Ontario gifted schools

Find the top gifted schools and programs in Ontario.


On this page, we cover private schools in the Ontario area that offer gifted programs and support. This includes schools in Toronto, Mississauga, and Oakville. We also touch on public schools for gifted children.

For a more comprehensive guide to gifted education, including an extensive discussion of young gifted children and gifted tests, check out our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of gifted schools in Ontario

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at gifted schools in Ontario

  4. Compare gifted schools

  5. A primer on gifted education
  6. Further resources




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Private schools are not obligated to support gifted children with special programs. Many private schools don't—even ones with strong academic reputations. The schools listed on this page, however, do. We organize the schools into groups: dedicated gifted schools, schools with dedicated gifted programs, and schools offering in-class gifted support. Then, in the fourth group, we identify schools that don't offer formal gifted support but have accelerated curricula for all their students.


These are self-contained gifted schools, where 100% of the students are gifted. Teachers and staff can focus on tailoring the environment to gifted students, without compromise.



 
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"Balanced Academics, Arts, Athletics & Student Wellness. We value best practices & evidence-based approaches. University preparatory & 21st Century Tech-Rich & Future Proof school. Enriched and rigorous curriculum.

  1. International Baccalaureate PYP/MYP
  2. Co-Educational & Non-Denominational
  3. STE[A]M
  4. Gifted High performance school

—From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,600 to $22,600
 
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Fieldstone School


Toronto, Ontario
Dufferin Street/Lawrence Avenue
 
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"As a Cambridge School, we teach a curriculum that sets the global standard for education designed to help students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

  1. The first school in Canada to offer a dual Cambridge-Ontario curriculum
  2. University pathways counselling and one-on-one support
  3. All students starting in Grade One learn how to play the violin, viola, or cello
  4. All students in JK to Grade Twelve learn a Shakespeare Play

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $20,570 to $28,695
 
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"Oakville's SMLS continues to be a premier independent school for girls Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 since 1891. "Millie" graduates take on the world with confidence and the knowledge that they can do anything.

  1. Signature Programs in Global Citizenship, STEM & Robotics, Active Healthy Living, Arts & Design
  2. Professional Internship Customized for Each Girl (Grade 11)
  3. Focus on whole girl and student wellbeing
  4. Enriched curriculum, Advanced Placement, DELF

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $26,187 to $33,602
 
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Prestige School - Toronto Campus


Toronto, Ontario
Yonge St./Sheppard Ave.
 
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"Prestige School offers programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students.

  1. Our curriculum exceeds Ontario guidelines as a result of our individualized, accelerated learning.
  2. We are ministry inspected and a proud member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools.
  3. 100% university placement rate.
  4. French instruction beginning in junior kindergarten.

—From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $15,000 to $20,000
 
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Prestige School - Richmond Hill Campus


Richmond Hill, Ontario
Major MacKenzie Dr. W/Bathurst St.
 
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"Prestige School offers individualized programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Richmond Hill with an average class size of twelve students.

  1. We are ministry inspected and a proud member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools.
  2. Our curriculum exceeds Ontario guidelines as a result of our individualized, accelerated learning.
  3. Our code of conduct promotes self-discipline and responsibility.
  4. We provide extracurricular clubs, sports and supervised after school tutorial assistance.

—From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $15,000 to $18,000
 
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
Yonge Street/King Road
 
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"Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E. is a private school for intellectually gifted students in Richmond Hill, Ontario, from grades 1 through 8." —From the school

  • Gr. 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $18,500
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Mississauga, Ontario
Mississauga Road/Eglinton Avenue
 
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"Kendellhurst offers students an enriched curriculum blending project-based, traditional and arts-infused curriculum within a seamless technology program. Our school team supports a positive and safe school experience." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • 18,540
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Toronto, Ontario
Yonge/Eglinton
 
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"We go beyond curriculum expectations to provide opportunities for students to earn admission into their choice of university using our AP accreditation, staff expertise and individual goal setting in small classes." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $14,500 to $21,500
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Ottawa, Ontario
Highway 417/Greenbank
 
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"Acadecap International School (Académie de la Capitale), an IB World School, offers bilingual and/or English programmes from JK to Grade 12. Students thrive in a growth mindset environment and a culture of excellence." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,983 to $26,978
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Ottawa, Ontario
Iris St/Woodroffe Ave
 
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"Empowering girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 through bilingual education." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,400
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Mississauga, Ontario
Lakeshore Road/Southdown
 
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"Peel Montessori and Carrington College div. students learn above grade level for subjects of strength. Individualized curriculum, advanced academic strategies, and character development give students a personal edge." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,500 to $18,500
  • Day school
  • 150 students
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Etobicoke, Ontario
 
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"Oak Learners inspires meaningful learning every day for students in Kindergarten through Grade Eight. Passionate teachers nurture children’s natural curiosity about their world with hands-on experiences." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $16,900 to $19,250
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Ottawa, Ontario
Kirkwood/Laperriere
 
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"Revel Academy is a learner-driven micro-school that utilizes adaptive and mastery-based technology, Socratic discussions, hands-on projects, and real-world apprenticeships in an innovative, character-forging community." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $15,250
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Bracebridge, Ontario
 
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"Dewey’s educational goals follow the philosophies of John Dewey, preparing students through “student-centred learning" and "learning by doing", while emphasizing the cultivation of the "three New Liberal Arts"." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,500 to $36,950
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Toronto, Ontario
Don Mills Rd/York Mills Rd
 
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"Building on internationally acclaimed preschool reading success, SLI has grown into a hub for ground-breaking student achievement in literary, STEM, and artistic achievement across Pre-K - Gr 6 (offered on site/ online)" —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $13,500 to $15,500
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North York, Ontario
Avenue Road/Lawrence Avenue
 
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"Through our dynamic individual education plans, mentorship, and therapeutic counselling we ensure all students feel comfortable, respected and cared for, so they stay actively engaged in their educational journey." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $18,875 to $24,075
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Mississauga, Ontario
Eglinton Ave W/Ninth Line
 
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"Sherwood Heights School offers Enriched Academic Programmes from Kindergarten to Grade 12, in Mississauga. The Programmes are Enriched and Comprehensive, delivered with Extra Attention and Care." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $13,120 to $16,960
  • Day school
  • 500 students
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Toronto, Ontario
Avenue Road/St. Clair Ave.
 
