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Prestige School - Toronto Campus


Toronto, Ontario
Yonge St./Sheppard Ave.
 
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"Prestige School offers programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students.

  1. Our curriculum exceeds Ontario guidelines as a result of our individualized, accelerated learning.
  2. We are ministry inspected and a proud member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools.
  3. 100% university placement rate.
  4. French instruction beginning in junior kindergarten.

—From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $15,000 to $20,000
 
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Prestige School - Toronto Campus 15000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed

St. John's-Kilmarnock School


Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario
 
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"SJK offers an enriched environment of exploration and experiential learning. Through its IB curriculum, SJK provides exciting experiences and guides students to discover their talents and passions. Go beyond at SJK.

  1. Accredited IB World Continuum School
  2. Experienced, passionate, professional teachers
  3. Project-based, design-thinking experiential learning
  4. Extensive co-curricular programs in athletics, arts, leadership and community service

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $21,290 to $78,800
 
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St. John's-Kilmarnock School 21290 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
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"Balanced Academics, Arts, Athletics & Student Wellness. We value best practices & evidence-based approaches. University preparatory & 21st Century Tech-Rich & Future Proof school. Enriched and rigorous curriculum.

  1. International Baccalaureate PYP/MYP
  2. Co-Educational & Non-Denominational
  3. STE[A]M
  4. Gifted High performance school

—From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $22,600 to $23,600
 
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Delano Academy & Delano High 22600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed

Fieldstone School


Toronto, Ontario
Dufferin Street/Lawrence Avenue
 
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"As a Cambridge School, we teach a curriculum that sets the global standard for education designed to help students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

  1. The first and only school in Canada to offer a dual Cambridge-Ontario curriculum
  2. One of the top 25 private schools in the GTA
  3. All students starting in Grade One learn how to play the violin, viola, or cello
  4. 6.4-acre campus with outdoor field, gym, cafeteria, stage, art studio, music studio

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $22,010 to $30,705
 
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Fieldstone School 22010 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day eSchool Coed

"Cambridge International Academy offers an enriched curriculum from grades 1 to 12 in Ajax. Central to the school’s philosophy is the belief that students learn best both inside and outside the classroom.

  1. Customized Educational Pathways
  2. Small Class Sizes
  3. Individual Needs and Academic Learning
  4. Homework club

—From the school

  • Gr. 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $22,000 to $38,000
 
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Cambridge International Academy 22000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed

Prestige School - Richmond Hill Campus


Richmond Hill, Ontario
Major MacKenzie Dr. W/Bathurst St.
 
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"Prestige School offers individualized programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Richmond Hill with an average class size of twelve students.

  1. We are ministry inspected and a proud member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools.
  2. Our curriculum exceeds Ontario guidelines as a result of our individualized, accelerated learning.
  3. Our code of conduct promotes self-discipline and responsibility.
  4. We provide extracurricular clubs, sports and supervised after school tutorial assistance.

—From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $15,000 to $18,000
 
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Prestige School - Richmond Hill Campus 15000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed

Bond Academy


Toronto, Ontario
Ellesmere Rd/Birchmount Rd
 
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"Our Beyond the Books approach provides opportunities for success in class & beyond; nurturing the growth of students' confidence & self-esteem, to take risks when learning, to reach their personal & academic potential.

  1. Character Education
  2. Free Before/After School Program
  3. Weekly Swimming Lessons
  4. Early start French Classes

—From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $7,000 to $16,000
 
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Bond Academy 7000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed

"Oakville's SMLS continues to be a premier independent school for girls Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 since 1891. "Millie" graduates take on the world with confidence and the knowledge that they can do anything.

  1. Signature Programs in Global Citizenship, STEM & Robotics, Active Healthy Living, Arts & Design
  2. Professional Internship Customized for Each Girl (Grade 11)
  3. Focus on whole girl and student wellbeing
  4. Enriched curriculum, Advanced Placement, DELF

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $26,187 to $33,602
 
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St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School 26187 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls

Royal St. George's College


Toronto, Ontario
Bathurst St/Dupont St
 
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"Our vision: Encourage life-long Georgians ready to use their scholarship, compassion, conscience and courage to make a difference. Our mission: To challenge and inspire each boy to become the best version of himself.

