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As part of our Diversity Series, we're taking a closer look at teaching students with autism spectrum disorders and methods teachers can use in their classrooms to encourage and support their students' individual needs and help them prosper throughout the year.

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  • Toronto, Ontario
    Mt Pleasant Rd/Davisville Ave
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $26,250 to $27,250

Toronto Prep School starts later in order to maximize teen learning. The optimal time for teenagers to learn is late in the morning through to late afternoon. Our classes start at 10:00 am.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Toronto Prep School 26250 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Erin Mills Parkway/Argentia Rd
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $9,265 to $13,695

St. Jude's Academy is an IB World School that offers programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Mississauga. A university preparatory school with a focus on student life, average class size is 16 to 18 students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
St. Jude's Academy 9265 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Glen Erin Dr./Derry Road W.
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $12,540 to $17,850

We are proud to offer families a superior elementary school education where God and His Word are central to the curriculum. Our faculty of qualified teachers is committed to loving and teaching each child.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Mississauga Christian Academy 12540 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $15,970

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Lynn-Rose Schools 15970 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    St. Laurent Blvd./Montreal Rd.
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $11,500 to $17,500

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Académie St-Laurent Academy 11500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools 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
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Lawrence Ave./Bathurst St.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $18,376 to $21,870

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.

  • Day
  • Montessori
The Clover School 18376 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • 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
  • Kirkland, Quebec
    Boul Elkas/Rue Houde
  • PS to 11 Coed
  • $14,094 to $33,000

This academically re-known French & English bilingual serves students from Pre-Kg to High School. Class size averages 20 students; tuition ranges from $15,000 to $18,00 . Boarding is available.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Académie Marie-Claire 14094 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Erin Mills Parkway/Argentia Rd
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $19,590 to $66,850

Oakwood Academy is a special education private school in Mississauga. It offers programs from pre-school to grade 12. Oakwood also offers a unique 6 week summer camp focusing on social skills and emotional development.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Oakwood Academy 19590 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $24,225

Brighton is the leading private school in Toronto for students with academic and/or social challenges. We offer curriculum-based and remedial Elementary programs; and credit, pre-credit and non-credit Secondary streams.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Brighton School 24225 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Amaranth, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,154 to $10,965

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.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
The Maples Academy 9154 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • $7,650 to $12,650

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.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Yip’s Music & Montessori School 7650 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • 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
  • Breslau, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $17,350 to $18,175

Students receive an excellent education which prepares them well for university, college and a wide variety of workplaces.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Woodland Christian High School 17350 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Highway 417/Greenbank
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $16,345 to $19,855

Acadecap International School ( 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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Académie de la Capitale 16345 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills/Leslie
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $18,500 to $24,000

We are a new style of independent school for diverse learners where all students learn with dignity; where a warm and nurturing school serves as a foundation for remarkable lives; and where the whole person who matters.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
WillowWood School 18500 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills Road/Bayview Avenue
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $22,500 to $30,000

Junior Academy offers programs for students from Toddler to Grade Eight, in midtown Toronto. The average class size is 10 to 14 students and it caters to all types of students with different learning profiles.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Junior Academy 22500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Foothills, Alberta
    Highway 22X/53 St SW
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $9,250 to $10,975

An independent school that offers an individualized self-directed learning approach for tomorrow's leaders. Bursary programs available to qualified applicants. JK to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Summit West Independent School 9250 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Belleville, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $24,500 to $75,900

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

  • Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning 24500 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding 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.

