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What is preschool?

The difference between preschool, daycare, childcare, nursery school, and kindergarten

Quick summary

  • Preschools aim to prepare children for the school years. They’re usually geared for kids between the ages of three and five.

  • Preschool is sometimes called “daycare,” “childcare,” “nursery school,” or even “kindergarten.” Often, though, it differs from these other options in that it focuses more on early learning and academics.

  • Preschools tend to focus more on early learning and academics than daycare and childcare centres. They also sometimes have less unstructured play time than these other options.

  • “Preschool” and “nursery school” are sometimes used interchangeably. Some nursery schools focus more on play, though.

  • Preschool education typically precedes kindergarten and, unlike kindergarten, is never mandatory (attendance at senior kindergarten is required in some provinces in Canada).

 

In Canada, children under five years old aren’t required to go to school. This means most Canadian preschools (like nursery schools and daycares) are private. Some receive funding, though, and most are regulated by the government.

 

Preschool characteristics

Preschools aim to prepare your child for the school years. They promote children’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. They lay the groundwork for a solid start in kindergarten, and for excelling in elementary school and beyond. Indeed, they have numerous benefits.

Some other basic features of preschool include the following:

  • Age range: Preschool is for young children prior to their school years. It’s usually for kids between the ages of three and five. Some preschools, though, admit younger children, including toddlers between one and two years old.
     
  • Level: Preschool education, as you might expect, precedes grade school. In Canada, it usually also precedes kindergarten (both JK and SK). Preschool thus includes all education before compulsory schooling starts (usually between the ages of four or five). While this includes infant and toddler preschool, most private preschools are geared for children from the ages of three to five.
     
  • Location: Preschools are located in many different cities across Canada (and other countries), including TorontoCalgaryVancouverEdmonton, MississaugaOakville, Vaughan, Scarborough, and Brampton. They can also be found in rural settings. And they’re run in many different kinds of buildings and environments, including homes, schools, universities, community centres, places of worship, and independent institutes.
     
  • Private and public: Most preschools are private, meaning they receive little, if any, funding from the government. Some are public, though, meaning they receive some government funding. Private preschools are governed by many of the same laws as public preschools. For instance, they must be licensed, have a student-to-teacher ratio of 5 to 1, and meet proper safety and health regulations.
     
  • Educational approaches: Preschools aim to promote your child’s development. They can have different approaches to early childhood development, as well educational and teaching philosophies. This means there are many different types of preschool, including play-basedacademicMontessoriWaldorf, and Reggio Emilialocal community (or cooperative), and religious preschools (including ChristianCatholicJewish, and Islamic preschools). 

Preschool questions (read our in-depth answers)

 

Preschool vs. other options

Preschool is sometimes called daycare or childcare. It’s also sometimes referred to as nursery school or even kindergarten. And it sometimes has a similar approach to these other options. Yet there are often differences between these alternatives.

The table below summarizes some of the main differences between preschool and daycare, childcare, nursery school, and kindergarten.

 

Preschool

Daycare

Childcare

Nursery school

Kindergarten

Age range

3-5 (or younger)

0-5

0-5

0-3

4-6

Mandatory

No

No

No

No

In some provinces

Licensed

Yes

Yes

Sometimes

Yes

Yes

RECE teachers

Yes

Usually

Sometimes

Usually

Sometimes

Open during statutory holidays

Not usually

Usually

Usually

Not usually

No

Open during summer

Not usually

Usually

Usually

Not usually

No

Offers before- and after childcare

Sometimes

Usually

Usually

Sometimes

No

Focus on early learning

Medium-high

Medium-low

Low-medium

Medium-high

Medium-high

Keep in mind, though, differences and similarities will depend on the particular preschool, daycare, and so on. This is because preschools (daycares, nurseries, etc.) vary in their aims, approaches, philosophies, and more.

Yet, as we’ve seen, there are some common differences and similarities between these options. For instance, preschool focuses more on early learning and academics than some of these other options. Below, we discuss in more detail the main differences and similarities between preschool and other early learning options.

Preschool vs. daycare

Like preschool, daycare can refer to many different things. It can be a preschool, nursery school, childcare centre, or all three.

Most daycares are licensed by a government body, such as the Ontario Ministry of Education. This in accordance with the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA).

Preschool programs, though, tend to have more teachers with training in Early Childhood Education than daycares, and more teachers who are Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE). They also focus more on early learning and academics than daycare through a fairly intensive curriculum. And some have less unstructured play time than daycares.

Daycare, meanwhile, normally has plenty of “free-explore” or “free-play” time, some unstructured activities, and plenty of play-based learning. That said, many daycare centres, especially at the higher levels, provide some structured learning, focusing on academic skills and knowledge, such as readingwritingmath, numbers, and letters.  To learn about the differences between academic and play-based preschools, read our guide.

Some daycare centres and programs provide longer hours than preschools. And some stay open for some holidays, school breaks, and the summer. Many preschools, though, have similar flexibility: they offer full-time programs, extended childcare, and summer enrollment.

Preschool vs. childcare

Childcare simply refers to any place where a child is cared for. This can mean a number of different things.

