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 Children's Garden Nursery School Toronto, ON PS to 2 1 to 8
3 AVRO Academy North York, ON 9 to 12 1 to 5
4 Linbrook School Oakville, ON JK to 8 1 to 18
5 St. Clement's Early Learning School Toronto, ON PS to 2 1 to 8
6 City Academy Toronto, ON 9 to 12 1 to 8
7 Guidepost Montessori + Academy of Thought and Industry Toronto, ON NS to 12 1 to 10
8 Ontario Online Schools Network Mississauga, ON 11 to 12 1 to 15
9 Carrey International Education Inc. Mississauga, ON SK to 12 1 to 6
10 Holy Family Achievement School of Académie Ste-Cécile Windsor, ON 5 to 12 1 to 5
11 Toronto STEM School Toronto, ON 9 to 12 2 to 10
12 Royal Cachet Montessori School Markham, ON NS to 3 3 to 8
13 Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres Langley, BC 8 to 12 3 to 6
14 Edelweiss Private Academy Ottawa, ON K to 8 3 to 12
15 Esprit Academy Toronto, ON 1 to 8 3 to 5
16 Wildwood Academy Oakville, ON 2 to 8 4 to 10
17 Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning Belleville, ON 1 to 12 4 to 6
18 Magnificent Minds North York, ON PS to 12 4 to 8
19 Park Street Education Toronto, ON 4 to 12 4 to 12
20 Western Heights Montessori Academy Mississauga, ON NS to SK 5 to 24

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