  1. 100% university placement
  2. Boy-centric education
  3. Computer Engineering & Entrepreneurship programs
  4. AP Capstone school

—From the school

  • Gr. 3 to 12 (Boys)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $37,675
 
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Royal St. George's College 37675 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys

"Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades 9 to 12 . Our average class size is 10 to 20 students." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $17,600 to $33,000
  • Day, Boarding
  • 230 students
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McDonald International Academy 17600 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Montreal, Quebec
Rue Sherbrooke/Ave Connaught
 
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"College Prep International, a traditional private school in Montreal, offers English instruction with partial French immersion, for grades five to twelve. Its average class size range from 12 to 18 Students." —From the school

  • Gr. 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $13,000 to $16,000
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College Prep International 13000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Stratford, Ontario
Ontario Street/Waterloo Street South
 
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"Private Secondary School in Stratford, Ontario dedicated to providing a holistic education that values happiness, academic excellence, personal growth, and social responsibility." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $9,750 to $37,275
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Nancy Campbell Academy 9750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
Erin Mills Parkway/Argentia Rd
 
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"There’s a different energy at SJA. As a leading IB World School and university prep school, SJA creates an atmosphere of acceptance that allows us to challenge students to take ownership of their own success." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $12,440 to $18,640
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St. Jude's Academy 12440 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
Buena Vista Road/Springfield Road
 
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"Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from PreK to Gr. 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $16,970 to $32,800
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Elmwood School 16970 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
Toronto, Ontario
York Mills Road/Don Mills Road
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Boys)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $20,200 to $24,600
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Northmount School 20200 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Boys

"At Blyth Academy Mississauga, we know each of our students and through our individualized approach, we can meet their needs and make school a great place to be. We're one of eight Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $20,325 to $24,785
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Blyth Academy Mississauga 20325 HighSchools Day Coed
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Langside St./Westminster Ave.
 
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"Parents trust us to personalize the educational experience of each girl, to care for each girl, to challenge her to grow, to build a supportive community around her, and, most importantly, to prepare her for the future." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $17,850 to $74,650
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Balmoral Hall School 17850 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls
Toronto, Ontario
Yonge St/Sheppard Ave
 
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"Ontario Virtual School is an Ontario Ministry-inspected credit-granting institution offering Grades 6-12 courses in an interactive online format. Students can start anytime with 24/7 access." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $399 to $579 /course
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Ontario Virtual School 399 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Spadina/St Clair Ave W
 
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"The Bishop Strachan School is a leading independent JK-Grade 12 day & boarding school for girls. Students build academic skills to thrive at university and beyond. Over $2 million available in financial assistance." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $37,500 to $72,400
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The Bishop Strachan School 37500 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
Mississauga, Ontario
Mississauga Road/Eglinton Avenue
 
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"Kendellhurst offers students an enriched curriculum blending project-based, traditional and arts-infused curriculum within a seamless technology program. Our school team supports a positive and safe school experience." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $13,500 to $15,950
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Kendellhurst Academy 13500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Burlington, Ontario
Hwy 6/Dundas Street
 
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"Our belief is “Forward Learning. Transforming People.” We focus on S.T.E.A.M. collaborative project learning, Gifted Arts, 21st-century skills, and inquiry-based thinking to prepare students with global competencies." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $13,600 to $44,800
  • Day, Boarding, eSchool
  • 124 students
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Laureate College 13600 HighSchools Boarding Day eSchool Coed
Calgary, Alberta
 
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"Our Academy (in-person) and Studio (online) personalized programs are designed for students with a diagnosed learning disability to achieve their potential through outstanding support within and outside the classroom." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,100 to $21,400
  • Day, eSchool
  • 325 students
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Rundle Academy & Rundle Studio 12100 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Day Coed
Brampton, Ontario
 
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"Ontario eSecondary School (OES) offers fast, flexible and fully online courses supported by certified staff with free 24/7 tutoring. 8/10 of our students achieve over 85% in their course(s)." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $435 to $745 /course
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Ontario eSecondary School 435 HighSchools eSchool Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
Highway 417/Greenbank
 
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"Acadecap International School (Académie de la Capitale), an IB World School, offers bilingual and/or English programmes from JK to Grade 12. Students thrive in a growth mindset environment and a culture of excellence." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,983 to $26,978
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Académie de la Capitale 20983 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Mt Pleasant Rd/Davisville Ave
 
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"Greenwood’s high-challenge, high-support model encourages academic engagement and growth for every student. Students and teachers build strong relationships within our warm and inclusive community." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $42,780
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Greenwood College School 42780 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Yonge/Eglinton
 