It may, for instance just involve one-on-one homecare provided by a parent, nanny, or someone else. Childcare may also be provided in an out-of-home setting. Here your child may simply be “looked after.”

Childcare can and often does, though, provide much more than basic babysitting. It often includes structured play time, with organized activities which allow kids to explore and learn. Many childcare centres also have some play-based learning. And some provide some sit-down learning. Typically, though, childcare providers focus less on early learning and cognitive development than preschool programs.

As Ellen Galinsky says, in The Preschool Years:

If a large opinion survey were conducted on the difference between schools and childcare, school-based programs would be described as more educationally focused, while childcare programs would be seen as more custodial.

Preschool vs. nursery school

Nursery school can refer to many things. It can be a preschool, daycare, kindergarten, or even all three. Nursery school is normally attended near the beginning of preschool (and so may be part of a preschool). It will thus often be for children from ages one to three.

Nursery schools often involve some combination of play, exploration, and learning. Typically, though, they focus more on play and less on learning than the average preschool. Like preschools and daycares, though, they have a wide range of aims, approaches, and philosophies.

Preschool vs. kindergarten

In Canada, formal schooling begins with kindergarten. Most children start at the junior kindergarten (JK) level, which is for those who turn four by December 31st of the school year. However, some start school at the senior kindergarten (SK) level, which is for those who turn five on this date. While JK is not mandatory in any province, some provinces require kids to attend SK (for instance, Ontario).

Preschool, on the other hand, is not normally considered part of the school years, at least by most provincial governments. Nor is it mandatory. While it often focuses somewhat on academics, like kindergarten, children aren’t required to attend it.

Also, sometimes preschool is more play-based and less academic than kindergarten. That said, some alternative preschools, such as Montessori, tend to be less play-based and more task- or academic-oriented (even compared to many kindergarten programs), although in an unconventional sense.

What's the best option for you?

In truth, there are many different approaches to preschool, daycare, childcare, nursery school, and kindergarten. What’s most important is to look at the particular aims, philosophies, teaching approaches, and more, of any preschool (nursery school, etc.), and decide whether it’s a good fit for your child. Luckily, in Canada, there are lots of great preschool options to choose from.

To learn more about the different preschool approaches, read our comparison guides. In separate articles, we compare Montessori to WaldorfMontessori to Reggio EmiliaWaldorf to Reggio Emiliaacademic to play-basedMontessori to play-based, and Montessori to academic preschools. You can also read our guide to preschool questions.

Answers to the question “What is preschool?” from education consultants and school officials

“A preschool environment should provide a pleasurable mix of learning opportunities and play—a place where children’s curiosity is encouraged, and wonder and inquiry are integral aspects of the program. It has a broad range of activities, including interactive, motor, listening, and sensory experiences.” Joanne Foster, educational specialist, and co-author (with Dona Matthews) of Beyond Intelligence, Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids


“The essence of preschool is a loving, caring environment where young students learn and grow, not only from engaged adults, but from each other. Students are provided with every opportunity to develop at their optimal level by building on their previous experiences and by introducing them to new ideas and concepts. Children learn one step at a time through an age-appropriate program that is geared to the needs of the individual child.” Corina Gill, assistant head of lower school at Bayview Glen Independent School, in TorontoOntario


“Although preschools technically fall in the same category as daycare centres—they’re licensed and regulated by the same bodies—they typically have a more academic focus, and are for children ages two through five.” Lee Venditti, director of J. Addison, a Montessori school in MarkhamOntario


“The basic difference between preschool and daycare is that preschools are curriculum-based. They tend to follow a school schedule, whereas daycare is all about making the children happy, where the children play, have fun, nap, etc.” Marcel Pereira, director of Century Private School, a Montessori school, in Richmond HillOntario


Preschool is the bridge between daycare or homecare and kindergarten. It’s an opportunity for students to be socialized in a warm, nurturing environment. It’s a place where the basic foundational building blocks of school, such as lining up, waiting your turn, sitting and listening, putting on your coat, and holding a pencil, are learned.” Vanessa Sjerven, teacher at Elmwood School (the early years program), in OttawaOntario


“One of a preschool program’s primary goals is to support the children in acquiring appropriate social skills and conflict resolution strategies when dealing with others. Learning to relate well with others is an important life skill that will support the child’s development and success both personally and professionally in the future.” Jennifer Deathe, head of admission at Waldorf Academy, a Waldorf school, in TorontoOntario


“By law, a licensed preschool must have teachers who are RECE (Registered Early Childhood Educators). The preschool teacher-to-student ratio must be 1-to-8 in accordance with the CCEYA (Child Care and Early Years Act).” Nora Ibrahim, preschool teacher and IB PYP (Primary Years Program) coordinator at Académie de la Capitale, in OttawaOntario

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Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
Conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, our Junior and Elementary campuses are a popular choice for families seeking exceptional childcare and the very best Montessori education for their children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,376 to $21,870


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18376

OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$12,864 to $21,384


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12864

Westside Montessori Academy (est. 2008)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • PS to 7 Coed
  • Day school (120 students)
Westside Montessori Academy, located at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver offers a true Montessori education to children aged 2.5 to Grade 7. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$5,175 to $11,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5175

Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (95 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$19,200 to $21,300

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 19200

Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (800 students)
Central Montessori Schools in Toronto offers instruction from nursery to grade six, with enrolment of 900 day students and tuition starting at $5,900. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,900 to $19,900


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8900

Kendellhurst Academy (est. 2004)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (270 students)
Kendellhurst offers students an enriched curriculum with a mix of project based, traditional and arts infused curriculum, with digital displays, Macs and PC's in every room and Edwin personal devices for grades 5 to 8. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,000 to $16,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12000

Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Royal Cachet Montessori School is a Montessori school that offers programs from nursery to grade three in Markham. Its average class size is five to 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $12,900


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

The Giles School (est. 1989)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (180 students)
The Giles School is a French immersion private school in Toronto for children age 2 (Pre-K) to Grade 8. Open Admissions through Grade 1, small classes, and Mandarin introduced as a third language in Grade 1. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$12,900 to $23,400


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12900

Elmwood School (est. 1915)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Girls
  • Day school (370 students)
Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from JK to Grade 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$13,960 to $26,960


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 13960

The Maples Academy (est. 1989)  

  • Amaranth, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
The Maples is a private IB school in Orangeville, ON from PS to grade 8. Tuition starts at $8500. The Maples offer daily French instruction starting in PS. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$9,154 to $10,965


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9154

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,620 to $15,704

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed 7620

Children's Garden Nursery School (est. 1986)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (80 students)
Located in the Leaside neighbourhood of Toronto, Children's Garden Nursery School is a well-established private school that offers exceptional programming including Core French and French Immersion. [View profile]
    $6,000 to $20,000

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    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6000

    Lynn-Rose Schools (est. 1997)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (600 students)
    Lynn-Rose Heights Private School offers challenging academic programming from three years old to grade twelve in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose Heights school is an official International Baccalaureate World School. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $15,470 to $20,600

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 15470

    Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (175 students)
    Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $8,250. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,500 to $18,000

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

    TFS - Canada's International School (est. 1962)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1470 students)
    TFS - Canada's International School offers Canada's only bilingual IB programs from PK to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $19,760 to $33,970


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19760

    Pine Lake Montessori School   

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 3 Coed
    • Day school (70 students)
    Pine Lake Montessori School pursues teaching with a one on one method that respects and nurtures children and allows them to achieve their fullest potential. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $13,500 to $15,400


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 13500

    Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School (est. 1986)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (600 students)
    Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    $20,000 to $23,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 20000

    Hawthorn School (est. 1989)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Girls/Coed
    • Day school
    • Day school
    • Homestay school
    Hawthorn School is an all-girls school in Toronto that offers programs from toddler to grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to each girl to help them reach their full potential. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $14,500 to $36,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Homestay Girls Coed 14500

    York Montessori School (est. 2007)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    York Montessori School in Richmond Hill offers children from 16 months to 6 years old a wholesome Montessori education. Teacher to student ratios of 1:5 - 1:8. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $11,800 to $12,500

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    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 11800

    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts & Science (est. 2000)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (180 students)
    La Citadelle's Excellence in Bilingual Education and academically advanced curriculum develop successful global citizens through IB & AP programs and a holistic approach where students achieve their highest potential. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    $12,500 to $26,800


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12500

    Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    • Day school (350 students)
    This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $13,000 to $34,300


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 13000

    Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school
    NOW WITH LICENSED DAYCARE! Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,500 to $15,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8500

    Académie St-Laurent Academy (est. 2007)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (275 students)
    St-Laurent Academy is a private school that offers programs from nursery to high school in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $11,500 to $17,500

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11500

    TMS (est. 1961)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (775 students)
    TMS is a leading, accredited independent school that offers a unique design of Montessori and International Baccalaureate programmes. Our students thrive in academics while building a foundation of Significance. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    • International Baccalaureate
    $18,300 to $31,350

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18300

    Alexander von Humboldt German International School (est. 1980)  

    • Baie-D'Urfé, Montreal, Quebec
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    We offer a sound, internationally recognized academic foundation. Our students gain fluency in three languages and achieve mastery of biology, chemistry and physics. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $7,450 to $10,700


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7450

    Olivet School (est. 1893)  

    • Etobicoke, Ontario
    • PS to 5 Coed
    • Day school (45 students)
    Founded in 1893, Olivet School is a Christian private school in Etobicoke, offering PS-Gr5. Olivet School combines quality teaching with individual attention to help each child achieve their personal potential. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $4,300 to $10,800

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4300

    Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school
    Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,750 to $15,300


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8750

    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

    • Brampton, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (460 students)
    RMS is an award-winning progressive private school, and voted the BEST private school in Brampton. We offer a structured programme that is ahead of the Ministry set guidelines. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    $7,500 to $13,900

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7500

    Richland Academy (est. 2002)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Richland Academy is a progressive, innovative Reggio inspired and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for children from 2.5-years to Grade 8. Voted #1 Private School in Richmond Hill 4 years in a row. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $18,000 to $18,800


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18000

    Lycée Français de Toronto (est. 1995)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (550 students)
    Lycée Français de Toronto is a French school that offers programs from nursery to grade 12. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $17,152 to $19,860


