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Advanced Placement (AP) vs. International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs: what's the difference?

A comparison of AP and IB programs

If you've heard of International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement enrichment programs before, you may be wondering what the difference is between them. Find out in this brief overview and how they might be right for your child!

IB vs AP
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Amidst increasing competition, Canadian parents often seek enrichment opportunities for their children that will help them get into the best universities. Here is a brief overview of two such enrichment programs, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). If you want to compare specific schools with these programs, visit our compare hub.

AP: Advanced Placement

AP, which the New York-based College Board has operated since 1955, allows students to take university-level courses and exams while still in high school.

At the end of these university preparation courses, students write an examination that the Canadian College Board in Victoria, B.C. administers. If the student scores a four or five (out of five points), he or she may earn a university course credit. In other words, your son or daughter could take one fewer course in university or graduate with an extra credit.

The content of Advanced Placement exams vary depending on which one of the 34 courses a student is in. Nonetheless, they always require quick and critical thinking. Concision and rapidly organizing my thoughts were the most demanding aspects of the AP exam in English Language and Composition that I wrote. Near the end of the paper, my answers were incomplete because I devoted too much time to other responses. Learning how to write quickly is a wonderful tool for university preparation. Indeed, success depends not only on intensive preparation (e.g., reading and practicing), but also on efficiency.

Students should only take AP courses in subject areas at which they excel, for AP exams require a high level of competence in a given field. Students who select AP in courses that do not meet their strengths may feel overwhelmed by its challenging workload. However, taking AP courses comes with multiple benefits, including:

  • A university course credit
  • Preparation for university workloads
  • Increased interest in and knowledge of a given subject

IB: International Baccalaureate

IB is a renowned leader in international education. It was created to combine the strengths of multiple national school systems to create a so-called "curriculum without borders." Throughout its history, IB has continually added to its intellectually challenging curriculum. These courses share a drive to learn through questioning (Socratic method), critical thinking and self-exploration instead of mere memorization, which is a useful university preparation strategy, especially for a future liberal arts education.

As Adam Kovacs-Litman (The York School, in Toronto, Class of 2010) notes, "IB encourages students to discover their passions through a depth and breadth of knowledge that is offered by few other programs."

An International Baccalaureate education is not restricted to the classroom. For example, students must complete at least 50 hours of community service and 50 hours of leadership training every two years, as IB strives to mold global citizens, not just students with rote learning skills.

Unlike AP, IB is a comprehensive approach to enrichment. While AP offers enrichment in one course or subject area, IB is a holistic educational approach that provides programs for students aged three to 19. But, like AP, success in IB depends both on completing an above average workload and high aptitude. Put simply, an IB program is for students who can handle its heavy demands. Despite its difficulty, however, IB possesses multiple benefits including:

  • Preparation for a university workload
  • Increased ambition and confidence
  • Dynamic education

IB vs. AP: Which is better for university acceptance?

Though universities look favourably on both programs, they are more likely to prefer IB. The most important difference is as follows:

  • Advanced Placement will help the student in university (e.g., exam writing, coursework, etc.).
  • International Baccalaureate moulds a student over time and encompasses far more than an AP course can.
—Jake Roth
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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]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$15,995 to $19,995

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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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Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$13,000 to $34,300


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 13000

Mentor College (est. 1982)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1500 students)
Mentor College offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 16 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$15,965 to $23,200


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 15965

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]
  • Traditional
$13,500


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13500

Brookes Westshore (est. 2009)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (150 students)
Brookes School Canada, an IB World School on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 6 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,400 to $52,550


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 14400

The York School (est. 1965)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (750 students)
The York School is a JK to Grade 12 co-ed, independent, International Baccalaureate school in midtown Toronto. The school is accredited by CAIS, IBO, and CIS. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$28,000 to $32,000

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St. Jude's Academy (est. 2006)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (450 students)
St. Jude's Academy is an IB World School that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$9,265 to $13,695

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Appleby College (est. 1911)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (273 students)
  • Day school (492 students)
Appleby College in Oakville is recognized globally as one of Canada's leading independent schools. Breadth, excellence, innovation and caring are the characteristics that define the essence of the Appleby experience. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$36,510 to $72,875

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Trinity College School (est. 1865)  

  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (290 students)
  • Boarding school (282 students)
TCS students appreciate that school needs to be more than just reaching their academic potential–it’s about exploring all facets of themselves so that the realization of talents reach far beyond the classroom walls. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$24,750 to $57,750

