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What makes for the best preschool?

Choosing the right preschool for your child: factors to consider

 

Quick summary

  • Most three year olds are ready for preschool. It helps if they’re independent, interested in early learning, and enjoy interacting with other kids.

  • There are certain “must-haves” for any preschool in Canada. If they have children below the age of 6, they must be licensed by the provincial government. They should also have proper safety and discipline policies, a 1-to-8 child-to-staff ratio, and an open line of communication between staff and parents.

  • When trying to find the right fit for your child, there are plenty of other factors to consider. These include location, cost, teaching and learning approach (for instance, play-based vs. academic), staff credentials, and the amount of play and outdoor time provided.
     
  • Before choosing a preschool for your child, you should check out several of them. It helps to visit each preschool, talk to their staff and directors, view your child in their class environment, and ask lots of questions.
     
  • There are lots of great resources to help you in your preschool search. These include preschool education guides, open house events, and private school expos.

Preschools prepare your child for the school years. The aim is to give them a strong start in kindergarten, one that provides a great basis for elementary school and beyond.

Most preschools are intended for children between the ages of three and five. Many preschools, though, have programs for infants (birth to 18 months) and toddlers (18 months to 3 years).


Readiness for preschool

Most three year olds (and some kids as young as two) are ready for a preschool or nursery program (or a daycare with some focus on early learning). Of course, not all kids are ready at this age, as they mature at different rates. And it may be the case that some kids may not be a good fit for preschool (or certain preschools) at any age.

Most children are ready for preschool education by age three (and some younger). And while not all children are the right fit, many are.

How do you know if your child is ready for preschool? Your child should be at least three (unless an infant or toddler preschool is offered). They should also be meeting developmental milestones and not have any severe special need(s) (unless it’s a preschool supporting the special need(s) in question). It’s also a plus if they seek independence and are comfortable when  separated from you and their home (although some separation anxiety is normal).

Here are some other helpful traits for preschool. Keep in mind, many kids won’t have them before preschool, but develop them during it.  

  • Showing an interest in early learning.
  • Preferring structure and routine.
  • Having a good concentration and attention span.
  • Enjoying interacting and learning with other kids.

 

Preschool questions (read our in-depth answers)

Choosing a preschool: general factors

Assuming your child is ready for preschool, you’ll want to find the best one. You should look at several preschools and choose one that’s the right fit for you, your family, and your child.

Choosing the best preschool is no small task. First, you should consider general factors. These relate to a school’s overall suitability, for any child. They include the following:

  • Licensing: Is it licensed or accredited by an appropriate federal or provincial institution in Canada? For instance, in Ontario, most preschools (those with children under 4 years old) must be licensed by the provincial government.
     
  • Safety: Does it have a safe environment with proper supervision? What policies are in place and precautions used to ensure your child’s well being? Make sure these meet legal requirements and your own expectations.
     
  • Discipline: How does it deal with behaviour issues? Are kids disciplined in any ways, and if so, how? Will you be informed if your child is disciplined? Make sure the preschool has a consistent, well thought out, and reasonable disciplining policy.
     
  • Class size and teacher-to-student ratio: How large is the class? What is the staff-to-child ratio? In Ontario, for kids between 30 months and less than 6 years, preschools must have a maximum of 16 children per class, and at least 1 staff member for every 8 children.
     
  • Hours: What time does preschool begin and end? Are before and/or after care offered? Is preschool open during holidays and/or summers?
     
  • Communication: Is there an open line of communication with directors and staff? Who do you go to with your questions or concerns?
     
  • Daily schedule: What does a typical day look like? What subjects, lessons, and activities are offered? Is there a good combination of structured and unstructured activities, and indoor and outdoor time?
     
  • Food provision: What food is provided for your child? Are they provided with meals and snacks? What kind of meals and snacks are provided? Many preschools offer a meal and snack schedule for all parents.
     
  • Toilet training: Does your child need to be toilet trained or partly toilet trained? If so, at what age? This is especially important if you’re considering an early years program for a three year old or younger child.
     
  • Sleep: Is there nap or rest time each day? If so, at what time(s) and for how long? And how is nap time run and supervised? This is especially important if you’re considering an early years program for a three year old or younger child.

Stacy Paton, ECE program manager of Queen Margaret’s School, in Duncan, BC agrees with the importance of first looking at a preschool’s safety and discipline policies. She also stresses the importance of meeting licensing requirements, and having qualified staff and engaging materials. Here’s her list of a preschool’s must-haves:

  • The centre maintains compliance with all provincial and licensing requirements
  • There is a discipline policy (and that you agree with it)
  • The physical location and centre layout are safe and adhere to governing acts
  • Staff are certified and well-practiced (this includes possessing valid first aid)
  • Materials offered encourage growth of the whole child and the acceptance of diversity
  • The centre has a safe enclosed outdoor area for play
  • Emergency procedure policies are in place and available upon request

Choosing a preschool: individual factors

Besides general factors, you should also consider factors specific to you. You’ll want to find a preschool that’s the right fit for you, your child, and your family. While preschools have pros and cons, the best preschool will be consistent with your family’s values, philosophies, and beliefs. It will also meet a wide range of your practical needs.

Finding the right preschool depends on a wide range of factors.

  • Location: What city is it in? How close to you is it? Is it easily accessible by car and public transportation? Is it located in a school, community centre, church, synagogue, or somewhere else? Location is a big factor in finding the right program. Luckily, there are great preschools across Canada, including in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, MississaugaOakville, Vaughan, Scarborough, Burlington-Hamilton, and Brampton. Find a preschool near you.
     
