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Day schools vs. boarding schools

Comparing day and boarding schools

Day schools vs. boarding schools: which is a better option for your child? To find the best private school for your child, it's first a matter of understanding the features of day and boarding schools.
 

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Day school students enjoy an enriching education and strong relationships with their parents, who can more effectively support their academic success, says Mary Hebert, former head of school at The Study, a day school for girls in Quebec. Read more


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  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,000 to $29,300

McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades 9 to 12 with 2 locations in the heart of Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 20 students.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional

McDonald International Academy 10000 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bloor Street East/Mount Pleasant Road
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • $33,630 to $66,805

Branksome Hall is Toronto’s only all-girls, all-years International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Branksome Hall 33630 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
  • Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $17,415 to $64,750

St. John's-Kilmarnock School, in Waterloo, offers enriched educational programming for students from JK – Grade 12 through its accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Its average class size is 17.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
St. John's-Kilmarnock School 17415 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Stratford, Ontario
    Ontario Street/Waterloo Street South
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $13,750 to $34,325

Stratford, Ontario, Private Secondary School dedicated to inspiring students to achieve their individual potential through academic excellence while fostering a spirit of service to society.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts

Nancy Campbell Academy 13750 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Lakefield, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $33,100 to $67,000

LCS offers world-class programming (Grades 9 -12) designed to meet the strengths of each student while encouraging growth through a school-wide Leadership, Character and Values program and enriched boarding experiences.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Lakefield College School 33100 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Newmarket, Ontario
    Mulock Drive/Bayview Avenue
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $25,270 to $66,580

Pickering College's fully-integrated Global Leadership Program (JK to Grade 12) inspires students to become agents of courageous, ethical and positive change with the confidence, knowledge and skills to shape the future.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
Pickering College 25270 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Spadina/St Clair Ave W
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • $32,860 to $62,250

Located in Toronto, The Bishop Strachan School is Canada's oldest independent JK to Grade 12 day and boarding school for girls, welcoming students from Toronto and around the world.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
The Bishop Strachan School 32860 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Lakeshore Road West/Fourth Line
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $37,350 to $74,550

Appleby College in Oakville is recognized globally as one of Canada's leading independent schools. Breadth, excellence, innovation and caring are the characteristics that define the essence of the Appleby experience.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Appleby College 37350 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Victoria, British Columbia
    Richmond Rd/McRae Ave
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $19,260 to $68,810

Independent K-12 boarding & day school in Victoria, BC, Canada focusing on university prep. Find out how a SMUS education can benefit your family.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
St. Michaels University School 19260 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • 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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Upper Canada College 33300 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Ellesmere Rd/Birchmount Rd
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $13,000 to $34,300

Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
Bond Academy 13000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Summerland, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $11,275 to $51,700

The Unisus School is the Okanagan’s most innovative independent school, offering a pre-K through 12, inquiry-based education that is tailored to each student’s unique abilities and interests.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate

Unisus School 11275 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Lawrence Avenue West/Avenue Road
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • $33,850 to $61,900

Havergal College is an all-girls school in Toronto for students in JK to Grade 12. Preparing Young Women to Make a Difference Since 1894.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
Havergal College 33850 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
  • Port Hope, Ontario
    Ward St/Deblaquire St. N
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • $25,750 to $59,750

TCS students appreciate that school needs to be more than just reaching their academic potential–it’s about exploring all facets of themselves so that the realization of talents reach far beyond the classroom walls.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
Trinity College School 25750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • 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
  • Hamilton, Ontario
    Main St. W./Longwood Rd. S.
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $8,100 to $18,800 /semester

Columbia International College is a day and boarding school, offering programs to international students in grades 7 to 12.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional

Columbia International College 8100 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Belleville, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $24,500 to $75,900

We are a licensed therapeutic boarding school for Gr. 1-12 students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions in small class sizes and professional home environments.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning 24500 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $25,000 to $66,100