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"We go beyond curriculum expectations to provide opportunities for students to earn admission into their university of choice using our AP accreditation, staff expertise and individualized goals in small classes." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $14,500 to $21,500
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Toronto STEM School 14500 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
Westmount, Quebec
Mount Pleasant Avenue/Cedar Avenue
 
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"Located in Montreal, QC, Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School offers a bilingual education for girls from K-11. From entrepreneurship to STEM, our unique learning environment empowers girls to lead the way." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 11 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $21,800 to $26,380
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Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School 21800 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
Oshawa, Ontario
Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
 
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"At G.B.MS, D.E.P.S and Durham Academy Secondary school focus is on each individual student and helping them meet their unique potential and goals. We believe in excellent customer service and families have a voice. Throughout the year we enhance our programs through program enhancement and enrichment." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,400 to $14,000
  • Day, Homestay
  • 187 students
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Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. 10400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Day Coed
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
 
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"Beginning in Grade 8, our unique Shawnigan journey purposefully guides students through a distinct, unparalleled and bold educational experience on our stunning waterfront campus on Canada’s beautiful West Coast." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $35,500 to $90,000
  • Day, Boarding
  • 540 students
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Shawnigan Lake School 35500 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Markham, Ontario
 
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"Markham, Ontario; IB School; OSSD; OSSD online credit course; NOIC ACADEMY’s annual university enrolment rate is 100% and more than 85% of graduates are admitted by University of Toronto." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $5,000 to $18,000 /semester
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NOIC Academy 5000 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Bracebridge, Ontario
 
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"Dewey Institute adheres to John Dewey's 'student centered' & 'learning by doing' and the cultivation of harmonious character, sportsmanship, and aesthetic abilities, for a holistic preparing individuals for success." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $1 to $29,950
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Dewey Institute 1 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding eSchool Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Bloor/Spadina
 
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"Guidepost Montessori at The Annex, located near downtown Toronto, offers early childhood programs to fuel independence, confidence, and joy from 10 weeks old, as well as preschool, kindergarten, and 1st - 6th grade." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $20,700 to $25,350
  • Day school
  • 100 students
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Guidepost Montessori 20700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Bloor St/St. George St
 
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"Keystone students become internationally-minded inquirers, who ask questions and seek their own answers through both local and global perspectives. By nurturing students’ natural curiosity, we foster a love for learning." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $20,950 to $23,320
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Keystone School 20950 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool eSchool Day Coed
Merrickville, Ontario
St. Lawrence Street/Elgin Street
 
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"Whether your child is excelling or not reaching their potential, our inclusive, safe, diverse, and caring community, with individualized academic attention will improve academic standing, confidence and self-esteem." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $17,000 to $58,900
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Merrick Preparatory School 17000 HighSchools Day Boarding eSchool Coed
Calgary, Alberta
17th Ave SW/Richmond Road SW
 
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"In addition to academics, our focus on mentorship, hands-on learning in and outside the classroom, and character development, will allow our students to thrive academically and personally as they discover who they are." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Girls/Coed/Boys)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $14,000 to $16,000
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North Point School 14000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Day Girls Coed Boys
Brantford, Ontario
Colborne/Clarence
 
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"At Haven, we equip our students with critical thinking skills, a global perspective, and a respect for core values of honesty, loyalty, perseverance, and compassion." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $7,700 to $26,500
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Haven International School 7700 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding eSchool Coed
Aurora, Ontario
St. John's Sideroad/Yonge Street
 
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"With a tradition dating back to 1899, St. Andrew's remains the single largest all-boys boarding school in Canada. Our 126-acre campus provides our students with an ideal setting for learning and growth." —From the school

  • Gr. 5 to 12 (Boys/Girls)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $4,100 to $80,800
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St. Andrew's College 4100 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Day Boys Girls
Mississauga, Ontario
Tomken Rd./Eglinton Ave. E
 
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"Northstar Montessori offers an accredited Montessori curriculum from Toddler age to Grade 8. Our goal is to develop strong character and contributing citizens who understand that their involvement makes a difference." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $11,100 to $17,400
  • Day school
  • 300 students
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Northstar Montessori Private School 11100 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Richmond Hill, Ontario
 
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"A place where every learner is seen, heard and empowered to make an impact in their communities. An unparalleled online learning experience, providing academic excellence, experiential learning and personalized support." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $20,500
  • eSchool
  • 40 students
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HTS Online 20500 HighSchools eSchool Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Leslie Street/York Mills Road
 