  • Cost: How much does it cost, and what does this cost include? Is it affordable for your family? Are financial aid, subsidies, or sibling discounts offered?
     
  • Values: What are the main values it aims to promote? Does it promote diversity, family, community, social justice, religion, or any other values? How does it aim to promote these values? Do they match your family’s values?
     
  • Environment: What type of learning environment is used? Are their different areas or stations of the classroom? Does this change throughout the year? What kinds of materials are in the classroom? When are they used and how often?
     
  • Teaching approach: What is the teaching and learning approach? Does it offer more academic or play-based learning (or an equal combination of both)? Does it follow a specific teaching philosophy? For instance, is it a Montessori, Waldorf, or Reggio Emilia preschool
     
  • Specialized learning: Does it offer individualized learning? Does it tailor teaching to specific students, where appropriate? Or is teaching more on the “one-size-fits-all” model?
     
  • Special needs: Does it offer support for kids with special needs? If so, which special needs (for instance, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, giftedness, behavioural issues, physical disabilities, etc.)? And how does it support children with special needs?
     
  • Staff/teacher credentials: How old are the staff members (in Ontario, they must be at least 18 years-old)? Do they have proper experience and training? Are some of them Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE)? Do they have university degrees or college diplomas? Do they have teachers’ college certificates?
     
  • Parent involvement: In what ways are parents involved in education? Are they required to volunteer on a regular basis (as in a community preschool)? In what other ways are they required, encouraged, or permitted to get involved?
     
  • Play time: Does the preschool offer some free-play time each day? If so, for how long and how often?
     
  • Outdoor time: Weather permitting, are kids given outdoor time each day? If so, how often and how much?
     
  • Motor skills: How are gross motor skills (using arms and legs) developed? Through sports or other physical activities? Are these required activities? How are fine motor skills (using the fingers) developed? Through writing, drawing, and arts and crafts? Are these required activities?

Making the decision

You need to decide whether your child is suitable for preschool. If they are, you then need to choose the right program for them. These are big decisions: neither should be taken lightly.

In fact, we suggest breaking these decisions down into four different stages. Determining whether you child is ready for preschool, doing basic research, narrowing your choices down, and making the final decision. You should go through these stages in order. Don’t move to the next one until you’ve completed the preceding one.

  • Determine whether your child is ready: Are they old enough? Are they mature and independent enough? Do they enjoy early learning, interacting, and socializing?
     
  • Do basic research: Check out at what’s included in typical preschool programs. Compare preschool programming to that offered by nursery schools, daycare, childcare centres, and other early care options. Look for preschools using our advanced search tool, and comb through private preschool listings throughout Ontario, BC, Alberta, Quebec, and across Canada.
     
  • Narrow down your choices: Visit preschool open houses, arrange tours, meet with teachers, and sit in on classes. Ask lots of questions (there’s no such thing as a bad question). Bring your child for a visit and watch them interact with other kids. See how they like the learning environment and teachers. It’s best to do this more than once, on different days of the week.
     
  • Make the final decision: When you’re making for final choice, trust your instincts. You’ve done the research. You’ve visited schools and talked with staff, and you may have viewed your child in the classroom. This should give you a strong sense for whether the preschool is the right fit. After all, you know your child better than anyone!

Helpful resources

Selecting a preschool for your child can be a daunting task. You want to give them a headstart in life and a great foundation for the school years. And preschool can be one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle.

Luckily, there are lots of great resources to help you in your preschool search.

 

Answers to the question “What makes for a great preschool?” from education consultants and school officials

“The best way to determine whether a preschool is a good fit is by visiting on more than one occasion. The program on one day might be different from the program on another day. Additionally, it is important to visit several schools, in order to have a basis of comparison. Even if you are sure of one preschool, visit others to be sure.” Ann Wolff, educational consultant at Wolff Educational Services, in Toronto, Ontario


“It’s best if children are offered a balance of activities and quiet times. A child who has happy and successful learning experiences will likely be motivated to keep learning in those areas. No two children are exactly alike, and so the ‘fit’ will vary from one preschool environment to another, and parents will have to see what best suits their particular child, while keeping in mind that interests and development will take different directions over time.” Joanne Foster, educational specialist, and co-author (with Dona Matthews) of Beyond Intelligence, Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids


“Selecting a preschool that is a good fit for your child can be exciting as well as overwhelming. As a parent, you want to be confident that you decide on the right program for your little one, but how do you make the best choice? Always inquire about practical matters first. When visiting preschools, evaluate practical issues specific to your family’s needs. These include the school's hours, proximity to your home or work, available transportation, after-hours options, cost, class size, and staff-to-child ratio. Be sure to ask about the application and admission procedures and the timeline for these. Start considering programs early and get information to make sure you don’t miss any deadlines.

Some important questions to ask:

  • What is the educational philosophy of the preschool?
  • What is the educational background and experience of the teachers and staff?
  • Are there active play opportunities to develop gross and fine motor skills?
  • Do the children nap regularly?
  • Are meals and snacks provided?
  • Is potty training required?
  • How is discipline handled?

Will the school provide references?”  Lee Venditti, director of J. Addison, a Montessori school in Markham, Ontario


“What should parents look for? We encourage parents to visit the licensed physical location of the program that interests them. Parents should look for qualified instructors who offer the ‘whole child’ experience. It is important that families choose a centre that matches their goals, personal philosophies, their child’s needs/personality, and above all receive confirmation that the staff are committed to the safety and well-being of the children at all times.