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"De La Salle College is a Catholic, co-educational, university preparatory school in Toronto from Grade 5 to 12, with an average class size of 20 students and tuition at $16,300 - $16,900." —From the school

  • Gr. 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $17,000 to $19,000
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Unionville, Ontario
Kennedy Road/16th Avenue
 
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"UC offers year-ahead advanced programs from pre-school to Grade 10. We blend high standards for academic success with the social and emotional development of the individual child." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,000 to $18,350
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Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $11,000
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Toronto, Ontario
Yonge St/Davisville Ave
 
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"2E Learners, differentiated profiles AP, Reach Ahead classes, and enrichment Academic focus on inquiry and critical analysis Collaborative and feedback-rich environment Unique and robust clubs/extra curriculars" —From the school

  • Gr. 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $32,000
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Caledon, Ontario
The Gore Road/Old Church
 
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"The King's College experience develops in students responsibility, accountability, and ownership of their own learning and a passion for making a difference. Students can attend in person or synchronously online." —From the school

  • Gr. 2 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $19,000 to $19,500
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North York, Ontario
Yonge/Sheppard
 
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"Wise Owl fosters a safe, enriching environment, celebrating uniqueness, inspiring resilience, emotional well-being, and responsibility, nurturing students into respectful global citizens." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $18,000 to $24,000
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London, Ontario
Richmond Street/King Street
 
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"A Canadian Private Secondary Boarding school, located in the heart of London, Ontario. LIA is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed/Girls)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $16,000 to $32,000
  • Boarding
  • 345 students
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Aurora, Ontario
St. John Sideroad/Yonge St.
 
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"Aurora Montessori offers an enriched Montessori program for students, Toddler to Grade 8, with an option of an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Math. A unique Mindfulness and Technology program develops key 21st-century skills!" —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $14,200 to $23,300
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Markham, Ontario
Woodbine/HWY 7
 
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"Wishing Well Schools offers a comprehensive academic program catering to a wide age range, spanning from 18 months to Grade 8. Our curriculum includes a Montessori program designed for children aged 18 months to 6 years." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • Day school
  • 295 students
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Ottawa, Ontario
Conroy Rd/Walkey Rd
 
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"Astolot Educational Centre is a day school with grades 1 to 12 in Ottawa, Ontario. Classroom teacher-student ratios are 1 to 10. Students have the ability to reach their full potential with Astolot programming." —From the school

  • Gr. 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $16,000 to $18,000
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Toronto, Ontario
Church/Bloor
 
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"Founded in 1997, the Abelard School is a small independent school for grades 7 through 12, located in downtown Toronto. It offers small class sizes and an enriched, integrated curriculum to bright, motivated students." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $22,000 to $27,000
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Oakville, Ontario
Lakeshore Road East/Bel Air Drive
 
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"Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. We have three campuses in Oakville, delivering exceptional Montessori Programs." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,300 to $24,800
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St. Catharines, Ontario
Edinburgh Dr/Scott Street
 
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"We provide students with opportunities to explore real-world concepts and issues, broadening their sense of responsibility, develop their critical thinking skills, and empower them to take action in a global community." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $7,300 to $15,200
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Toronto, Ontario
Bloor St. W/Spadina Ave.
 
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"UTS is a hub where the boldest and brightest young minds come together. Rigorous academics are complemented by vibrant co-curriculars including clubs, committees, publications, athletics, and performance groups." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $33,170
  • Day school
  • 675 students
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Pickering, Ontario
Kingston/Altona
 
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"École Montessori is Durham Region's premier French private school dedicated to transforming your child into a bilingual critical thinker with our enriched curriculum that fosters the genius within each student." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,400 to $21,000
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These schools have a separate, dedicated class (or classes) where 100% of the students are gifted. These gifted classes can be either full-time or part-time, and exist in parallel to regular, non-gifted classes.



 

Kingsway College School


Etobicoke, Ontario
Royal York Road/Dundas Street West
 
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"Kingsway College School's (KCS) goal is to provide environments where a student’s wellness is supported as they become lifelong learners who are good people. Spend an hour at KCS to see how we do this every day.

  1. School-wide focus on our Three School Rules: Respect, Manners and Try Your Best
  2. Dedicated attention to well-being
  3. Project-based and S.T.E.A.M learning
  4. Rich Arts program including drama, music, visual arts, and Artist-in-Residence

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $29,890 to $32,855
 
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Toronto, Ontario
Spadina Ave/College Street
 
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"Authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori Schools located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa, Elementary and Adolescent children in beautiful settings with large and expansive natural playgrounds." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $21,500 to $23,900
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"Crestwood Preparatory College offers a university preparatory program for students in grades 7 to 12. Crestwood always strive to Inspire Excellence and to Nurture the Individual." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $30,500 to $33,000
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Ottawa, Ontario
St. Laurent Blvd./Montreal Rd.
 