  • Day/Homestay/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy London 15995 HighSchools Day Homestay Boarding Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Burnhamthorpe Rd. W/Neyagawa Blvd.
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $15,800 to $52,000

King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment. Caring staff set the tone for a positive, up-beat culture.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
King's Christian Collegiate 15800 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $14,900 to $17,700

Heritage Academy is an Ottawa private school that is designed for students with DYSLEXIA, ADD/ADHD and similar learning exceptionalities.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence 14900 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills/DVP
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $28,100 to $31,595

Crestwood Preparatory College offers a university preparatory program for students in grades 7 to 12. Crestwood always strive to Inspire Excellence and to Nurture the Individual.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Crestwood Preparatory College 28100 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Montreal, Quebec
    Sherbrooke/Atwater
  • 7 to 11 Coed
  • $19,750

Centennial is the only high school in Quebec that helps students master their learning challenges and graduate on time. Over 90% of our students graduate in five years and go on to college and university.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Centennial Academy 19750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Davenport/Dupont
  • JK to 6 Coed
  • $26,450

The Mabin School offers programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 in Toronto. Its average class size is 20 students.

  • Day
  • Progressive
The Mabin School 26450 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Ford Drive/Royal Windsor Drive
  • 2 to 8 Coed
  • $27,000 to $30,000

Wildwood Academy is a special needs private school in Oakville. It offers programs from grades 2 to 8, with an average class size of four to ten students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Wildwood Academy 27000 MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Queen Street East/Lee Ave.
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $6,395 to $20,150

Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Avalon Children's Montessori School 6395 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Denison/Warden
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $10,500 to $16,500

Our curriculum are designed to build essential skills and concepts that help with the cognitive, social, creative, emotional, and physical development of your child with the aim to be a successful learner for life!

  • Day
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
Sunrise Montessori School 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Hurontario/Queensway
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $19,725 to $22,600

Team School offers programs from grades 1 to 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 8 to 12 students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
TEAM School 19725 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge/Sheppard
  • PS to 9 Coed
  • $9,900 to $16,200

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.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Little Owl Private School 9900 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Beamsville, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed/Boys
  • $10,300 to $40,400

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

  • Homestay/Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
Great Lakes Christian High School 10300 HighSchools Homestay Day Boarding Boarding Coed Boys
  • 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
  • Milton, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $12,000 to $12,850

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.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) 12000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Burlington, Ontario
    King Road/North Service Road
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $8,700 to $13,600

BCA is Burlington’s leading Christian Elementary school, with over 160 students in Grades JK - 8. Featuring small class sizes and Signature Programming in the athletics, arts, and experiential learning.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Burlington Christian Academy 8700 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St./Eglinton Ave W
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $13,050 to $17,990

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
Robbins Hebrew Academy 13050 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $9,500 to $14,100

Brock Academy offers programs for Grades 7-12 in St. Catharines, with small class sizes, individualized learning and a focus on STEM as well as IEP students. We offer both onsite/online credits towards OSSD.

  • eSchool/Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
Brock Academy 9500 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Day Homestay Coed
  • Whitby, Ontario
    Dundas St. E./Brock St. N.
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $14,995 to $20,795

Blyth Academy Whitby is a private school for Grade 6-12 students, conveniently located for students across the Durham Region.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Whitby 14995 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • PS to 5 Coed
  • $12,000

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
Kingsley Primary School 12000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed

The Study  

  • Westmount, Quebec
    The Boulevard/Place Breaside
  • K to 11 Girls
  • $19,230 to $21,655

The Study, founded in 1915, is one of Canada's premier all-girls' school. Dedicated teachers offer a warm and stimulating bilingual mother-tongue environment from kindergarten to grade 11. The World Needs Great Women.

  • Day
  • Progressive
The Study 19230 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $7,500 to $26,000

RJC is a Grades 10-12 boarding school accredited by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. RJC is student and community-focused all while offering excellent academics and exceptional athletic and fine arts programs.

  • Boarding/Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
Rosthern Junior College 7500 Boarding Homestay Day Coed
  • Langley, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $2,700 to $4,500

Focus Foundation is a world-class educational and therapeutic learning institution, described by Dr. Charles Huffine, former President of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres 2700 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Donald St/Frances St
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,200 to $10,700

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
Academie Providence 9200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Don Mills/Eglinton
  • Adult Coed
  • $18,500 to $27,500

Brighton Launch reimagines post-secondary education for young adults with intellectual challenges. Using a tailored skills curriculum, supported work placements and more, we prepare students for lives of success.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Brighton Launch 18500 Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Breadalbane St/St Luke Ln
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $25,000

The YMCA Academy is an alternative school for students in grades 7 to 12 with learning disabilities and learning style differences.