When visiting preschools, it is important for parents to watch the physical interaction between educator and child. This is to ensure that the children are respected, nurtured, and age-appropriately challenged. This balance is important for establishing a healthy educational relationship between preschools and families.”  Stacy Paton, ECE program manager of Queen Margaret’s School, in Duncan, British Columbia


“Visit the preschool and ask for a tour of the entire facility. Make sure to spend time observing the children interacting with the teachers and the physical space. A warm nurturing teaching staff with experience is vital. High teacher retention is key (low staff turnover), as this is a sign of an effectively managed preschool.

The curriculum should be engaging, child-centred, and should address the needs of the whole child—social, emotional, physical and academic. Ask about the schedule: a good preschool should have a well-developed schedule that fits the developmental needs of the children’s specific ages with appropriate time allotted for nutrition, rest, and outdoor play/exploration.” Kate Meadowcroft, teacher at Elmwood School (the early years program), in Ottawa, Ontario


“A visit to a school will give you a sense of the environment. It’s a good idea to carefully observe the classroom. Do the children look happy? Are they engaged in a wide variety of activities? How are they interacting with each other and the teacher? All of this information will help determine if the school is the right fit for you and your family.” Corina Gill, assistant head of the lower school at Bayview Glen Independent School, in Toronto, Ontario


“When choosing a preschool, it is ultimately up to each parent to decide on the best learning environment that would best suit their child. The school that they choose should fit their individual needs and provide quality teachers and resources. If the child feels safe and happy, and they are showing progression, then it is the right fit.” Debbie Keough, teacher at Prestige School, a gifted school, in Richmond Hill, Ontario

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Hawthorn School (est. 1989)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Girls/Coed
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
Hawthorn School is an all-girls school in Toronto that offers programs from toddler to grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to each girl to help them reach their full potential. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$14,500 to $36,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Homestay Girls Coed 14500

Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
Conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, our Junior and Elementary campuses are a popular choice for families seeking exceptional childcare and the very best Montessori education for their children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,376 to $21,870


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18376

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,620 to $15,704

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Children's Garden Nursery School (est. 1986)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (80 students)
Located in the Leaside neighbourhood of Toronto, Children's Garden Nursery School is a well-established private school that offers exceptional programming including Core French and French Immersion. [View profile]
    $6,000 to $20,000

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    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6000

    Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (800 students)
    Central Montessori Schools in Toronto offers instruction from nursery to grade six, with enrolment of 900 day students and tuition starting at $5,900. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,900 to $19,900


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8900

    Lynn-Rose Schools (est. 1997)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (600 students)
    Lynn-Rose Heights Private School offers challenging academic programming from three years old to grade twelve in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose Heights school is an official International Baccalaureate World School. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $15,470 to $20,600

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 15470

    OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $12,864 to $21,384


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12864

    Elmwood School (est. 1915)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Girls
    • Day school (370 students)
    Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from JK to Grade 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $13,960 to $26,960


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 13960

    TFS - Canada's International School (est. 1962)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1470 students)
    TFS - Canada's International School offers Canada's only bilingual IB programs from PK to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $19,760 to $33,970


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19760

    Académie St-Laurent Academy (est. 2007)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (275 students)
    St-Laurent Academy is a private school that offers programs from nursery to high school in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $11,500 to $17,500

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11500

    Pine Lake Montessori School   

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 3 Coed
    • Day school (70 students)
    Pine Lake Montessori School pursues teaching with a one on one method that respects and nurtures children and allows them to achieve their fullest potential. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $13,500 to $15,400


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 13500

    Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 3 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Royal Cachet Montessori School is a Montessori school that offers programs from nursery to grade three in Markham. Its average class size is five to 15 students. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $6,800 to $12,900


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

    The Maples Academy (est. 1989)  

    • Amaranth, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    The Maples is a private IB school in Orangeville, ON from PS to grade 8. Tuition starts at $8500. The Maples offer daily French instruction starting in PS. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    $9,154 to $10,965


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9154

    Kendellhurst Academy (est. 2004)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (270 students)
    Kendellhurst offers students an enriched curriculum with a mix of project based, traditional and arts infused curriculum, with digital displays, Macs and PC's in every room and Edwin personal devices for grades 5 to 8. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $12,000 to $16,000


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12000

    Westside Montessori Academy (est. 2008)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • PS to 7 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    Westside Montessori Academy, located at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver offers a true Montessori education to children aged 2.5 to Grade 7. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $5,175 to $11,000


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5175

    Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 6 Coed
    • Day school
    NOW WITH LICENSED DAYCARE! Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,500 to $15,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8500

    York Montessori School (est. 2007)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    York Montessori School in Richmond Hill offers children from 16 months to 6 years old a wholesome Montessori education. Teacher to student ratios of 1:5 - 1:8. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $11,800 to $12,500

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    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 11800

    The Giles School (est. 1989)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (180 students)
    The Giles School is a French immersion private school in Toronto for children age 2 (Pre-K) to Grade 8. Open Admissions through Grade 1, small classes, and Mandarin introduced as a third language in Grade 1. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $12,900 to $23,400


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12900

    Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (350 students)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $13,000 to $34,300


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 13000

    Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (175 students)
    Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $8,250. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,500 to $18,000