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Branksome Hall (est. 1903)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (900 students)
  • Boarding school (66 students)
Branksome Hall is an all girls school in Toronto, from JK to Grade 12, including 56 boarding students. Tuition ranges from $28,995 to $31,245 for day students. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$32,570 to $64,305


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 32570

Elmwood School (est. 1915)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Girls
  • Day school (375 students)
Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from JK to Grade 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$13,500 to $25,660


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 13500

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]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,750 to $29,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16750

Upper Canada College (est. 1829)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • SK to 12 Boys
  • Boarding school (88 students)
  • Day school (1072 students)
Located in the heart of Toronto, Upper Canada College is the oldest independent boys' school in Ontario. Our IB graduates are highly regarded by top universities and post-secondary institutions worldwide. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$32,650 to $64,205

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St. Michaels University School (est. 1906)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (733 students)
  • Boarding school (255 students)
Independent K-12 boarding & day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university prep. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$19,260 to $68,810

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Crescent School (est. 1913)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 to 12 Boys
  • Day school (750 students)
Crescent School is a Toronto independent day school for boys in Grades 3 to 12. Our learning environment develops students' characters through academics, arts, athletics, business, outreach and robotics. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$33,250

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TFS - Canada's International School (est. 1962)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1250 students)
TFS - Canada's International School offers Canada's only bilingual IB programs from PK to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$19,180 to $32,980


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19180

Lynn-Rose College (est. 1997)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (300 students)
Lynn-Rose College is an accredited IB World School that offers a university prep program for students grades 7 to 12. Our students have the option of advanced study in our reach ahead program. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$15,000 to $19,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed 15000

Southpointe Academy (est. 2000)  

  • Delta, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school
Southpoint Academy offers enriched curriculum for grades K-12. We provide the IB PYP curriculum and is a candidate school for the IB MYP. College board AP course are available for grades 10-12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,965 to $29,560


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 14965

St. Margaret's School (est. 1908)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (266 students)
  • Boarding school (118 students)
St. Margaret's School (est. 1908) is an independent school in Victoria, BC, offering empowering education for girls from JK to Grade 12. At SMS, girls don't just get equal opportunity; they get every opportunity. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$14,180 to $65,490

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Columbia International College (est. 1979)  

  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (1700 students)
  • Day school (Varies)
Columbia International College is a day and boarding school, offering programs to international students in grades 7 to 12. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$2,700 /course


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 2700

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
$26,250

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Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 26250

Walden International School (est. 2014)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • JK to 5 Coed
  • Day school
Walden International School is pursuing authorization to become an IB World School. With a unique student-centred focus, it prepares all students to become globally responsible citizens. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$18,000 to $18,500


Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 18000

La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (180 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

St. John's-Kilmarnock School (est. 1972)  

  • Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (345 students)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
St. John's-Kilmarnock School, in Waterloo, offers enriched educational programming for students from JK – Grade 12 through its accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Its average class size is 17. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,990 to $62,300

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Trafalgar Castle School (est. 1874)  

  • Whitby, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 Girls
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
Located in Whitby, Trafalgar Castle School is an all-girls day and boarding school inspiring students in Grades 4-12. For nearly 150 years, Trafalgar Castle girls have become women of impact. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$23,450 to $62,490


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls 23450

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]
  • Progressive
$28,075


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 28075

Bishop's College School (est. 1836)  

  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (46 students)
  • Boarding school (214 students)
Bishop's College School is an English boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12. Small in size and culturally diverse, BCS is an IB World School offering the IB DP and course certificates. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$24,000 to $55,500


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 24000

Stanstead College (est. 1872)  

  • Stanstead, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (75 students)
  • Boarding school (171 students)
Located on the Quebec-Vermont border, Stanstead College offers rigorous university-prep, Grades 7to 12, in a secure, family-focused learning environment. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$21,500 to $63,000

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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
$18,000 to $19,500

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Meadowridge School (est. 1985)  

  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (605 students)
Meadowridge is an IB Continuum World School that supports the development of the whole child in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$22,500 to $32,500


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 22500

Richland Academy (est. 2002)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Richland Academy is a progressive, innovative Reggio inspired and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for children from 2.5-years to Grade 8. Voted #1 Private School in Richmond Hill 4 years in a row. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$18,000 to $18,800