Bishop's College School is an English boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12. Small in size and culturally diverse, BCS is an IB World School offering the IB DP and course certificates.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate

Bishop's College School 25000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $14,400 to $52,550

Brookes School Canada, an IB World School on beautiful Vancouver Island, offers grades 6 to 12 for both day and boarding students with an average class size of 12 students.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Brookes Westshore 14400 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Stanstead, Quebec
    Dufferin Street/Willow Lane
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $21,500 to $63,000

Located on the Quebec-Vermont border, Stanstead College offers rigorous university-prep, Grades 7to 12, in a secure, family-focused learning environment.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
Stanstead College 21500 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Fort Erie, Ontario
    Townline Rd./Niagara Parkway
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $33,050 to $41,050

Niagara Christian Collegiate offers both middle school and secondary school programs from Grades 6-12. Graduating students achieve top university placements around the world. We accept both day and boarding students.

  • Boarding/Homestay
  • Traditional
Niagara Christian Collegiate 33050 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Homestay Coed
  • Rosseau, Ontario
    Hwy. 141/Bright Street
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $10,300 to $59,600

Rosseau Lake College - The Personalized Learning Community

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
Rosseau Lake College 10300 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • 3 to 12 Coed
  • $27,900 to $64,900

Landmark East School offers exceptional programming for LD students from grade 3 to 12. The average class size is 5 students.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional

Landmark East School 27900 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Church Street/Carlton Street
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $35,000 to $46,000

TAIE International Institute offers the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, University Preparation Courses and English as a Second Language. Flexible schedule and monthly enrolment at the best location in downtown Toronto.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional

TAIE International Institute 35000 HighSchools Boarding Coed
  • Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Quebec
    Rte 170/Rte 169
  • 7 to 11 Coed
  • $2,980 to $28,570

SMRC is a coed day and boarding high school in French Canada with a warm & relaxed natural campus, modern rooms, enrichment & support, technology enhanced classrooms & labs, 8 cultural & sports programs, 20+ activities

  • Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Traditional

Séminaire Marie-Reine-du-Clergé 2980 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed
  • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
    Railway Ave/Rouleau St
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $11,100 to $54,600

Notre Dame is a private, independent co-educational high school with an exceptional educational & boarding experience with a balance of strong academic, athletic and spiritual growth in a safe & caring prairie community.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame 11100 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Whitby, Ontario
    Garden Street/Hwy. 2
  • 4 to 12 Girls
  • $23,450 to $62,490

Located in Whitby, Trafalgar Castle School is an all-girls day and boarding school inspiring students in Grades 4-12. For nearly 150 years, Trafalgar Castle girls have become women of impact.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
Trafalgar Castle School 23450 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
  • Buffalo, New York
    Soldiers Circle/Chapin Parkway
  • 9 to 12 Girls
  • US $21,900 to US $52,750

Independent day and boarding school for college-bound girls. Our STEAM curriculum is unique, and creative, independent thinking is valued. Located in Buffalo, NY, girls access the best of city living.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts

Buffalo Seminary 21900 HighSchools Boarding Day Girls
  • Neuchâtel, NE
  • 12 Coed
  • SF 30,000 to SF 56,000

Neuchâtel Junior College, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, offers Canadian Grade 12 curriculum and AP to students from across Canada and beyond.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional

Neuchâtel Junior College 30000 Boarding Coed
  • Laval, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $12,700 to $30,200

North Star Academy Laval is the only private English high school in Laval. We offer small classroom sizes for individualized attention. We teach not only for school but for life! Certificate of eligibility not required.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
North Star Academy 12700 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • US $51,800

Admiral Farragut Academy is located in beautiful, sunny, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. Farragut is a military style school offering unique classes such as Aviation, Scuba, and AP Capstone.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional

Admiral Farragut Academy 51800 HighSchools Boarding Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Mariposa Avenue/Springfield
  • 4 to 12 Coed
  • $27,750 to $66,970

This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers Grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 600 day school students. Tuition is from $23,600 to $58,300.

