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Special Needs in Ontario

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Special Needs Schools Ontario

Ontario, Canada's most populous province, is home to some of the best special needs schools in the country. Ontario is where you can find diverse cultures, lifestyles and places, including Canada's capital, Ottawa, and other major cities such as the provincial capital of Toronto and its significant suburbs including Brampton, Mississauga, Ajax, Pickering, Thornhill and Barrie.

What Special Needs Private Schools Offer

Special needs schools offer alternative education and specialized support for students with any kind of physical disability, behavioural disorder, mental disability or communicative disorder. For example, private schools are often well-equipped to support children with specific issues like autism, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or ADD (attention deficit disorder), and Asperger's syndrome. Special needs private schools help students in ways unspecialized schools cannot.

Common Concerns About Private School

Q: How will I pay the school’s tuition?
A: You have multiple financial planning tools, such as budgeting or trust funds that would be taxed significantly less than your income. (Learn more about tax breaks for private school parents.) There are also other external resources. Four such options are common. First, you could search for community support, as plenty of small communities will assist you in funding your child’s education through helpful organizations (e.g., The Rotary Club). Next, you could apply for a medical tax break for enrolling your child in a special needs school. Third, you may apply for scholarships and bursaries, a process that you should begin 16 months before your planned time of enrolment. Finally, if you send your child to a faith-based school for special needs, your tuition may count as a charitable donation for which you will receive a tax receipt.

Consult our tips on how to pay for private school for more information.

Q: Will my child with special needs fall behind in a private school?
A: Special needs private schools have smaller class sizes than other types of schools. The class may resemble a supportive learning group. As such, your child’s instructors will be able to monitor his or her unique needs. Any child that falls behind will have the opportunity to catch up through extra help sessions—a staple of private schools.

Q: Will my child with special needs have a chance to socially interact with other students?
A:Yes! First and foremost, small class sizes foster participatory classroom environments. Second and perhaps most importantly, private schools for special needs students have the capacity to offer a plethora of extracurricular programs or activities. Therefore, your son or daughter will have the chance to interact with other students who share some common interest like chess or dancing.

Q: How do I choose a special needs school?
A: Here are a few useful tips on finding the best school:

  • Ask a lot of questions. Speak to all stakeholders in a school (e.g., students, parents, teachers, administrators).
  • Try to imagine whether your child will flourish in that school.
  • Let a school’s admissions team decide whether there is a fit. Provide as much information as you can about your child, so the school could determine whether it is the best match for your family.

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List of Special Needs Schools in Ontario