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"Our mission is personalized student academic success in a friendly and caring school community, in which all students are emotionally supported and socially welcome." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $12,500 to $18,800
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Toronto, Ontario
York Mills Road/Don Mills Road
 
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"We value partnership with parents, creating a genuinely warm and friendly community. We raise the academic bar on academic excellence, and expectations of character, helping the boys become the best that they can be." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Boys)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $20,200 to $24,600
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Stratford, Ontario
Ontario Street/Waterloo Street South
 
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"Private Secondary School in Stratford, Ontario dedicated to providing a holistic education that values happiness, academic excellence, personal growth, and social responsibility." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $9,750 to $37,275
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Toronto, Ontario
York Mills Road/Bayview Avenue
 
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"Junior Academy offers programs for students from Toddler to Grade Eight, in midtown Toronto. The average class size is 10 to 14 students and it caters to many types of students with different learning profiles." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $10,000 to $32,000
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Burlington, Ontario
Walkers Line/Fairveiw Street
 
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"Ashwood Glen offers a Montessori program for children aged 18months - 6 yrs. The Grades 1 - 8 Learning Program applies the IB framework to extend the learning outcomes of the Ontario curriculum." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $14,000 to $20,000
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"Heritage Academy provides a multisensory learning environment and supports students with Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and Anxiety in Grades 1 -12." —From the school

  • Gr. 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $16,600 to $19,000
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Toronto, Ontario
Yonge/St. Clair
 
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"The Linden School's transformative teaching and socially-progressive values inspire academic excellence, wellness, and civic engagement, empowering students to become changemakers ready to take on complex global issues." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $21,850 to $29,450
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Toronto, Ontario
University Ave./Dundas street
 
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"Cornerstone students love to shape the future. They INSPIRE learning, DISCOVER their potential, EMPOWER themselves to be innovative citizens. Our boundless learning strategies open doors for successful learning." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; Montessori
  • $15,800 to $26,000
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Ottawa, Ontario
Bank/Heron
 
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"Westboro Academy is a proud leader in bilingual education for young learners from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Give your child a lifetime of excellence with Ottawa's most personalized, truly bilingual education." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $17,500
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Burlington, Ontario
North Service Road/King Road
 
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"Fern Hill School provides an enriched, engaging & academic program for children in Preschool to Grade 8. Our traditional and structured approach focuses on developing intellectual curiosity, creativity & confidence." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $24,684 to $26,681
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Toronto, Ontario
Queen/Silver Birch
 
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"The Cole Academy welcomes students of all genders and orientations and their families. Using stories of under-represented communities, TCA prepares students socially, emotionally, and academically for future schooling." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $25,000
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Breslau, Ontario
 
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"Students receive an excellent education which prepares them well for university, college and a wide variety of workplaces." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $19,789 to $20,580
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Toronto, Ontario
Wilson Avenue/Avenue Road
 
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"Glen Briar Academy provides hands on programs and student centered teaching strategies that shape life long learners." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,750 to $28,500
  • Day school
  • 65 students
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Markham, Ontario
Woodbine/16th Avenue
 
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"Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $12,000 to $14,000
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Hamilton, Ontario
Garth Street/Fennell Avenue West
 
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"Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering academic programs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $21,123 to $33,334
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Kitchener, Ontario
 
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"Scholars' Hall is a family-focused school that uses traditional teaching methods combined with a fully integrated Leadership program to raise strong, capable, independent, and intelligent young adults." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,950
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St. Catharines, Ontario
Ontario St./Welland Ave.
 
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"Heuristic & autodidactic, inspired by Sudbury & democratic models. Students are self-directed, and holistically empowered. Voluntary attendance, year-round calendar, agency, & consent inspire free learning. Also Forest" —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed/Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $57 to $10,000
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
Leslie/16th Ave
 
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"Morningside/ABA based curriculum and individualized approach targets not only academic success but also emotional, social, vocational and life skills that are the core skills of life-long success of each student." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $17,000 to $25,000
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Amaranth, Ontario
 
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"The Maples is an established private IB World School in Orangeville, Ontario providing exemplary education for students (Pre-School to Grade 8). Daily French instruction in PS and Kindergarten with an academic focus." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $10,093 to $11,980
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Toronto, Ontario
Queen Street East/Glen Manor Drive
 
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"Our objective is to guide children with respect and understanding, developing in them a love of learning. Our aim is to create a nurturing environment full of intellectual, social and moral learning and development." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $7,775 to $23,500
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North York, Ontario
Bathurst/Wilson
 
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"Magnificent Minds Inc. caters to students whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing personal best through a balanced approach to education." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $20,000 to $26,000
  • Day school
  • 30 students
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Mississauga, Ontario
Dixie Road/South Service Road
 
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"The close-knit community at Star delivers on Learn to Love to Learn™ with project-based, cross-curricular and experiential learning. Our Five Pillars of Child Development guide learning experiences for students in K-8." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $16,500 to $19,500
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Kanata, Ontario
Eagleson Road/Stonehaven Drive
 
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"For more than 40 years, Kanata Montessori has been graduating students with self-confidence, critical thinking skills, respect, grace and courtesy, high academic achievement, and an international perspective." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $16,750 to $22,500
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Vaughan, Ontario
 
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"At Vaughan College instructions are embedded with strategies appropriate to the students' unique needs. We develop students' confidence and their urge to do better, which results in a high university acceptance rate." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $570 to $36,000
  • Day, Homestay, eSchool
  • 340 students
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Toronto, Ontario
Finch Avenue/Islington Avenue
 
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"Nile Academy offers small class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio, while also following the Ontario Curriculum, ensuring our students are well prepared for the rest of their educational pursuits here in Canada." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $9,400 to $35,000
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These schools offer support for gifted students within the regular classroom. Gifted students stay with regular learners, while receiving special, individualized programming.



 

Bond Academy


Toronto, Ontario
Ellesmere Rd/Birchmount Rd
 
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"Our Beyond the Books approach provides opportunities for success in class & beyond; nurturing the growth of students' confidence & self-esteem, to take risks when learning, to reach their personal & academic potential.

