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Schools with Acting Programs

Schools with Acting Programs

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High school acting programs offer training and education in a broad range of vocational and applied theatre specialties that can feature a variety of specializations including courses in acting, producing, design for the stage and applied theatre. Many famous actresses and actors have graduated from top private schools in Canada.

High school acting programs

Advanced high school theatre arts programs prepare students for the practice of theatre, and courses develop creative imagination and expression. Drama and movement therapy, lighting design and production, media and acting education, musical theatre, performance arts, prop making, puppetry, scenic construction, costume design, scenography, set design, sound effect, stage management and many other aspects related to performing arts are covered in schools' acting programs.

A theatre concentration is valuable to students interested in pursuing a degree or career in the performing arts. Students studying languages, literatures, and other arts also benefit from drama programs. Acting schools develop language and communication and cultivate problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration skills.

You learn much more beyond just acting! As one acting school student says, "Anything difficult to produce is handled creatively: you never know who's going to come up with what." Of course, students love the profound concentration in theatre that can only be found in a private school.

Typical course offerings cover varied traditions and forms of theatre, ranging from Shakespeare, Chinese opera, and comedy to stage realism, expressionism, seminars, acting labs, design studios, and performances. Senior programs may close out the semester in a theatre production or a thesis grounded in historical and scholarly research about the performing arts.

Consult with the schools listed below to find out more about their performing arts curricula.

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Lynn-Rose Heights School (est. 1997)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (600 students)
Lynn-Rose Heights Private School offers challenging academic programming from three years old to grade twelve in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose Heights school is an official International Baccalaureate World School. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,970 to $16,970

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 14970

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

Sunnybrook School (est. 1952)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 6 Coed
  • Day school (140 students)
Sunnybrook School offers a fully integrated 1:1 iPad program for all students in JK - Grade 6. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$25,500

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Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 25500

Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence (est. 1989)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (120 students)
Heritage Academy is an Ottawa private school that is designed for students with DYSLEXIA, ADD/ADHD and similar learning exceptionalities. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$14,600 to $16,000

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Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 14600

Lower Canada College (est. 1909)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (800 students)
Lower Canada College is a coed, K-12 university preparatory school, committed to excellence in teaching and learning. It is the only English school in Quebec offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$18,150 to $23,150


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18150

Whistler Waldorf School (est. 2000)  

  • Whistler, British Columbia
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
WWS is a dedicated Waldorf school in Whistler, B.C. offering early years education all the way up to grade 12. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
$8,938 to $16,423


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8938

Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 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 Boarding Day Coed 9900

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
$26,520 to $67,075

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 26520

John Knox Christian School - Brampton (est. 1959)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Our exceptional staff, excellent programs, and first-rate curriculum have helped us earn a reputation for turning out graduates who are "rooted in faith" and "growing in knowledge." [View profile]
  • Traditional
$7,550 to $17,100

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7550

Mediated Learning Academy (est. 2013)  

  • Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (95 students)
The Mediated Learning Academy is a special need school for students K-12 with certified teachers, supported by Speech-Language Pathologists; Occupational and Physiotherapists, and Counsellors [View profile]
  • Progressive
$11,000 to $13,000


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11000

Briercrest Christian Academy (est. 1946)  

  • Caronport, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (85 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
BCA combines a private Christian school experience with the best of public education and Saskatchewan curriculum. Our small school shares facilities with Briercrest College and Seminary on a campus of 900 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$3,075 to $32,155

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HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 3075

Waldorf Academy (est. 1987)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (240 students)
Waldorf Academy offers programs from childcare to grade eight in downtown Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
$5,040 to $19,500

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5040

Greenwood College School (est. 2002)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (489 students)
Greenwood College School in Toronto offers programs for Grades 7 through 12. Its average class size is 15 to 19 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$35,600


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 35600

Fulford Academy (est. 2002)  

  • Brockville, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • Day school (40 students)
Fulford Academy is a day/boarding school in Brockville, Ontario, offering programs for grade 6-12. The average student/teacher ratio is 7:1, and STEM + Arts is the core of our Academic Programming. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$14,120 to $29,590 /semester


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 14120

Odyssey Heights School for Girls (est. 2018)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
Odyssey Heights School starts at 10:30am; 1 month Overnight Outdoor Ecological Experiential Ed trips & Equestrian Program are included in tuition, plus French Ministry of Education FSL curriculum, and "No Homework Ever!" [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$20,981 to $27,825


MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Girls 20981

Signet Christian School (est. 1975)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (45 students)
Signet Christian School offers academic programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in North York. Its classes give teachers easy access to each student, because at Signet, "small is beautiful". [View profile]
  • Traditional
$7,000 to $12,000


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7000

King's Christian Collegiate   

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (650 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment. Caring staff set the tone for a positive, up-beat culture. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$15,300


HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 15300

The Bishop Strachan School (est. 1867)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (825 students)
  • Boarding school (75 students)
Located in Toronto, The Bishop Strachan School is Canada's oldest independent JK to Grade 12 day and boarding school for girls, welcoming students from Toronto and around the world. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$32,060 to $60,730

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 32060

Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. (est. 1984)  

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,700 to $11,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Homestay Coed 9700

Wychwood School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 Coed
  • Day school
Wychwood School offers an exciting and enriched Classical Education from grades 1 to 8. Small classes, individualized attention, and a teaching environment that fosters curiosity, creativity, and a love of learning. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,600


Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12600

Rosthern Junior College (est. 1905)  

  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (3 students)
  • Day school (36 students)
  • Boarding school (38 students)
RJC is a grades 10-12 private, boarding school accredited by the SK Ministry of Education. RJC’s International Student Program focuses on English language immersion, educational excellence, and cultural experience. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$7,435 to $25,350

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Homestay Day Boarding Coed 7435

The Nature School (est. 2017)  

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • PS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (12 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

Avante School (est. 2009)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 2 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (25 students)
Avante School provides a custom tailored learning experience for accelerated success and much less stress. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$8,500 to $13,500


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8500

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