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Stimulating young masterminds

“All our students have been identified as intellectually gifted,” says Barbara Rosenberg, Director of The Academy for Gifted Children–P.A.C.E., in Richmond Hill, Ontario, where all of the students undergo a psychosocial assessment to determine their abilities. “But once they enter the building, it’s a very normal environment, which is important.”

P.A.C.E. focuses on teaching higher-level thinking skills such as applying, analyzing, and evaluating information while nurturing students’ creativity and intellectual curiosity.

Students learn a broad mix of academic and creative subjects, and the school also offers extracurricular programs to engage students’ imagination, including puppetry and a rocket club. Students also enthusiastically participate in competitions with other schools, testing their skills in math, writing, chess, improvisation, and theatre—even Lego architecture.

Rosenberg isn’t just the school’s director, she’s also a parent. She founded the school 15 years ago, unsatisfied with the choices out there for her gifted sons.

“I wanted a program that was appropriate to their needs,” she says. “I just wanted what every parent wants: A good solid education for my children.”

—Megan Griffith-Greene

It challenges me

“I felt bored, and I was getting in trouble a lot of the time. I didn’t fit in and I didn’t have a lot of friends,” says Jamie, 11. At Choice School for Gifted Children, in Richmond, British Columbia, that has all changed.

“When we get kids who have behaviours that are inappropriate, we certainly don’t allow those behaviours but we understand where they’re coming from,” teacher Karen Noel-Bentley explains. Teachers redirect energies into “Choice Challenges” and “Passion Projects” that allow the kids to pursue their own interests during the school week, whether it be dinosaurs, insects, or The Chronicles of Narnia.

“It challenges me in a way that makes me want to do it,” says Jamie. “Everyone accepts you because you’re like everybody. In Choice, everyone’s like you.”

—Heather Greenwood Davis

 

A chance to broaden our skills and knowledge

Age 16 and an aspiring doctor, Indu has already travelled to China, worked in a teaching hospital, and studied politics in Ottawa. The mandatory external studies program at St. Mildred ’s-Lightbourn School in Oakville, Ontario made it possible. “It gives all of us a chance to broaden our skills and knowledge and do really interesting things,” says Indu, who spent a month working with genetics researchers at two of the top hospitals in the country. “I can’t even express how much I learned from this experience. You really get to know the field.”

—Heather Greenwood Davis

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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 eSchool Day Coed

Banbury Crossroads School


Calgary, Alberta
Crowchild Trail/Flanders Ave
 
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"Choose to Succeed, at Banbury Crossroads School. We offer a truly unique learning experience, with self-directed, collaborative, tutorial-style classrooms that average 10:1 students per teacher.

  1. Exceptionally small class sizes averaging 10:1
  2. Learning to mastery
  3. Founded on mutual respect and communication
  4. Individualized instruction based on interest and pace

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $16,800 to $18,800
 
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Banbury Crossroads School 16800 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools 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

Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres


Langley, British Columbia
Glover/Logan
 
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"Whytecliff is a safe, empathetic & supportive place for teens with a diverse range of learning needs / personal challenges. Our positive community & high-growth environment pulls each child up to be their very best!

  1. Safe, empathetic, supportive community for students with a diverse range of learning needs
  2. Low student-to-educator ratio of less than 5:1 lets us really get to know you
  3. Each child gets a personalized program tailored to their unique gifts, strengths, and talents
  4. Dual-accredited as both an independent school and a Positive Youth Development program

—From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $9,090 to $21,250
 
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Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres 9090 HighSchools Day Day Coed

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 12 to 19 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
  • $16,000 to $20,000
 
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Prestige School - Toronto Campus 16000 Preschool Kindergarten 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; International Baccalaureate Candidate
  • $16,000 to $19,000
 
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Prestige School - Richmond Hill Campus 16000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed

"SMLS is a premier independent school for girls Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 since 1891. We give our students the tools to excel in the world—and help shape it.

  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
  • $25,685 to $33,280
 
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St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School 25685 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day 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
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Yonge Street/King Road
 
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"Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E. is a private school for intellectually gifted students in grades 1 through 8." —From the school

  • Gr. 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $18,500
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Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E. 18500 Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
Lakeshore Road/Southdown
 
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"Peel Montessori and Carrington College div. students learn above grade level for subjects of strength. Individualized curriculum, advanced academic strategies, and character development give students a personal edge." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,500 to $18,500
  • Day school
  • 150 students
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Peel Montessori School 9500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day 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
Ottawa, Ontario
Iris St/Woodroffe Ave
 
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"Empowering girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 through bilingual education." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $18,300
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Joan of Arc Academy | Academie Jeanne d'Arc 18300 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Girls
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 Day Homestay Coed
Calgary, Alberta
 
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"Our Academy (in-person) and Studio (online) personalizes learning for students with a diagnosed learning disability to reach their academic and personal potential through outstanding support in and out of the classroom." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,100 to $21,850
  • Day, eSchool
  • 332 students
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Rundle Academy & Rundle Studio 12100 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day eSchool Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Church/Bloor
 
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"Founded in 1997, the Abelard School is a small independent school for grades 7 through 12, located in downtown Toronto. It offers small class sizes and an enriched, integrated curriculum to bright, motivated students." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $22,000 to $27,000
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The Abelard School 22000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario
Ninth Line/Main Street
 
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"Toronto French Montessori offers French and English programs from pre-school to grade 8 in North York, and Toddler programs in Stouffville. Its average class size is 15 students." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $7,620 to $16,350
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Toronto French Montessori 7620 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed
Aurora, Ontario
St. John Sideroad/Yonge St.
 