  1. Character Education
  2. Free Before/After School Program
  3. Weekly Swimming Lessons
  4. Early start French Classes

—From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $7,000 to $16,000
 
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Holy Name of Mary College School


Mississauga, Ontario
Mississauga Rd/QEW
 
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"We strive to take the best aspects of Catholic teaching & interpret it in a modern context for the confident young woman of today. They are imbued with a strong work ethic, sense of purpose & a desire to change the world

  1. University preparatory school
  2. Catholic academic tradition
  3. Academic Excellence
  4. Mini-Medical School

—From the school

  • Gr. 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $25,300 to $26,200
 
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"Cambridge International Academy offers an enriched curriculum from grades 1 to 12 in Ajax. Central to the school’s philosophy is the belief that students learn best both inside and outside the classroom.

  1. Customized Educational Pathways
  2. Small Class Sizes
  3. Individual Needs and Academic Learning
  4. Homework club

—From the school

  • Gr. 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $15,600 to $60,000
 
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Toronto Prep School


Toronto, Ontario
Mt Pleasant Rd/Davisville Ave
 
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"Toronto Prep School starts later in order to maximize teen learning. The optimal time for teenagers to learn is late in the morning through to late afternoon. Our classes start at 10:00 am.

  1. A semestered, university preparatory curriculum
  2. MacBook Pro 13"
  3. Extended After School and Saturday Study Club Programs
  4. On site English and Math Resource Centres with teachers

—From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $32,250
 
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Royal Crown School


Scarborough, Ontario
Brimley Avenue/Finch Avenue East
 
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"RCS’s purpose is to unleash the potential in each student and set them on the path for a successful life. We provide rigorous academics with individual attention in a diverse, energizing, and caring environment.

  1. Rigorous progressive academics
  2. Small class sizes (10-15 students in each class)
  3. Individual attention and care from teachers and guidance counselors to guarantee academic success
  4. Best-in-class elite & developmental basketball programs led by renowned coaches

—From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $24,750 to $45,900
 
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Royal St. George's College


Toronto, Ontario
Bathurst St/Dupont St
 
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"Our vision: Encourage life-long Georgians ready to use their scholarship, compassion, conscience and courage to make a difference. Our mission: To challenge and inspire each boy to become the best version of himself.

  1. 100% university placement
  2. Boy-centric education
  3. Computer Engineering & Entrepreneurship programs
  4. AP Capstone school

—From the school

  • Gr. 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $37,675
 
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"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.

  1. Advanced University Bound Curriculum
  2. Bilingual Education (French & English)
  3. Development of Global Citizenship
  4. AP Program

—From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,700 to $26,150
 
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Hudson College


Toronto, Ontario
Dufferin/St. Clair Ave. West
 
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"At Hudson College, we encourage all students to do one thing above everything else: be yourself. We value and celebrate individuality, and embolden students to be intellectually curious and fully express who they are.

  1. 4.5-acre campus with full-size turf field
  2. Reggio Emilia approach in JK–Grade 1
  3. Before/after-school care up to Grade 5
  4. Hot lunch program, prepared in-house

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $19,000 to $21,500
 
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Crescent School


Toronto, Ontario
Bayview Avenue/Lawrence Avenue East
 
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"Crescent School is a Toronto independent day school for boys in Grades 3 to 12. Our relational learning environment develops students' characters through academics, arts, athletics, business, outreach and robotics.

  1. Emphasis on leadership and character education
  2. Strong alumni community
  3. Generous financial aid
  4. Enhanced service & mentoring opportunities

—From the school

  • Gr. 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $39,590
 
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The Country Day School


King, Ontario
King Road/Dufferin Street
 
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"The Country Day School offers a challenging post-secondary preparatory program for students in JK-12 where all are welcome. Our 100-acre campus is located north of Toronto in King.

  1. Nurture academic excellence
  2. Build sound and honourable character
  3. Raise social and global awareness
  4. Advocate fitness for life

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $32,450
 
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Montcrest School


Toronto, Ontario
Danforth Ave/Broadview Ave
 
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"Montcrest is a welcoming community that specializes in cultivating incredible young people. With small class sizes and unparalleled student-teacher relationships, Montcrest helps children become who they’re meant to be.

  1. Founded in 1961
  2. Small class sizes
  3. 21st century skills - inquiry, technology & critical thinking
  4. Inquiry-based learning

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $30,000 to $46,675
 
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"Lynn-Rose's philosophy is to create an environment that is challenging and rewarding; focusing on social, intellectual and emotional aspects of the students development through IB and AP programme offerings." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $17,700 to $22,000
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Toronto, Ontario
York Mills/Leslie
 
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"Learning is not one to many. It's many to one. From the teachers to the principal to the coaches and beyond, learning at WillowWood is a team approach." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $20,600 to $26,350
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Toronto, Ontario
Davenport Rd/Spadina Rd
 
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"Smaller class sizes and our unique curriculum - infused with arts, movement, outdoor education - allow deeper connections across subjects, at all developmental stages. Waldorf education is “schooling with heart"." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Waldorf curriculum
  • $21,700 to $24,700
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Oakville, Ontario
Winston Churchill/Lakeshore Road East
 
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"Clanmore is one of the few schools offering authentic Montessori programming from Toddler - Middle School. Our culture is warm and inviting and our philosophy empowers us to support each child as a unique individual." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,000 to $20,000
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"We are a therapeutic boarding school for Gr. 3-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home stay or boarding environments" —From the school

  • Gr. 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $30,750 to $89,180 /program
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Toronto, Ontario
Yonge St/Sheppard Ave
 
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"Ontario Virtual School is an Ontario Ministry-inspected credit-granting institution offering Grades 7-12 courses in an interactive online format. Students can start anytime with 24/7 access." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $399 to $549 /course
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Mississauga, Ontario
Erin Mills Parkway/Argentia Rd
 
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"We are different! As a leading IB World School and university preparatory school with a focus on student life, SJA students are inspired to confidently make their mark in the world." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $10,449 to $14,899
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Toronto, Ontario
York Mills/Leslie
 