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 17152

    Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    Peel Montessori School offers an enriched, personalized program. Emphasis is on strong academics, and the development of personal excellence (leadership skills, creativity) in a supportive, family-like environment. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    $8,500 to $18,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

    Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

    • Brampton, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (480 students)
    Tall Pines School in Brampton provides enhanced Montessori and traditional classes from Infant to Grade Eight, is the longest accredited CCMA Montessori school in Canada, and is a leader in 21st Century education. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $13,921 to $19,988


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13921

    Kidz Kare Inc. (est. 2010)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to K Coed
    • Day school
    Kidz Kare offers a wide range of services that help with all parents' needs. Our flexibility in childcare services is what sets us apart from all other schools. [View profile]
      $250 to $760 /2 Weeks


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 250

      Ashwood Glen   

      • Burlington, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (260 students)
      • Progressive
      $8,500 to $16,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

      Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (65 students)
      Acadecap International School a.k.a. Académie de la Capitale, an IB school, offers bilingual and/or English programmes from Pre-K to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      $13,340 to $19,510


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13340

      Century Private School (est. 1994)  

      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school
      Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $16,550 to $26,800


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16550

      Fern Hill School - Oakville (est. 1982)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (400 students)
      Fern Hill School is a private independent school for Preschool through Grade 8 offering individualized learning by subject-specific teachers. Our school is regarded as one of the pre-eminent elementary schools in Canada. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $21,620 to $23,368


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 21620

      Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (150 students)
      Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $8,800 to $15,490


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8800

      Wheatley School (est. 1986)  

      • St. Catharines, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (160 students)
      Wheatley School offers programs from nursery to grade eight in St. Catharines. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      • International Baccalaureate
      $5,900 to $13,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5900

      Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

      • Whitby, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school
      The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $9,950 to $13,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9950

      Yip’s Music & Montessori School (est. 1990)  

      • Unionville, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school
      Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $7,650 to $12,650


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7650

      Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus (est. 1995)  

      • North York, Ontario
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (250 students)
      The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,700 to $17,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8700

      CGS (Children's Garden School) (est. 1986)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (100 students)
      CGS (Children's Garden School) offers co-ed, Preschool-Grade 3 programming. Small class sizes. Exceptional phonics program. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,200 to $22,500

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 10200

      Sidney Ledson Institute (est. 1982)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school
      The PK – Grade 6 program is a visible expression of the philosophy embodied in Ledson's books, Raising Brighter Children and Teach Your Child to Read in Just 10 Minutes a Day. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $4,501 to $12,800

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4501

      Fern Hill School - Ottawa (est. 1981)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (180 students)
      Ottawa’s Fern Hill School offers Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary Grades, including extended French. Tuition starts at $2,950. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $3,250 to $14,950


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 3250

      Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) (est. 1971)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (610 students)
      Bussing from Toronto (Bayview and Sheppard) available. Early Learning Centre to Grade 12. Discipline. Character. Respect. Complete your child's academic and spiritual foundation. Discover why PCA students excel! [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $11,390 to $19,670


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11390

      Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. (est. 1984)  

      • Oshawa, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (135 students)
      • Homestay school (Varies)
      • Boarding school (Varies)
      Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      $9,700 to $11,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Boarding Coed 9700

      Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to 1 Coed
      • Day school (24 students)
      Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School in Mississauga offers Casa Montessori programs for children a ged 2.5 to 6. Before- and after-school care and summer camps also available. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $6,800 to $11,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

      The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)  

      • Milton, Ontario
      • PS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (69 students)
      Montessori Country School has provided a first-class academic experience to students in an environment that is distinguished by its compassion, integrity and unwavering commitment to the individual child. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,160 to $13,600


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8160

      La Villa Montessori School (est. 2012)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to K Coed
      • Day school (31 students)
      La Villa Montessori School is dedicated to following the Montessori philosophy and to create a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment that fulfills a child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,100 to $15,608

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      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8100

      Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (400 students)
      • Homestay school (10 students)
      Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Three years old to Grade 12. All linguistic backgrounds welcome. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $13,600 to $15,200

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 13600

      Academie Providence (est. 2002)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition: $8,800-10,300. Extracurricular activities: $600-$650. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Reggio Emilia
      $9,000 to $10,300


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

      Vincent Massey Academy (est. 1985)  

      • Etobicoke, Ontario
      • NS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (230 students)
      Vincent Massey offers a balanced approach to education, setting your child up for succecs in all avenues of life. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Reggio Emilia
      $9,000 to $15,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

      College Bourget   

      • Rigaud, Quebec
      • PS to 11 Coed
      • Boarding school (100 students)
      • Day school (1450 students)
      Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school situated between Montreal & Ottawa, that exceeds Quebec curriculum guidelines & ensures our students grow through different spheres: arts, sports, community service & science. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $4,700 to $35,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 4700

      Momentum Montessori (est. 2016)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to K Coed
      • Day school (90 students)
      Children absorb multiple languages, music & develop sports skills VERY easily. Momentum Montessori is a multilingual school exposing kids (1.5 - 6 yrs) to multiple languages, sports & music like no other program. [View profile]
        $13,000 to $20,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 13000

        St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (est. 1891)  