  • Day
  • Progressive
The YMCA Academy 25000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Red Deer Area, Alberta
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $1 /program

Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses.

  • Homestay
  • Traditional
Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (AB) 1 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 5 to 10 Coed
  • $18,000


  • Day
  • Progressive
Blue Sky School 18000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Creditview Road/Burnhamthorpe Road West
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,400 to $16,800

TIA offers a wide range of educational programs such as High School courses, ESL, TOEFL/IELTS/AP Prep., Tutoring, Summer & Night School with a flexible admission schedule for both Canadian and International students.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
Toronto International Academy 10400 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bloor Street West/High Park
  • NS to PS Coed
  • $27,600

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.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care 27600 Preschool Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Carling Avenue/Broadview Avenue
  • 1 to 8 Coed
  • $17,550

Edelweiss Private Academy offers elementary education to students with ASD and other exceptionalities, maintaining small teacher to student ratio. We promote strong academic, physical and social-emotional development.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Edelweiss Private Academy 17550 Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • London, Ontario
    Wellington Street/Central Avenue
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $14,200 to $16,200

The London School offers grades 7-12 personalized education in London in an academic program specializing in classes for anxious, stressed students experiencing school refusal.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
The London School 14200 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    University Ave./Dundas street
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $13,750 to $24,000

Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School 13750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Kitchener, Ontario
    King St W/Francis St S
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $14,995 to $20,795

At Blyth Academy Waterloo we are building an active and dynamic school community. We offer not only our outstanding Grades 9–12 program but also a middle school program and facilities for students in Grades 7–8.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Waterloo 14995 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Duplex Ave/St Clements Ave
  • PS to 2 Boys/Coed
  • $8,500 to $20,500

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

  • Day
  • Progressive
St. Clement's Early Learning School 8500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Boys Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Dufferin/Lawrence
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $19,000 to $25,000

Magnificent Minds Inc. caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Magnificent Minds 19000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Eglinton/Caledonia
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • $7,350 to $11,900

B.E.N. is an engaging, caring learning community. The focus is on qualities and skills alongside the Ontario Curriculum. Small class sizes, outdoor activities, art classes and workshops. Parenting workshops are offered.

  • Day
  • Progressive
B.E.N. School-House 7350 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Churchill Ave N/Richmond Rd
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $16,395 to $22,625

Blyth Academy Ottawa focuses on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning for Grades 7-12. Big experience in a small school!

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Ottawa 16395 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Thornhill, Ontario
    Bayview Ave/John St
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $15,995 to $20,795

Blyth Academy Thornhill, located 30 minutes from downtown Toronto, focuses on personalized education, small class sizes, and experiential learning.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Thornhill 15995 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Nobleton, Ontario
    15th Sideroad/Hwy 27
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $9,000 to $18,000

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.

  • Day
  • Montessori
The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Aurora, Ontario
    St. John Sideroad/Yonge St.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $10,500 to $16,200

Aurora Montessori School offers an extensive, nurturing, enriched program for 395 day students from Toddler to Grade 8 including an Outdoor Ed Classroom and the option to earn an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Academic Math.

  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Emilia
Aurora Montessori School 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Baseline Rd./Woodroffe Ave.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $12,850 to $19,675

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School 12850 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Avenue Road/Lawrence Avenue
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $15,175 to $19,175

AVRO Academy is an alternative high school in Toronto for grades 9 to 12. Students earn credits while developing skills that best prepares them for post secondary education. We focus on student strength!