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

    La Citadelle International Academy of Arts & Science (est. 2000)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (180 students)
    La Citadelle's Excellence in Bilingual Education and academically advanced curriculum develop successful global citizens through IB & AP programs and a holistic approach where students achieve their highest potential. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    $12,500 to $26,800


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12500

    TMS (est. 1961)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (775 students)
    TMS is a leading, accredited independent school that offers a unique design of Montessori and International Baccalaureate programmes. Our students thrive in academics while building a foundation of Significance. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    • International Baccalaureate
    $18,300 to $31,350

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18300

    Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (95 students)
    An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $19,200 to $21,300

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 19200

    Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School (est. 1986)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (600 students)
    Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    $20,000 to $23,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 20000

    Lycée Français de Toronto (est. 1995)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (550 students)
    Lycée Français de Toronto is a French school that offers programs from nursery to grade 12. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $17,152 to $19,860


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 17152

    Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    Acadecap International School a.k.a. Académie de la Capitale, an IB school, offers bilingual and/or English programmes from Pre-K to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $13,340 to $19,510


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13340

    Fern Hill School - Oakville (est. 1982)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (400 students)
    Fern Hill School is a private independent school for Preschool through Grade 8 offering individualized learning by subject-specific teachers. Our school is regarded as one of the pre-eminent elementary schools in Canada. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $21,620 to $23,368


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 21620

    Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school
    Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,500 to $14,900


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

    Olivet School (est. 1893)  

    • Etobicoke, Ontario
    • PS to 5 Coed
    • Day school (45 students)
    Founded in 1893, Olivet School is a Christian private school in Etobicoke, offering PS-Gr5. Olivet School combines quality teaching with individual attention to help each child achieve their personal potential. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $4,300 to $10,800

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4300

    Ashwood Glen   

    • Burlington, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (260 students)
    • Progressive
    $8,500 to $16,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

    • Brampton, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (460 students)
    RMS is an award-winning progressive private school, and voted the BEST private school in Brampton. We offer a structured programme that is ahead of the Ministry set guidelines. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    $7,500 to $13,900

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7500

    Century Private School (est. 1994)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    $16,550 to $26,800


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16550

    Richland Academy (est. 2002)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Richland Academy is a progressive, innovative Reggio inspired and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for children from 2.5-years to Grade 8. Voted #1 Private School in Richmond Hill 4 years in a row. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $18,000 to $18,800


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18000

    Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

    • Brampton, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (480 students)
    Tall Pines School in Brampton provides enhanced Montessori and traditional classes from Infant to Grade Eight, is the longest accredited CCMA Montessori school in Canada, and is a leader in 21st Century education. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $13,921 to $19,988


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13921

    Kidz Kare Inc. (est. 2010)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to K Coed
    • Day school
    Kidz Kare offers a wide range of services that help with all parents' needs. Our flexibility in childcare services is what sets us apart from all other schools. [View profile]
      $250 to $760 /2 Weeks


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 250

      Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (150 students)
      Peel Montessori School offers an enriched, personalized program. Emphasis is on strong academics, and the development of personal excellence (leadership skills, creativity) in a supportive, family-like environment. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      $8,500 to $18,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

      Alexander von Humboldt German International School (est. 1980)  

      • Baie-D'Urfé, Montreal, Quebec
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (300 students)
      We offer a sound, internationally recognized academic foundation. Our students gain fluency in three languages and achieve mastery of biology, chemistry and physics. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $7,450 to $10,700


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7450

      Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (90 students)
      Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $6,395 to $20,150


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6395

      J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Boarding school (200 students)
      • Day school (300 students)
      Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $15,000 to $42,450


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 15000

      The Maria Montessori School (est. 1991)  

      • Surrey, British Columbia
      • PS to K Coed
      • Day school (20 students)
      Authentic Montessori Preschool. Students completing our 3 year program at The Maria Montessori School test extremely well. We balance academics, exploration and skills guided by your child's natural interests. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $2,500 to $4,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 2500

      Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (130 students)
      Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      • Montessori
      $13,750 to $24,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13750

      Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to 1 Coed
      • Day school (24 students)
      Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School in Mississauga offers Casa Montessori programs for children a ged 2.5 to 6. Before- and after-school care and summer camps also available. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $6,800 to $11,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

      Star Academy (est. 1997)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (60 students)
      Star Academy offers programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Eight in Mississauga. Small class sizes, daily physical education and French for all grades, and academic excellence set us apart. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      $13,990 to $17,990

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13990

      Académie Marie-Claire   

      • Kirkland, Quebec
      • PS to 11 Coed
      • Day school (421 students)
      This traditional and alternative private school in Kirkland, Quebec offers programs for grades PK to 6 with full English & French bilingual. The average class size is about 18 to 20. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      • International Baccalaureate
      $12,850 to $18,528


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12850

      Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

      • Aurora, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (370 students)
      Aurora Montessori School offers a comprehensive, nurturing and enriched program for Toddler to Grade 8. Our enrolment of 375 day students has an average class size of 15 to 24. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      • Reggio Emilia
      $10,500 to $16,200


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

      Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS) (est. 2008)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (63 students)
      Mississauga Christian French School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 15 students. Offering an Olympic-sized Gym. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      $7,000 to $9,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7000

      TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) (est. 1962)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 7 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 7. Its average class size is 12 to 22 students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      $18,820 to $33,970


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18820

      Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. (est. 1984)  

      • Oshawa, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (135 students)
      • Boarding school (Varies)
      • Homestay school (Varies)
      Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      $9,700 to $11,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Homestay Coed 9700

