Private schools with the most notable alumni

Schools producing the most influential students


OurKids.net tracks private schools' famous alumni. The fame or notability of alumni is most often based on whether they have a page on Wikipedia; we view this as a credible indicator of someone who has made an impact. Below, we rank schools based on this. This is presented mainly for interest's sake, and there should be many factors that go into your school choice process.

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Top private schools for notable alumni

School Location Grades Notable alumni
1 Upper Canada College Toronto, ON SK to 12 99
2 Royal St. George's College Toronto, ON 3 to 12 31
3 University of Toronto Schools Toronto, ON 7 to 12 22
4 St. Andrew's College Aurora, ON 5 to 12 17
5 Shawnigan Lake School Shawnigan Lake, BC 8 to 12 14
6 Bishop Strachan School Toronto, ON JK to 12 14
7 Trinity College School Port Hope, ON 5 to 12 13
8 Appleby College Oakville, ON 7 to 12 13
9 Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Wilcox, SK 9 to 12 13
10 St. Michael's College School Toronto, ON 7 to 12 12
11 Bishop's College School Sherbrooke, QC 7 to 12 12
12 Havergal College Toronto, ON JK to 12 9
13 Study Westmount, QC K to 11 8
14 Lakefield College School Lakefield, ON 9 to 12 8
15 Ashbury College Ottawa, ON 4 to 12 7
16 Branksome Hall Toronto, ON JK to 12 7
17 Albert College Belleville, ON JK to 12 6
18 UWC Canada Victoria, BC 12 to 12 6
19 Selwyn House School Westmount, QC K to 11 6
20 King's-Edgehill School Windsor, NS 6 to 12 6
21 Brentwood College School Mill Bay, BC 8 to 12 4
22 West Island College (Montreal) Montreal (DDO), QC 7 to 11 4
23 Country Day School King, ON JK to 12 4
24 Ridley College St. Catharines, ON JK to 12 4
25 Queen Margaret's School Duncan, BC PS to 12 4


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