  • Day
  • Progressive
AVRO Academy 15175 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Avenue Road/Davenport Road
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $3,995

Blyth Academy Online is a private school for Grades 9 to 12. We offer over 160+ affordable course which can be accessed 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

  • eSchool
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Online School 3995 HighSchools eSchool Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Spadina/Eglinton
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • $27,500 to $32,000

Shoore Centre for Learning is a special-needs private school that offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is six students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Shoore Academics 27500 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Franklin Ave/Yonge St
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $9,900 to $13,200

Don Valley Academy is a private high school whose primary aim is to prepare our students for post-secondary studies. We are dedicated to providing educational programs that meet the needs of each student.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Don Valley Academy 9900 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Ancaster, Ontario
    Rymal Road West/Glancaster Road
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $12,510 to $16,800

At Hamilton District Christian High we believe exceptional learning is for every student. Our aim is to differentiate learning so that each student can reach their full potential through Project-Based learning.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
Hamilton District Christian High 12510 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Burlington, Ontario
    Lakeshore Rd/Brant St
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • $13,595 to $20,795

Blyth Academy Burlington, located in Village Square in the heart of downtown Burlington, offers not only our outstanding Grades 9–12 program but also a middle years program and facilities for students in Grades 5–8.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Burlington 13595 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $25,150 to $26,200

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is a centre of excellence in developmentally informed instruction that empowers children with learning disabilities in a passionate, progressive and inspiring learning environment.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School 25150 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Orangeville, Ontario
    County Rd. 16/5th Sideroad
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $7,475 to $15,412

Orangeville Christian School partners with parents to provide a quality, Christ-centred education. Every student is challenged to reach his or her God-given potential within a safe, nurturing learning environment.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Orangeville Christian School 7475 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bay St/Charles St W
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $17,995 to $23,395

Blyth Academy Yorkville is a private high school for Grade 9-12 students, located in the heart of downtown Toronto, moments away from some of Toronto’s most exciting cultural and entertainment venues.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Yorkville 17995 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Kitchener, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $16,530 to $35,000

Incorporating academic excellence, service and peacemaking, Rockway is a diverse learning community of 265 students in Grades 7 to 12 including a dynamic international student exchange program.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate 16530 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $15,950 to $46,350

At The Westside Schools students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 gain a solid foundation for their future. Every student is known, cared about, and understood by Westside’s dedicated and passionate teachers.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
The Westside School 15950 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $8,800 to $15,490

Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Meadow Green Academy 8800 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day 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
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 6 Coed
  • $3,600 to $18,900

Oak Learners offers a creative learning atmosphere, working with your child’s unique learning style to inspire their strengths and interests.

  • Day
  • Reggio Emilia
Oak Learners 3600 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Mississauga Road/Argentia Road
  • NS to JK Coed
  • $570 to $720 /2 Weeks

We provide infant, toddler, preschool and CASA programs for your child. Our CASA program is based on the curriculum developed by Maria Montessori. We are located in Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan and Toronto.

  • Day
  • Montessori
SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori 570 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Keele/Sheppard
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • $16,395 to $22,625

Blyth Academy Downsview Park offers outstanding education coupled with unique opportunities for student-athletes to engage in sports-specific and fitness training throughout their regular school day.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Downsview Park 16395 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Oshawa, Ontario
    Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $9,700 to $11,500

At G.B.MS, D.E.P.S and Durham Academy Secondary school focus is on each individual student and helping them meet their unique potential and goals. We believe in excellent customer service and families have a voice. Throughout the year we enhance our programs through program enhancement and enrichment. We also offer March Break and Summer Camps for working parents.

  • Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. 9700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst/Sheppard
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,000 to $18,150

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.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Montessori Jewish Day School 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Brampton, Ontario
    North Park Drive/Nuffield Street
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $7,000

Maranatha Christian Academy is a private Christian School located in Brampton. MCA utilizes the ACE curriculum that focuses on individualized instruction.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Maranatha Christian Academy 7000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Tomken Rd./Eglinton Ave. E
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,500 to $14,900

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.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Northstar Montessori Private School 9500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Queen St./Ossington Ave.
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $28,173

University of Toronto Schools (UTS) offers a transformative education to high-achieving students in Grades 7 to 12. UTS graduates take initiative and innovate as socially responsible global citizens.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
University of Toronto Schools 28173 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Sheppard Ave
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $399 to $499 /course

Ontario Virtual School is an Ontario Government approved credit-granting institution offering high school level courses for Grades 9-12 in an interactive online format. Students can start anytime with 24/7 access.