95 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2N8
Toronto
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • Gr: Nursery to 3 (Coed)
  • $15,800 - $17,100
47 Glenbrook Avenue, North York, Ontario, M6B 2L7
North York
Magnificent Minds caters to learners whose needs are not being met in larger school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $10,000 - $20,000
275 Rudar Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 1S2
Mississauga
Team School offers programs from grades 1 to 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 8 to 12 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0
Wellandport
Robert Land Academy is a military/special needs private school in Wellandport, Ontario. It offers programs for grades six to 12.
  • Boarding
  • Military
  • Special Needs
  • Gr: 6 to 12 (Boys)
  • $41,300 - $46,300
1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4
Toronto
St. Michael's College School offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 23 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • Gr: 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • $18,575 - $19,200
55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7
Port Hope
Trinity College School offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Port Hope. Its average class size is 16 students.
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Gr: 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • $22,250 - $50,950
801 Eglinton Avenue West, #201, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1E3
Toronto
Shoore Centre for Learning is a special-needs private school that offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is six students.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $24,000 - $30,000
16945 Bayview Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 4X2
Newmarket
Pickering College offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students.
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $20,870 - $54,475
55 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2R3
Toronto
WillowWood School is an independent school for diverse learners in Toronto. It offers programs from grades 1 to 12 with a maximum class of 16 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • Gr: 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,600 - $19,900
1650 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 3Y1
Toronto
Academy C60 is a small school in Toronto for grades 9 to 12. Students earn credits while developing skills that best prepares them for post secondary education.
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Troubled Teens
  • Gr: 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $1,450 - $2,200
245 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1R3
Toronto
Founded on the science of neuroplasticity, Arrowsmith Program provides students with the skills necessary to overcome their learning disabilities and transform their academic, cognitive, emotional and social lives.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $23,000
1484 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7W5
Oakville
Chisholm Academy, a school in Oakville for students with learning difficulties, offers an average class size of 10 students with a starting tuition cost of $17,750.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • Gr: 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $17,750 - $19,280
5 Blue Haven Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M9M 1W5
Toronto
By providing a private school environment with small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio, while also following the Ontario Curriculum, we can ensure our students are well prepared for the rest of their educational pursuits here in Canada.
  • Day & Boarding
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $5,000 - $23,500
110 Doon Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 3C8
Kitchener
Incorporating academic excellence, service and peacemaking, Rockway is a diverse learning community of 300 students in Grades 7 to 12 including a dynamic international student exchange program.
  • Day & Boarding & Homestay
  • Academic
  • Gr: 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,000 - $13,860
25 Cassels Road East, Brooklin, Ontario, L1M 1A4
Brooklin
We focus on building skills for life-long learning, including independence, concentration, self-confidence and a strong academic foundation in language, math, science, and the arts.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Gr: Nursery to 3 (Coed)
  • $3,750 - $9,900
2950 Keele Street Suite 102 and 202, North York, Ontario, M3M 2H2
North York
Finding the Way, a special needs school in North York, focuses on helping children with autism and learning differences, from PS to grade 8.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • Gr: PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,000 - $26,000
41 Roehampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1P9
Toronto
Kohai Educational Centre is a special needs private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade 12 and higher in Toronto. Its average class size is two to six students.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Gr: PS to 12/UP (Coed)
  • $32,215
, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 2E3
Burlington
Missing Links Academy incorporates clinically proven ABA methodologies, combined with Ministry of Ontario curriculum. Contact us to discover why Missing Links is the "Missing Link" to autism.
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Special Needs
  • Gr: PS to 8 (Coed)
  • $24,500 - $38,500
8058 Concession 8, Utopia, Ontario, L0M 1T0
Utopia
Renaissance Academy is a special needs school that offers programs from kindergarten to grade 12 in Utopia, Ontario. Its average class size is one to ten students.
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • Gr: K to 12 (Coed)
  • $15,000 - $60,000
366 Parkhill Road East, Peterborough, Ontario, K9L 1C3
Peterborough
Arrowsmith School in Peterborough is a special needs school with grades 1 to 12. The school has an average class size of 10 students and tuition of $16,000.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $16,000
4576 Yonge Street, Suite 408, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6N4
Toronto
Don Valley Academy is a private high school whose primary aim is to prepare our students for post-secondary studies. We are dedicated to providing educational programs that meet the needs of each student.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Special Needs
  • Gr: 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,900 - $13,200
6670 Campobello Rd, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N2L8
Mississauga
Oakwood Academy is a special needs private school in Mississauga. It offers programs from pre-school to grade eight.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $14,500 - $50,000
25 Alvin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2A7
Toronto
Curriculum designed for kids aged 2 1/2 to 6 covers Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math and French. Located near Yonge /St Clair subway station. Please call or email to book a tour.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Gr: PS to K (Coed)
  • $7,250 - $12,000
76 Anglesey Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3C1
Toronto
mindwerx4kids belief is that each person's combination of talents is distinctive. We provide an enriched curriculum with an individualized learning approach. Psychoeducational assessments help us understand our students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • $4,000 - $5,000
2327 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6E 3S5
Toronto
Lycée Français de Toronto is a French school that offers programs from nursery to grade 12. Its average class size is 17 students.
  • Day & Homestay
  • Academic
  • Alternative
  • Gr: PK to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,260 - $16,450