      Parkdale Montessori School (est. 2007)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (98 students)
      The School offers authentic Montessori education, individualized learning, accommodations to meet each child’s needs, hands-on learning, enriched curriculum, and outdoor exploration. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,000 to $17,550


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8000

      CGS (Children's Garden School) (est. 1986)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (100 students)
      CGS (Children's Garden School) offers co-ed, Preschool-Grade 3 programming. Small class sizes. Exceptional phonics program. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,200 to $22,500

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 10200

      Wesley Christian Academy (est. 1988)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (350 students)
      Wesley Christian Academy offers programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Markham. As we are a Christian school, we share our beliefs with all our students but we warmly welcome families from ALL faiths and backgrounds! [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,375 to $13,300

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10375

      Prestige School - Richmond Hill Campus (est. 2003)  

      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school
      The Prestige School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Richmond Hill. Its average class size is ten students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,000 to $15,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10000

      Waldorf Academy (est. 1987)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (240 students)
      Waldorf Academy offers programs from childcare to grade eight in downtown Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
      • Waldorf
      $5,040 to $19,950

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5040

      Mulgrave School (est. 1993)  

      • West Vancouver, British Columbia
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (1000 students)
      Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      $19,980 to $24,820


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19980

      Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)  

      • Duncan, British Columbia
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Boarding school (100 students)
      • Day school (90 students)
      • Day school (220 students)
      Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      $4,800 to $49,300

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Day Coed 4800

      Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering (est. 1984)  

      • Pickering, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $9,000 to $13,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

      Magnificent Minds (est. 2011)  

      • North York, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (30 students)
      Magnificent Minds Inc. caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $19,000 to $25,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 19000

      Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (1050 students)
      Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • International Baccalaureate
      $5,300 to $16,400


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5300

      RoyalCrest Academy (est. 2004)  

      • Vaughan, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (500 students)
      RoyalCrest Academy offers a unique early years and elementary program that encourage children to " Think, Explore & Create" in an environment that support academic and social development. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $9,975 to $19,750


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9975

      Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (150 students)
      Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $8,800 to $15,490


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8800

      Lycée Claudel (est. 1962)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (935 students)
      Accredited by French Ministry of Education and certified by AEFE, this school provides outstanding education and revolves around 3 major themes: Excellence, Educational innovation and Cultural / linguistic openness. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $12,376 to $14,527


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12376

      The Oakville Academy for the Arts (est. 2003)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school
      Voted Oakville's Best Preschool, The Oakville Academy School for the Arts offers Preschool and Kindergarten classes in an arts-enriched learning environment. [View profile]
        $4,899 to $14,999


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 4899

        Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)  

        • Markham, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school (87 students)
        Blooming Lives Montessori celebrates and nurtures the sense of curiosity of each child, supports them in exploring their expanding capabilities and guides them into their thriving potentials. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $5,300 to $16,200


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 5300

        Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy (est. 2010)  

        • Caledon, Ontario
        • PS to 3 Coed
        • Day school (60 students)
        Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy offers our students a supportive environment, which allows them to discover their passions, all while reaching each individuals full potential! [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,000 to $12,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

        ABC Montessori (est. 1995)  

        • Mississauga, Ontario
        • NS to 5 Coed
        • Day school (150 students)
        ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. The school offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        • Montessori
        $6,600 to $10,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6600

        Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) (est. 1971)  

        • Markham, Ontario
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (610 students)
        Bussing from Toronto (Bayview and Sheppard) available. Early Learning Centre to Grade 12. Discipline. Character. Respect. Complete your child's academic and spiritual foundation. Discover why PCA students excel! [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $11,390 to $19,670


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11390

        Philopateer Christian College (est. 1999)  

        • Mississauga, Ontario
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (350 students)
        Philopateer Christian College offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $7,000 to $10,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7000

        Fern Hill School - Ottawa (est. 1981)  

        • Ottawa, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (180 students)
        Ottawa’s Fern Hill School offers Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary Grades, including extended French. Tuition starts at $2,950. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $3,250 to $14,950


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 3250

        Oakville Christian School (OCS) (est. 1982)  

        • Oakville, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (250 students)
        Oakville Christian School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Oakville. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $3,342 to $13,407

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 3342

        Toronto Waldorf School (est. 1968)  

        • Thornhill, Ontario
        • NS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (360 students)
        Toronto Waldorf School offers a curriculum that integrates academics,arts & movement, and addresses the intellectual, physical, emotional & social aspects of child development. Preschool to gr. 12. [View profile]
        • Waldorf
        $18,000 to $21,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18000

        Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

        • Mississauga, Ontario
        • NS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (147 students)
        Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 12 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it! [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $15,000 to $17,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 15000

        Vancouver Waldorf School (est. 1971)  

        • North Vancouver, British Columbia
        • NS to 12 Coed
        • Homestay school (30 students)
        • Day school (300 students)
        Vancouver Waldorf School offers programs from pre-school through to grade 12 in North Vancouver, BC. Its average class size is 12 to 25 students. [View profile]
        • Waldorf
        $8,500 to $14,170


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 8500

        La Villa Montessori School (est. 2012)  

        • Mississauga, Ontario
        • NS to K Coed
        • Day school (31 students)
        La Villa Montessori School is dedicated to following the Montessori philosophy and to create a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment that fulfills a child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $8,100 to $15,608

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        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8100

        Liberty Prep School   

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (140 students)
        Liberty Prep offers programs from Toddler - Gr. 6 in downtown Toronto. Our environment combines a beautifully renovated building with well-trained and passionate teachers. Reach out to discover what we do differently. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $12,000 to $16,500

