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 age: we provide a list of the top 20 oldest private schools in Canada.
A school’s age is important. If a school has been around a long time, it likely has something valuable to offer. It may also have established a strong reputation in Canada and worldwide.
Keep in mind, though, there’s far more to evaluating a school than its age or prestige. Just because a school is the oldest doesn’t mean it’s the best. Age is just one factor to consider when choosing a school. You’ll also want to look at a school’s cost, community, culture, programs, and academics, among other things. In the end, you should try to find a school that’s the right fit—for your child and family.
To help you out, we list schools by location and type
. While combing through these lists, which can be filtered using our advanced search
, make sure to check out our comprehensive school profiles
. You can also compare schools
in terms of a wide range of metrics, like academics
, course pedagogies
, special needs support
, and more. Finally, we provide an invaluable advice guide
, which contains detailed articles on different types of schools
, choosing a school
, applying to schools
, and many other topics.
Schools ranked by date they were founded