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"Hawthorn School is located in Toronto. We offer a co-ed toddler-SK program and an all girls program for grade 1- grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to help students reach their full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Girls/Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $17,000 to $40,000
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"TFS - Canada's International School offers an exceptional bilingual education from age 2 to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $23,070 to $39,020
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"At Blyth Academy Mississauga, we know each of our students and through our individualized approach, we can meet their needs and make school a great place to be. We're one of eight Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $20,325 to $24,785
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Burlington, Ontario
Hwy 6/Dundas Street
 
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"Our belief is “Forward Learning. Transforming People”. We focus on the artistic pathway, 21st century learning skills, collaborative discussions, and inquiry-based thinking to prepare students with global competencies." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $9,600 to $23,800
  • Day, Boarding, eSchool
  • 92 students
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
 
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"Richland Academy is a progressive, innovative Reggio-inspired and International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP Authorized and MYP Candidate School for children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $22,000
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Toronto, Ontario
Mt Pleasant Rd/Davisville Ave
 
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"Greenwood’s high-challenge, high-support model encourages academic engagement and growth for every student. Students and teachers build strong relationships within our warm and inclusive community." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $42,780
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Toronto, Ontario
Avenue Rd/Bloor St W
 
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"RDS is a downtown co-ed school that fosters future-ready leaders by honouring the unique character and potential of each child. We offer small class sizes and access to top-tier facilities like UoT, the ROM and the AGO." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $29,190
  • Day school
  • 170 students
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Fort Erie, Ontario
Townline Rd./Niagara Parkway
 
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"Niagara Christian Collegiate offers both middle school and secondary school programs from Grades 6-12. Graduating students achieve top university placements around the world. We accept both day and boarding students." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,885 to $58,545
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Scarborough, Ontario
Kennedy Road/Progress Avenue
 
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"Enquiring Minds Montessori is a one-of-a-kind Montessori Art School. We have created a unique learning experience that fosters academic and artistic excellence in a nurturing environment while challenging young minds." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $11,158 to $17,500
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Toronto, Ontario
Queen St E/Woodbine Ave
 
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"ATI is a school for ambitious teens who want to develop into independent, curious, self-motivated individuals who thrive in school and in life. Gain the skills, knowledge and agency to build the future that you want." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $18,000
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Hamilton, Ontario
Main St. W./Longwood Rd. S.
 
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"Columbia International College is Canada’s largest private boarding school, offering Grade 9 to 12 programs. #1 in scholarships awarded by universities. The University of Toronto's official Global Partner School." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $2,250 to $3,000 /course
  • Day, Boarding
  • 1700 students
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Belleville, Ontario
 
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"At Albert College, every student is an 'A' student. From Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, our students experience all 5 of the Albert 'A’ s: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active citizenship and Adventure programming." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $21,400 to $85,500
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Caledon, Ontario
 
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"Brampton Christian School in Caledon, Ontario, offers an academic-based, JK to Grade 12 program, with average class sizes from 18 to 24 students and a one-student tuition cost of $11, 780." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $11,780
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
Major Mackenzie/Bayview Avenue
 
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"Richmond Hill Montessori Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $25,000 to $26,800
  • Day school
  • 600 students
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Oakville, Ontario
Burnhamthorpe Rd. W/Neyagawa Blvd.
 
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"King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment. Caring staff set the tone for a positive, up-beat culture." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $18,600
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Oakville, Ontario
Lakeshore/Third Line
 
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"Oakville Christian School is committed to instilling confidence in young lives during their formative years, and cultivating in its students solid Christian character traits and values." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $15,998
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Whitby, Ontario
Garden Street/Hwy. 2
 
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"Trafalgar Castle offers AP programming and an academically challenging environment rooted in future-ready competencies that prepare students for a world yet to be imagined." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Girls)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $29,348 to $78,215
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
 
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"HTS offers a remarkable opportunity for students from JK-12 to shape their own experience through our comprehensive academic and co-curricular programming, led by our incredible faculty and staff." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $32,214
  • Day school
  • 825 students
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Oakville, Ontario
 
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"Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs for students age 4 to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $17,650 to $27,560
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Markham, Ontario
 
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"Markham, Ontario; IB School; OSSD; OSSD online credit course; NOIC ACADEMY’s annual university enrolment rate is 100% and more than 85% of graduates are admitted by University of Toronto." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $5,000 to $18,000 /semester
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Toronto, Ontario
Bayview/Eglinton
 
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"Diverse, warm community. Exceptional phonics program to build early literacy. Collaborative, multi-strategy approach to math. Public speaking, the arts, outdoor ed, mindfulness, community engagement." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $12,500 to $26,400
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Whitby, Ontario
Brock Street South/Dundas Streer West
 
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"The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for their uniqueness and is guided through learning accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $11,750 to $15,000
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Toronto, Ontario
Bathurst St./St. Clair West
 
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"Canada’s only independent, Catholic school for boys in Grades 7-12, taught in the Basilian tradition of forming the mind, body, and soul. Since 1852, we have educated students in goodness, discipline, and knowledge." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $23,250
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Toronto, Ontario
Leslie Street/401
 
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"Webtree Academy offers individualized education programs which fully support students' academic needs, and helps them achieve educational and personal goals. Small class sizes are designed to inspire and engage students." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $14,000 to $22,000
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Toronto, Ontario
 
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"Aurora Alternative Micro School has created a curriculum that combines academic and creative experiences , engaging a child's head, heart and hands in an environment that is supportive, nurturing and rich in growth." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $1,100
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Toronto, Ontario
Davenport/Dupont
 
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"The Mabin School offers programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 in Toronto. Its average class size is 20 students." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 6 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $33,592
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Markham, Ontario
Denison/Warden
 
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"Our curriculum are designed to build essential skills and concepts that help with the cognitive, social, creative, emotional, and physical development of your child with the aim to be a successful learner for life!" —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,500 to $16,500
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Etobicoke, Ontario
 
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"Quo Vadis, through a Polish-English bilingual program, aims to assist in the formation of well-rounded, responsible individuals, promotes academic excellence and encourages self-esteem within a Catholic environment." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $13,500
  • Day school
  • 40 students
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Ottawa, Ontario
Baseline Rd./Woodroffe Ave.
 