  • eSchool/Day
  • Traditional
Ontario Virtual School 399 HighSchools eSchool Day Coed
  • Guelph, Ontario
    Suffolk/Dublin
  • JK to 1 Coed
  • $5,750 to $12,500

Montessori School of Wellington in Guelph is the only CCMA accredited school in Guelph and the number one choice for children's education and life skill

  • Day
  • Montessori
Montessori School of Wellington 5750 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Barrie Area, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $1 /program

Venture Academy is a therapeutic treatment and education program for students who may be struggling with ADHD, learning challenges, underachieving, behavioural issues, and a variety of clinical diagnoses.

  • Homestay
  • Traditional
Venture Academy Troubled Teens Program (ON) 1 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Coed
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Yonge Street/Weldrick Road East
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $19,000

Inspected, accredited High School with campuses in Toronto and Chatham-Kent, offer high school credit courses in small classes and online, leading to High School Diploma. Our 5 acres Chatham Campus is a boarding school.

  • eSchool/Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
Toronto High School 19000 HighSchools eSchool Homestay Boarding Day Coed
  • Montreal, Quebec
    Atwater/Docteur-Penfield
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • $17,355 to $58,374

Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all girls English Catholic high school, has been graduating exceptional leaders. We offer grades 7 to 12, day school and boarding.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal 17355 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Day Girls
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $16,995 to $23,395

Blyth Academy Mississauga is a flourishing private middle and high school housed in unique heritage buildings. We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Mississauga 16995 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
    Bloor St./Jane St.
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $17,995 to $23,395

Blyth Academy Etobicoke, located in Toronto's west end, focuses on personalized education, small class sizes, and experiential learning.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Etobicoke 17995 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Unionville, Ontario
    Kennedy Road/16th Avenue
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $7,750 to $14,750

Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Unionville Montessori Private Schools 7750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $17,135 to $49,635

GNS, an independent JK-12 International Baccalaureate day-school in Victoria, BC, that challenges and supports each of our students to do their best through truth and courage in learning and in life.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Glenlyon Norfolk School 17135 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Woodbridge, Ontario
    Kipling/Highway 7
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $15,500 to $20,190

We believe in project-based learning, enfolding, engaging and empowering students, and fantastic parent-teacher communication. We offer family friendly tuition with transportation included.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Toronto District Christian High School 15500 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Milton, Ontario
    Tremaine Road/Hwy 401
  • PS to 3 Coed
  • $8,160 to $13,600

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.

  • Day
  • Montessori
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus 8160 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Lawrence Ave
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $17,995 to $23,395

Our campus located in midtown Toronto provides the warmth and community of a neighbourhood school. We are a short distance from our partners at the Royal Ontario Museum and Outward Bound at the Evergreen Brickworks.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Lawrence Park 17995 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Bayfield, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $399 to $579 /course

Virtual High School has been a trusted leader in online secondary education since 2001. We help over 8,000 students springboard to success each year with fully online, self-paced courses and unparalleled student support.

  • eSchool
  • Traditional
Virtual High School 399 HighSchools eSchool Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Strandherd/Tartan
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $4,422 to $15,385

Ottawa Christian School is an independent Christian day school, educating children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 for a life of faithful Christian discipleship and service.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Ottawa Christian School 4422 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $11,000 to $14,000

USCA Academy is a leading private school and international school

  • Day
  • Traditional
USCA Academy 11000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Thornhill, Ontario
    Dufferin/HWY 407
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $22,595 to $24,795

Everest Academy is an Independent Co-ed Day and Boarding School for Grades 1-12 & PG in Thornhill. At Everest the Learning is Built Around Each Student. The staff to student ratio is 8:1 and the average class size is 14.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
Everest Academy 22595 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Warden/HWY401
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $599 to $949 /course

Toronto eSchool is both an online high school and a tutoring centre offering grade 9 to 12 credit courses to local and international students on a part-time or full-time basis. Special needs students are welcomed!

