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  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills/Leslie
  • NS to 12 Girls/Coed
  • $14,500 to $36,500

Hawthorn School is an all-girls school in Toronto that offers programs from toddler to grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to each girl to help them reach their full potential.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Hawthorn School 14500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Day Girls Coed
  • Hamilton, Ontario
    Garth Street/Fennell Avenue West
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $8,423 to $49,606

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.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional
Hillfield Strathallan College 8423 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Meadowvale Blvd./Mississauga Rd
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $15,000 to $19,000

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.

  • Homestay
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate

Lynn-Rose College 15000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed
  • Breslau, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,760 to $27,680

Students receive an excellent education which prepares them well for university, college and a wide variety of workplaces.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts
Woodland Christian High School 10760 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Fort Erie, Ontario
    Townline Rd./Niagara Parkway
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $33,050 to $41,050

Niagara Christian Collegiate offers both middle school and secondary school programs from Grades 6-12. Graduating students achieve top university placements around the world. We accept both day and boarding students.

  • Boarding/Homestay
  • Traditional
Niagara Christian Collegiate 33050 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Homestay Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Woodbine Ave./Highway 404
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,000 to $18,800

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

  • Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Traditional

Princeton Academy of Canada 10000 HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed
  • Kitchener, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $16,530 to $35,000

Incorporating academic excellence, service and peacemaking, Rockway is a diverse learning community of 265 students in Grades 7 to 12 including a dynamic international student exchange program.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate 16530 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $2,700 to $4,500

Focus Foundation is a world-class educational and therapeutic learning institution, described by Dr. Charles Huffine, former President of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive

Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres 2700 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $9,500 to $14,100

Brock Academy is offers programs for Grades 7-12 in St. Catharines, with small class sizes, individualized learning and a focus on STEM as well as IEP students. We offer both onsite/online credits towards OSSD.

  • eSchool/Homestay/Day
  • Traditional

Brock Academy 9500 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Homestay Day Coed
  • Woodbridge, Ontario
    Kipling/Highway 7
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $15,500 to $20,190

We believe in project-based learning, enfolding, engaging and empowering students, and fantastic parent-teacher communication. We offer family friendly tuition with transportation included.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Toronto District Christian High School 15500 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • London, Ontario
    Ridout/Queen
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $15,995 to $20,795

We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. Our London campus is conveniently located in historic Ignatia Hall on the banks of the Thames.

  • Boarding/Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts

Blyth Academy London 15995 HighSchools Boarding Day Homestay Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $16,500 to $22,800

Alexander Academy is a private World IB School offering the Diploma Programme and approved to offer the BC Ministry of Education curriculum in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment for Grades 8 - 12.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate

Alexander Academy 16500 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $8,900 to $23,500

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!

  • Homestay/Day
  • Liberal Arts

Vaughan College Private School 8900 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Ancaster, Ontario
    Rymal Road West/Glancaster Road
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $12,510 to $16,800

At Hamilton District Christian High we believe exceptional learning is for every student. Our aim is to differentiate learning so that each student can reach their full potential through Project-Based learning.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive

Hamilton District Christian High 12510 HighSchools Homestay 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.

  • Day/Homestay/Boarding
  • Progressive
  • Montessori

Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. 9700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Boarding Coed
  • Richmond, British Columbia
    Bargen/Cambie
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $14,800 to $27,800

Canada Star Secondary's vision is to provide superior academic opportunities that allow our students to develop interests, pursue passions, and to follow the path to success and admission to top-ranked universities.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional

Canada Star Secondary School 14800 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
    Cedar Drive/Lincoln Avenue
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $4,200 to $13,150

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.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional

British Columbia Christian Academy 4200 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Creditview Road/Burnhamthorpe Road West
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,400 to $16,800

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.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional

Toronto International Academy 10400 HighSchools Homestay Day Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge/Eglinton
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $2,350 /course

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.

  • Homestay
  • Traditional
Hanson International Academy 2350 HighSchools Homestay Coed
  • Beamsville, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Boys/Coed
  • $10,300 to $40,400

Great Lakes Christian High School offers programs for grades nine through 12 in Beamsville. It accepts day and boarding students.

  • Boarding/Homestay/Day
  • Liberal Arts

Great Lakes Christian High School 10300 HighSchools Boarding Homestay Boarding Day Boys Coed
  • Brampton, Ontario
    Hurontario/Bovaird
  • 6 to 12 Girls/Coed
  • $7,000

Xyna International School offers programs from Gr 9 - 12 in Brampton(Co-ed) and 6-12 in Woodbridge(Girls only). At Xyna students have many opportunities to develop teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive

Xyna International School 7000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Homestay Girls 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
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Victoria Park Ave/McNicoll Ave
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $18,000 to $37,000

At Lowell Academy, we focus on the individual child, the whole person and a balanced life. We give each student transformative learning experiences rooted in inquiry.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional

Lowell Academy 18000 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec
    Rte 170/Rte 169
  • 7 to 11 Coed
  • $2,980 to $28,570

SMRC is a coed day and boarding high school in French Canada with a warm & relaxed natural campus, modern rooms, enrichment & support, technology enhanced classrooms & labs, 8 cultural & sports programs, 20+ activities

  • Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Traditional

Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé 2980 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed
  • Newmarket, Ontario
    Bayview Ave/Newpark Blvd
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $7,200 to $25,900

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.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Montessori

Country Garden Montessori Academy 7200 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Don Mills/401
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $18,000

Webtree offers individualized education programs which fully supports a student’s academic needs, and helps them achieve educational and personal goals. Small class sizes are designed to inspire and engage students.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts
Webtree International School of Excellence (W.I.S.E.) 18000 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge/Eglinton
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $12,000 to $14,000

OAT is a high school in Toronto specializing in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Full credit courses, Booster programs and Reach Ahead programs designed to give students the support they need to excel.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology 12000 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $13,950 to $42,800

Westside's unique approach combines the best practices of Canadian and European education. Students are known, valued and understood as they prepare for admission to the top 50 universities and contributing lives beyond.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive

The Westside School 13950 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Mariposa Avenue/Springfield
  • 4 to 12 Coed
  • $27,750 to $66,970

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.

