The most expensive private schools in Canada

Ranking private schools by cost


While it’s misleading to rank private schools overall, it can be helpful to rank them in terms of specific criteria. Here, we rank them in terms of cost: we provide a list of the top 20 most expensive private schools in Canada.

A school’s pricetag is important. While schools with higher tuition rates are less affordable, they also tend to have some great perks. They often have impressive facilities, lots of extracurricular activities, and ample technological resources, specialized programs, and student support services. Some pricier schools have also built up a strong reputation, in Canada and abroad.

Cost, though, shouldn’t be confused with excellence. Just because a school is expensive doesn’t mean it’s a great school, or more to the point, the right fit for you child. In choosing a school, you should look at far more than price. You’ll also want to consider its academics, programs, community, culture, and much more.

Schools ranked by highest tuition

School Location Grades Tuition
1 Appleby College Oakville, ON 7 to 12 $40,020 to $79,870
2 Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning Belleville, ON 1 to 12 $27,500 to $79,750
3 Ridley College St. Catharines, ON JK to 12 $20,910 to $76,755
4 Bishop's College School Sherbrooke, QC 7 to 12 $30,000 to $75,710
5 Albert College Belleville, ON PS to 12 $18,700 to $75,400
6 St. Michaels University School Victoria, BC K to 12 $21,095 to $75,360
7 Stanstead College Stanstead, QC 7 to 12 $23,900 to $74,900
8 Upper Canada College Toronto, ON SK to 12 $36,750 to $71,875
9 Shawnigan Lake School Shawnigan Lake, BC 8 to 12 $28,500 to $71,300
10 Trafalgar Castle School Whitby, ON 4 to 12 $26,125 to $70,625
11 St. Andrew's College Aurora, ON 5 to 12 $37,655 to $70,095
12 Lakefield College School Lakefield, ON 9 to 12 $33,900 to $69,700
13 Queen Margaret's School Duncan, BC PS to 12 $14,413 to $69,313
14 Bishop Strachan School Toronto, ON JK to 12 $35,800 to $69,145
15 Rothesay Netherwood School Rothesay, NB 6 to 12 $24,520 to $69,100
16 St. Margaret's School Victoria, BC JK to 12 $17,200 to $69,100
17 Oakwood Academy Mississauga, ON JK to 12 $20,180 to $68,860
18 Havergal College Toronto, ON JK to 12 $36,950 to $68,540
19 Trinity College School Port Hope, ON 5 to 12 $25,750 to $68,500
20 Pickering College Newmarket, ON JK to 12 $26,520 to $67,075
21 Branksome Hall Toronto, ON JK to 12 $33,630 to $66,805
22 Rosseau Lake College Rosseau, ON 7 to 12 $22,700 to $66,300
23 Brentwood College School Mill Bay, BC 8 to 12 $25,700 to $66,000
24 Robert Land Academy Wellandport, ON 5 to 12 $61,200 to $65,200
25 Holy Family Achievement School of Académie Ste-Cécile Windsor, ON 5 to 12 $20,000 to $65,000


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most expensive private school?
Appleby College has the highest tuition fees from $40,020 to $79,870 per year with an average tuition of $59,945 per year.

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