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Behind a small independent boys school's EQAO success

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What is often being lauded these days in Ontario is the quality of the education system, especially by the "Premier of Education," Dalton McGuinty. However, there is one issue that needs some redress. Read more


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  • Toronto, Ontario
    St Clair Ave W/Avenue Rd
  • SK to 12 Boys
  • $33,300 to $61,860

Located in the heart of Toronto, Upper Canada College is the oldest independent boys' school in Ontario. Our IB graduates are highly regarded by top universities and post-secondary institutions worldwide.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Upper Canada College 33300 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Boys
  • Wellandport, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • $53,965 to $57,965

Robert Land Academy is a private military-themed boarding school (Gr 5-12) helping boys to achieve their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
Robert Land Academy 53965 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bayview Avenue/Lawrence Avenue East
  • 3 to 12 Boys
  • $34,150

Crescent School is a Toronto independent day school for boys in Grades 3 to 12. Our learning environment develops students' characters through academics, arts, athletics, business, outreach and robotics.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Crescent School 34150 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Dufferin AVenue/401 Highway
  • JK to 8 Boys
  • $30,400

The Sterling Hall School is a leading independent school for boys, JK to Grade 8. We understand how boys learn best and we support each boy in his learning journey.

  • Day
  • Progressive
The Sterling Hall School 30400 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills Road/Don Mills Road
  • JK to 8 Boys
  • $17,400 to $21,300

Northmount School offers an enriched curriculum in Catholic education from junior kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is eight to 15 students.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Northmount School 17400 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St/Dupont St
  • 3 to 12 Boys
  • $33,820

RSGC is an urban day school that combines academic excellence with a stimulating and supportive environment. Our mission is to challenge and inspire each boy to become the best version of himself.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Royal St. George's College 33820 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys
  • Harrow, Ontario
    Concessions Rd 6 S/Hwy 18
  • 1 to 8 Boys
  • $8,500 to $29,000

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
St. Peter's ACHS College School 8500 Elementary MiddleSchools Day Boarding Boys
  • Calgary, Alberta
    17th Ave SW/Richmond Road SW
  • K to 10 Boys
  • $13,000 to $15,000

North Point School for Boys is a Kindergarten to Grade 10 independent school in which curious and energetic boys are challenged and motivated, developing into young men of integrity with a genuine love of learning.

  • Day
  • Progressive
North Point School For Boys 13000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys
  • Aurora, Ontario
    St. John's Sideroad/Yonge Street
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • $36,920 to $68,720

St. Andrew's College offers programs from grades 5 to 12 in Aurora. Its average class size is 17 students.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
St. Andrew's College 36920 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Boys
  • London, Ontario
    Richmond Street/King Street
  • 9 to 12 Boys/Girls
  • $21,200

A Canadian Private Secondary Boarding school, located in the heart of London, Ontario. LIA is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
London International Academy 21200 HighSchools Boarding Boarding Boys Girls
  • Beamsville, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed/Boys
  • $10,300 to $40,400

Great Lakes Christian High School offers programs for grades nine through 12 in Beamsville. It accepts day and boarding students.

  • Homestay/Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
Great Lakes Christian High School 10300 HighSchools Homestay Day Boarding Boarding Coed Boys
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Boys
  • $21,950 to $25,950

Linbrook School is Oakville's only all-boys school. This independent, not-for-profit day school fosters and supports each individual students special skills as an athlete, musician, performer, artist, writer or humanitarian.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Linbrook School 21950 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Duplex Ave/St Clements Ave
  • PS to 2 Boys/Coed
  • $8,500 to $20,500

St. Clement's Early Learning School 70 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H2 St. Clement’s Early Learning School provides a child with an opportunity for growth in all areas of his or her development.

  • Day
  • Progressive
St. Clement's Early Learning School 8500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Boys Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Boys
  • $52,570 to $71,490

St. George's School in Vancouver offers university-preparatory program to Canadian and International boarding students from Grade 8 to 12. The School's mission: Building Fine Young Men. One Boy at a Time.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
St. George's School 52570 HighSchools Boarding Boarding Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St./St. Clair West
  • 7 to 12 Boys
  • $20,900

St. Michael's College School offers students in Grades 7-12 an enriched, Catholic, liberal arts education complemented by a diverse co-curricular programme.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
St. Michael's College School 20900 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys
  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
    Deer Run Ln/Hampshire Rd
  • 3 to 12 Boys
  • US $61,500

A friendly, active boarding school for bright boys who have good intentions but who may be too impulsive, intense, or bothersome for other schools and whose intellectual interests may separate them from their peers.

  • Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
Hampshire Country School 61500 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys
  • Westmount, Quebec
  • K to 11 Boys
  • $19,880 to $25,760

Selwyn House School provides a well-rounded education of exceptional depth and scope for boys from Kindergarten to Grade 11. It is located in Westmount, Quebec.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Selwyn House School 19880 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys

The much touted improvement in EQAO scores for the entire province isn't quite accurate when one examines how each respective gender is performing. (Click here to read the EQAO School and School Board Profiles and Reports.)

In fact, what Ontarians are presented with is the average of female and male scores. Not quite reality, Mr. McGuinty. As an example, the province of Ontario reported an EQAO score of 73 in the Writing category for both Grade 3 and Grade 6, but in reality the male score was 67 in each category, with a much higher female score of 80 and 82 respectively. Alarm bells should be ringing for any parent of a male child!

Is it that the boys cannot do the curriculum? Are female students suddenly more intelligent? No. Northmount School, an all-boys, independent Catholic school, in Toronto, Ontario, has been writing the EQAO for the past four years, and has handily outshone their provincial counterparts, both male and female. (Click here for Northmount School's EQAO results.) With some recent media reports questioning the credibility of independent schools in Ontario, is it not interesting that a school of that ilk has participated in the same testing, which the province's publicly funded schools must take, and has done exceedingly well?

This is a verification of quality and delivery of education from an external and highly legitimate source. Why the high success rate?

Boys learn very quickly that co-ed environments are now geared toward the advancement of female learning and development. During elementary school, boys observe that the girls are often the better students, the organizers of student events, the majority of representation in the arts, and the leaders of the school.

"The all-boys format has advantages at every age, kindergarten through high school. But the advantages of the all-boys format are perhaps greater for primary age boys than they are for teenage boys." -Dr. Leonard Sax, Boys Adrift
—Manfred J. von Vulte
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