Fern Hill School - Oakville

Looking for a private school in Oakville? Consider Fern Hill School, one of Oakville's top private schools educating preschoolers to grade 8.

Oakville Private Schools

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There a great private schools in Oakville, Ontario.  This includes private schools in Old Oakville, Uptown Core, College Park, Palermo, River Oaks, Glen Abbey, and Clearview.

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Sending your son or daughter to a private school in Oakville, gives him or her numerous unique benefits. Some of these advantages include:

  • Private schools offer educational programs that meet children's unique needs and aptitudes. Instead of just teaching a standardized curriculum, instructors focus on the strengths and weaknesses of each student and tailor their classes accordingly. Small class sizes allow staff to give specific attention to everyone in their classes.
  • When needed, Oakville's private schools will provide your child with extra help outside of class.
  • Private schools teach from a perspective that matches your family's beliefs or ideals (i.e., Christian, Catholic, Montessori, Waldorf, boys, and girls).
  • Private schools in Oakville give you an opportunity to talk to your child's instructors, so both of you can identify strong points and areas that need improvement.

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Oakville's private schools continue to become more affordable than they have been in the past. Tuition ranges from as low as $5,900, and some schools will help you pay for your child's private school through scholarships and financial aid. In addition, if you send multiple children to a private school in Oakville, you could receive a sibling discount.

Types of Private Schools

Our Kids lists numerous types of private schools in Oakville, such as boarding, gifted, Montessorialternative schools, Christian, academic, troubled teens, and preschool.   


These schools offer small class sizes, plenty of extracurricular activities, and many of the other commonly cited benefits of private school. Their approach to education does not differ greatly from the mainstream.

Schools for Students with Special Needs

If your child has special needs, such as Asperger's Syndrome or ADHD, you will find private education an ideal option. Instructors are specially trained to deal with these learning disorders and disabilities. Small class sizes ensure that your son or daughter receives sufficient attention. The province of Ontario may help you pay for a special needs education.


Such schools are all about independence and leadership development at a young age. A Montessori education trains students to become citizens of the world, as they develop all aspects of a student's psyche.


Many parents appreciate these schools because they allow you and your child to be part of a community of like-minded individuals. In Ontario, paying the tuition of a faith-based institution counts as a charitable donation for which you will receive a tax break.


Schools which have philosophies that diverge from traditional mindsets are called alternative or progressive.

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Meet with Oakville's top ranked private schools and the best boarding schools across Canada at the Halton-Peel Private School Expo and Toronto Private School Expo in October. These one day events are a must for any parent or student considering an alternative education.

Oakville private schools listed below offer a superb education and have produced many leaders in politics, business and culture. Learn more from the schools themselves.

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List of Oakville Private Schools

  School Name Type Cost

Appleby College (est. 1911)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (273 students)
  • Day school (492 students)
Appleby College in Oakville is recognized globally as one of Canada's leading independent schools. Breadth, excellence, innovation and caring are the characteristics that define the essence of the Appleby experience. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$36,510 to $72,875

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MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 36510

Wildwood Academy (est. 2002)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 2 to 8 Coed
  • Day school (60 students)
Wildwood Academy is a special needs private school in Oakville. It offers programs from grades 2 to 8, with an average class size of four to ten students. [View profile]
  • Traditional

MiddleSchools Day Coed 25200

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (170 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
$8,250 to $17,500

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8250

Chisholm Academy   

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
Chisholm Academy, a school in Oakville for students with learning difficulties, offers an average class size of 10 students with a starting tuition cost of $17,750. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$20,936 to $21,996

MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 20936

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
$11,070 to $21,412

Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 11070

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

    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
    $10,000 to $29,870

    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10000

    King's Christian Collegiate   

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • 9 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (650 students)
    • Homestay school (40 students)
    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. [View profile]
    • Traditional

    HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 15300

    Glenburnie School (est. 1985)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (180 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]
    • Progressive
    $9,050 to $18,000

    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9050

    Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • K to 8 Coed
    • Day school (600 students)
    Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    $15,500 to $21,200

    Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 15500

    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

    Linbrook School (est. 2014)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Boys
    • Day school (180 students)
    Linbrook School is Oakville's only all-boys school. This independent, not-for-profit day school fosters and supports each individual students special skills as an athlete, musician, performer, artist, writer or humanitarian. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $21,100 to $24,885

    Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Boys 21100

    Toronto International Academy (est. 2004)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • 10 to 12 Coed
    • Homestay school
    • Day school
    TIA offers a wide range of educational programs such as High School courses, ESL, TOEFL/IELTS/AP Prep., Tutoring, Summer & Night School with a flexible admission schedule for both Canadian and International students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $10,400 to $16,800

    Homestay Day Coed 10400

    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
    $17,000 to $27,600

    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 17000

    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
    $3,260 to $13,080

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 3260

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