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"The Giles School has small class sizes, leadership programs and intensive STEAM learning that support both immersion and introductory language programming in English, French and Mandarin." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $23,000 to $25,000
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The Giles School 23000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Surrey, British Columbia
152 Street/Highway 10
 
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"We understand the importance of developing a well-rounded individual. Our Art and Sports Expert Streams are integrated with the Academic curriculum to amplify our students’ growth into capable and confident adults." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 7 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,000 to $18,250
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Glarea Elevated Learning 17000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Montreal (DDO), Quebec
 
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"West Island College offers French and French Immersion programs from grades 7 to 11 in Montreal. It is a leader in innovative teaching methods. The average class size of 24 students." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $15,450
  • Day school
  • 485 students
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West Island College (Montreal) 15450 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
Donald St/Frances St
 
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"Promote academic excellence that stimulates the acquisition of language skills, the development of scientific and artistic competencies as well as the formation of a critical mind, in a multicultural environment." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $10,670 to $12,320
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Academie Providence 10670 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
St. Clair Ave West/Avenue Road
 
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"Founded on the science of neuroplasticity, Arrowsmith Program provides students with the skills necessary to overcome their learning disabilities and transform their academic, cognitive, emotional and social lives." —From the school

  • Gr. 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $6,000 to $33,000
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Arrowsmith School 6000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Day Coed
London, Ontario
Wellington Street/Central Avenue
 
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"Sycamore School offers grades 8-12 personalized education in an alternative programs that address the needs of secondary school students who may thrive in a small community of learners working toward graduation." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $20,200
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The Sycamore School 20200 HighSchools Day Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
Carling Avenue/Broadview Avenue
 
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"Edelweiss Private Academy offers elementary education to students with ASD and other exceptionalities, maintaining small teacher to student ratios. We promote strong academic, physical and social-emotional development." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $20,500 to $40,000
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Edelweiss Private Academy 20500 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Bayview Ave/Broadway Ave
 
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"A daily goal is for our children to arrive at school excited for the day ahead. Aside from our excellent academic programs, we plan many fun events for the children to enjoy throughout the school year." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 2 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $8,500 to $24,000
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Children's Garden Nursery School 8500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Rothesay, New Brunswick
Rothesay Rd/College Hill Rd
 
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"Our unique, daily Advisor Program ensures every student is surrounded by a strong network of highly qualified, dedicated faculty and staff whose mission is to provide academic, emotional, and social guidance and support." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $25,130 to $70,830
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Rothesay Netherwood School 25130 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
Caledon, Ontario
The Gore Road/Old Church
 
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"The King's College experience develops in students responsibility, accountability, and ownership of their own learning and a passion for making a difference. Students can attend in person or synchronously online." —From the school

  • Gr. 2 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $19,000 to $19,500
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King's College School for Bright and Gifted Children 19000 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Day eSchool Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Yonge St/Lawrence Ave
 
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"Blyth Academy Lawrence Park is one of nine Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario. Our campus located in midtown Toronto provides the warmth and community of a neighbourhood school." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $23,550 to $27,750
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Blyth Academy Lawrence Park 23550 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Avenue Road/St. Clair Ave.
 
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"De La Salle College is a Catholic, co-educational, university preparatory school in Toronto from Grade 5 to 12, with an average class size of 20 students and tuition at $17,550 - $18,500." —From the school

  • Gr. 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $17,000 to $19,000
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De La Salle College 17000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Thetford, Vermont(USA)
 
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"TA’s award-winning faculty are recognized for their innovative teaching practices, learners are engaged, and diversity is celebrated. TA students work collaboratively and independently to reach their full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • US $20,963 to US $49,545
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Thetford Academy 20963 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Bathurst St./St. Clair West
 
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"Canada’s only independent, Catholic school for boys in Grades 7-12, taught in the Basilian tradition of forming the mind, body, and soul. Since 1852, we have educated students in goodness, discipline, and knowledge." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Boys)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $23,250
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St. Michael's College School 23250 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys
Toronto, Ontario
Queen Street East/Victoria Park
 
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"We specialize in teaching Structured Literacy and an Orton-Gillingham curriculum that provides expert tuition in Writing and Reading and establishes strong foundations in key subject areas of Math, Science and the Arts." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $16,000 to $26,000
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The Claremont School 16000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
Bank St./Wilton Cres.
 
