Private School Information
Parents in these two cities choose independent school for a multitude of reasons, which include some of the following:
- Private schools encourage or allow parents to participate in their son or daughter's education. Parents are often closely involved in the school community and choose schools with the religious or educational perspective they want for their children.
- Parents have the freedom to choose from many private school options, as school zones are not a limitation. As such, you can send your child to an institution that shares your values, beliefs or outlook on education. Special needs education and gifted kids' programs are also an option.
- Small class sizes ensure that instructors can attend to individual student's needs. Classrooms are easier to monitor, especially important for kids in younger grades through middle school.
- Private schools have the resources to attract some of the top teachers in the country.
University or college acceptance rates are really high amongst private school graduates, as private schools typically do an exemplary job of preparing students for university or college. Higher education institutions around the world often view private schools in a very high regard.
Oshawa is subject to Ontario's provincial regulations. Private high schools in particular have the most stringent standards. To give out credits that can appear on a diploma, they must receive a proper license from the province.
Private School Financing
Private schools have become more affordable today than ever. However, beyond reasonable tuition prices, there are other ways through which you could pay for private school. Here are some such methods:
- Merit-based scholarships are offered by schools or external organizations for many different reasons. Academic, artistic, sports, community involvement, and essay writing competition scholarships are all quite common.
- Financial aid is available through schools and charitable organizations. Most schools have stringent deadlines for bursary applications, so apply on-time.
- Sibling discounts usually increase according to the number of children you send to a school.
- Ontario offers plenty of private school tax breaks. A religious school tuition may count as a charitable donation, which you will receive a tax break for. And, the province might help you pay for a school for students with special needs (on a medical basis).
To meet in person with representatives from private schools in Oshawa, check out one of our annual private school expos, including our GTA school expo.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Oshawa private schools are there?
There are 3 Oshawa private schools that are Our Kids trusted members.
How much is tuition at Oshawa private schools?
Tuition fees for Oshawa private schools range from $1,020 to $70,625 per year with an average tuition of $21,218 per year.
What’s the largest school?
Of the Oshawa private schools, the largest is Trafalgar Castle School with 245 students in Grades 4 to 12.
Are Oshawa private schools good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Oshawa private schools on this page.
Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Oshawa private schools?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.