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Catholic education in Canada

The Our Kids guide to private Catholic schools in Canada

  Looking for a Catholic school? Consider Holy Name of Mary College, an independent Catholic school for girls in Grades 5 to 12.






  School NameTypeReligious affiliationCost

Northmount School (est. 1990)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (135 students)
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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Roman Catholic$18,100 to $34,500

Villanova College (est. 1999)  

  • King City, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (540 students)
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 and AP. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Roman Catholic$19,100 to $19,800
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The Sacred Heart School of Montreal (est. 1861)  

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (1 students)
  • Boarding school (11 students)
  • Day school (214 students)
Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all girls English Catholic high school, has been graduating exceptional leaders. We offer grades 7 to 12, day school and boarding. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Roman Catholic$17,355 to $58,374
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Hawthorn School (est. 1989)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed/Girls)
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Roman Catholic$14,100 to $25,250

Our Lady of the Pillar Academy (est. 2012)  

  • Strathroy, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (43 students)
We provide a rich, Catholic educational experience, naturally and authentically presented. We follow a classically inspired curriculum for students to achieve their intellectual and spiritual potential. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Roman Catholic$4,500 to $5,000

Quo Vadis Elementary School (est. 2020)  

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 2 (Coed)
  • Day school (30 students)
Quo Vadis, through a Polish-English bilingual program, aims to assist in the formation of well-rounded, responsible individuals, promote academic excellence and encourage self-esteem within a Catholic environment. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Roman Catholic$12,900

Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School in Mississauga offers Casa Montessori programs for children a ged 2.5 to 6. Before- and after-school care and summer camps also available. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Roman Catholic$7,070 to $11,960

Guiding Light Academy (est. 2007)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Roman Catholic$9,500
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Holy Name of Mary College School (est. 2008)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (230 students)
Holy Name of Mary College School in Mississauga, is an independent Catholic school for girls in grades 5-12 offering an enriched university preparatory programme. The average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Roman Catholic$18,750

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (est. 1920)  

  • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (275 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
Notre Dame is a private, independent co-educational high school with an exceptional educational & boarding experience with a balance of strong academic, athletic and spiritual growth in a safe & caring prairie community. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Roman Catholic$11,100 to $54,000

Academie Providence (est. 2002)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition: $8,800-10,300. Extracurricular activities: $600-$650. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
Roman Catholic$9,200 to $10,700

St. Peter's ACHS College School (est. 1990)  

  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $8,900. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Roman Catholic$8,500 to $29,000
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St. Michael's College School (est. 1852)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (1000 students)
St. Michael's College School offers students in Grades 7-12 an enriched, Catholic, liberal arts education complemented by a diverse co-curricular programme. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Roman Catholic$20,900

De La Salle College (est. 1851)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (680 students)
De La Salle College is a Catholic, co-educational, university preparatory school in Toronto from grade 5 to 12, with average class sizes of 23 students and tuition at $13,325. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Roman Catholic$15,225 to $15,650
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Clear Water Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
A Catholic school that goes beyond academics to help our students realize and use their talents to their fullest potential, in order to become all that God has created them to be. Open to families of all faiths. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Roman Catholic$7,900 to $21,000


Quick summary:

  • Catholic schools are faith-based schools associated with the Christian denomination of Catholicism. Most Catholic schools, though, don’t require their students to be either Catholic or Christian.

  • In Canada, there are both public and private Catholic schools. Public Catholic schools are fully funded by the government and supervised by the Catholic School Board.

  • Private Catholic schools have lots of benefits. For instance, they provide a strong education in Catholicism, dedicated teachers who tailor instruction to individual learning needs, a close-knit community of peers and teachers, and an intensive and enriched dual-track curriculum.

  • Different schools have different approaches, policies, cultures, and developmental priorities. You should explore any prospective school closely, to determine whether it’s the right fit for your child and family.