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12000

        River Valley School (est. 1983)  

        • Calgary, Alberta
        • PS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (250 students)
        River Valley is an inclusive independent school in the heart of NW Calgary that provides exceptional education for 3-year-olds to grade 6 students. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        $4,850 to $14,320


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4850

        Walden International School - Oakville (est. 1985)  

        • Oakville, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (170 students)
        Glenburnie School, Oakville, offers enriched, child-centred, responsive, academic programs from Pre-K through Grade 8. Class sizes range from 8 to 18 students depending on grade level. [View profile]
        • Liberal Arts
        • International Baccalaureate
        $9,400 to $18,800


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9400

        Fern Hill School - Burlington (est. 1982)  

        • Burlington, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (180 students)
        Fern Hill School provides a calm, engaging & academic program for Preschool to Grade 8. We offer a structured approach that focuses on developing intellectual curiosity, creativity & confidence. Maximum class size is 19. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $21,620 to $23,368


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 21620

        Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  

        • Calgary, Alberta
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (400 students)
        • Homestay school (10 students)
        Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Three years old to Grade 12. All linguistic backgrounds welcome. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $13,600 to $15,200

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 13600

        Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

        • Mississauga, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (300 students)
        Northstar Montessori offers authentic Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Mississauga. We pride ourselves on strong character development and supporting life long learners! Now, Swim program is now included. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,500 to $14,900


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9500

        MacLachlan College (est. 1978)  

        • Oakville, Ontario
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (350 students)
        MacLachlan is a world-class school offering the benefits of small class sizes, highly dedicated and engaged teachers and an internationally recognized curriculum for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • International Baccalaureate
        $12,000 to $30,800


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12000

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)  

        • Ottawa, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (200 students)
        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $12,850 to $19,675

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12850

        The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus (est. 1988)  

        • Nobleton, Ontario
        • NS to 6 Coed
        • Day school
        For over 25 years, the Montessori Country School provides a first-class accredited curriculum for students 12 months through grade 6. The sprawling 10 acre campus offers a unique indoor and outdoor learning experience. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,000 to $18,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

        College Bourget   

        • Rigaud, Quebec
        • PS to 11 Coed
        • Boarding school (100 students)
        • Day school (1450 students)
        Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school situated between Montreal & Ottawa, that exceeds Quebec curriculum guidelines & ensures our students grow through different spheres: arts, sports, community service & science. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $4,700 to $35,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 4700

        Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)  

        • Calgary, Alberta
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (90 students)
        Since 1979, Banbury's student-paced approach with tutorial instruction is in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Meainingful relationships enhance learning. Member of Canadian Coalition of Self Directed Learning--CCSDL. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        $8,000 to $10,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8000

        MontessoriWorks   

        • Mississauga, Ontario
        • PS to K Coed
        • Day school
        MontessoriWorks provides half/full-day experiential learning programs, based in the Montessori method, conducted in a nurturing, cooperative, supportive environment, for children in preschool through senior kindergarten. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $7,000 to $13,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7000

        Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

        • Whitby, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school
        The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,950 to $13,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9950

        Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)  

        • Hamilton, Ontario
        • NS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (1190 students)
        • Homestay school (40 students)
        Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering programs to students 18 months through Grade 12 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $8,423 to $49,606

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 8423

        Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus (est. 1995)  

        • North York, Ontario
        • PS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (250 students)
        The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $8,700 to $17,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8700

        Silver Maple Montessori Private School   

        • Milton, Ontario
        • NS to 1 Coed
        • Day school (63 students)
        Housed in the elegant colonial mansion, Harrop House in the beautiful town of Milton, Ontario. Offering low teacher to child ratios with an emphasis on personal and social development of each child. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $12,000 to $12,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12000

        Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) (est. 1984)  

        • Milton, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (65 students)
        Oxford Learning Academy – where your child will experience a homeschooling approach with the benefits of socialization in a small classroom environment. This Milton private school runs from PK to grade 8. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $12,000 to $12,850


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12000

        Humberside Montessori School (est. 1987)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (328 students)
        Humberside Montessori Schools a montessori private school in Toronto. It offers programs from nursery to grade eight. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,200 to $15,400


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9200

        Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (115 students)
        MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,000 to $18,150


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

        Montverde Academy (est. 1912)  

        • Montverde, Florida
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Boarding school (325 students)
        • Day school (891 students)
        Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is an elite college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-K3 through post-graduate studies with a distinct student population from over 80 countries worldwide. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        US $7,875 to US $51,350

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 7875

        German International School Toronto (est. 1999)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (80 students)
        German International School in Toronto offers programs from PK to grade 8. It provides a German curriculum enriched with Canadian content. [View profile]
        • Liberal Arts
        $9,050 to $17,700


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9050

        B.E.N. School-House (est. 2005)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • PS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (35 students)
        B.E.N. offers an engaging, caring learning community. We work with the GET Curriculum and the Ontario Curriculum. Small class sizes, daily outdoor activities, art classes and workshop. Parenting workshops are offered. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        $7,350 to $11,900

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7350

        Montessori School of Calgary   

        • Calgary, Alberta
        • PS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (85 students)
        The Montessori School of Calgary offers a preschool through Grade 6 program led by experienced guides and teachers who support each child with trust, respect, and proven academic success. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $8,440 to $14,250


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8440

        Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)  