15 Breadalbane St., Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1C2
Toronto
The YMCA Academy is an alternative high school serving youth with learning disabilities and learning style differences.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
297 Old Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1C 1B4
Scarborough
Guildwood Village Montessori SchoolO/A Montessori Village and Education Centre is a montessori school in Scarborough. It offers programs for pre-kintergraten to grade eight.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • Gr: PK to 8 (Coed)
  • $4,700 - $8,500
2250 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7T1
Oakville
Wildwood Academy is a special needs private school in Oakville. It offers programs from grades two to eight with an average class size of ten students.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 2 to 8 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
2463 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 1M7
Oakville
Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum program from Toddler through Middle School.Tuition starts at $7,000. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Gr: PS to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,000 - $16,000
, Alliston, Ontario, L9R 1L6
Alliston
We offer an alternative to traditional education for all ages. We set a bar for all kids, and they are treated equally no matter what their past performance.
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Special Needs
  • Gr: 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $5,600 - $19,200
240 The Donway West, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V8
Toronto
Brighton School, a special needs private school in Toronto, Ontario, offers grades one through 12 with total enrolment of 60 day students.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $23,052
1245 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5V 2M4
Mississauga
Mississauga Christian French School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 15 students. Offering an Olympic-sized Gym.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • Gr: PS to 8 (Coed)
  • $2,800 - $8,100
Horseshoe Valley Road, Minesing, Ontario, L0L 1Y0
Minesing
Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment program for troubled teens and struggling students. Locations in the Barrie area of Ontario and in Kelowna, British Colubmia offer programs for youth in grades seven to 12.
  • Boarding
  • Troubled Teens
  • Alternative
  • Gr: 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
1010 Morrison Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8K7
Ottawa
Académie De La Capitale is a school for gifted kids in Ottawa, Ontario. The school offers programs for in both English and French from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • Day
  • IB School
  • Gifted
  • Gr: PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
6341 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 1A5
Mississauga
The Good Samaritan School for Exceptional Students is a special needs/alternative private school in Mississauga. It offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Faith Based
  • Gr: JK to 12 & AP (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
6341 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 1A5
Mississauga
Philopateer Christian College offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 to 18 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • Gr: PK to 12 (Coed)
  • $6,500 - $8,500
4 Montcrest Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M4K 1J7
Toronto
Montcrest School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is seven to 16 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $18,000 - $35,300
528 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4K6
Oakville
King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment.
  • Day
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • Gr: 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,000 - $25,000
12480 Hutchinson Farm Lane, Caledon, Ontario, L7C 2B6
Caledon
Brampton Christian School in Caledon, Ontario, offers JK to Grade 12, with average class sizes from 17 to 19 students and a one-student tuition cost of $10,290.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Faith Based
  • Gr: JK to 12 (Coed)
  • $10,290
85 Kings Crescent, Ajax, Ontario, L1S 2M4
Ajax
Wasdell Academy for Innovative Learning is a special-needs school in Ajax. It offers programs from pre-school to grade 12 with an average class size of ten students.
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Special Needs
  • Gr: K to 12 (Coed)
  • $18,290
1058 Spitzig Road, Breslau, Ontario, N0B 1M0
Breslau
Students receive an excellent education which prepares them well for university, college and a wide variety of workplaces.
  • Day
  • Faith Based
  • Academic
  • Gr: 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,800 - $24,995
2999 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6B 3T4
Toronto
Young people, very naturally, exhibit a powerful desire to be successful both socially and academically. At Fieldstone, we see not the students we meet but the adults they’ll become.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $19,980 - $20,988
649 Queensway West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1C2
Mississauga
Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: PS to 8 (Coed)
  • $6,800 - $12,950
24 Falconer Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 1B1
Mississauga
We have created a prepared environment for the success of children ages 18 months to 5 1/2 years old with Full-Day, Half-Day, & Part-Time programs to meet the needs of families in Mississauga.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Gr: Nursery to K (Coed)
  • $3,000 - $12,000
60 Riviera Drive, Markham, Ontario, L4E5B4
Markham
Aspiration Academy provides a programme which combines the content and objectives of the Ontario Curriculum with the methodology of Precision Teaching-based teaching. Pre-K, Kindergarten, to School-Age.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gifted
  • Gr: PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $6,000 - $18,000
2999 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6B 3T4
Toronto
Fieldstone Day School in Toronto offers grades JK to Grade 8, with an average class size of 16 students. Tuition starts at $16,240.
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Gr: JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $16,240 - $19,865
401 Kingston Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 1A3
Pickering
Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a faith-based school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 25 students.
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Academic
  • Gr: PS to 8 (Coed)
  • $5,500 - $10,000
325 Sandhill Road, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 1X7
Kanata
March Academy offers an alternative education for Ottawa area students in grades 1 through 6.
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • Gr: 1 to 6 (Coed)
  • $13,500
207 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 2G5
Ottawa
Heritage Academy is an Ottawa private school that is designed for students with DYSLEXIA, ADD/ADHD and similar learning exceptionalities.
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • Gr: 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • $13,500 - $15,000
1095 Quigley Hill Road, Ottawa (Cumberland), Ontario, K4C 1H2
Ottawa (Cumberland)
A specialized private school for those without or with learning difficulties (dyslexia, ADD, ADHD). / Une école privée spécialisée pour ceux sans ou avec difficultés d'apprentissage (dyslexie, TDA, TDAH).
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • Gr: 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Cost Varies
 
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