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 Oakwood Academy Mississauga, ON JK to 12 $20,180 to $68,860
2 New Haven Learning Centre Etobicoke, ON PS to 12 $25,000 to $64,000
3 Appleby College Oakville, ON 7 to 12 $38,850 to $47,170
4 St. Michaels University School Victoria, BC K to 12 $20,090 to $41,900
5 Gordonstoun Nova Scotia Annapolis Royal, NS 9 to 12 $41,340
6 St. John's-Kilmarnock School Waterloo Region (Breslau), ON JK to 12 $17,415 to $40,500
7 Sacred Heart School of Montreal Montreal, QC 7 to 12 $17,355 to $40,131
8 Rosseau Lake College Rosseau, ON 6 to 12 $21,100 to $37,860
9 Greenwood College School Toronto, ON 7 to 12 $37,700
10 St. Andrew's College Aurora, ON 5 to 12 $37,655
11 GlenOak Academy Mississauga, ON SK to 8 $18,500 to $37,000
12 Dewey Institute Bracebridge, ON 1 to 12 $18,000 to $36,950
13 Ridley College St. Catharines, ON JK to 12 $20,910 to $36,670
14 Branksome Hall Toronto, ON JK to 12 $33,630 to $36,630
15 TFS - Canada's International School Toronto, ON NS to 12 $21,530 to $36,620
16 Trinity College School Port Hope, ON 5 to 12 $25,750 to $36,000
17 Northmount School Toronto, ON JK to 8 $19,000 to $36,000
18 Havergal College Toronto, ON JK to 12 $35,700
19 Royal St. George's College Toronto, ON 3 to 12 $35,320
20 Crescent School Toronto, ON 3 to 12 $35,075
21 Glenlyon Norfolk School Victoria, BC JK to 12 $17,135 to $34,045
22 Lakefield College School Lakefield, ON 9 to 12 $33,900
23 Upper Canada College Toronto, ON SK to 12 $30,860 to $33,860
24 York School Toronto, ON JK to 12 $33,750
25 Bishop Strachan School Toronto, ON JK to 12 $32,860


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