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Featured Events

Oct 23 - Sunnybrook School

Visitors will enjoy a presentation about Sunnybrook's philosophy and curriculum starting at 1:30pm. After the presentation, a tour of the school will be given by a grade 6 student. Questions will be answered by Mrs. Low, the Director of Admissions and Ms. Brunn, the Principal following the tour. Looking forward to seeing you at out open house. [view event]

Oct 24 - Upper Canada College

At our Open House you can hear an admission presentation, speak to faculty and students and tour the school. Please note: there are two Open House sessions on Oct. 24th. From 9:30 am to 11:30 am and in the evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Classes will not be running during the evening session. [view event]

Oct 24 - The York School

Join us at our annual Middle and Senior School Open House. This is a great opportunity for you to gain insights into what The York School is like from the perspective of a student in the Middle/Senior School. [view event]

Oct 25 - St. Clement's School

St. Clement's open house will offer an intriguing inside look at school life on a regular operating day. It's a wonderful opportunity to observe the entire school community as a whole, interacting together. [view event]

Oct 26 - Elmwood School

When you put her first, amazing things happen. Attend the Open House to learn more about how Elmwood can inspire your daughter.  Since 1915, Elmwood School has been inspiring, educating, and empowering young women.  [view event]

Oct 26 - Ashwood Glen

Learn about the Ashwood Glen Learning Program at our Open House. After a presentation, there will be a guided tour of our school and a Q & A. [view event]

Oct 26 - Centennial Academy

Are you currently looking for the right High School for your child? Join us for an Open House to learn more about Centennial Academy. [view event]

Oct 26 - Pickering College

Our Open House is an ideal opportunity to connect with our Faculty, learn more about our specialized programming, tour our historic campus, and discover our extraordinary community. We look forward to welcoming you to Pickering College! [view event]

Oct 26 - Hudson College

Take advantage of this special opportunity to attend presentations led by our principals, chat with teachers, tour the school with a student ambassador, and connect with our Admissions team. We look forward to welcoming your family to a Hudson Open House this year! [view event]

Oct 26 - Metropolitan Preparatory Academy

Take a tour of our facilities (classrooms, science labs, computer labs, art studio, theatre, cafeteria, library, gymnasium and complete fitness studio), meet the Principal (Wayne McKelvey) along with students and faculty. The event is a great way to learn more about our academic/university prep curriculum and experience the supportive environment first hand. [view event]

Nov 14 - Brookes Westshore

Visit our open house to learn all about our IB Diploma Programme.  [view event]

Nov 15 - St. Clement's School

St. Clement's open house will offer an intriguing inside look at school life on a regular operating day. It's a wonderful opportunity to observe the entire school community as a whole, interacting together. [view event]

Nov 19 - Branksome Hall

Visit us this fall to meet our faculty and staff, view the facilities, and learn about Branksome Hall at our Junior School Open House. Student Ambassadors will lead visitors on a tour of the school. [view event]

Nov 23 - Westside Montessori School

Looking for the right fit for your elementary-aged student? Westside has limited availability for students in Grades 2 through 6. Come to our open house and learn more about how our small class size, tailored curriculum and approach to education will benefit your child. [view event]

Nov 23 - Arrowsmith School

Visit the Arrowsmith Toronto School Open House on Saturday, November 23rd. At the Open House, you'll have the opportunity to speak with school officials, listen to our Principal's presentation, and tour the school. [view event]

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New Guides to Education

Special Needs

Special needs schools

Our guide to special needs schools is a terrific online resource. It provides extensive coverage of special education in Canada. It also provides in-depth answers to a wide range of questions about special needs schools and programs.



Check out our guide to preschool education. It provides comprehensive coverage of preschools, daycares, and other childcare options in Canada. It also discusses a wide range of topics related to preschool and early learning options.

Quebec Schools

Learning in Quebec

Quebec has the highest proportion of children attending private schools in North America. As a result, the province is home to a range and depth of school options found nowhere else in the continent. The Quebec context provides more options and opportunities for authentic bilingualism, as well as more reasons to pursue them. In Montreal, for example, both English and French are spoken authentically, and students brush up against them every day in the course of their lives in school and beyond. The benefits of that experience can be profound. That said, language is just the tip of the iceberg. In this guide we offer a primer on studying in Quebec, including detailed, comprehensive information on how to navigate the unique system of education that is found there.
• Read the comprehensive guide to private schools in Quebec.


Montessori education

The Montessori guide is the first of its kind: it's the most comprehensive online resource covering Montessori education in Canada. It covers a wide range of topics, including Montessori schools, philosophy, curriculum, and classroom practices. It also provides links to lots of Montessori schools, and allows you to compare them in terms of a wide range of criteria. Note, we also have guides to Montessori preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school.
• Read the comprehensive guide to Montessori education.
• Read the guides to Montessori preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school.


Boarding school

We're pleased to announce the launch of 18 pages devoted to boarding, as well as a detailed guide to boarding schools in Canada. It's by far the most detailed, most useful guide of its kind ever created in the Canadian boarding marketplace. We cover the different kinds of boarding schools in Canada, and we discuss the issues parents face when assessing a school. We then provide a comprehensive list of boarding schools and tools for comparing those schools by their program offerings. Throughout, follow the links to detailed profiles of each school, as well as reviews and testimonials relevant to finding the right school for your child. We want to help you find the best boarding school for your family's needs. Read the boarding guide now.


Gifted education

Our guide to gifted education in Canada provides unparalleled coverage of gifted schools, programs, and other educational options for gifted students. It covers a wide range of topics, including detecting and testing giftedness, different types of gifted programs, alternative curricular approaches for gifted learners, and choosing and applying for gifted programs. It also provides links to lots of schools with different types of gifted programming, and allows you to compare and analyze them in terms of a wide range of criteria. Read the gifted guide now.


Faith-based education

Check out our guide to faith-based education, as well as our guides to Christian, Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic education. Each of these guides provides extensive coverage of one or more types of faith-based education. They cover different private school options, and the many issues parents face in choosing one of these options. They also provide links to lots of different types of faith-based schools, and allow you to compare and analyze them in terms of a wide variety of criteria.
• Read the guide to faith-based education.
• Read the guides to Christian, Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic education.


Waldorf education

Our Waldorf school guide provides in-depth discussion of numerous topics, including the Waldorf philosophy, curriculum, and classroom practices. It also provides links to Waldorf schools and programs across Canada. Read the Waldorf guide now.

Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia education

Our Reggio Emilia school guide provides in-depth discussion of such topics as the Reggio Emilia philosophy, curriculum, and classroom. It also provides links to Reggio Emilia inspired schools and preschools across Canada. Read the Reggio Emilia guide now.

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Private school developmental priorities
October 18, 2019
Just what is the purpose of K-12 education? What should a school strive to accomplish in the education of each child? Not all schools agree. If you feel strongly about certain developmental goals for your child, it might help to see which schools share your thinking. A school’s developmental priorities often gets [Full Article]
All-boys schools: coed versus single-sex
October 17, 2019
According to the experts, up to 80% of boys and 80% of girls have brains similar enough that they will respond to the same learning style. But what about the 20% that differs? As a parent, you probably have a gut feeling that your little girl or boy doesn’t quite fit the mould. Test those instincts against the fo [Full Article]
Day schools vs. boarding schools
October 17, 2019
Day schools vs. boarding schools: which is a better option for your child?To find the best private school for your child, it's first a matter of understanding the features of day and boarding schools.

Day school students enjoy an enriching education and strong relationships with their parents, who can more effectiv [Full Article]

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