        • Oakville, Ontario
        • PS to 12 Girls
        • Day school (550 students)
        Oakville's SMLS continues to be a premier independent school for girls Preschool to Graduating Year since 1891. "Millie" graduates take on the world with confidence and the knowledge that they can do anything. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • Reggio Emilia
        $18,000 to $28,430


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 18000

        Magnificent Minds (est. 2011)  

        • North York, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (30 students)
        Magnificent Minds Inc. caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $19,000 to $25,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 19000

        The Oakville Academy for the Arts (est. 2003)  

        • Oakville, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school
        Voted Oakville's Best Preschool, The Oakville Academy School for the Arts offers Preschool and Kindergarten classes in an arts-enriched learning environment. [View profile]
          $4,899 to $14,999


          Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 4899

          Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)  

          • Duncan, British Columbia
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (90 students)
          • Day school (220 students)
          • Boarding school (100 students)
          Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          $4,800 to $49,300

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Boarding Coed 4800

          Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

          • Markham, Ontario
          • NS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (1050 students)
          Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          • International Baccalaureate
          $5,300 to $16,400


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5300

          École la Nouvelle Vague   

          • Montreal, Quebec
          • PS to 6 Coed
          • Day school
          The bilingual French and English curriculum of Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Ministry of Education accredited program. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $10,820 to $11,535


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 10820

          Oakville Christian School (OCS) (est. 1982)  

          • Oakville, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (250 students)
          Oakville Christian School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Oakville. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $3,342 to $13,407

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 3342

          The Maria Montessori School (est. 1991)  

          • Surrey, British Columbia
          • PS to K Coed
          • Day school (20 students)
          Authentic Montessori Preschool. Students completing our 3 year program at The Maria Montessori School test extremely well. We balance academics, exploration and skills guided by your child's natural interests. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $2,500 to $4,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 2500

          Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

          • Calgary, Alberta
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (780 students)
          Calgary French & International School graduates will be active global citizens with a foundation for life-long success, and our school will be the leader in French immersion and international education. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • International Baccalaureate
          $7,900 to $15,100

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7900

          Primary Prep Academy (est. 2014)  

          • Mississauga, Ontario
          • NS to 3 Coed
          • Day school
          Primary Prep Academy offers programs from Pre-school to Grade 3 in Mississauga. Before and After school program included in tuition. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $7,000 to $12,000

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7000

          Robbins Hebrew Academy (est. 1957)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • NS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (390 students)
          Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA) teaches students to think critically and globally, in a community that builds self-esteem and life-long character. RHA is Toronto’s first Jewish school to be CAIS accredited. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • Reggio Emilia
          $13,050 to $17,990


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13050

          Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

          • Mississauga, Ontario
          • NS to 6 Coed
          • Day school (147 students)
          Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 12 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it! [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $15,000 to $17,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 15000

          Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)  

          • Hamilton, Ontario
          • NS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (1190 students)
          • Homestay school (40 students)
          Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering programs to students 18 months through Grade 12 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $8,423 to $49,606

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 8423

          Vancouver Waldorf School (est. 1971)  

          • North Vancouver, British Columbia
          • NS to 12 Coed
          • Homestay school (30 students)
          • Day school (300 students)
          Vancouver Waldorf School offers programs from pre-school through to grade 12 in North Vancouver, BC. Its average class size is 12 to 25 students. [View profile]
          • Waldorf
          $8,500 to $14,170


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 8500

          Liberty Prep School   

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • NS to 6 Coed
          • Day school (140 students)
          Liberty Prep offers programs from Toddler - Gr. 6 in downtown Toronto. Our environment combines a beautifully renovated building with well-trained and passionate teachers. Reach out to discover what we do differently. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $12,000 to $16,500

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12000

          Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

          • Markham, Ontario
          • NS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (200 students)
          Sunrise Montessori School in Markham offers both English and French Immersion programs from Infant (0 months) to Grade 8. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $10,500 to $16,500


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

          Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • NS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (115 students)
          MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $9,000 to $18,150


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

          Académie Marie-Claire   

          • Kirkland, Quebec
          • PS to 11 Coed
          • Day school (421 students)
          This traditional and alternative private school in Kirkland, Quebec offers programs for grades PK to 6 with full English & French bilingual. The average class size is about 18 to 20. [View profile]
          • Liberal Arts
          • International Baccalaureate
          $12,850 to $18,528


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12850

          Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

          • Oakville, Ontario
          • NS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (170 students)
          Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $8,800 to $21,250


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8800

          Kingsway College School (est. 1989)  

          • Etobicoke, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (400 students)
          Kingsway College School offers programs for PK to grade 8 in Etobicoke. Its average class size is 17 to 21 students. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • Reggio Emilia
          $9,980 to $28,060


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9980

          Star Academy (est. 1997)  

          • Mississauga, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (60 students)
          Star Academy offers programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Eight in Mississauga. Small class sizes, daily physical education and French for all grades, and academic excellence set us apart. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          $13,990 to $17,990

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13990

          B.E.N. School-House (est. 2005)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • PS to 6 Coed
          • Day school (35 students)
          B.E.N. offers an engaging, caring learning community. We work with the GET Curriculum and the Ontario Curriculum. Small class sizes, daily outdoor activities, art classes and workshop. Parenting workshops are offered. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          $7,350 to $11,900

