Northmount School
Northmount School
26 Mallard Road
Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1S3
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Northmount School

Northmount School

26 Mallard Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1S3

School Type:
Grades (Gender):
JK to 8 (Boys)
$10,000 to $18,325 per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
8 to 12
Day: 90 (Gr. JK-8)

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Contact Name:
Chris Ruch

Phone Number:

School Address
26 Mallard Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1S3

About this school:

The road to honourable manhood begins here. Northmount School (JK-8) develops young men who use their academic prowess with discernment and wisdom. Our students enjoy a program of study that is designed for boys. The incorporation of experiential learning that engages all of a young man's senses is critical for the delivery of our curriculum. Our lessons provide numerous opportunities for movement, expression, experimentation, presentation, and the building of core skills in order to achieve extraordinary results. Our enriched curriculum has a proven track record with remarkable CAT3 and EQAO standings, enabling parents and students access to their school of choice beyond the eighth grade. We ensure that all of the doors of opportunity for participation in the arts, maths, sciences, languages, athletics, theatre, and community service are always open to each student. We believe that close, personal home-and-school communications reinforce our exceptional character education program. The road to future excellence begins with our elementary school, mirroring your high home standards, and jointly mapping a path of joyful learning for the growth of your son.

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Northmount School is an academic, day school in Toronto, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades JK to 8 with enrolment of 90 students. Northmount School has an average class size of 8 to 12 students and has a tuition of $10,000 to $18,325 per year. Founded in 1990, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.

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Mr. Glenn C. Domina, Headmaster

I am delighted to welcome you to Northmount’s Website on the Our Kids Network and I hope that you will soon visit the school if you have not done so already. Northmount is a unique place where boys are encouraged to learn and grow in a character-driven context that places a premium on our stated goal of bringing the boys along the road to honourable manhood. As parents you are your son’s first, and, most important teachers. Each boy is respected for the individual he is and his parents are very involved partners in his “school life.” The preparation for his future started at home but Northmount will continue and enhance the work you are doing as parents in an academically supportive environment. Your son will be known and mentored by his teachers and advisors. He will be understood and embraced in this community that understands and loves boys for what they really are. As a school we take great pride in our Catholic heritage. This continues to be the fundamental base in Northmount’s Character Education Program. Our student population is representative of many faith backgrounds coming from a community of families that endorse and advance the values that define Northmount School. The face of Northmount is the face of Toronto. We have tried to strike an appropriate balance for each boy in the three “A’s” of his education: academics, athletics and the arts. Boys learn best in a single sex environment. The evidence on this is overwhelming and incontrovertible. The heavy emphasis placed on girl’s education since the late 70’s has not been kind to boy’s education in general and has given rise to the myth that boys will get along regardless of curriculum and pedagogy. This is demonstrably wrong. In Quebec, Alberta and Saskatchewan, high-school drop out rates for boys age 16 and over is higher than 40%. We have seen women’s enrollment in university significantly surpass men’s university enrollment across the western world. If current trends continue, one source calculates, the last boy will graduate from “a” North American University in 2076. Some co-educational schools admit, candidly, that they have not had a boy qualify as valedictorian for a graduating class over the past ten years. At Northmount we consider this a very serious state of affairs. We at Northmount base the character and education of the boys on firm ground born of the rock of ages making us much less inclined to faddism or novelty. Your son’s education is too important to be a trial case study in the latest educational ”experiment.” As I watch the boys at play each day I am struck by how quickly they become physically strong but restrain themselves as they play with, or near, the younger ones. These emerging young men can also turn around and play a song or paint a picture that, on occasion, will make one stop in his tracks. Their work can belie an emotional depth that the boy’s verbal communication does not. Competitive, active boys will be drawn to academics if put in an environment that champions the challenge of academics balanced with the athletic and artistic prowess as it springs from these young men of virtue. Years after the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon at Waterloo he was asked how this great victory was possible. He harkened back to the virtues and values his men had taken to heart while boys at school. He stated flatly, “The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.” Northmount is such a school. We look forward to welcoming you and your son. Glenn C. Domina Headmaster

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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    JK Limited
    SK Limited
    K Limited
    1 Limited
    2 Limited
    3 Limited
    4 Limited
    5 Limited
    6 Limited
    7 Limited
    8 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aidexpand



