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Toronto, Ontario — 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. View School Profile.


  • A semestered, university preparatory curriculum
  • MacBook Pro 13
  • Extended After School and Saturday Study Club Programs
  • On site English and Math Resource Centres with teachers
  • Member of SSAF and TDCAA Sports Organizations
Grades:
7 to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Traditional
Tuition:
$30,650
Living:
Day
Enrollment:
430
Avg. Class:
14 to 16
Toronto Prep School 30650 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
 
 

Toronto, Ontario — Havergal has been preparing young women to make a difference since 1894 through its innovative curriculum and future-ready programming with a focus on wellness and student agency. View School Profile.


  • Beautiful 22-acre campus in the heart of Toronto.
  • Innovative curriculum and future-ready programming for students.
  • Small class sizes with a focus on wellness and student agency.
  • Award-winning Art, Music and Drama departments.
  • More than 80 co-curricular athletic teams.
Grades:
JK to 12 (Girls)
Type:
Liberal Arts
Tuition:
$35,700 to $65,280
Living:
Day/Boarding
Enrollment:
1000
Avg. Class:
18 to 22
Havergal College 35700 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
 
 

Toronto, Ontario — Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12. View School Profile.


  • Character Education
  • Free Before/After School Program
  • Weekly Swimming Lessons
  • Early start French Classes
  • Art & Music & Drama
Grades:
PS to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Liberal Arts
Tuition:
$13,000 to $34,500
Living:
Day/Boarding
Enrollment:
550
Avg. Class:
10 to 15
Bond Academy 13000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
 
 

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


  • Safe, empathetic, supportive community for students with a diverse range of learning needs
  • Low student-to-educator ratio of less than 5:1 lets us really get to know you
  • Each child gets a personalized program tailored to their unique gifts, strengths, and talents
  • Dual-accredited as both an independent school and a Positive Youth Development program
  • Kids love it here! On average, student attendance doubles (vs. previous learning environment)
Grades:
8 to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Progressive
Tuition:
$4,900 to $19,500
Living:
Day/Homestay
Enrollment:
47
Avg. Class:
3 to 6
Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres 4900 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills/DVP
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $30,500 to $33,000

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 30500 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Belleville, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $27,500 to $79,750

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning 27500 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills/Leslie
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $19,000 to $27,400

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 matters.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
WillowWood School 19000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Erin Mills Parkway/Turner Valley Road
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $20,685 to $70,585

A special education private school in Mississauga offering programs using the Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-Based (DIR®) Model. Theme-based DIR® March/Summer Camps are also available.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Oakwood Academy 20685 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    St. Laurent Blvd./Montreal Rd.
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $12,500 to $18,500

Our mission is personalized student academic success in a friendly and caring school community, in which all students are emotionally supported and socially welcome.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Académie St-Laurent Academy 12500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 Coed
  • $500 to $12,850

First school of its kind in the world. We are unique in everything we do. It is time for thinking outside of the box and raising a new generation of leaders, innovaters, inventors and entrepreneurs.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Waldorf
Agora Prep 500 Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Erin Mills Parkway/Argentia Rd
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $9,565 to $13,995

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 9565 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Sheppard Ave
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $399 to $549 /course

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

  • eSchool
  • Traditional
Ontario Virtual School 399 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $16,450 to $21,940

Lynn-Rose Schools offer challenging academic programming from three years old to grade twelve in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose is an official International Baccalaureate World School.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Lynn-Rose Schools 16450 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
    Kipling/Evans
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $15,000 to $65,000

New Haven is a leading private school and non-profit centre supporting individuals with ASD and their families year-round. Our focus centres on growing potential and changing the lives of those with ASD to SOAR.