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"Aurora Montessori offers an enriched Montessori program for students, Toddler to Grade 8, with an option of an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Math. A unique Mindfulness and Technology program develops key 21st-century skills!" —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $18,464 to $23,936
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Aurora Montessori School 18464 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $13,000
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Guiding Light Academy 13000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Bloor St. W/Spadina Ave.
 
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"UTS is a hub where the boldest and brightest young minds come together. Rigorous academics are complemented by vibrant co-curriculars including clubs, committees, publications, athletics, and performance groups." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $33,170
  • Day school
  • 675 students
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University of Toronto Schools 33170 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Markham, Ontario
Woodbine/HWY 7
 
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"Wishing Well Schools offers an enriched, academically advanced program spanning from 18 months to Grade 8." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • Day school
  • 427 students
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Wishing Well Schools 17500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Yonge/Sheppard
 
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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

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $13,000 to $20,000
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Wise Owl Private School 13000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Etobicoke, Ontario
 
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"Oak Learners inspires meaningful learning every day for students in Kindergarten through Grade Eight. Passionate teachers nurture children’s natural curiosity about their world with hands-on experiences." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Reggio Emilia
  • $16,900 to $19,250
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Oak Learners 16900 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Don Mills Rd/York Mills Rd
 
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"Building on internationally acclaimed preschool reading success, SLI has grown into a hub for ground-breaking student achievement in literary, scientific, coding, and entrepreneurial achievement across Pre-K - Gr 6." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 6 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $16,500 to $18,500
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Sidney Ledson Institute 16500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day eSchool 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
St. Catharines, Ontario
Edinburgh Dr/Scott Street
 
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"We provide students with opportunities to explore real-world concepts and issues, broadening their sense of responsibility, develop their critical thinking skills, and empower them to take action in a global community." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $7,300 to $15,200
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Wheatley School 7300 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Oakville, Ontario
Lakeshore Road East/Bel Air Drive
 
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"Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. We have three campuses in Oakville, delivering exceptional Montessori Programs." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,600 to $27,800
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Dearcroft Montessori School 10600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
North York, Ontario
Avenue Road/Lawrence Avenue
 
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"Through our dynamic individual education plans, mentorship, and therapeutic counselling we ensure all students feel comfortable, respected and cared for, so they stay actively engaged in their educational journey." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $18,875 to $24,075
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AVRO Academy 18875 HighSchools Day Coed
Edmonton, Alberta
Groat Road/107 Avenue
 
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"Progressive Academy's programs inspire students from preschool to grade 12 in Edmonton, Alberta. Wonderful faculty, wide range of experiential opportunities and high expectations ignite a desire to learn." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $8,700 to $19,500
  • Day school
  • 340 students
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Progressive Academy 8700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Yonge St/Davisville Ave
 
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"2E Learners, differentiated profiles AP, Reach Ahead classes, and enrichment Academic focus on inquiry and critical analysis Collaborative and feedback-rich environment Unique and robust clubs/extra curriculars" —From the school

  • Gr. 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $32,000
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The Study Academy 32000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
London, Ontario
Richmond Street/King Street
 
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"A Canadian Private Secondary Boarding school, located in the heart of London, Ontario. LIA is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed/Girls)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $16,000 to $32,000
  • Boarding
  • 345 students
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London International Academy 16000 HighSchools Boarding Boarding Coed Girls
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 Boarding eSchool 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
  • $19,500 to $20,000
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King's College School for Bright and Gifted Children 19500 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool eSchool Day Coed
Unionville, Ontario
Kennedy Road/16th Avenue
 
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"UC offers year-ahead advanced programs from pre-school to Grade 10. We blend high standards for academic success with the social and emotional development of the individual child." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 10 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,000 to $18,350
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Unionville College 10000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary 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
Ottawa, Ontario
Kirkwood/Laperriere
 
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"Revel Academy is a learner-driven micro-school that utilizes adaptive and mastery-based technology, Socratic discussions, hands-on projects, and real-world apprenticeships in an innovative, character-forging community." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $15,250
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Revel Academy 15250 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
Eglinton Ave W/Ninth Line
 
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"Sherwood Heights School offers Enriched Academic Programmes from Kindergarten to Grade 12, in Mississauga. The Programmes are Enriched and Comprehensive, delivered with Extra Attention and Care." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $13,400 to $17,990
  • Day school
  • 500 students
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Sherwood Heights School 13400 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
Conroy Rd/Walkey Rd
 
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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

  • Gr. 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $16,000 to $18,000
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Astolot Educational Centre 16000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed
Pickering, Ontario
Kingston/Altona
 
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"École Montessori is Durham Region's premier French private school dedicated to transforming your child into a bilingual critical thinker with our enriched curriculum that fosters the genius within each student." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,400 to $21,000
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École Montessori 8400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed

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