  • Day/eSchool
  • Traditional
Toronto eSchool 599 HighSchools Day eSchool Coed
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How to Teach Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The key to developing a successful working relationship with an autistic student is to remember that they are students and they are in your classroom to learn. As a species, we have an intrinsic desire to learn, to be curious, to push beyond the barriers of our known environment and to try new things. Autistic students are no different in these desires. What is different is how they perceive and interact with the world around them. It is these differences that make students with autism somewhat terrifying for teachers. Never fear–there are four basic steps that you can take to ensure that both you and your student have a successful school year.

Step One: Be Patient and Understanding

Understand that Autistic Spectrum Disorders are a collection of lifelong neurological difficulties. They are very complex and encompass autistic disorderattention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Asperger's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, autism spectrum disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders, according to authors Carol L. Paasche, Lola Gorrill, Bev Strom in Children With Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings: Identification, Intervention, Inclusion. The reason why a wide range of disorders falls under the umbrella term of autism is the majority of individuals who have been diagnosed as autistic experience difficulties in five main areas: academics, social interaction, emotional exploration, communication and physical abilities. It is also why educators must be patient and understanding when teaching autistic students.

Step Two: Complete Assessments

Assessments are necessary in the development of a program of study. They can include informal assessments to determine social and emotional skills, daily organic assessments to determine appearance and demeanor, or standardized tests. Assessments will help you to determine where on the academic scale to place your student, what are the main areas of need and strengths, and what interests the student. Once you have completed your initial assessments you will be able to develop a program of study that incorporates activities from the five areas of difficulty mentioned above. This is key because, "If autism is diagnosed early, and intervention and treatment are started at an early age (depending on how severe the disorder is), the child may be able to overcome or lessen the impact of many of the symptoms," according to the authors.

Step Three: Develop a Program of Study

Your program of study must be individualized. You are teaching a unique individual, who just happens to have more barriers to overcome than you could ever imagine. It is for this reason that you must keep three things in mind when developing a program of study.

Step Four: Use Resources

Resources can be broken down into three categories: paper, technology and people.

People:

The key people resources are the parents/guardians of the student. Developing a working relationship with parents/guardians will assist in monitoring the progress of the student. They can become strong allies in ensuring an academic career that is filled with successes instead of failures.

Support workers fulfill three main functions: They assist the student in social situations, both inside the school and in the community; they serve as a bridge between teachers and parents/guardians; and they can assist teachers with difficult academic concepts that may not be readily grasped by students. They may also serve as an emotional stabilizer for the student during transitions. Developing a respectful relationship with support workers will assist both you and your student.

Due to the fact that autistic students have difficulty with communication, enlisting aid from speech therapists and librarians is key for both you and your student. The speech therapist can offer insight and support in mastering auditory language skills, and the librarian can offer support in the mastering of visual language skills.

 

 

WATCH: Learn what helped Brendan, who was diagnosed with autism at age three, thrive at school.

Technology:

Never has there been a time when technological resources were so plentiful and so portable! If you take a look at the standard cellphone you will see that they come equipped with assistive technologies. One tool that falls under the heading of assistive technologies is an application that will talk for you. This means that a non-verbal student can type a message on his/her cellphone, press, "Speak," and the phone will speak for them! These students have access to their own, personal translator.

Another key device is the iPad. There are a plethora of applications and programs that can be downloaded (many for free) to assist students in the mastery of math, English, social skills and communication. Due to the nature of the iPad, anyone who uses it is also increasing their visual and spatial awareness, dexterity and fine-motor control. 

Paper:

Once you have established a grade level for your student, invest in workbooks that meet both the grade level expectations and will assist in acquiring skills in various areas of need. For example, if the student experiences difficulty in language acquisition, utilize workbooks in the following key areas: grammar, spelling and phonics; reading–both fiction and factual; word searches and crosswords. Do not feel that developing an individualized program of study means that you need to develop all the paper resources for each autistic student in your class. In other words, it may not be necessary to reinvent the wheel.

Keeping these four basic steps in mind will ensure that both you and your student have a successful school year.

—Virginia Willems
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