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"We offer personalized education with small class sizes and robust student support for Grades 7-12. Our school provides a big experience in a small, close-knit community. Plus, we’re part of a network of Ontario campuses." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $23,550
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Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa 23550 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Whitby, Ontario
Garden Street/Hwy. 2
 
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"Whether exploring science and technology, creating art, or competing in athletics, there is nothing a Trafalgar girl can't handle." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Girls)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $29,348 to $78,215
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Trafalgar Castle School 29348 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls
Ancaster, Ontario
Garner rd w/Panabaker dr
 
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"Our friendly, helpful and inclusive environment makes us unique! TBC cultivates respect. We expect our students to work hard, to think critically and creatively. A parent coined it a "Boutique School". Proud to be." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $34,000
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Tapply Binet College 34000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day eSchool Coed
St. Catharines, Ontario
Ontario St./Welland Ave.
 
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"Heuristic & autodidactic, inspired by Sudbury & democratic models. Students are self-directed, and holistically empowered. Voluntary attendance, year-round calendar, agency, & consent inspire free learning. Also Forest" —From the school

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Toronto, Ontario
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"Wise Owl fosters a safe, enriching environment, celebrating uniqueness, inspiring resilience, emotional well-being, and responsibility, nurturing students into respectful global citizens." —From the school

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Wise Owl Private School 13000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
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"Astolot Educational Centre is a day school with grades 1 to 12 in Ottawa, Ontario. Classroom teacher-student ratios are 1 to 10. Students have the ability to reach their full potential with Astolot programming." —From the school

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Astolot Educational Centre 16000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed
Montreal, Quebec
Atwater/Docteur-Penfield
 
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"Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all-girls English Catholic high school, has been preparing girls to change the world. We offer grades 7 to 12, day school and boarding." —From the school

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The Sacred Heart School of Montreal 21790 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Day Girls
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Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence 17200 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Hamilton, Ontario
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"Columbia International College is Canada’s largest private boarding school, offering Grade 9 to 12 programs. #1 in scholarships awarded by universities. The University of Toronto's official Global Partner School." —From the school

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Columbia International College 3150 HighSchools Day Boarding Day Coed
Etobicoke, Ontario
Bloor St./Jane St.
 
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"Blyth Academy Etobicoke, located in Toronto's west end, focuses on personalized education, small class sizes, and experiential learning." —From the school

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Blyth Academy Etobicoke 19495 HighSchools Day Coed
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
QEW/Erin Mills Parkway
 
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Toronto, Ontario
Don Mills Rd/York Mills Rd
 
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Bayfield, Ontario
 
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North York, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
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This may sound like science fiction, but such technology has arrived in the digital realm of the Internet, and signs point to this media becoming widely accessible in the coming years. According to a recent study, U.S. sales of virtual goods, a broadly defined category that includes software and digital services, have increased fourfold over the past two years and are expected to top $1.6 billion (U.S.) in 2010. (The global market is expected to hit $5.5 billion.)

One of these virtual products is Second Life, freely downloadable software that incorporates a rich array of virtual reality components, providing users with an enhanced sense of immersion or "realism." Using a three-dimensional digital environment, real-life individuals explore and interact using a customized avatar or animated 3-D body. What distinguishes this world from other virtual reality applications is that Second Life is user-defined; real people buy virtual land from Linden Labs, which created Second Life, and use their avatars to build their own simulated reality.

Many simulations mimic real life; others seem to come straight out of Alice in Wonderland. Once "in-world," players can use the search tool to find other virtual worlds for their avatar to teleport between, including Mayan ruins, modern Paris, and even Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
 

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Second Life and education

As an educational tool, Second Life's versatility in allowing students to use abstract knowledge within a simulated context increases the chance of gaining knowledge through "active" opportunities, so is conducive to long-term learning. While more gifted learners may interpret abstract concepts readily from text, the addition of speech, music, pictures, video, simulated kinesthetics and interpersonal situations appeals to a wider range of learning styles. For example, a math student learning the Pythagoras theorem could calculate and create shapes with precise measurements, using this information to build a virtual pyramid. The student could then integrate a history lesson, using graphics and sound to enhance the realism, providing other virtual visitors with a guided tour through the tombs. Such a cross-disciplinary approach would enrich a student's conceptual network, providing a multitude of neural avenues to retrieve information, further improving long-term recall.

