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Private schools in the York region

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There are many great private schools in York-region, Ontario. This includes schools in Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Vaughan, Newmarket, King City, and Stouffville. These schools offer a first-rate education for students of all levels, from preschool to high school.

Types of York-region private schools

The York region has a wide range of different kinds of private schools. Whether you’re looking for an academic, mainstream, alternative, or specialty school, there are plenty of options to choose from. Below, we describe some of the main types of private schools you’ll find in the York area.

Choosing a private school in York

There are many factors to consider in choosing a private school in York-region, Ontario. You’ll want to find a school that’s the right fit for your child and family. Below, we list some of the main factors you may want to look into.

To learn about choosing the right private school in general, read our step-by-step guide. You can also read our guide to private school questions.

  • Location: Where is the school located? Is it within walking distance? Is it near a subway? Does it offer busing?
     
  • Size: How large is the school? What grades does it cover? What is the average class size and student-to-teacher ratio?   
     
  • Curriculum: What curriculum does the school use? Does it meet or surpass Ontario curriculum standards? What curricular approach does it use? Is this more mainstream or alternative?
  • Community: What is the school community like? Is it a close-knit and cohesive one? Do students tend to get along? What opportunities are there for parents to get involved in school life?
  • Extracurriculars: What kinds of extracurricular activities are offered? When and how often are they offered? Are these included in the cost of tuition, and if not, how much extra do they cost?

Below, we list private schools in the York region of Ontario. To learn more about a school, click on its profile. You can also click through to a school’s website, contact a school directly, and register your child today.

 

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TMS (est. 1961)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (780 students)
Internationally recognized since 1961,TMS is the leading university preparatory school in Richmond Hill with Montessori & IB frameworks that provide students with the foundation for a life of goodness & excellence. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,750 to $29,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16750

Delano Academy (est. 2014)  

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • JK to 12 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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,995 to $19,995

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16995

Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School (est. 1986)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (600 students)
Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$20,000 to $21,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 20000

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

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Montessori
$7,620 to $15,704

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed 7620

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

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

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (340 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 $13,500. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Traditional
$13,500


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13500

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

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
$18,000 to $19,500

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MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18000

Holy Trinity School (est. 1981)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (759 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]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Progressive
$26,995


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 26995

Richland Academy (est. 2002)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS 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
$17,500 to $18,300


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 17500

Country Garden Montessori Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
Situated on seven acres of rolling parkland and gardens, Country Garden Montessori Academy in Newmarket is a co-ed private day school for students in grades PS-12. The school provides a family atmosphere and is committed the intellectual growth and emotional well-being of students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,200 to $25,900


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 7200

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

Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (87 students)
Blooming Lives Montessori celebrates and nurtures the sense of curiosity of each child, supports them in exploring their expanding capabilities and guides them into their thriving potentials. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Montessori
$5,300 to $16,200


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 5300

Vaughan College Private School (est. 2009)  

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (20 students)
  • Day school (70 students)
An Ontario ministry inspected private secondary school in Woodbridge, Vaughan. We accept International Students, have small class sizes, low tuition, high university acceptance rate. AP Courses also available! [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$8,900 to $23,500


HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 8900

Princeton Academy of Canada (est. 2000)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (50 students)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
Princeton Academy is a reputable private high school that offers high school credits from grades 9-12 to those who are working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The average class size is about 8-15 students [View profile]
  • Traditional
$10,000 to $18,800


HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed 10000

Upper York School (est. 2017)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school
Upper York School offers programs from Gr. 9 to Gr.12. Located in Markham. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$16,500 to $22,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16500

St. Andrew's College (est. 1899)  

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • Boarding school (253 students)
  • Day school (386 students)
St. Andrew's College offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Aurora. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$35,120 to $63,500


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Boys 35120

The Nature School (est. 2017)  

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • PS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (12 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
The Nature School at Kortright provides an alternative form of education designed to provide experiential learning opportunities and promote curiosity to nurture the whole child. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$1,500 to $12,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed 1500

RoyalCrest Academy (est. 2004)  

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (500 students)
RoyalCrest Academy offers a unique early years and elementary program that encourage children to " Think, Explore & Create" in an environment that support academic and social development. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$14,500 to $15,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 14500

Aurora Preparatory Academy (est. 1979)  

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
Aurora Preparatory Academy is small by design, a supportive JK-8 community in which students thrive. Affordable tuition and an advanced programme, including all-grade French, music and art, and inclusive sports teams. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$13,950 to $15,350


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13950

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]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$5,100 to $16,050


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5100

Pickering College (est. 1842)  

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (125 students)
  • Day school (315 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
$25,785 to $65,170


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 25785

Prestige School - Richmond Hill Campus (est. 2003)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school
The Prestige School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Richmond Hill. Its average class size is ten students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$10,000 to $15,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10000

Somerset Academy (est. 1990)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • Day school
Established in 1974, Somerset Academy is an independent, not-for-profit private school that provides education to students in Grades 1 to 8. Somerset Academy has an average class size of 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$11,950 to $13,900


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 11950

Trinity Montessori School (est. 1999)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (120 students)
Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$1,100 to $1,200


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 1100

Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,900 to $29,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 9900

Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (900 students)
Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,100 to $14,250


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8100

Wesley Christian Academy (est. 1988)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (350 students)
Wesley Christian Academy offers programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Markham. As we are a Christian school, we share our beliefs with all our students but we warmly welcome families from ALL faiths and backgrounds! [View profile]
  • Traditional
$9,975 to $12,800

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9975

Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) (est. 1971)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (590 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
$10,950 to $18,910


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10950

Trillium School (est. 1991)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Montessori
$6,900 to $44,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 6900

Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (370 students)
Aurora Montessori School offers a comprehensive, nurturing and enriched program for Toddler to Grade 8. Our enrolment of 375 day students has an average class size of 15 to 24. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Emilia
$10,500 to $16,200


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

Yip’s Music & Montessori School (est. 1990)  

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school
Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,000 to $13,250


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7000

J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$16,400 to $40,800


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 16400

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