Private schools in Canada with the smallest classes

Ranking schools by class size

Below, we rank private schools in terms of class size, providing a list of the top 20 private schools in Canada with the smallest average class size.

Smaller class sizes offered by private schools have some widely-acknowledged benefits for students. A summary of those benefits would include:
  • Individualized attention
  • Tailored curriculum
  • Interactive learning environment
  • More student participation
  • Closer relationship with teachers
  • Closer relationship with peers
Class size isn’t everything, though. You’ll want to look at many other factors in finding the right school for your child. You’ll also want to consider academics, programs, curricular approaches, teachers, and culture. You may also want to consider school facilities, extracurriculars, and technological resources.

To help you out in your search, we list schools by location and type. You can filter these lists using our advanced search, and go deeper into schools by reading our comprehensive school profiles. You can also compare schools in terms of many different criteria, including admissionsacademicsspecial needs support, and extracurriculars. Finally, check out our advice guide, which contains many detailed articles on private school education, or visit one of our school expos (to meet with many schools, all in the same place).
School Location Grades Avg. class size
1 Tapply Binet College Ancaster, ON 7 to 12 1 to 6
2 Linbrook School Oakville, ON JK to 8 1 to 18
3 St. Clement's Early Learning School Toronto, ON PS to 2 1 to 8
4 Oakwood Academy Mississauga, ON JK to 12 2 to 7
5 Toronto STEM School Toronto, ON 9 to 12 2 to 10
6 Whytecliff Agile Learning Centre - Burnaby Burnaby, BC 8 to 12 3 to 6
7 Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres Langley, BC 8 to 12 3 to 6
8 Edelweiss Private Academy Ottawa, ON K to 8 3 to 12
9 Elevate Learning Centre Burlington, ON 1 to 8 3 to 5
10 Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning Belleville, ON 3 to 12 4 to 6
11 HongDe Elementary School Vancouver, BC K to 5 4 to 10
12 TEAM School Mississauga, ON 1 to 8 5 to 9
13 Robert Land Academy Wellandport, ON 5 to 12 5 to 16
14 Nancy Campbell Academy Stratford, ON 7 to 12 5 to 18
15 Dunblaine School Toronto, ON 1 to 8 5 to 7
16 AVRO Academy North York, ON 9 to 12 5 to 7
17 Wise Owl Private School Toronto, ON PS to 12 5 to 12
18 Yip’s Music & Montessori School Markham, ON NS to SK 5 to 13
19 Guiding Light Academy Mississauga, ON JK to 8 5 to 16
20 Glen Briar Academy Toronto, ON JK to 8 5 to 12

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