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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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    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


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    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Montessori
    • International Baccalaureate
    $14,075 to $25,440


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    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
    $17,900 to $19,500


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    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 $13,500. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Traditional
    $13,500


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    York Montessori School (est. 2007)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (145 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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    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]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    $14,995 to $16,995


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    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
    $9,700 to $17,800


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    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]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Progressive
    $26,725


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    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
    $8,400 to $26,800


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    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
    $18,300 to $19,000


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    Aurora Preparatory Academy (est. 1979)  

    • Aurora, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school
    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
    $14,900


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    Trillium School (est. 1991)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed/Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Boarding school
    Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Montessori
    $9,400 to $33,000


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    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
    $9,880 to $12,200


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    I Am Smart S-Cool (est. 2017)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • SK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (15 students)
    I AM SMART S-COOL offers programs from SK to Grade 8 in Richmond Hill. Its average class size is 5-7 students. Tuition fee if 14,500 per year. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $14,500


    Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day14500

    Country Garden Montessori Academy (est. 1995)  

    • Newmarket, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    • Homestay (5 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
    $7,000 to $26,400


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    J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (250 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
    $9,444 to $39,550


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    St. Andrew's College (est. 1899)  

    • Aurora, Ontario
    • 5 to 12 Boys
    • Day school (367 students)
    • Boarding school (259 students)
    St. Andrew's College offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Aurora. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $30,120 to $63,500


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    Upper York School (est. 2017)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (9 students)
    Upper York School offers programs from Gr. 9 to Gr.12. Located in Markham. [View profile]
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    $22,000


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    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
    $13,200


    Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day13200

    Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Sunrise Montessori School offers English and French Immersion program from Infant to Grade 8 in Markham. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $11,500 to $19,800


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day11500

    Wishing Well Schools (est. 1978)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (220 students)
    Wishing Well Schools offers enriched programs from 18 months to Grade 8 in Markham. Montessori program from 18 months to 6 years old, advanced academic program from Grade 1 to 8. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    $12,370 to $12,620


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day12370

    The Nature School (est. 2017)  

    • Vaughan, Ontario
    • K to 3 Coed
    • Day school (50 students)
    The Nature School provides an alternative form of education designed to provide experiential learning opportunities and promote curiosity to nurture the whole child. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $3,000 to $10,200


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    Merit College (est. 2008)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    • Homestay (50 students)
    For almost a decade, Merit College has been helping young and talented students from all over the world reach their full potential and get accepted into a suitable post-secondary program. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $25,000


    HighSchools Coed Day Homestay25000

    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
    $5,000 to $15,600


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    Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

    • Unionville, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (1000 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
    $7,450 to $13,550


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Coed Day7450

    BrightMinds Online School (est. 2016)  

    • Unionville, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    BrightMinds Online School offers grade 9 to 12 credit courses through e-learning. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $780 to $1,110 /course


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    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
    $6,750 to $11,200


    Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day6750

    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
    $9,850 to $15,000


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Day9850

    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
    $10,000 to $11,000


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    Vaughan College Private School (est. 2009)  

    • Vaughan, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (70 students)
    • Homestay (20 students)
    Vaughan College Private School is an Ontario ministry Inspected Private Secondary school in Woodbridge,Vaughan. We accept International Students.Low Tuition Fee,Small Class Size,AP Courses.High university acceptance rate [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $8,900 to $12,000


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    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
    $24,040 to $61,240


    Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day24040

    Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (84 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
    $12,390 to $17,928


    Preschool Kindergarten Coed Day12390

    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
    $10,082 to $15,500


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