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18000

Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (65 students)
Acadecap International School a.k.a. Académie de la Capitale, an IB school, offers bilingual and/or English programmes from Pre-K to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$11,760 to $18,128


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11760

MacLachlan College (est. 1978)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (350 students)
MacLachlan is a world-class school offering the benefits of small class sizes, highly dedicated and engaged teachers and an internationally recognized curriculum for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$10,000 to $29,870


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10000

Wheatley School (est. 1986)  

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (160 students)
Wheatley School offers programs from nursery to grade eight in St. Catharines. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$5,900 to $13,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5900

The Study (est. 1915)  

  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 Girls
  • Day school (385 students)
The Study, a leading all girls'school,offers a bilingual mother tongue programme in both English and French from kindergarten to grade 11 in Westmount, Quebec. The average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$20,140 to $22,675


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 20140

King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)  

  • Windsor, Nova Scotia
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (215 students)
  • Day school (135 students)
King's-Edgehill School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$18,800 to $58,800


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 18800

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
$18,695 to $23,845


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18695

A+ World Academy (est. 2015)  

  • World-wide travel
  • 11 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (62 students)
A+ World Academy is an international boarding school on a Ship. 62 students in grades 11-12 and gap year live and sail on the 90 year old Tall Ship, ‘Sørlandet’, while they take AP classes and travel the world. [View profile]
  • Traditional
EUR €62,900

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Boarding Coed 62900

Brentwood College School (est. 1923)  

  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (108 students)
  • Boarding school (415 students)
Brentwood is a truly co-educational, progressive boarding school for Grades 9 to 12 located on an oceanfront campus on Vancouver Island, BC. Tuition runs from $25,700 to $66,000. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$27,000 to $69,600

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HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 27000

Delta West Academy (est. 1993)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school
Accomplished, confident and innovative - adjectives that describe not only our programs but more importantly, our students. Developing critical thinking, creative problem solving and academic excellence for everyone. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$10,200 to $18,250


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10200

Brockton School (est. 2004)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (260 students)
Brockton School is an independent, co-ed, non-denominational, IB World School. Brockton hosts an Early Learning Years program, a Junior School, and a Senior School, with students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$18,000 to $21,100


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18000

Buffalo Seminary (est. 1851)  

  • Buffalo, New York
  • 9 to 12 Girls
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
Independent day and boarding school for college-bound girls. Our STEAM curriculum is unique, and creative, independent thinking is valued. Located in Buffalo, NY, girls access the best of city living. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
US $21,900 to US $52,750


HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 21900

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
$32,860 to $62,250

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The Linden School (est. 1993)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Day school (115 students)
The Linden School provides a challenging academic program for girls from JK - Grade 12. We create opportunities to discover the joys of learning and foster the development of critical thinking and physical well-being. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$15,400 to $20,950

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Glenlyon Norfolk School (est. 1913)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (50 students)
  • Day school (650 students)
Glenlyon Norfolk School, an independent school in Victoria, BC, provides International Baccalaureate programs from JK to Grade 12. GNS offers 5- and 7-day Family Boarding for students who are not residents of Victoria. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$17,135 to $49,635


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 17135

St. Stephen's School, Rome (est. 1964)  

  • Rome,
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (47 students)
  • Day school (250 students)
SSS Rome provides students with a American high school diploma and the International Baccalaureate (IBDP) which allows students to enter universities worldwide. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
EUR €25,145 to EUR €39,095


HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 25145

Prestige School - Toronto Campus (est. 2003)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (250 students)
Prestige School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$10,750 to $15,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10750

North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)  

  • Coconut Creek, Florida(USA)
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (325 students)
  • Day school (1296 students)
North Broward Preparatory School is a K-12 co-educational day and boarding school located in S. Florida located minutes from the beach with IB, AP, and LD classes set on 80 acres with year round hockey. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
US $24,200 to US $59,950


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 24200

Ashbury College (est. 1891)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers Grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 600 day school students. Tuition is from $23,600 to $58,300. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$26,300 to $64,700


MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Boarding Coed 26300

West Island College (est. 1982)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (575 students)
West Island College offers post-secondary preparatory programs from grades 7 to 12 in Calgary. It's class size varies from 15 to 25 students. French Immersion is offered alongside the English program [View profile]
  • Traditional
$16,120 to $21,120


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16120

Holy Name of Mary College School (est. 2008)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Girls
  • Day school
Holy Name of Mary College School in Mississauga, is an independent Catholic school for girls in grades 5-12 offering an enriched university preparatory programme. The average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$17,950 to $18,250