Type Tuition
Day Students $10,000 to 18,325 CDN

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes


Discount for 3nd child 25%
Discount for 4nd child 25%

Scholarships & awards:

  • Bursary
       Amount: Varies
       Type: Need based
       Grade(s): 1 to 8

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Knighting Ceremonyexpand

When older cousin Max G. was knighted into Banting House, three years ago he said, "This is one of the best days of my life." Here he is pictured with younger cousin Jack G. as Jack was just knighted into his same house. Proud Max holds up the House Cup, which Banting has the highest amount of wins in its grand history. Our knighting ceremony welcomes a young man and his family into the community and specifically, into a band of brothers. Belonging and feeling part of something special is so critical for young boys! They are knighted by the House Master who charges them with, "May you be strong in deeds, a saint in God's service, and a worthy brother and competitor." ...

The Road Begins, Kindergartenexpand

Your child is beginning a wonderful journey filled with laughter and learning. He is exploring the world around him and discovering new things. Kindergarten must be a place of security and utter warmth. Our program is an excellent transition from both home care and pre-school. You have taken the time to ensure that your child's first experiences with education are positive, formative, and moral, let us assist you further with this most honourable task. Our JK-SK Program combines the loving care and attention your son would receive at home, with the early foundations of socialization, routines, reading, and Mathematics. Both JK and SK are full-time day programs, but this class operates on an entirely different timetable than the rest of Northmount. Our classes are small and no child is without his teacher's kind direction. Our JK/SK teacher is the mother of three boys and a specialist in Primary Level education. Come and spend some time in the class and discover the special experience that awaits your son. ...

Rocket Boysexpand

There is an excitement in air at the beginning of each new term. That is right, it is clubs time. During each of our three terms, Northmount takes the last period on Wednesday to conduct clubs. These clubs give the children and teachers the opportunity to experiment with a new area of interest or hobby. Term One clubs included, model rocketry, robotics, LEGO, bowling, junior soccer, and board games. Chris Ruch who pioneered the rocket program at Northmount stated, "It is just brilliant that we can teach the lads a new skill and have them patiently go through a process realizing a terrific ending." ...

A Seasoned Volleyball Teamexpand

A few years of development truly paid off for the volleyball team. Students who had entered the sport in much younger grades were now seasoned players and more importantly, taller. A series of home wins cheered on by an enthusiastic audience of parents, teachers, and students propelled the team to great finals. Even on the road, the Knights produced some incredible wins in many different sport venues. While they did not go to the final game, their performance in the playoffs was equally impressive. Coach Mansey commented that, "Student leadership and sportsmanship propelled this team forward."€The volleyball team is a terrific starting point for young men to learn cooperation and a sense of apprenticeship in competitive sports. While older players receive more time on the court, younger and less experienced athletes learn from their peers. The volleyball team had a great deal of parody with the traditionally stronger teams in the league and should challenge for another S.S.A.F. title in 2008. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this very long season and a thank you to all of the parents who took time out of their day to watch and drive the team. ...

Chrismtas Concert Delights Allexpand

Parents, Grandparents, and friends marvelled at the performance of the students at the Christmas concert held on Friday, November 30, 2007. While each grade played individually, the evening culminated in a performance of Little Drummer Boy, in which the entire student body performed together under the masterful direction of the conductor and music teacher, Mr. James Taylor. ...

Alumni: A Knight Returnsexpand

Ten years removed from Northmount as a student, I found myself back here as a teacher. Although the school has grown from an institution that had no gymnasium in an office building to a proper building with a science lab and larger classrooms, I am pleased to see that the community that holds Northmount up has not changed. Dedicated administrators are always ready to help me become a better teacher, as they were when they helped me become a better student. Parents are always giving of their time with field trips, lunches for the boys and for keeping their sons on track academically. It was an excellent place for me to grow up, and I find now that it is an awesome place to have a career. Michael Nonato Alumni Grade 3 Teacher, 2009 ...