  • We list private Catholic schools on this site. Moreover, our parent discussion forum allows you to discuss options and get answers to your questions.






















 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
Northmount School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $18,100 to $34,500
  • Liberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous12 to 18No supportLight integration
    Villanova College
  • King City, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (540 students)
  • $18,300 to $19,000
  • TraditionalAcceleratedRigorous16 to 20No supportHeavy integration
    The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (1 students)
  • Boarding school (11 students)
  • Day school (214 students)
  • $16,850 to $55,271
  • TraditionalAcceleratedRigorous14 to 18Resource AssistanceMedium integration
    Hawthorn School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed/Girls)
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $14,100 to $25,250
  • Liberal ArtsAcceleratedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportLight integration
    Our Lady of the Pillar Academy
  • Strathroy, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (43 students)
  • $2,250 to $5,000
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enriched8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Quo Vadis Elementary School
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 2 (Coed)
  • Day school (30 students)
  • $12,900 to $12,900
  • Traditional8 to 15Indirect Support
    Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $6,500 to $11,000
  • MontessoriStandard-enriched10 to 15No support
    Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No support
    Holy Name of Mary College School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (230 students)
  • $17,950 to $17,950
  • ProgressiveAcceleratedRigorousNo supportHeavy integration
    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
  • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (275 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $11,100 to $54,000
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous16No supportHeavy integration
    Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,200 to $10,700
  • ProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 20Special needs schoolMedium integration
    St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • $11,400 to $27,400
  • TraditionalMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorousResource AssistanceMedium integration
    St. Michael's College School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $20,900 to $20,900
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous22Indirect SupportMedium integration
    De La Salle College
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (680 students)
  • $14,975 to $15,175
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous23No supportMedium integration
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 18Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration





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     Dyscalculia
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     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
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    Development disorders:
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     Oppositional defiant disorder
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     Blindness
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    Northmount School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $18,100 to $34,500
  • Villanova College
  • King City, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (540 students)
  • $18,300 to $19,000
  • The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (1 students)
  • Boarding school (11 students)
  • Day school (214 students)
  • $16,850 to $55,271
  • Hawthorn School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed/Girls)
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $14,100 to $25,250
  • Our Lady of the Pillar Academy
  • Strathroy, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (43 students)
  • $2,250 to $5,000
  • Quo Vadis Elementary School
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 2 (Coed)
  • Day school (30 students)
  • $12,900 to $12,900
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $6,500 to $11,000
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
  • Holy Name of Mary College School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (230 students)
  • $17,950 to $17,950
  • Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
  • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (275 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $11,100 to $54,000
  • Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,200 to $10,700
  • St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • $11,400 to $27,400
  • St. Michael's College School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $20,900 to $20,900
  • De La Salle College
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (680 students)
  • $14,975 to $15,175
  • Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000




  •  
    Tuition (boarding school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
    Northmount School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $18,100 to $34,500
  • 5%JK - 8$2,500
    Villanova College
  • King City, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (540 students)
  • $18,300 to $19,000
  • 4 - 12
    The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (1 students)
  • Boarding school (11 students)
  • Day school (214 students)
  • $16,850 to $55,271
  • $55,27120%7 - 11$6,400
    Hawthorn School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed/Girls)
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $14,100 to $25,250
  • 35%JK - 12$1,800
    Holy Name of Mary College School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (230 students)
  • $17,950 to $17,950
  • 10%5 - 12$1
    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
  • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (275 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $11,100 to $54,000
  • $27,000 to $54,00050%9 - 12
    Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,200 to $10,700
  • 10%1 - 8$10
    St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • $11,400 to $27,400
  • $27,40035%1 - 8$6,000
    St. Michael's College School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $20,900 to $20,900
  • 15%7 - 12
    De La Salle College
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (680 students)
  • $14,975 to $15,175
  • 18%5 - 12$10,000
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $21,000
  • 10%1 - 12$5,000











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