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"Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, a not-for-profit independent school in Ottawa, provides an authentic Christian Montessori approach for children 3 months to 14 years." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $6,183 to $18,375
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Scarborough - Toronto, Ontario
Ellesmere Rd/Warden Ave
 
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"The Sathya Sai School promotes human excellence through a value-based curriculum. The integration of academic excellence and character development lays the foundation for socially responsible future leaders." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $9,000
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Oakville, Ontario
Dundas Streeet/Ninth Line
 
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"Fern Hill School is a private school for Preschool through Grade 8 providing enriched learning that is delivered by passionate teachers. Our school is regarded as one of the pre-eminent elementary schools in Canada." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $24,684 to $26,681
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Sudbury, Ontario
Attlee Street/Dublin Street
 
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"Total student growth -- academically, athletically, spiritually, and with a heart for community." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $5,000 to $7,950
  • Day school
  • 150 students
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Hamilton, Ontario
Rymal Road West/Glancaster Road
 
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"HDCH, founded in 1956, is imaginative, innovative learning environment. Our programs are designed to challenge a wide range of learners. We welcome local and international students into our Christ-Centred community!" —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $19,350
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Toronto, Ontario
Lawrence Ave./Bathurst St.
 
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"The Clover School's innovative curriculum combines Montessori essentials with heart-centred learning practices designed to nurture the ​mind​, heart, health, and soul of each child." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $15,611 to $25,160
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Toronto, Ontario
Yonge St/Lawrence Ave
 
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"Blyth Academy Lawrence Park is one of nine Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario. Our campus located in midtown Toronto provides the warmth and community of a neighbourhood school." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $23,550 to $27,750
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Toronto, Ontario
Yonge/Eglington
 
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"The Dalton School offers a dual-language English-Mandarin program where children from JK to Grade 8 can thrive in a warm, enriched, multicultural environment." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $25,500
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Markham, Ontario
Brimley Road/14th Ave South
 
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"Established in 1974, Somerset Academy is an independent, not-for-profit private school that provides education to students in JK Grades 8. Somerset Academy has an average class size of 13 to 18 students." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,850 to $15,200
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Rosseau, Ontario
Hwy. 141/Bright Street
 
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"Through extraordinary learning opportunities rooted in meaningful outdoor education experiences in our unique natural environment, RLC graduates develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on any challenge." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $12,200 to $71,300
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London, Ontario
Wellington Street/Central Avenue
 
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"Sycamore School offers grades 8-12 personalized education in an alternative programs that address the needs of secondary school students who may thrive in a small community of learners working toward graduation." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $20,200
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Unionville, Ontario
Brimley Road/14th Ave
 
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"Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's campuses are located in Markham and Unionville." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $9,480 to $15,840
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Toronto, Ontario
 
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"Howlett Academy is a private, co-educational school for JK to Grade 8. Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, Creativity and Energy are our core values." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $19,500 to $23,500
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Bayfield, Ontario
 
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"After 22 years of teaching courses online, VHS is unrivaled in experience, credibility, and expertise. Our student-centred model provides a world-class educational experience for thousands of Ontario students each year." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $299 to $939 /course
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Toronto, Ontario
Yonge St./Lawrence Ave.
 
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"The Dunblaine School empowers students with learning disabilities to reach their full potential. It offers programs for students from grade one to eight, with an average class size of 5-7 students." —From the school

  • Gr. 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $26,000 to $27,500
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"At Oxford Learning Academy, our teachers will use the proven scientific approach of Cognitive Development to teach our students new ways of thinking and understanding what they are learning and how they are learning." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $14,000 to $15,000
  • Day school
  • 65 students
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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
QEW/Erin Mills Parkway
 
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"GlenOak Academy offers an educational experience as EXTRAORDINARY as your child! Our innovative, engaging approach to teaching and learning focuses on positive relationships, character development and academic success." —From the school

  • Gr. SK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $24,500 to $61,900
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Etobicoke, Ontario
Burnhamthorpe Road/Kipling Avenue
 
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"At Olivet School, we focus on building the "whole child". We create a warm, caring environment for our students through small class sizes and integrating Christian values and character development into all that we do." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 5 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $7,880 to $13,240
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Woodbridge, Ontario
Kipling/Highway 7
 
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"Each student is unique. Why be just a number when you can be valued for who you are? We enfold, engage and empower every student in a safe, friendly, and supportive learning community. You belong here!" —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $15,470 to $33,000
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Ottawa, Ontario
Bank St./Wilton Cres.
 
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"Blyth Academy The Glebe focuses on personalized education, small class sizes, and strong student support for Grades 7-12. Big experience in a small school! Part of community of eight Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $23,550
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
 
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"A place where every learner is seen, heard and empowered to make an impact in their communities. An unparalleled online learning experience, providing academic excellence, experiential learning and personalized support." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $20,500
  • eSchool
  • 40 students
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Toronto, Ontario
Yonge/Sheppard
 
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"A STEM-oriented private high school in North York, catering to local and international students both in-person and virtual classes. We take pride in our students' impressive university placement achievements." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $12,900 to $24,000
  • Day, Homestay, eSchool
  • 275 students
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Toronto, Ontario
Duplex Ave/St Clements Ave
 
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"At SCELS we believe giving children an early education will build a solid foundation to prepare them for their next school setting." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 2 (Boys/Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $10,000 to $21,075
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Toronto, Ontario
Bathurst St./Eglinton Ave. West
 
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"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! SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS AVAILABLE!" —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; Waldorf
  • $15,500 to $17,500
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Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from JK to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $14,900 to $20,315
  • Day school
  • 400 students
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Etobicoke, Ontario
Bloor St./Jane St.
 