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 17950

Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)  

  • Duncan, British Columbia
  • PS to 12 Coed/Girls
  • Day school (161 students)
  • Boarding school (97 students)
  • Day school (209 students)
Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$6,250 to $46,700

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The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all girls English Catholic high school, has been graduating exceptional leaders. Grade 12 will be offered beginning in 2019-2020. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$16,795 to $52,814


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Day Girls 16795

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

Newton’s Grove School (est. 1977)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (400 students)
Newton's Grove School offers programs from kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size ranges between 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$15,300 to $17,300


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City Academy (est. 1999)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school
City Academy offers courses which follow Ontario Curriculum Guidelines. Utilizing teachers who are subject specialists and following a flexible and unique timetabling format, we are committed to every student's success. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$1,300 to $3,000 /course


HighSchools Day Coed 1300

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School (est. 2010)  

  • New York, New York
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (115 students)
  • Day school (635 students)
Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
not provided


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Pickering College (est. 1842)  

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (315 students)
  • Boarding school (125 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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Lycée Claudel (est. 1962)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (935 students)
Accredited by French Ministry of Education and certified by AEFE, this school provides outstanding education and revolves around 3 major themes: Excellence, Educational innovation and Cultural / linguistic openness. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,376 to $14,527


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King's View Academy   

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (30 students)
  • Day school (30 students)
King's View Academy offers students the opportunity to study grades 7 through 12, including Advanced Placement courses, in a self-directed, self-paced, flexibly-scheduled and well-supported academic environment. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$10,500 to $19,125


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed 10500

Clear Water Academy (est. 1994)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (440 students)
Clear Water Academy is a private Catholic school that stands ready to meet and expand the minds and passions of some of the brightest students in Calgary, and exchange students from around the world. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$6,775 to $20,000


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 6775

UWC Canada (est. 1974)  

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (200 students)
The UWC National Committee of Canada and Pearson College UWC represent the United World Colleges in Canada. We are seeking daring young Canadians who aspire to make the world a better place. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$1 to $58,000

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College Prep International (est. 1944)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (125 students)
College Prep International, a traditional private school in Montreal, offers English instruction with partial French immersion, for grades five to twelve. Its average class size range from 12 to 18 Students [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,500 to $13,500


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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

Rothesay Netherwood School (est. 1877)  

  • Rothesay, New Brunswick
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (145 students)
  • Day school (145 students)
Rothesay Netherwood School offers programs for grades 6 to 12 in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Its average class size is 16 students and is an outstanding engaged and supportive community. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$22,770 to $62,630


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University of Toronto Schools (est. 1910)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (660 students)
University of Toronto Schools (UTS) offers a transformative education to high-achieving students in Grades 7 to 12. UTS graduates take initiative and innovate as socially responsible global citizens. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$26,050


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 26050

Vaughan College Private School (est. 2009)  

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (70 students)
  • Homestay school (20 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 Day Homestay Coed 8900

British Columbia Christian Academy (est. 1992)  

  • Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (42 students)
  • Day school (358 students)
BC Christian Academy offers Christian education from Preschool to Grade 12. Our dedication to academic excellence, strong Christian and moral values and a community built on compassion equip our students for the future. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$4,000 to $14,750


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Luther College High School (est. 1913)  

  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (330 students)
  • Boarding school (100 students)
Luther students, from many different social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of a tightly woven community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$8,040 to $37,590

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HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 8040

De La Salle College (est. 1851)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (680 students)
De La Salle College is a Catholic, co-educational, university preparatory school in Toronto from grade five to 12, with average class sizes of 22 students and tuition at $14,575. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$14,875 to $14,975

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MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 14875

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (est. 1905)  

  • Okotoks, Alberta
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (675 students)
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is an independent, private coeducational, full IB (primary, middle, and diploma programme) day school for Kindergarten - Grade 12 close to Calgary, AB. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,100 to $23,580


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16100

Mulgrave School (est. 1993)  

  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1000 students)
Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$19,980 to $24,820


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Princeton Academy of Canada (est. 2000)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Homestay school (50 students)
  • Boarding school (50 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


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TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) (est. 1962)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 7 Coed
  • Day school (185 students)
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade seven. Its average class size is 12 to 22 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$10,660 to $26,545