  • Day/Homestay/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Ashbury College 27750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Boarding Coed
  • Duncan, British Columbia
    Brownsey Avenue/Government Street
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $4,800 to $49,300

Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
Queen Margaret's School 4800 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Hurontario/Bronte College Ct
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $15,000 to $37,500

Bronte College is a private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering Grades 9 to 12 for day and boarding students. Our academic programming has attracted students from over 30 countries.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate

Bronte College 15000 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $28,500 to $71,300

Shawnigan Lake School is the largest boarding school in Canada. Located in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, we offer a comprehensive program to 500 young men and women in grades 8-12.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional

Shawnigan Lake School 28500 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Woodbine Av./Hwy 7
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $15,000 to $42,450

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
J. Addison School 15000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional

St. Andrew's College 36920 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Boys
  • Windsor, Nova Scotia
    College Rd/King St
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $18,800 to $58,800

King's-Edgehill School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its average class size is 15 students.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate

King's-Edgehill School 18800 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Coconut Creek, Florida(USA)
    Lyons Road/Yellow Bird Farin
  • K to 12 Coed
  • US $24,200 to US $59,950

North Broward Preparatory School is a K-12 co-educational day and boarding school located in S. Florida located minutes from the beach with IB, AP, and LD classes set on 80 acres with year round hockey.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate

North Broward Preparatory School 24200 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    14th Ave/Kennedy
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $10,500 to $36,000

Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Montessori
Trillium School 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Brockville, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $14,120 to $58,915

Fulford Academy is a day/boarding school in Brockville, Ontario, offering programs for grade 6-12. The average student/teacher ratio is 7:1, and STEM + Arts is the core of our Academic Programming.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive

Fulford Academy 14120 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Rome, RM
    Ponte Sublicio/Lungotevere Aventino
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • EUR €25,145 to EUR €39,095

SSS Rome provides students with a culturally diverse and rigorous academic education. Graduates obtain the International Baccalaureate Diploma and American High School Diploma to enter renowned universities worldwide.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
St. Stephen's School, Rome 25145 HighSchools Day Boarding 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
  • Montreal, Quebec
    De Maisonneuve West/Park Row West
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $15,300 to $38,000

Kells Academy is a private school in Montreal which offers Kindergarten to grade 12. Its average class size is 15 students. We offer boarding facilities & separate Elementary,Middle and High School campuses.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
Kells Academy 15300 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    Harbourside Drive/
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $22,500 to $49,375

Bodwell High School in North Vancouver is a boarding school that enrolls 650 students. Tuition starts at $26,575. We provide Education for a Changing World. The school's motto is "Strength in Diversity."

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive

Bodwell High School 22500 HighSchools Boarding Day Day Coed
  • London, Ontario
    Ridout/Queen
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $15,995 to $20,795

We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. Our London campus is conveniently located in historic Ignatia Hall on the banks of the Thames.

  • Boarding/Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts

Blyth Academy London 15995 HighSchools Boarding Day Homestay Coed
  • Beamsville, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Boys/Coed
  • $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.

  • Boarding/Homestay/Day
  • Liberal Arts

Great Lakes Christian High School 10300 HighSchools Boarding Homestay Boarding Day Boys Coed
  • Caronport, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $3,135 to $33,061

BCA combines a private Christian school experience with the best of public education and Saskatchewan curriculum. Our small school shares facilities with Briercrest College and Seminary on a campus of 900 students.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
Briercrest Christian Academy 3135 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $17,000 to $39,800

CISA is a private, co-ed high school offering credit courses and IELTS prep to grade 7 – 12 students (full time/part time/private lessons/online courses available), and extracurricular activities abound.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional

Convoy International Secondary School 17000 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Montreal, Quebec
    chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine/Avenue Claude Champagne
  • 7 to 11 Girls
  • $4,950 to $15,400

