program. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,000 to $20,000


    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8000

    Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    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
    $11,760 to $18,128


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11760

    Bishop's College School (est. 1836)  

    • Sherbrooke, Quebec
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Boarding school (214 students)
    • Day school (46 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 an IB World School offering the IB DP and course certificates. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    $24,000 to $55,500


    MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 24000

    Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school
    Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,500 to $14,900


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

    Century Private School (est. 1994)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    $9,245 to $26,800


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9245

    Guiding Light Academy (est. 2007)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    $9,500

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    Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9500

    Lycée Français de Toronto (est. 1995)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (550 students)
    Lycée Français de Toronto is a French school that offers programs from nursery to grade 12. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $16,496 to $19,120


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16496

    Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé (est. 1956)  

    • Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Coed
    • Homestay school (5 students)
    • Boarding school (10 students)
    • Day school (270 students)
    SMRC is a coed day and boarding high school in French Canada with a warm & relaxed natural campus, modern rooms, enrichment & support, technology enhanced classrooms & labs, 8 cultural & sports programs, 20+ activities [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $3,580 to $28,480


    MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed 3580

    Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Sunrise Montessori School in Markham offers both English and French Immersion programs from Infant (0 months) to Grade 8. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    • Montessori
    $10,500 to $16,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

    Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc (est. 1954)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Girls
    • Day school
    In our all-girls environment, academic achievement in both official languages is the norm. A Joan of Arc Academy bilingual education prepares the women leaders for the challenges of tomorrow. Come and see the difference. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $15,750


    Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Girls 15750

    Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)  

    • St. Catharines, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers Toddler to Grade 6 Montessori education with class sizes of 8 to 20 students. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $9,750


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9750

    Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy (est. 2010)  

    • Caledon, Ontario
    • PS to 3 Coed
    • Day school (60 students)
    Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy offers our students a supportive environment, which allows them to discover their passions, all while reaching each individuals full potential! [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $9,000 to $12,000


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

    Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) (est. 1984)  

    • Milton, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    Oxford Learning Academy – where your child will experience a homeschooling approach with the benefits of socialization in a small classroom environment. This Milton private school runs from PK to grade 8. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $12,000 to $12,850


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12000

    Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school
    Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Christie and Sorauren locations provide programs for students 18 months to 6 years old. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $9,500 to $17,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 9500

    Sidney Ledson Institute (est. 1982)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school
    The PK – Grade 6 program is a visible expression of the philosophy embodied in Ledson's books, Raising Brighter Children and Teach Your Child to Read in Just 10 Minutes a Day. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $4,501 to $12,800

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4501

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

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • PS to 7 Coed
    • Day school (185 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
    $25,680 to $32,980


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 25680

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus (est. 1995)  

    • North York, Ontario
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (250 students)
    The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,500 to $17,100


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8500

    Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)  

    • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
    • 8 to 12 Coed
    • Boarding school (430 students)
    • Day school (70 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
    $27,200 to $67,900


    HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 27200

    Académie St-Laurent Academy (est. 2007)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (250 students)
    St-Laurent Academy is a private school that offers programs from nursery to high school in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $11,500 to $17,500

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11500

    Macdonald-Cartier Academy (est. 1990)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • 7 to 8 Coed
    • Day school (64 students)
    Macdonald-Cartier Academy teaches Grade 7 & 8 students how to learn and offers an intensive French immersion program combining rigorous and accelerated academics with athletics and fun experiential learning. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $16,900


    MiddleSchools Day Coed 16900

    West Island College (Montreal) (est. 1974)  

    • Montreal (DDO), Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Coed
    • Day school (400 students)
    West Island College offers French and French Immersion programs from grades seven to 11 in Montreal. It is a leader in innovative teaching methods. Average class size 22 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $12,265


    MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12265

    Selwyn House School (est. 1901)  

    • Westmount, Quebec
    • K to 11 Boys
    • Day school (545 students)
    Selwyn House School provides a well-rounded education of exceptional depth and scope for boys from Kindergarten to Grade 11. It is located in Westmount, Quebec. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $18,350 to $23,900


    Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys 18350

    Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

    • Brantford, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (41 students)
    Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,800 to $9,700


    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8800

    College Prep International (est. 1944)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 5 to 11 Coed
    • Day school (125 students)
    College Prep International, a traditional private school in Montreal, offers English instruction with partial French immersion, for grades five to twelve. Its average class size range from 12 to 18 Students [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $12,500 to $13,500


    MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12500

    Kuper Academy (est. 1987)  

    • Kirkland, Quebec
    • K to 11 Coed
    • Day school (950 students)
    Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $5,121 to $14,640


    Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5121

    Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School (est. 1909)  

    • Westmount, Quebec
    • K to 11 Girls
    • Day school (320 students)
    Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School is a Tier 1 school for girls in Kindergarten through Grade 11, located in Westmount, Quebec. For every girl who has a mind of her own, we have a school to nurture it. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $18,764 to $21,417


    Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 18764

    Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (127 students)
    Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 12 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it! [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $14,100 to $14,600


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 14100

    Villa Maria (est. 1854)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 7 to 11 Coed/Girls
    • Day school (1117 students)
    • Day school (501 students)
    Villa Maria offers programs from grades 7 to 11 in Montreal. Its average class size is 30 to 34 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $5,000 to $5,700


    MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed Girls 5000

    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 4 500 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    $4,500 to $10,700


    MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 4500

    West Island College (est. 1982)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (575 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
    $16,120 to $21,120


    MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16120

    German International School Toronto (est. 1999)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (70 students)
    German International School in Toronto offers programs from PK to grade 8. It provides a German curriculum enriched with Canadian content. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $8,900 to $17,350


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8900

    Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (780 students)
    Calgary French & International School graduates will be active global citizens with a foundation for life-long success, and our school will be the leader in French immersion and international education. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $7,490 to $14,310

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7490

    Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  

    • Calgary, Alberta
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (375 students)
    • Homestay school (10 students)
    Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Three years old to Grade 12. All linguistic backgrounds welcome. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $12,700 to $14,350

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 12700

    Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

    • Whitby, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school
    The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $7,500 to $13,000


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7500

    Académie Marie-Claire   

    • Kirkland, Quebec
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (390 students)
    This traditional and alternative private school in Kirkland, Quebec offers programs for grades PK to 6 with full English & French bilingual. The average class size is about 18 to 20. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $11,850 to $12,528


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 11850

    St. George's School of Montreal (est. 1930)  

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • K to 11 Coed
    • Day school (460 students)
    St. George's School of Montreal is a bi-lingual private school where students acquire a life-long love of learning as we challenge each student to excel and become confident problem solvers and engaged citizens. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $18,204 to $22,440


    Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18204

    École la Nouvelle Vague   

    • Montreal, Quebec
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school
    The bilingual French and English curriculum of Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Ministry of Education accredited program. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $10,820 to $11,535


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 10820

    Philopateer Christian College (est. 1999)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (350 students)
    Philopateer Christian College offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $7,000 to $10,000


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7000

    Académie Vaudrin Academy (est. 2005)  

    • Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    Vaudrin Academy offers innovative and trilingual education based on neuroscience which is unique in the world. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • Montessori
    $5,568 to $11,832


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 5568

    Emmanuel Christian School (est. 1975)  

    • Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec
    • K to 11 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    Emmanuel Christian School offers a bilingual program in both Elementary and High School. Our caring, Christ-centered environment enables students to thrive and reach their full potential through a variety of activities. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $7,780 to $15,000


    Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7780

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