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10660

St. Clement's School (est. 1901)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Girls
  • Day school (460 students)
St. Clement's School develops outstanding women who are intellectually curious, courageous, and compassionate. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$29,900


Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 29900

Hanson International Academy (est. 2001)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (50 students)
Hanson International Academy is a private high school in Toronto established in 2001. It offers Ontario curriculum of grade 9 through 12 focusing on preparing the students for admission to the top Canadian universities. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$2,350 /course


HighSchools Homestay Coed 2350

Admiral Farragut Academy (est. 1933)  

  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (315 students)
Admiral Farragut Academy is located in beautiful, sunny, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. Farragut is a military style school offering unique classes such as Aviation, Scuba, and AP Capstone. [View profile]
  • Traditional
US $51,800


HighSchools Boarding Coed 51800

Crestwood Preparatory College (est. 2001)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (440 students)
Crestwood Preparatory College offers a university preparatory program for students in grades 7 to 12. Crestwood always strive to Inspire Excellence and to Nurture the Individual. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$28,100


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 28100

Havergal College (est. 1894)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (870 students)
Havergal College is an all-girls school in Toronto for students in JK to Grade 12. Preparing Young Women to Make a Difference Since 1894. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$33,850 to $61,900

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls 33850

Bodwell High School (est. 1991)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (25 students)
  • Day school (145 students)
  • Boarding school (450 students)
Bodwell High School in North Vancouver is a boarding school that enrolls 650 students. Tuition starts at $26,575. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school's motto is "Strength in Diversity." [View profile]
  • Progressive
$22,500 to $49,375


HighSchools Day Day Boarding Coed 22500

Bronte College (est. 1991)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (380 students)
  • Day school (20 students)
Bronte College is a private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering Grades 9 to 12 for day and boarding students. Our academic programming has attracted students from over 30 countries. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$15,000 to $18,000


HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 15000

Glenburnie School (est. 1985)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (170 students)
Glenburnie School, Oakville, offers enriched, child-centred, responsive, academic programs from Pre-K through Grade 8. Class sizes range from 8 to 18 students depending on grade level. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$9,400 to $18,800


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9400

Ridley College (est. 1889)  

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (379 students)
  • Day school (311 students)
Ridley College is an acclaimed co-educational boarding and day school that prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$17,500 to $68,250


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 17500

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

Shawnigan Lake School (est. 1916)  

  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (430 students)
  • Day school (70 students)
Shawnigan Lake School is the largest boarding school in Canada. Located in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, we offer a comprehensive program to 500 young men and women in grades 8-12. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$27,200 to $67,900


HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 27200

King Heights Academy (est. 2004)  

  • Woodbridge, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
Located in Vaughan, King Heights Academy provides a unique educational experience for toddlers to grade eight, which includes the IB Program. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$12,598 to $14,998


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12598

Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)  

  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (1190 students)
Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering programs to students 18 months through Grade 12 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$8,423 to $49,606

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 8423

Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (90 students)
Since 1979, Banbury's student-paced approach with tutorial instruction is in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Meainingful relationships enhance learning. Member of Canadian Coalition of Self Directed Learning--CCSDL. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$9,000 to $13,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9000

Randolph-Macon Academy (est. 1892)  

  • Front Royal, Virginia
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (312 students)
There is a power within you. The power to soar above self-imposed limitations, to create something new, to become a leader. Come explore Randolph-Macon Academy, and discover The Power of Rise. [View profile]
  • Traditional
US $14,350 to US $40,525


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North Star Academy   

  • Laval, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
North Star Academy Laval is the only private English high school in Laval. We offer small classroom sizes for individualized attention. We teach not only for school but for life! Certificate of eligibility not required. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,400 to $27,400

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Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (est. 1905)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 11 Girls
  • Day school (1150 students)
  • Boarding school (60 students)
École secondaire francophone privée pour jeunes filles située à Outremont, Qc. Les frais de scolarité sont de 4 500 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
$4,950 to $15,400


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls 4950

Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (780 students)
Calgary French & International School graduates will be active global citizens with a foundation for life-long success, and our school will be the leader in French immersion and international education. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$7,900 to $15,100

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7900

Toronto International Academy (est. 2004)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Day school
TIA offers a wide range of educational programs such as High School courses, ESL, TOEFL/IELTS/AP Prep., Tutoring, Summer & Night School with a flexible admission schedule for both Canadian and International students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$10,400 to $16,800


HighSchools Homestay Day Day Coed 10400


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