École secondaire francophone privée pour jeunes filles située à Outremont, Qc. Les frais de scolarité sont de 4 500 $ par année. Elle offre les profils Éducation internationale, Danse-études et Musique-études.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate

Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie 4950 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls
  • South Wales, New York(USA)
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • US $48,000 to US $68,000

The Gow School is a special needs private school that offers programs for grades seven through 12 in South Wales, New York.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
The Gow School 48000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • World-wide travel
  • 11 to 12 Coed
  • $52,000

Class Afloat - West Island College International offers leading experiential education opportunities for Grade 11, 12, University and GAP year students. Students attend classes aboard a majestic tall ship, exploring over 20 ports of call worldwide.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional

Class Afloat - West Island College International 52000 Boarding Coed
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Yonge Street/Weldrick Road East
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $19,000

An inspected and accredited private secondary school offering high school credit courses in small classes or online, leading to high school diploma

  • Homestay/Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Montessori

Toronto High School 19000 HighSchools Homestay Day Boarding Coed
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 Coed
  • $1 to $58,000

The UWC National Committee of Canada and Pearson College UWC represent the United World Colleges in Canada. We are seeking daring young Canadians who aspire to make the world a better place.

  • Boarding
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
UWC Canada 1 Boarding Coed
  • Mill Bay, British Columbia
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $28,000 to $73,300

Brentwood is a truly co-educational, progressive boarding school for Grades 9 to 12 located on an oceanfront campus on Vancouver Island, BC. Tuition runs from $25,700 to $66,000.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
Brentwood College School 28000 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Montverde, Florida
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • US $7,875 to US $51,350

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
Montverde Academy 7875 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • $14,180 to $65,490

St. Margaret's School (est. 1908) is an independent school in Victoria, BC, offering empowering education for girls from JK to Grade 12. At SMS, girls don't just get equal opportunity; they get every opportunity.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
St. Margaret's School 14180 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
  • Bracebridge, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $20,000 to $35,000

We uphold and pursue a pragmatic, balanced education with an emphasis on art, sports and music to cultivate talents to lead the new century.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Waldorf

Dewey Institute 20000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Coed
  • Front Royal, Virginia
    Villa Ave/Academy Drive
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • US $14,350 to US $40,525

There is a power within you. The power to soar above self-imposed limitations, to create something new, to become a leader. Come explore Randolph-Macon Academy, and discover The Power of Rise.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional

Randolph-Macon Academy 14350 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Coed
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $8,040 to $37,590

Luther students, from many different social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of a tightly woven community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Luther College High School 8040 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Warden/Steeles
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $10,000 to $25,000

AIS Montessori & Elementary School offers authentic Chinese Immersion program in GTA area.Its average class is 15 students.

  • Boarding/Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
A.I.S. School 10000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Homestay Coed
  • London, Ontario
    Richmond Street/King Street
  • 9 to 12 Girls/Coed/Boys
  • $11,000 to $41,900

A Canadian Private Secondary Co-ed Boarding school, located in downtown London, Ontario. LIA offers academic courses from Grades 9-12 and is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate

London International Academy 11000 HighSchools Boarding Day Boarding Girls Coed Boys
  • Montreal, Quebec
    Atwater/Docteur-Penfield
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • $16,850 to $55,271

Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all girls English Catholic high school, has been graduating exceptional leaders. Grade 12 will be offered beginning in 2019-2020.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional

The Sacred Heart School of Montreal 16850 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Day Girls
  • Oshawa, Ontario
    Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $9,700 to $11,500

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.

  • Day/Homestay/Boarding
  • Progressive
  • Montessori

Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. 9700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Boarding Coed
  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $7,500 to $26,000

RJC is a grades 10-12 private, boarding school accredited by the SK Ministry of Education. RJC’s International Student Program focuses on English language immersion, educational excellence, and cultural experience.

