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Acting Schools

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. Read more


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  • Toronto, Ontario
    Spadina/St Clair Ave W
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • $32,860 to $62,250

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
The Bishop Strachan School 32860 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Leslie/York Mills
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $12,500 to $26,800

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.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts & Science 12500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Merton St/Mt Pleasant
  • JK to 6 Coed
  • $26,250

Sunnybrook School offers a fully integrated 1:1 iPad program for all students in JK - Grade 6.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Sunnybrook School 26250 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Stratford, Ontario
    Ontario Street/Waterloo Street South
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $13,750 to $34,325

Stratford, Ontario, Private Secondary School dedicated to inspiring students to achieve their individual potential through academic excellence while fostering a spirit of service to society.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Nancy Campbell Academy 13750 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Newmarket, Ontario
    Mulock Drive/Bayview Avenue
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $25,270 to $66,580

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.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
Pickering College 25270 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $15,470 to $20,600

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Lynn-Rose Schools 15470 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Mt Pleasant Rd/Davisville Ave
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $36,650

Greenwood College School in Toronto offers programs for Grades 7 through 12. Its average class size is 15 to 19 students.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Greenwood College School 36650 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $14,900 to $17,700

Heritage Academy is an Ottawa private school that is designed for students with DYSLEXIA, ADD/ADHD and similar learning exceptionalities.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence 14900 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $8,000 to $12,000

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".

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Signet Christian School 8000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    St. Clair Ave. West/Bathurst St.
  • 1 to 8 Coed
  • $12,900

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.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Wychwood School 12900 Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • New York, New York(USA)
    Broad St/Exchange Pl
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • US $5,500 to US $93,000

Léman Manhattan - the only boarding school in Manhattan, New York that delivers academic excellence that inspires your child for a lifetime. IB Diploma program and unique internship opportunities offered in the city.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School 5500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Davenport Rd/Spadina Rd
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $5,040 to $19,950

Waldorf Academy offers programs from childcare to grade eight in downtown Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students.

  • Day
  • Waldorf
Waldorf Academy 5040 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Caronport, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $3,135 to $33,061

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
Briercrest Christian Academy 3135 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $3,500 to $26,000

RJC is a grades 10-12 boarding school accredited by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. RJC is student and community-focused all while offering rigorous academics and exceptional athletic and fine arts programs.

  • Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
Rosthern Junior College 3500 Homestay Boarding Day Coed
  • Burlington, Ontario
    King Road/North Service Road
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $8,700 to $13,600

BCA is Burlington’s leading Christian Elementary school, with over 160 students in Grades JK - 8. Featuring small class sizes and Signature Programming in the athletics, arts, and experiential learning.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Burlington Christian Academy 8700 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Oshawa, Ontario
    Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $9,700 to $11,500

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.

  • Homestay/Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. 9700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Boarding Coed
  • Rome, RM
    Ponte Sublicio/Lungotevere Aventino
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • EUR €25,145 to EUR €39,095

SSS Rome provides students with a culturally diverse and rigorous academic education. Graduates obtain the International Baccalaureate Diploma and American High School Diploma to enter renowned universities worldwide.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
St. Stephen's School, Rome 25145 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Edmonton, Alberta
    Groat Road/107 Avenue
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $8,950 to $10,150

Progressive Academy's programs inspire students from preschool to grade 12 in Edmonton, Alberta. Wonderful faculty, wide range of experiential opportunities and high expectations ignite a desire to learn.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Progressive Academy 8950 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Burnhamthorpe Rd. W/Neyagawa Blvd.
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $15,800 to $52,000

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.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
King's Christian Collegiate 15800 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Brockville, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $14,120 to $58,915

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
Fulford Academy 14120 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $4,400 to $5,900

We are a private Christian school for students JK - Grade 8 where academic excellence is anchored in a Christian worldview.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Solid Rock Academy 4400 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Montreal, Quebec
    Av de Monkland/Boul Cavendish
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $18,695 to $23,845

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.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Lower Canada College 18695 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Burlington, Ontario
    Brant Avenue/Mount Forest Drive
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $150 to $9,988

Burlington Royal Arts Academy offers private arts-academic secondary school programming for Grades 9-12. Small class sizes, arts focused programming with outstanding faculty and industry professionals.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Burlington Royal Arts Academy 150 HighSchools Day Coed

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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