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"Blyth Academy Etobicoke, located in Toronto's west end, focuses on personalized education, small class sizes, and experiential learning." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $19,495 to $25,395
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Mississauga, Ontario
Tomken Rd./Eglinton Ave. E
 
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"Northstar Montessori offers an accredited Montessori curriculum from Toddler age to Grade 8. Our goal is to develop strong character and contributing citizens who understand that their involvement makes a difference." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,800 to $16,900
  • Day school
  • 300 students
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Milton-Campbellville, Ontario
Highway 401/Guelph Line
 
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"At Hitherfield we believe that every child is unique, and has their own strengths and interests.  With individualized programming, Hitherfield continues to nurture growth, success and confidence in all of our students. " —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $14,200 to $16,900
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Brantford, Ontario
Fairview Drive/North Park Street
 
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"Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $14,810
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Oshawa, Ontario
Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
 
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"At G.B.MS, D.E.P.S and Durham Academy Secondary school focus is on each individual student and helping them meet their unique potential and goals. We believe in excellent customer service and families have a voice. Throughout the year we enhance our programs through program enhancement and enrichment." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,400 to $14,000
  • Day, Homestay
  • 187 students
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Ottawa, Ontario
Bank Street/Marché Way
 
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"The Element nurtures focused, engaged and internally motivated students who strive to do their best. The Element High School provides conditions that will put youth ‘in their element,’ in school and beyond." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $19,760 to $23,005
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Aurora, Ontario
Wellington Street/Yonge
 
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"Aurora Preparatory Academy is small by design, a supportive JK-8 community in which students thrive. Affordable tuition and an advanced programme, including all-grade French, music and art, and inclusive sports teams." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $16,100 to $17,600
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These schools offer no formal program for gifted students, but have an accelerated baseline curriculum. This means all students—gifted or not—do the work of older peers at other schools. For highly gifted learners (those in the 99th percentile), this alone is likely not enough to support their needs.



 

Upper Canada College


Toronto, Ontario
St Clair Ave W/Avenue Rd
 
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"Located in the heart of Toronto, UCC provides transformational learning experiences in a supportive, caring environment. Our highly sought-after graduates are awarded International Baccalaureate and OSSD diplomas.

  1. High-achieving, all-round students
  2. Challenging but rewarding IB program
  3. First rate academics, athletics and arts
  4. 19 different sports and 80+ clubs

—From the school

  • Gr. SK to 12 (Boys)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $38,600 to $75,200
 
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Bayview Glen


Toronto, Ontario
Don Mill Rd/York Mills Rd
 
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"Bayview Glen is co-ed, multi-denominational and diverse. Our student, faculty and staff community mirror the diversity of Toronto. Our culture is one of balance and openness, and embraces different perspectives.

  1. 2 years to Grade 12
  2. Enriched academics and individualized curriculum
  3. Advanced Placement programme
  4. Tablet programme

—From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $20,950 to $31,050
  • Day school
  • 1124 students
 
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Ottawa, Ontario
Buena Vista Road/Springfield Road
 
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"Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from PreK to Gr. 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $16,970 to $32,800
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"Located in the heart of Toronto, McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades 9 to 12 . Our average class size is 10 to 20 students." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $17,600 to $33,000
  • Day, Boarding
  • 230 students
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King City, Ontario
Keele St./King Rd.
 
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"Villanova College is York Region's only independent Catholic school offering Grades 4 to 12 in King City, Ontario. Average class size is 18 students. Specialty programs include STEM, AP and Domestic ESL." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $22,400
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Mississauga, Ontario
Cawthra/Lakeshore
 
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"TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers the Ontario, France and IB programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 7 in Mississauga. We are bilingual, coed, non-denominational and and IB World School." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $21,620 to $31,390
  • Day school
  • 200 students
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St. Catharines, Ontario
Ridley Road/Henrietta Street
 
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"Ridley College is an acclaimed co-educational IB boarding and day school that prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $29,455 to $82,975
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Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"Meadow Green Academy provides a strong Christian education in a nurturing environment. Strong academics combined with sports, enriched music, visual arts, and dramatic arts programs provide a well-rounded experience" —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,800 to $16,990
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Markham, Ontario
14th Ave/Kennedy
 
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"Trillium School is a private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Markham with Montessori-based kindergarten." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $8,200 to $41,500
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
Bayview Avenue/Weldrick Road
 
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"Christ is the center of Richmond Hill Christian Academy. To know Him and to make Him known is our mission while at the same time, preparing the next generation for academic excellence in His service is our goal!" —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $10,200 to $12,800
  • Day school
  • 300 students
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Ottawa, Ontario
Mariposa Avenue/Springfield
 
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"This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers Grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 600 day school students. Tuition is from $33,720 to $76,830." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $33,720 to $76,380
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Markham, Ontario
McCowan Road/Highway 7
 
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"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!" —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,900 to $16,000
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Toronto, Ontario
Prince Edward Dr N/Bloor Street West
 
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"Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students. " —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $7,325 to $14,934
  • Day school
  • 100 students
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Toronto, Ontario
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $17,975 to $27,300
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Our gifted education guide has advice specific to finding gifted programming. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options), we recommend you review our hub on choosing a school and our expert advice on choosing a school. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.

Private school expos

Private school expos are a great starting point for finding a school. We have annual private school expos in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and Halton-peel. These expos allow you to speak with many private schools, some of which have gifted programs—all in one place. Find a gifted school near you.

Parent discussion forum

Word-of-mouth is another powerful tool in your school-finding arsenal. The Our Kids parent discussion forum allows you to discuss your options and debate topics about gifted education. You can use our community of parents, educational experts, alumni, and school officials to help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

Upcoming open house events

Open houses can be a great way to learn more about a school and get a feel for the environment. For some general advice on open house visits, go here. For questions to ask that are specific to gifted schools and programs, check out our main gifted education guide.