  • Day/Boarding/Homestay
  • Progressive
Rosthern Junior College 7500 Day Boarding Homestay Coed
  • Rothesay, New Brunswick
    Rothesay Rd/College Hill Rd
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $22,770 to $62,630

Rothesay Netherwood School offers programs for grades 6 to 12 in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Its average class size is 16 students and is an outstanding engaged and supportive community.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Rothesay Netherwood School 22770 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
    Ridley Road/Henrietta Street
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $17,850 to $70,000

Ridley College is an acclaimed co-educational boarding and day school that prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Ridley College 17850 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Vaughan, Ontario
    Keele St./Rutherford Ave.
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $9,900 to $29,000

Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
  • Montessori

Rutherford Private School & Daycare 9900 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • New York, New York(USA)
    Broad St/Exchange Pl
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • US $5,500 to US $93,000

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.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School 5500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Woodbine Ave./Highway 404
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,000 to $18,800

Princeton Academy is a reputable private high school that offers high school credits from grades 9-12 to those who are working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The average class size is about 8-15 students

  • Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Traditional

Princeton Academy of Canada 10000 HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed
  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • US $60,000 to US $160,000

Co-ed therapeutic boarding school in Massachusetts for students 11-22 years. Student support is offered for learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, NLD, ASD, attachment disorder, bipolar disorder and depression.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional

Chamberlain International School 60000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • 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.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
St. Peter's ACHS College School 8500 Elementary MiddleSchools Boarding Day Boys
  • Rigaud, Quebec
    Rue Saint-Pierre/Rue Bourget
  • PS to 11 Coed
  • $4,700 to $35,000

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional

College Bourget 4700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • World-wide travel
  • 11 to 12 Coed
  • EUR €62,900

A+ World Academy is an international boarding school on a Ship. 62 students in grades 11-12 and gap year live and sail on the 90 year old Tall Ship, ‘Sørlandet’, while they take AP classes and travel the world.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
A+ World Academy 62900 Boarding Coed

"Families are very much part of their children's ongoing daily education," she says. "They are part of the school family and they support learning, and education is part of the students' lives, whether they're at school or at home."

Parents get to play a hands-on role in helping with homework and projects, which can contribute to their children's academic success, Hebert says. Volunteer opportunities for parents at day schools allow them to make a difference and feel connected to their child's school.

Day school students are also better able to build roots in their home community and take advantage of local career opportunities when they graduate, she adds.

While there's little research to reflect the concrete advantages of day school, it's clear that day school families enjoy a unique bonus—the "we" factor, as Hebert puts it. "When children are in day school and families get to spend more time together, there are fewer divides between parents and children—it's not them and us, it's we."

As your child gets older, he or she may develop the maturity to handle the independence that comes with boarding school, which typically starts at middle or high school. This more immersive route of education offers ample opportunities for kids to grow as human beings, build meaningful relationships with peers and teachers, and realize their full academic and life potential, says Peter Upham, executive director of The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), which represents about 300 boarding schools across the U.S., Canada and abroad.

"When kids enter high school, the relationship with the teacher is as powerful as the precision of the curriculum or the structure of the school day, and the intensity of boarding school allows for teachers to be a powerful motivating force in kids' lives," Upham says.

In 2004, TABS commissioned a study called The Truth About Boarding School, which compared the experiences of current and past boarders, including 2,700 private boarding, private day and public secondary school students, as well as post-college graduates and mid- to late-stage professionals. In the study, significantly more boarders than private day and public school students reported having satisfying and challenging academic experiences, high-quality teachers and leadership opportunities. The study also found that boarders felt better prepared for college, were more likely to earn advanced degrees and enjoyed greater career advancement.

"Boarders also learn how to become independent, have more time to develop broad extracurricular interests and tend to have friendships that are deeper and last longer," Upham adds. "They are also more involved in their local communities and tend to be more philanthropic. So there are a lot of lifelong benefits that come out of the boarding school experience."

To learn more about day and boarding schools, see our guide to private school living arrangements. If you want to compare specific schools one-to-one, visit our compare hub.

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