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7350

          ArtsCalibre Academy (est. 2011)  

          • Victoria, British Columbia
          • PS to 9 Coed
          • Day school (170 students)
          ArtsCalibre Academy empowers students through creativity, mindfulness and leadership. We offer Preschool to Grade Eight in 2017/2018, adding one grade per year through to Grade 12. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • Reggio Emilia
          $1,600 to $6,250


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 1600

          MacLachlan College (est. 1978)  

          • Oakville, Ontario
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (350 students)
          MacLachlan is a world-class school offering the benefits of small class sizes, highly dedicated and engaged teachers and an internationally recognized curriculum for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • International Baccalaureate
          $12,000 to $30,800


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12000

          RoyalCrest Academy (est. 2004)  

          • Vaughan, Ontario
          • NS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (500 students)
          RoyalCrest Academy offers a unique early years and elementary program that encourage children to " Think, Explore & Create" in an environment that support academic and social development. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $9,975 to $19,750


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9975

          Bannockburn (est. 1993)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • NS to 6 Coed
          • Day school (200 students)
          Bannockburn School leads in Montessori education by offering an exceptional, enriched Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment carefully prepared to meet the needs of children in the formative years of childhood. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $14,900 to $25,100


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 14900

          Toronto Waldorf School (est. 1968)  

          • Thornhill, Ontario
          • NS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (360 students)
          Toronto Waldorf School offers a curriculum that integrates academics,arts & movement, and addresses the intellectual, physical, emotional & social aspects of child development. Preschool to gr. 12. [View profile]
          • Waldorf
          $18,000 to $21,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18000

          Waldorf Academy (est. 1987)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (240 students)
          Waldorf Academy offers programs from childcare to grade eight in downtown Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
          • Waldorf
          $5,040 to $19,950

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5040

          Little Owl Private School (est. 2001)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • PS to 9 Coed
          • Day school (75 students)
          Little Owl Preschool, Elementary and Middle School develops motivated, confident, and happy problem-solving individuals. We invite your child to become a Little Owl student. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $9,900 to $16,200


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9900

          Kelowna Christian School (est. 1978)  

          • Kelowna, British Columbia
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (775 students)
          Established in 1978, our passion is to provide families with transformative, excellent education that equips and inspires students to be disciples who are world changers that love and serve God and others. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          $4,750 to $6,550


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 4750

          Montverde Academy (est. 1912)  

          • Montverde, Florida
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Boarding school (325 students)
          • Day school (891 students)
          Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is an elite college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-K3 through post-graduate studies with a distinct student population from over 80 countries worldwide. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          US $7,875 to US $51,350

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 7875

          Fern Hill School - Burlington (est. 1982)  

          • Burlington, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (180 students)
          Fern Hill School provides a calm, engaging & academic program for Preschool to Grade 8. We offer a structured approach that focuses on developing intellectual curiosity, creativity & confidence. Maximum class size is 19. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $21,620 to $23,368


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 21620

          Walden International School - Oakville (est. 1985)  

          • Oakville, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (170 students)
          Glenburnie School, Oakville, offers enriched, child-centred, responsive, academic programs from Pre-K through Grade 8. Class sizes range from 8 to 18 students depending on grade level. [View profile]
          • Liberal Arts
          • International Baccalaureate
          $9,400 to $18,800


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9400

          The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus (est. 1988)  

          • Nobleton, Ontario
          • NS to 6 Coed
          • Day school
          For over 25 years, the Montessori Country School provides a first-class accredited curriculum for students 12 months through grade 6. The sprawling 10 acre campus offers a unique indoor and outdoor learning experience. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $9,000 to $18,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

          Stirling Montessori Academy (est. 2013)  

          • Milton, Ontario
          • PS to 3 Coed
          • Day school (65 students)
          Our highly qualified staff use the Montessori Method to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectual and social skills and to enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $6,600 to $11,995


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6600

          Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

          • Brantford, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (112 students)
          Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          • Montessori
          $13,160

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13160

          Humberside Montessori School (est. 1987)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • NS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (328 students)
          Humberside Montessori Schools a montessori private school in Toronto. It offers programs from nursery to grade eight. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $9,200 to $15,400


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9200

          EPIC School (est. 1999)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • NS to SK Coed
          • Day school (45 students)
          e.p.i.c. is a leading progressive school specializing in early education for students in Pre-K, J.K. and S.K. Discover e.p.i.c. School! [View profile]
            $9,500 to $17,595

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            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 9500

            King Heights Academy (est. 2004)  

            • Woodbridge, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (150 students)
            Located in Vaughan, King Heights Academy provides a unique educational experience for toddlers to grade eight, which includes the IB Program. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • International Baccalaureate
            $15,598 to $18,998


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 15598

            The Nature School (est. 2017)  

            • Vaughan, Ontario
            • PS to 3 Coed
            • Day school (50 students)
            • Day school (12 students)
            The Nature School at Kortright provides an alternative form of education designed to provide experiential learning opportunities and promote curiosity to nurture the whole child. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            $1,500 to $12,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed 1500