        • Burlington, Ontario
        • NS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (190 students)
        Fairview Glen offers authentic Montessori education for children 18 mo.-12 yrs. The academically driven, collaborative and supportive community, also specializes in French, Music, Visual Arts and Phys-Ed programs. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $16,200


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 16200

        King Heights Academy (est. 2004)  

        • Woodbridge, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (150 students)
        Located in Vaughan, King Heights Academy provides a unique educational experience for toddlers to grade eight, which includes the IB Program. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        • International Baccalaureate
        $15,598 to $18,998


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 15598

        Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

        • Brantford, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school (41 students)
        Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $8,200 to $10,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8200

        Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori (est. 2007)  

        • Vancouver, British Columbia
        • PS to SK Coed
        • Day school (40 students)
        We have offered high quality programs for children ages 2.5-6 since 2007 in Vancouver, B.C. Our students graduate with a solid academic foundation, good problem solving skills, pro-social behaviour and a love of school. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $4,500 to $7,500

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        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 4500

        Yip’s Music & Montessori School (est. 1990)  

        • Unionville, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school
        Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $7,650 to $12,650


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7650

        Vincent Massey Academy (est. 1985)  

        • Etobicoke, Ontario
        • NS to 3 Coed
        • Day school (230 students)
        Vincent Massey offers a balanced approach to education, setting your child up for succecs in all avenues of life. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • Reggio Emilia
        $9,000 to $15,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

        Prince Edward Montessori School (est. 1995)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school (100 students)
        Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $6,390 to $12,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6390

        Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school
        Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Christie and Sorauren locations provide programs for students 18 months to 6 years old. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,500 to $17,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 9500

        Sidney Ledson Institute (est. 1982)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • PS to 6 Coed
        • Day school
        The PK – Grade 6 program is a visible expression of the philosophy embodied in Ledson's books, Raising Brighter Children and Teach Your Child to Read in Just 10 Minutes a Day. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $4,501 to $12,800

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4501

        Kingsley Primary School (est. 1981)  

        • Etobicoke, Ontario
        • PS to 5 Coed
        • Day school
        For the past 36 years Kingsley Primary School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade five in Etobicoke. Its average class size is eight to 12 students. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • Reggio Emilia
        $12,000

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12000

        Little Owl Private School (est. 2001)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • PS to 9 Coed
        • Day school (75 students)
        Little Owl Preschool, Elementary and Middle School develops motivated, confident, and happy problem-solving individuals. We invite your child to become a Little Owl student. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $9,900 to $16,200


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9900

        Halton Waldorf School (est. 1984)  

        • Burlington, Ontario
        • NS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (180 students)
        Halton Waldorf School in Burlington, Ontario offers a licensed preschool, kindergarten and grades 1 to 12. It’s average class size is 15 to 21 students. [View profile]
        • Waldorf
        $8,800 to $14,620


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8800

        Primary Prep Academy (est. 2014)  

        • Mississauga, Ontario
        • NS to 3 Coed
        • Day school
        Primary Prep Academy offers programs from Pre-school to Grade 3 in Mississauga. Before and After school program included in tuition. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $7,000 to $12,000

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        reviews (1)

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7000

        Léman Manhattan Preparatory School (est. 2010)  

        • New York, New York(USA)
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Boarding school (100 students)
        • Day school (800 students)
        Léman Manhattan - the only boarding school in Manhattan, New York that delivers academic excellence that inspires your child for a lifetime. IB Diploma program and unique internship opportunities offered in the city. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        • International Baccalaureate
        US $5,500 to US $93,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 5500

        St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (est. 1891)  

        • Oakville, Ontario
        • PS to 12 Girls
        • Day school (550 students)
        Oakville's SMLS continues to be a premier independent school for girls Preschool to Graduating Year since 1891. "Millie" graduates take on the world with confidence and the knowledge that they can do anything. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • Reggio Emilia
        $18,000 to $28,430


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 18000

        Hitherfield School (est. 1991)  

        • Milton-Campbellville, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (100 students)
        Hitherfield School offers programs from pre-school to grade 8. With an average class size of 14 students, we offer an excellent academic program along with a multitude of outdoor activities. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $11,600 to $15,120


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 11600

        Wheatley School (est. 1986)  

        • St. Catharines, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (160 students)
        Wheatley School offers programs from nursery to grade eight in St. Catharines. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        • International Baccalaureate
        $5,900 to $13,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5900

        Robbins Hebrew Academy (est. 1957)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (390 students)
        Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA) teaches students to think critically and globally, in a community that builds self-esteem and life-long character. RHA is Toronto’s first Jewish school to be CAIS accredited. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • Reggio Emilia
        $13,050 to $17,990


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13050

        Bayview Glen (est. 1962)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (1050 students)
        Bayview Glen is a traditional co-ed day school in Toronto, Ontario from Preschool (age 2) to Grade 12, a global member of Round Square and offers Advanced Placement programme. Tuition ranges from $17,000 to $26,500. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $18,375 to $27,290


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18375

        The Nature School (est. 2017)  

        • Vaughan, Ontario
        • PS to 3 Coed
        • Day school (12 students)
        • Day school (50 students)
        The Nature School at Kortright provides an alternative form of education designed to provide experiential learning opportunities and promote curiosity to nurture the whole child. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        $1,500 to $12,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed 1500

        Trinity Montessori School (est. 1999)  

        • Markham, Ontario
        • NS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (120 students)
        Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        • Montessori
        $1,100 to $1,200