Choosing a Single Gender Schoolexpand

Choosing a new school is truly a daunting task. The right atmosphere, academics, athletics, and community connection is critical to a family's selection. The decision is an immense one that involves the student's emotions and the appreciation of a moral parallel to the home environment. Central to this process is the question of how well the child will learn and under what circumstances will this occur? Recent studies have suggested that the learning patterns for male and female students differ. Single gender schools address this issue straight on by adapting the curriculum and teaching methods to suit the individual genders. Northmount School recognizes that male students are at a disadvantage in a mixed gender setting, which will tend to favor female learning styles and patterns. Our pedagogy is grounded in three diverse learning methods: visual demonstration, direct impact of theory, and the commencement of proficiency (practicing the lesson immediately.) Northmount addresses the need that elementary school is to be a time for young men to know that all of their doors are open and the possibilities of the world are theirs. Due to our small class sizes, opportunities to play on the hockey team to being in the annual school play are there for the taking. Our students are educated in an enriched curriculum with programs such as Saxon Mathematics and Reading Mastery, which provide them with superior preparation for secondary school. Northmount students gain access to the schools of their choice and rank amongst the highest results in SSAT testing. Central to our ethos is that the Northmount environment be a moral and nurturing mirror to the values of the home and this we compliment with our Character Education and Advisory Program. While we are a Catholic school that has Mass twice per week and religious instruction for all grade levels; we openly welcome all Faiths to share in the universal truths of morality, knowledge, and service to the community. ...

Archbishop of Toronto Visitsexpand

His Grace, The Archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Collins visited Northmount on December 17, 2007. He addressed Northmount students, parents, faculty and members of the Board in the chapel. The Archbishop brought with him the message of hope and the love of Christ and how this can be found in every human being. He also explained how the Church operates within a hierarchy and was questioned by students with a wide variety of inquiries ranging from his time in Alberta, to what inspired him to become a priest and then an Archbishop. His Grace was pleasantly surprised by both the sophistication of our students and their extraordinary listening skills and manners. Following the presentation in the chapel, His Grace met with faculty, administration, and parents in a reception held in our library. The executive of our student council (pictured right) also had the opportunity to further meet with the Archbishop. His Grace was welcomed by Monsieur Breen and his brother Father Breen, the two members of the clergy who say Holy Mass twice per week at Northmount. We thanked His Grace for the time he took to come to our school and for his message to all of us. We wish His Grace, The Archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Collins all the best in his mandate and will continue to pray for him. ...

Christmas Basket Programexpand

One of our founding directors once said, "You become an adult when you are able to take care of yourself, you become a man when you can take care of others." Every year the Northmount Knights enter into a partnership with the fraternal order of the Knights of Columbus (11813), in keeping with one the core principles of the school, charity and service to humanity. The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Bartholomew's Church provides the Knights of Columbus with the names of families who need assistance at Christmas time. These names are then forwarded to Northmount's Deputy Headmaster and former two-term Grand Knight, Manfred J. von Vulte. Since 2001, Northmount has supported 84 families in the Toronto area. ...

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Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • Community service
  • Gifted program
  • Summer studies

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Before-school program
  • Full-day kindergarten
  • Lunch program
  • Private/Individual lessons
  • Transportation
  • Tutoring

    Special Needs

  • Learning study assistance


  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Ceramics
  • Choral Music
  • Drawing
  • Electric music
  • Graphic design
  • Lighting design
  • Music history
  • Music Theatre/Opera
  • Music theory
  • Painting
  • Production
  • Sculpture
  • Set design
  • Theatre design

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Classics
  • Creative writing
  • Debate
  • Ethics
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Public speaking
  • Religious studies
  • Theology
  • World religions


  • English
  • ESL
  • French

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Animation
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Geometry
  • Robotics
  • Web design

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Animation
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Math Club
  • Robotics club
  • School newspaper
  • Science Club
  • Scouting
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook


  • Art Club
  • Audiovisual Club
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Musical theatre/Opera


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Camping/Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Downhill skiing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Martial Arts
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor Club
  • Outdoor Education
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

    Moral Development

  • Character education
  • Faith
  • Leadership
  • Social justice

    Admissions & Finances

  • Bursaries
  • Financial aid
  • Interview required
  • Sibling discounts

    Religious Affiliation

  • Christian
  • Roman Catholic

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  • International Boys Schools Coalition (IBSC) Associations

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