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Canada's Private School Guide, 22nd annual edition

The annual Our Kids Private School Guide is Canada’s most comprehensive national listing of leading private and independent schools. From preschool to secondary, detailed profiles allow you to compare schools based on type, curriculum, and academic delivery.

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What does a school do well? How does leadership interact with faculty? What do current parents like best, and where do they feel it can improve?

Each title in our signature series of in-depth reviews offers objective insight into the programs, facilities, traditions, and administration of a particular school, all informed by interviews with those who know it best: administrators, faculty, students, and parents.

Columbia International College
Bond Academy
Crestwood Preparatory College
St. Clement's School
Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
Crescent School
Meadowridge School
Elmwood School
Branksome Hall
Woodland Christian High School
The Bishop Strachan School
Lakefield College School
The York School
Ridley College
Metropolitan Preparatory Academy
Fieldstone School
Pickering College
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
Holy Name of Mary College School
Sunnybrook School
Lynn-Rose Schools
Trinity College School
St. John's-Kilmarnock School
Hudson College
Upper Canada College
Robert Land Academy
Havergal College
Brentwood College School
Appleby College

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When your child struggles academically

If your child is struggling academically, they’ll need a school that provides them with the right learning environment and ample support. While this is no small feat, we’re here to help.

Academic struggles

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When your child has intensive learning interests

Almost all students enjoy certain subjects. Some, though, have a passion for them. These kids have what we might call “intensive learning interests”—interests that are specific, deep, and ongoing.

If your child is like this, you’ll want to find a school that can meet their subject-specific appeti [Full Article]

When your child has lofty university ambitions

For students in or approaching high school, university can become a big focus. Many have their sights set on getting into a good university and excelling when they get there.

What universities look for

University-focused kids: what to look for in a schoolChoosing the right school for your child [Full Article]

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How are you going to cover tuition?

Think you can't afford private school? You may want to look again. Canadian independent schools are becoming increasingly accessible as more of them beef up their financial aid and scholarship programs in an effort to attract the best and brightest, regardless of financial background. [Full Article]

School Tuition & Costs

Private school tuition costs range widely depending on two essential factors: where the school is located and what type of private school it is: and it may surprise you, in some cases. [Full Article]

Private schools vs. public schools

You want to give your child the best but you also have income constraints to think of. So how do you choose between private schools versus public schools? Put another way, how do you decide private education is really worth it? [Full Article]

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