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 1100

        Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

        • Vaughan, Ontario
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Boarding school (50 students)
        • Day school (100 students)
        Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • Montessori
        $9,900 to $29,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 9900

        Prestige School - Toronto Campus (est. 2003)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (290 students)
        Prestige School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $11,250 to $15,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11250

        Whistler Waldorf School (est. 2000)  

        • Whistler, British Columbia
        • NS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (200 students)
        WWS is a dedicated Waldorf school in Whistler, B.C. offering early years education all the way up to grade 12. [View profile]
        • Waldorf
        $8,938 to $16,423


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8938

        Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

        • Oakville, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (170 students)
        Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $8,800 to $21,250


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8800

        Kingsway College School (est. 1989)  

        • Etobicoke, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (400 students)
        Kingsway College School offers programs for PK to grade 8 in Etobicoke. Its average class size is 17 to 21 students. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • Reggio Emilia
        $9,980 to $28,060


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9980

        Shining Light Montessori School (est. 2011)  

        • Maple, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school
        Shining Light Montessori is the community you've searched for -- where children feel comfortable, with teachers who care. Our children learn, build their confidence, reach their potential, & let their lights shine! [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $10,200 to $11,600


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 10200

        St. Clement's Early Learning School (est. 1955)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • PS to 2 Boys/Coed
        • Day school (25 students)
        • Day school (120 students)
        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. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        $8,500 to $20,500

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Boys Coed 8500

        Bannockburn (est. 1993)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (200 students)
        Bannockburn School leads in Montessori education by offering an exceptional, enriched Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment carefully prepared to meet the needs of children in the formative years of childhood. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $14,900 to $25,100


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 14900

        Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care   

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to PS Coed
        • Day school (70 students)
        We take inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy where each child is born creative, intuitive, resourceful, & has a strong potential for development from a very young age.Full-time care (7:30am-6pm). Tour anytime. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $27,600


        Preschool Day Coed 27600

        Momentum Montessori (est. 2016)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to K Coed
        • Day school (90 students)
        Children absorb multiple languages, music & develop sports skills VERY easily. Momentum Montessori is a multilingual school exposing kids (1.5 - 6 yrs) to multiple languages, sports & music like no other program. [View profile]
          $13,000 to $20,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 13000

          École la Nouvelle Vague   

          • Montreal, Quebec
          • PS to 6 Coed
          • Day school
          The bilingual French and English curriculum of Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Ministry of Education accredited program. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $10,820 to $11,535


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 10820

          EPIC School (est. 1999)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • NS to SK Coed
          • Day school (45 students)
          e.p.i.c. is a leading progressive school specializing in early education for students in Pre-K, J.K. and S.K. Discover e.p.i.c. School! [View profile]
            $9,500 to $17,595

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            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 9500

            Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (400 students)
            Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            • Montessori
            $6,700 to $16,800


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6700

            Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

            • Calgary, Alberta
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (780 students)
            Calgary French & International School graduates will be active global citizens with a foundation for life-long success, and our school will be the leader in French immersion and international education. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            • International Baccalaureate
            $7,900 to $15,100

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            reviews (1)

            • User reviews (1)
            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7900

            Stirling Montessori Academy (est. 2013)  

            • Milton, Ontario
            • PS to 3 Coed
            • Day school (65 students)
            Our highly qualified staff use the Montessori Method to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectual and social skills and to enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $6,600 to $11,995


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6600

            Trillium School (est. 1991)  

            • Markham, Ontario
            • NS to 12 Coed
            • Boarding school (30 students)
            • Day school (300 students)
            Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $10,500 to $36,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 10500

            Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

            • Markham, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (200 students)
            Sunrise Montessori School in Markham offers both English and French Immersion programs from Infant (0 months) to Grade 8. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $10,500 to $16,500


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

            ArtsCalibre Academy (est. 2011)  

            • Victoria, British Columbia
            • PS to 9 Coed
            • Day school (170 students)
            ArtsCalibre Academy empowers students through creativity, mindfulness and leadership. We offer Preschool to Grade Eight in 2017/2018, adding one grade per year through to Grade 12. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            • Reggio Emilia
            $1,600 to $6,250


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 1600

            Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

            • Brantford, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (112 students)
            Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • Montessori
            $13,160

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            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13160

            Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)  

            • St. Catharines, Ontario
            • NS to 6 Coed
            • Day school (120 students)
            Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers Toddler to Grade 6 Montessori education with class sizes of 8 to 20 students. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $9,750


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9750

            The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)  

            • Milton, Ontario
            • PS to 3 Coed
            • Day school (69 students)
            Montessori Country School has provided a first-class academic experience to students in an environment that is distinguished by its compassion, integrity and unwavering commitment to the individual child. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $8,160 to $13,600


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8160

            Kuper Academy (est. 1987)  

            • Kirkland, Quebec
            • PS to 11 Coed
            • Day school (950 students)
            Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $5,121 to $15,603


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5121

            Kelowna Christian School (est. 1978)  

            • Kelowna, British Columbia
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (775 students)
            Established in 1978, our passion is to provide families with transformative, excellent education that equips and inspires students to be disciples who are world changers that love and serve God and others. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            $4,750 to $6,550


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 4750

            Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

            • Unionville, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (900 students)
            Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • Montessori
            $7,750 to $14,750


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7750

            Academie Providence (est. 2002)  

            • Ottawa, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (200 students)
            Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition: $8,800-10,300. Extracurricular activities: $600-$650. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • Reggio Emilia
            $9,000 to $10,300


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

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