Limitless possibilities

With such a vast array of environments to visit and create, Second Life provides educators with a new approach to hands-on learning; students can conduct virtual surgeries, manipulate virtual molecules, visit planets or travel back in time and interact with historical characters within the context of a foregone civilization. The possibilities are limited only by one's imagination. Second Life also has the look and feel of a video game, so appeals to students who are highly motivated to learn within this environment.

Worldwide, well-recognized universities and colleges have been creating virtual campuses to complement classroom learning. In England, medical students at London's Imperial College can now train using a fully equipped virtual hospital in which they interact with and diagnose patients, order X-rays and perform virtual surgeries. The University of Texas is incorporating all of its 16 campuses in creating the world's largest undergraduate virtual learning environment. Other institutions found in Second Life include Princeton University, Harvard University, the University of Western Ontario and the International Society for Technology in Education.

With an average of 750,000 users logging close to 4 billion hours monthly and spending $600 million (U.S.) in 2009, Second Life has become a world within a world. Its economy is very real, sporting its own currency–Linden dollars–that can be cashed out into U.S. dollars. It is an environment in which residents can explore, travel, socialize, be entertained, build and learn. However, because Second Life has a "rated R" factor and includes participants from across the globe, some with quirky idiosyncrasies, it is inappropriate for students under 18.

A virtual world for high school students

To minimize the risks inherent within the adult world of Second Life, Linden Labs launched Teen Second Life in early 2005, creating a virtual environment for teenagers under age 17. Teachers who seek access to Teen Second Life with their students must first submit to a background check by Interpol, their police department or Ascertain, a private company that conducts screening and investigation reports. Upon approval, a teacher's "adult world" avatar is transferred to the teen world, where it is clearly identified as adult. When a teenager turns 18, their avatar is automatically transferred out of the teen world into the adult version of Second Life.

Recently, Lower Canada College (LCC) in Montreal, Quebec, explored the educational possibilities of Teen Second Life. Interestingly, due to the game's tighter restrictions, the virtual environment evolved differently from that of the adult world. Many collaborative projects evolved between schools with shared academic objectives, and some schools joined their islands together to form larger continents. For example, Global Kids, a group committed to working with inner-city urban youth, uses virtual reality to educate students about foreign policy issues and international relations.

Worldwide community and collaboration

Skoolaborate is another collaborative project on Teen Second Life with a rapidly growing membership, with participating schools developing projects accessible to all residents, thus forming a global campus. Established by Westley Field, the director of online learning at MLC School in Sydney, Australia, the Skoolaborate community began three years ago with six schools. It has since expanded to 45 schools and educational organizations, with the participation of up to 150 teachers and 4,000 students. Skoolaborate is only accessible to students and teachers from member schools, providing an additional layer of security.

What is particularly appealing about Skoolaborate is that it was conceived with the intent of providing students and teachers with an exceptional complement of online support tools and learning resources. When a school develops a virtual reality project, it also builds an array of online training tools that are readily accessible to all residents. Given Lower Canada College's research and development in online learning, Skoolaborate provided us with an ideal venue in which to learn and share with other schools.

Fusing Second Life with the curriculum

Last spring, LCC students began a project that promoted the learning of French. Required to read a French novella, students then rewrote several short scenes to be performed theatrically in Teen Second Life. Students built elaborate sets, acquired costumes and designed props. Other students, as part of a virtual audience, observed the performance, which was recorded and posted on the Internet. Though relatively simple, this first attempt was fun and fascinating for students. This year, LCC drama teacher Natasha Hart will join French teacher Mona Chidiac and me to enhance the performances and facilitate the production of custom-designed costumes and virtual sets.

The academic and social learning opportunities available in a virtual world such as Teen Second Life are numerous and often unexpected. For Westley Field, watching somewhat reclusive students become social butterflies in a virtual world, using their avatar's anonymity to overcome some of their social fears, has been remarkable. Academically, students' ability to design, measure, build, collaborate and then walk through their creations with friends from around the globe is another of the extraordinary learning opportunities. Rarely would you expect to hear a Teen Second Life student say, "But sir, when will I ever use these math concepts in the real world?" The conception and design of virtual reality projects provides students with many opportunities to apply abstract concepts. For those 80 per cent of students whose strength is not primarily linguistic, but rather visual-spatial, kinesthetic, logical, musical, interpersonal or intrapersonal, the richness of cues available in a virtual world provides a venue that evens the playing field for all learning styles and interests.

—Christian Auclair

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