All-boys private high schools

Find a list of the top all-boys high schools and secondary schools in Canada

What are boys' high schools and who are they for?

An all-boys high school is a type of private high school that focuses on supporting young men typically aged 14 to 18 who are in Grades 9 to 12. Read more


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Toronto, Ontario — Located in the heart of Toronto, UCC provides transformational learning experiences in an exceptional day and boarding environment. Our IB graduates are highly regarded by top universities around the world. View School Profile.


  • High-achieving, all-round students
  • Challenging but rewarding IB program
  • First rate academics, athletics and arts
  • 19 different sports and 80+ clubs
  • Boutique urban boarding program
Grades:
SK to 12 (Boys)
Type:
Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
Tuition:
$36,750 to $71,875
Living:
Day/Boarding
Enrollment:
1200
Avg. Class:
20 to 25
Upper Canada College 36750 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Boys
 
 

Toronto, Ontario — Our vision: Encourage life-long Georgians ready to use their scholarship, compassion, conscience and courage to make a difference. Our mission: To challenge and inspire each boy to become the best version of himself. View School Profile.


  • 100% university placement
  • Boy-centric education
  • Computer Engineering & Entrepreneurship programs
  • AP Capstone school
  • Extensive athletic program
Grades:
3 to 12 (Boys)
Type:
Progressive
Tuition:
$35,880
Living:
Day
Enrollment:
447
Avg. Class:
16
Royal St. George's College 35880 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys
 
 

Toronto, Ontario — Crescent School is a Toronto independent day school for boys in Grades 3 to 12. Our relational learning environment develops students' characters through academics, arts, athletics, business, outreach and robotics. View School Profile.


  • Emphasis on leadership and character education
  • Strong alumni community
  • Generous financial aid
  • Enhanced service & mentoring opportunities
  • World champion robotics team and technology courses
Grades:
3 to 12 (Boys)
Type:
Progressive
Tuition:
$37,350
Living:
Day
Enrollment:
800
Avg. Class:
15 to 20
Crescent School 37350 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys
  • Wellandport, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • $64,200 to $68,200

Robert Land Academy, established in 1978, is a private military-inspired boarding school (Gr 5-12) helping boys to experience validation, realize their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
Robert Land Academy 64200 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 Boys
  • $20,850 to $26,990

Selwyn House School provides a well-rounded education of exceptional depth and scope for boys from Kindergarten to Grade 11. It is located in Westmount, Quebec.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Selwyn House School 20850 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • JK to 12 Boys/Girls/Coed
  • $13,290 to $19,360

With a global network of schools around the world, a rich and proud history, and a strong and unique set of core values, Sacred Heart offers not just an education but an experience that is unparalleled in Nova Scotia.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Sacred Heart School of Halifax 13290 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Day Boys Girls Coed
  • Aurora, Ontario
    St. John's Sideroad/Yonge Street
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • $39,655 to $74,355

With a tradition dating back to 1899, St. Andrew's remains the single largest all-boys boarding school in Canada. Our 126-acre campus provides our students with an ideal setting for learning and growth.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
St. Andrew's College 39655 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Shuter Street/Bond Street
  • 3 to 12 Boys
  • $7,650

St. Michael’s Choir School was founded in 1937 and provides sacred music for services at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica. Located in downtown Toronto, SMCS is an all boys school from grades 3 through 12.

  • Day
  • Traditional
St. Michael's Choir School 7650 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys
  • Calgary, Alberta
    17th Ave SW/Richmond Road SW
  • K to 12 Girls/Coed/Boys
  • $8,000 to $15,500

In addition to academics, our focus on mentorship, hands-on learning in and outside the classroom, and character development, will allow our students to thrive academically and personally as they discover who they are.

  • Day
  • Progressive
North Point School 8000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Day Girls Coed Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St./St. Clair West
  • 7 to 12 Boys
  • $21,500

Canada’s only independent, Catholic school for boys in Grades 7-12, taught in the Basilian tradition of forming the mind, body, and soul. Since 1852, we have educated students in goodness, discipline, and knowledge.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
St. Michael's College School 21500 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys

Schools such as these are devoted to fostering boys’ unique learning styles and the development and encouragement their individual needs and interests. Their passions and ideas can be cultivated and promoted through a variety of courses, activities and programs that reinforce their learning and growth over time.

Benefits of your son attending an all-boys secondary school

Boys secondary schools are ideal for teenage boys looking to evolve their interests in a safe atmosphere where they can express their thoughts and opinions without feeling self conscious in ways that they might around young women.  

At this important stage of development, when moments of feeling awkward or uncertain are plentiful, boys school students have a lot of support from strong role models and peers as they develop their identities and build self-confidence.

In this atmosphere, boys have many opportunities to ask questions and explore their passions with the necessary support to reach their goals during the school year and beyond.

Types of high schools for boys

Many private all-boys high schools also offer a boarding option where students live in residential facilities, participate in extracurricular activities and get additional support all on the same campus. Though curricula vary widely by school, all of them provide a range of humanities and social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, sports, arts, and languages courses as well as social and academic clubs, and AP or IB programs.

Tutoring may also be provided before or after school along with learning study assistance, career planning services, university counseling and exchange programs, among a selection of additional benefits.

Costs of boys' secondary schools

The costs associated with an all-boys high school depend on several different factors, including the location and type of school. Some have tuition fees starting around $5,000 while others vary between $18,000, $29,000, and $49,000, or higher based on their services, particularly boarding.

There are a variety of ways to pay for boys secondary schools—with scholarships, bursaries and finding financial aid, for instance. Find out more about resources that can help you afford this type of school with these 18 tips to pay for private school.

Choosing a high school for your son

It may seem difficult to choose the right school for your son with so many different options available. However, the process doesn’t have to be daunting.

Start by thinking about your son’s needs first and foremost and speak to an advisor or educational consultant if you feel it will be helpful in assessing his interests and needs. Then research different schools based on the factors that are important to your family and involve your son in the process. Compare profiles, explore school websites and attend annual school fairs like the Our Kids Private School Expos, or plan to visit the school for a private tour or during their Open Houses.

Bring your son along if possible to experience the atmosphere and prepare questions to ask school staff, current students, or even the parents of current students.  Develop your shortlist of schools your family is interested in applying to and continue with the application process from there.

Child-specific advice on choosing an all-boys school
Read our child-specific insights on choosing the right school, including boys' schools. We explore how choosing the right type of school crucially depends on kids' unique traits, such as their mental and academic focussocial tendencies,  and activity level.

To get school-choice advice customized to your child's unique traits, create a child profile through an Our Kids user account.

Applying to a boys' high school

Keep in mind that the application deadlines will vary by school and remember to confirm those dates as well as their application fees. Very often schools will request copies of printed documents such as transcripts and report cards, among other forms, and your son may also be required to take an entrance test or SSAT.  Read more about the application process and what you need to know in Applying to Schools.

Child-specific advice on choosing an all-boys school
Read our child-specific insights on choosing the right school, including boys' schools. We explore how choosing the right type of school crucially depends on kids' unique traits, such as their mental and academic focussocial tendencies,  and activity level.

To customize over 350 school profiles with insights unique to your child's traits, create a child profile through an Our Kids user account.

 

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