An all-boys high school is a type of private high school that focuses on supporting young men typically aged 14-18 who are in grades 9-12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|$52,650 to $55,000
|MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys||52650|
Crescent School (est. 1913)
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]
|MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys||33250|
St. George's School (est. 1930)
St. George's School in Vancouver offers university-preparatory program to Canadian and International boarding students from Grade 8 to 12. The School's mission: Building Fine Young Men. One Boy at a Time. [View profile]
|$22,450 to $68,085
||HighSchools Boarding Boys||22450|
Upper Canada College (est. 1829)
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]
|$32,650 to $64,205
|Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Boys||32650|
Royal St. George's College (est. 1964)
RSGC is an urban day school that combines academic excellence with a stimulating and supportive environment. Our mission is to challenge and inspire each boy to become the best version of himself. [View profile]
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys||32100|
Great Lakes Christian High School (est. 1952)
Great Lakes Christian High School offers programs for grades nine through 12 in Beamsville. It accepts day and boarding students. [View profile]
|$5,750 to $39,300
||HighSchools Boarding Homestay Boarding Day Boys Coed||5750|
|$7,000 to $12,000
||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys||7000|
London International Academy (est. 2002)
A Canadian Private Secondary Co-ed Boarding school, located in downtown London, Ontario. LIA offers academic courses from Grades 9-12 and is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). [View profile]
|$9,200 to $41,900
||HighSchools Day Boarding Boarding Coed Boys Girls||9200|
|$18,350 to $23,900
||Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys||18350|
Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)
A friendly, active boarding school for bright boys who have good intentions but who may be too impulsive, intense, or bothersome for other schools and whose intellectual interests may separate them from their peers. [View profile]
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys||60000|
|$35,120 to $63,500
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Boys||35120|
||MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys||19500|