School nameDateLocation
The Dunblaine School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • $25,600 to $25,600
  • February 29, 2024 1:30 pmThe Dunblaine School
    21 Deloraine Ave Toronto Ontario M5M 2A8
    The Dunblaine School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • $25,600 to $25,600
  • February 29, 2024 6:00 pmThe Dunblaine School
    21 Deloraine Ave Toronto Ontario M5M 2A8
    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts & Science
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $20,700 to $26,150
  • March 02, 2024 10:30 am36
    Scarsdale Rd Toronto Ontario m3b2r7
    Cambridge International Academy
  • Ajax, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (127 students)
  • $15,000 to $66,000
  • March 02, 2024 2:00 pmCambridge International Academy
    130 Commercial Ave Ajax Ontario L1S 2H3
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • March 07, 2024 12:00 pm
    Laureate College
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (60 students)
  • Boarding school (12 students)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $9,600 to $44,800
  • March 20, 2024 5:00 pmActivity Room, Laureate College
    1921 Snake Road Burlington Ontario L7P 4Y2
    The Cole Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (15 students)
  • $25,000 to $25,000
  • March 26, 2024 10:00 amThe Cole Academy
    2423 Queen Street East Toronto Ontario M4E 1H6
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (118 students)
  • $14,810 to $14,810
  • March 27, 2024 9:30 amBraemar House School
    36 Baxter Street Brantford Ontario N3R2V8
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • March 27, 2024 8:00 pm
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • April 04, 2024 12:00 pm
    Holy Name of Mary College School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $23,695 to $24,495
  • April 06, 2024 10:00 amHoly Name of Mary College School
    2241 Mississauga Road Mississauga Ontario L5H 2K8
    Wise Owl Private School
  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $18,000 to $24,000
  • April 06, 2024 11:00 amWise Owl Private School
    99 Sheppard Ave W North York ON M2N 1M4
    Toronto STEM School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (10 students)
  • Day school (30 students)
  • $14,500 to $17,500
  • April 08, 2024 12:00 pm285
    Eglinton Ave E Toronto ON M4P 1L3
    Wise Owl Private School
  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $18,000 to $24,000
  • April 13, 2024 11:00 amWise Owl Private School
    99 Sheppard Ave W North York ON M2N 1M4
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • April 17, 2024 8:00 pm
    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts & Science
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • $20,700 to $26,150
  • April 20, 2024 10:30 am36
    Scarsdale Rd Toronto Ontario m3b2r7
    Wise Owl Private School
  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $18,000 to $24,000
  • April 20, 2024 11:00 amWise Owl Private School
    99 Sheppard Ave W North York ON M2N 1M4
    Kendellhurst Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (270 students)
  • $15,250 to $18,540
  • April 20, 2024 1:00 pmKendellhurst Academy
    170 Church Street Mississauga Ontario L5M 2M3
    The Cole Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (15 students)
  • $25,000 to $25,000
  • April 23, 2024 6:00 pmThe Cole Academy
    2423 Queen Street East Toronto Ontario M4E 1H6
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • May 02, 2024 12:00 pm
    Villanova College
  • King City, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (565 students)
  • $22,400 to $22,400
  • May 03, 2024 9:30 amVillanova College
    King City Ontario L7B 0P5
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • May 15, 2024 8:00 pm
    The Cole Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (15 students)
  • $25,000 to $25,000
  • May 28, 2024 10:00 amThe Cole Academy
    2423 Queen Street East Toronto Ontario M4E 1H6
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • June 06, 2024 12:00 pm
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • June 19, 2024 8:00 pm
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • July 04, 2024 12:00 pm
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • July 17, 2024 8:00 pm
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • August 08, 2024 12:00 pm
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • August 14, 2024 8:00 pm
    HTS Online
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • eSchool school (40 students)
  • $20,500 to $20,500
  • August 29, 2024 12:00 pm
    Wishing Well Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (148 students)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • October 19, 2024 10:00 am



    Broadly speaking, the cost of gifted schools in Ontario reflects private school tuition in general. Private schools can range from $5,000 to over $30,000 per year for day students.

    Tuition at Ontario schools with gifted programs$1 - $2,500$5,001 - $7,500$10,001 - $12,500$15,001 - $17,500$20,001 - $22,500$25,001 - $27,500$30,001 - $32,500$35,001 - $37,5000%5%10%15%20%25%30%35%Day tuitionPercentage of schools
    Day Tuition Percentage of schools
    $1 - $2,500 3%
    $2,501 - $5,000 2%
    $5,001 - $7,500 2%
    $7,501 - $10,000 7%
    $10,001 - $12,500 14%
    $12,501 - $15,000 25%
    $15,001 - $17,500 30%
    $17,501 - $20,000 31%
    $20,001 - $22,500 25%
    $22,501 - $25,000 19%
    $25,001 - $27,500 18%
    $27,501 - $30,000 15%
    $30,001 - $32,500 12%
    $32,501 - $35,000 6%
    $35,001 - $37,500 6%
    $37,501 - $40,000 2%

    There are quite a few affordable private schools for gifted kids. Inexpensive schools can often provide an excellent education by focusing on the classroom basics. You don't need to spend a fortune on bells and whistles: the key is getting your child individualized support. Having said that, the pricier schools will tend to provide a wider breadth of in-class and extracurricular opportunities. They will also tend to be larger and more established. Nonetheless, for most schools, the largest operating expense is usually teacher salaries.

    Availability of financial aidAwardBasedNeedBasedTotalNursery/ToddlerJKK246810120%10%20%30%40%50%60%GradePercentage of schools
    Grade Award Based Need Based Total
    Nursery/Toddler 0.05 0.063 0.113
    Preschool 0.101 0.132 0.233
    JK 0.138 0.233 0.371
    SK 0.145 0.239 0.384