            Parkdale Montessori School (est. 2007)  

            • Ottawa, Ontario
            • NS to 6 Coed
            • Day school (98 students)
            The School offers authentic Montessori education, individualized learning, accommodations to meet each child’s needs, hands-on learning, enriched curriculum, and outdoor exploration. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $8,000 to $17,550


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8000

            Halton Waldorf School (est. 1984)  

            • Burlington, Ontario
            • NS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (180 students)
            Halton Waldorf School in Burlington, Ontario offers a licensed preschool, kindergarten and grades 1 to 12. It’s average class size is 15 to 21 students. [View profile]
            • Waldorf
            $8,800 to $14,620


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8800

            Léman Manhattan Preparatory School (est. 2010)  

            • New York, New York(USA)
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Boarding school (100 students)
            • Day school (800 students)
            Léman Manhattan - the only boarding school in Manhattan, New York that delivers academic excellence that inspires your child for a lifetime. IB Diploma program and unique internship opportunities offered in the city. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • International Baccalaureate
            US $5,500 to US $93,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 5500

            Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (300 students)
            Northstar Montessori offers authentic Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Mississauga. We pride ourselves on strong character development and supporting life long learners! Now, Swim program is now included. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $9,500 to $14,900


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9500

            Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori (est. 2007)  

            • Vancouver, British Columbia
            • PS to SK Coed
            • Day school (40 students)
            We have offered high quality programs for children ages 2.5-6 since 2007 in Vancouver, B.C. Our students graduate with a solid academic foundation, good problem solving skills, pro-social behaviour and a love of school. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $4,500 to $7,500

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            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 4500

            Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care   

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • NS to PS Coed
            • Day school (70 students)
            We take inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy where each child is born creative, intuitive, resourceful, & has a strong potential for development from a very young age.Full-time care (7:30am-6pm). Tour anytime. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $27,600


            Preschool Day Coed 27600

            Bayview Glen (est. 1962)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (1050 students)
            Bayview Glen is a traditional co-ed day school in Toronto, Ontario from Preschool (age 2) to Grade 12, a global member of Round Square and offers Advanced Placement programme. Tuition ranges from $17,000 to $26,500. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $18,375 to $27,290


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18375

            Silver Maple Montessori Private School   

            • Milton, Ontario
            • NS to SK Coed
            • Day school (63 students)
            Housed in the elegant colonial mansion, Harrop House in the beautiful town of Milton, Ontario. Offering low teacher to child ratios with an emphasis on personal and social development of each child. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $12,000 to $12,500


            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 12000

            Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)  

            • St. Catharines, Ontario
            • NS to 6 Coed
            • Day school (120 students)
            Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers Toddler to Grade 6 Montessori education with class sizes of 8 to 20 students. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $9,750


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9750

            Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

            • Unionville, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (900 students)
            Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • Montessori
            $7,750 to $14,750


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7750

            Prince Edward Montessori School (est. 1995)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • NS to SK Coed
            • Day school (100 students)
            Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $6,390 to $12,500


            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6390

            Whistler Waldorf School (est. 2000)  

            • Whistler, British Columbia
            • NS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (200 students)
            WWS is a dedicated Waldorf school in Whistler, B.C. offering early years education all the way up to grade 12. [View profile]
            • Waldorf
            $8,938 to $16,423


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8938

            Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

            • Brantford, Ontario
            • NS to SK Coed
            • Day school (41 students)
            Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $8,200 to $10,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8200

            ABC Montessori (est. 1995)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • NS to 5 Coed
            • Day school (150 students)
            ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. The school offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • Montessori
            $6,600 to $10,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6600

            TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) (est. 1962)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • PS to 7 Coed
            • Day school (200 students)
            TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 7. Its average class size is 12 to 22 students. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            • International Baccalaureate
            $18,820 to $33,970


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18820

            Kingsley Primary School (est. 1981)  

            • Etobicoke, Ontario
            • PS to 5 Coed
            • Day school
            For the past 36 years Kingsley Primary School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade five in Etobicoke. Its average class size is eight to 12 students. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            • Reggio Emilia
            $12,000

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            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12000

            Mulgrave School (est. 1993)  

            • West Vancouver, British Columbia
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (1000 students)
            Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            • International Baccalaureate
            $19,980 to $24,820


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19980

            Trillium School (est. 1991)  

            • Markham, Ontario
            • NS to 12 Coed
            • Boarding school (30 students)
            • Day school (300 students)
            Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $10,500 to $36,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 10500

            Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • NS to SK Coed
            • Day school
            Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Christie and Sorauren locations provide programs for students 18 months to 6 years old. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $9,500 to $17,500


            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 9500

            Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering (est. 1984)  

            • Pickering, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (200 students)
            Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $9,000 to $13,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

            Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)  

            • Markham, Ontario
            • NS to SK Coed
            • Day school (87 students)
            Blooming Lives Montessori celebrates and nurtures the sense of curiosity of each child, supports them in exploring their expanding capabilities and guides them into their thriving potentials. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $5,300 to $16,200


            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 5300

            Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (90 students)
            Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $6,395 to $20,150


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6395

            German International School Toronto (est. 1999)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (80 students)
            German International School in Toronto offers programs from PK to grade 8. It provides a German curriculum enriched with Canadian content. [View profile]
            • Liberal Arts
            $9,050 to $17,700