  • Day/Homestay/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Ashbury College 27750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Boarding Coed
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Yonge Street/Weldrick Road East
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $19,000

An inspected and accredited private secondary school offering high school credit courses in small classes or online, leading to high school diploma

  • Homestay/Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Montessori

Toronto High School 19000 HighSchools Homestay Day Boarding Coed
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $17,135 to $49,635

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.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate

Glenlyon Norfolk School 17135 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Calgary, Alberta
    Garrison Blvd SW/33 Ave SW
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $13,600 to $15,200

Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Three years old to Grade 12. All linguistic backgrounds welcome. Small class sizes.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
Lycée Louis Pasteur 13600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    404/DVP/Sheppard Avenue
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $10,512

North Toronto Christian School offers a full day program from junior kindergarten to grade 12.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional

North Toronto Christian School 10512 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Eglinton Ave W/Centennial Park Blwd
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • $6,000 to $12,000

Queen's Collegiate offers excellent grade 5 to 12 secondary school and ESL courses.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional

Queen's Collegiate 6000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    Lynn Valley Rd./St. Christophers Rd.
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $8,500 to $14,170

Vancouver Waldorf School offers programs from pre-school through to grade 12 in North Vancouver, BC. Its average class size is 12 to 25 students.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Waldorf

Vancouver Waldorf School 8500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $7,500 to $26,000

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.

  • Day/Boarding/Homestay
  • Progressive
Rosthern Junior College 7500 Day Boarding Homestay Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge/Sheppard
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $6,500 to $28,000

UMC provides programs from Grade 6 to Grade 12 and junior summer camp in Toronto. Most of UMC's graduates were accepted to many well-known universities in Canada and overseas.

  • Homestay
  • Traditional
UMC High School 6500 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed
  • Red Deer Area, Alberta
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $1 /program

Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses.

  • Homestay
  • Traditional

Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (AB) 1 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $1 /program

Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses.

  • Homestay
  • Traditional

Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON) 1 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Warden/Steeles
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $10,000 to $25,000

AIS Montessori & Elementary School offers authentic Chinese Immersion program in GTA area.Its average class is 15 students.

  • Boarding/Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
A.I.S. School 10000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Homestay Coed

Parents seeking a quality education for their child often find this and more at an independent or private day school.

Stay-at-home kids

Because attending a day school doesn't require a child to be physically separated from his or her family—outside regular school hours, that is—most parents enjoy the fact that they can remain actively involved in their child's daily life. No homesickness (or "kidsickness") or missed occasions required.

"There's a significant group of parents who like to have their children educated in their communities and have brought forward a bulk of new independent day schools," says Robin Hinnell, Executive Director of the Independent Schools Association of BC. "Parents these days don't want to send their child away. They want them to be closer to their homes."

While some parents choose day schools to keep kids nearby, others take their commutes into consideration.

"Some parents choose our day schools because it's closer to where they work, rather than where they live," says Katherine Poyntz, Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators, which has 160 day schools as members. "That allows them to come and see their children at lunch and be close to them."

A school for every child

Under the day school umbrella, parents can pursue nearly every type of education model—academic, specialty, alternative or faith-based.

In addition, day school programs would suit the majority of students.

"It would be a rare and extreme case for a day school to not work for a child," says Poyntz.

Whether or not students pursue boarding school as they grow older, day schools remain an obvious choice for the very young. "Our schools begin with very young students—a few of them are 18 months [old]," says Poyntz. "The day school environment answers the needs of very young children in that age group."

First-class education

George Briggs, Executive Director of the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario, says that parents can be confident that their child will receive a high quality, university preparatory education in an environment with dedicated teachers and excellent resources.

"Our schools control class sizes to ensure that all students are known by their teachers and are supported in their learning" he says.

He points out out that day schools also offer students a wide range of co-curricular activities in the arts, athletics and social service opportunities.

"Given the current economic situation, I believe parents will continue to seek the best learning environments for their children," he says.

Hinnell also notes that parents value the variety of program options offered at day schools, such as the International Baccalaureate Programme and Advanced Placement courses.

"Parents find them very attractive for academics, the arts and athletics," he says. "They are a lot more selective these days. The key is to choose a school that best suits their child."

Poyntz agrees that parents select day schools primarily because of the type of education they want for their children.

"Even if it means longer drives and fiscal sacrifices," she says.

Cheques and balances

Many parents select day schools as a more economical alternative. When it comes to private education, day schools are generally less expensive than the costs of sending a child away.

"Especially with families of three kids," Hinnell says. "When you start comparing the cash total of day schools versus boarding, for some families, the cost of boarding can be prohibitive."

This article was originally published in Our Kids Go to School 2008-09, as part of a series of profiles of private school options.

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