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9050

            Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy (est. 2010)  

            • Caledon, Ontario
            • PS to 3 Coed
            • Day school (60 students)
            Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy offers our students a supportive environment, which allows them to discover their passions, all while reaching each individuals full potential! [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $9,000 to $12,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

            Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

            • Aurora, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (370 students)
            Aurora Montessori School offers a comprehensive, nurturing and enriched program for Toddler to Grade 8. Our enrolment of 375 day students has an average class size of 15 to 24. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            • Reggio Emilia
            $10,500 to $16,200


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

            River Valley School (est. 1983)  

            • Calgary, Alberta
            • PS to 6 Coed
            • Day school (250 students)
            River Valley is an inclusive independent school in the heart of NW Calgary that provides exceptional education for 3-year-olds to grade 6 students. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            $4,850 to $14,320


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4850

            Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

            • Vaughan, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (100 students)
            • Boarding school (50 students)
            Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            • Montessori
            $9,900 to $29,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 9900

            J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

            • Markham, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Boarding school (200 students)
            • Day school (300 students)
            Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • Montessori
            $15,000 to $42,450


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 15000

            Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)  

            • Ottawa, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (200 students)
            Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $12,850 to $19,675

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            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12850

            Hitherfield School (est. 1991)  

            • Milton-Campbellville, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (100 students)
            Hitherfield School offers programs from pre-school to grade 8. With an average class size of 14 students, we offer an excellent academic program along with a multitude of outdoor activities. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $11,600 to $15,120


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 11600

            Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (130 students)
            Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500. [View profile]
            • Liberal Arts
            • Montessori
            $13,750 to $24,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13750

            MontessoriWorks   

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • PS to K Coed
            • Day school
            MontessoriWorks provides half/full-day experiential learning programs, based in the Montessori method, conducted in a nurturing, cooperative, supportive environment, for children in preschool through senior kindergarten. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $7,000 to $13,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7000

            Prestige School - Richmond Hill Campus (est. 2003)  

            • Richmond Hill, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school
            The Prestige School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Richmond Hill. Its average class size is ten students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $10,000 to $15,500


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10000

            Trinity Montessori School (est. 1999)  

            • Markham, Ontario
            • NS to 6 Coed
            • Day school (120 students)
            Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • Montessori
            $1,100 to $1,200


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 1100

            Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS) (est. 2008)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (63 students)
            Mississauga Christian French School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 15 students. Offering an Olympic-sized Gym. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            $7,000 to $9,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7000

            Wesley Christian Academy (est. 1988)  

            • Markham, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (350 students)
            Wesley Christian Academy offers programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Markham. As we are a Christian school, we share our beliefs with all our students but we warmly welcome families from ALL faiths and backgrounds! [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $10,375 to $13,300

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            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10375

            Shining Light Montessori School (est. 2011)  

            • Maple, Ontario
            • NS to SK Coed
            • Day school
            Shining Light Montessori is the community you've searched for -- where children feel comfortable, with teachers who care. Our children learn, build their confidence, reach their potential, & let their lights shine! [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $10,200 to $11,600


            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 10200

            Kuper Academy (est. 1987)  

            • Kirkland, Quebec
            • PS to 11 Coed
            • Day school (950 students)
            Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $5,121 to $15,603


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5121

            Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) (est. 1984)  

            • Milton, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (65 students)
            Oxford Learning Academy – where your child will experience a homeschooling approach with the benefits of socialization in a small classroom environment. This Milton private school runs from PK to grade 8. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $12,000 to $12,850


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12000

            St. Clement's Early Learning School (est. 1955)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • PS to 2 Coed/Boys
            • Day school (120 students)
            • Day school (25 students)
            St. Clement's Early Learning School 70 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H2 St. Clement’s Early Learning School provides a child with an opportunity for growth in all areas of his or her development. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            $8,500 to $20,500

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            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed Boys 8500

            Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (400 students)
            Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            • Montessori
            $6,700 to $16,800


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6700

            Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)  

            • Calgary, Alberta
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (90 students)
            Since 1979, Banbury's student-paced approach with tutorial instruction is in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Meainingful relationships enhance learning. Member of Canadian Coalition of Self Directed Learning--CCSDL. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            $8,000 to $10,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8000

            Philopateer Christian College (est. 1999)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (350 students)
            Philopateer Christian College offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $7,000 to $10,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7000

            Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)  

            • Burlington, Ontario
            • NS to 6 Coed
            • Day school (190 students)
            Fairview Glen offers authentic Montessori education for children 18 mo.-12 yrs. The academically driven, collaborative and supportive community, also specializes in French, Music, Visual Arts and Phys-Ed programs. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $16,200


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 16200

            Prestige School - Toronto Campus (est. 2003)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (290 students)
            Prestige School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $11,250 to $15,500


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11250

            Montessori School of Calgary   

            • Calgary, Alberta
            • PS to 6 Coed
            • Day school (85 students)
            The Montessori School of Calgary offers a preschool through Grade 6 program led by experienced guides and teachers who support each child with trust, respect, and proven academic success. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $8,440 to $14,250


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8440

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