  • Day
  • Progressive
New Haven Learning Centre 15000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Wellandport, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • $58,300 to $62,300

Robert Land Academy, established in 1978, is a private military-inspired boarding school (Gr 5-12) helping boys to experience validation, realize their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
Robert Land Academy 58300 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills Road/Bayview Avenue
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $23,500 to $40,000

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 many types of students with different learning profiles.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Junior Academy 23500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Amaranth, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,590 to $11,445

The Maples is an established private IB World School in Orangeville, Ontario providing exemplary education for students (Pre-School to Grade 8). Daily French instruction in PS and Kindergarten with an academic focus.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
The Maples Academy 9590 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,000 to $29,300

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

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
McDonald International Academy 10000 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Leslie/16th Ave
  • K to 8 Coed
  • $19,000

ABA based curriculum provides instructional and learning opportunities for students with autism or learning disabilities using the latest evidence-based educational practices.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
AIM Without Limits 19000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Breslau, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,760 to $27,680

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

  • Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts
Woodland Christian High School 10760 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Highway 417/Greenbank
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $18,633 to $20,225

Acadecap International School (Académie de la Capitale), an IB World School, offers bilingual and/or English programmes from JK to Grade 12. Students thrive in a growth mindset environment and a culture of excellence.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Académie de la Capitale 18633 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Lawrence/Don Mills
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $26,400

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 26400 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $26,900 to $27,900

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 26900 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $6,285 to $26,435

Faith is at the center of all we do at MCI- from the court, to the stage, to the classroom. We work to provide a safe space for students to ask questions, dig deeper, grow into who God is calling them to be.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
Mennonite Collegiate Institute 6285 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Unionville, Ontario
    Kennedy Road/16th Avenue
  • PS to 9 Coed
  • $9,050 to $15,750

UMS offers year advanced programs from pre-school to grade eight. We blend high standards for academic success with the social and emotional development of the individual child.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Unionville Montessori Private Schools 9050 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Don Mills Rd/York Mills Rd
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • $8,183 to $13,848

Building on internationally acclaimed preschool reading success, SLI has grown into a hub for ground-breaking student achievement in literary, STEM, and artistic achievement across Pre-K - Gr 6 (offered on site/ online)

  • Day/eSchool
  • Traditional
Sidney Ledson Institute 8183 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day eSchool Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Breadalbane St/St Luke Ln
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $25,500

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 25500 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Kanata, Ontario
    Eagleson Road/Stonehaven Drive
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $16,750 to $18,500

For more than 40 years, Kanata Montessori has been graduating students with self-confidence, critical thinking skills, respect, high academic achievement, and an international perspective.

  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Montessori
Kanata Montessori 16750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    University Ave./Dundas street
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $13,750 to $24,000

Cornerstone students love to shape the future. They INSPIRE learning, DISCOVER their potential, EMPOWER themselves to be innovative citizens. Our boundless learning strategies open doors for successful learning.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School 13750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Baseline Rd./Woodroffe Ave.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $12,705 to $20,620

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, a not-for-profit independent school in Ottawa, provides an authentic Christian Montessori approach for children 3 months to 14 years.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School 12705 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,200 to $16,449

LCH is the only full-service independent high school in London. Through a Christian worldview, we offer the OSSD, OFSAA sports, extracurriculars, travel opportunities, and authentic learning experiences.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
London Christian High 10200 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Donald St/Frances St
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,400 to $10,900

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
  • Waldorf
  • Reggio Emilia
Academie Providence 9400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Carling Avenue/Broadview Avenue
  • K to 8 Coed
  • $17,950 to $20,000

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

  • Day
  • Traditional
Edelweiss Private Academy 17950 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed
  • Rigaud, Quebec
    Rue Saint-Pierre/Rue Bourget
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $4,700 to $35,000

Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school situated between Montreal & Ottawa. The school offers Quebec's french program from Grade 7 till Grade 11 and english program from Grade 10 till Grade 12.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
College Bourget 4700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • St Catharines, Ontario
    Ontario St./Welland Ave.
  • NS to 12 Coed/Girls
  • $350 to $5,200

Heuristic & autodidactic, inspired by Sudbury & democratic models. Students are self-directed, holistically empowered. Voluntary attendance, year-round calendar, agency, & consent inspire free learning.

  • Homestay/Boarding/eSchool/Day
  • Progressive
Agate Private School 350 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding eSchool Day eSchool Coed Girls
  • Ancaster, Ontario
    Rymal Road West/Glancaster Road
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $16,940

At HDCH, our mission is to cultivate character through learning for a life of service to God. Our vision is to see all HDCH graduates become a faithful presence in the communities that they serve.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
Hamilton District Christian High 16940 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Beamsville, Ontario
    Exit 64/QEW
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $11,000 to $42,300

Grade 9-12 students are encouraged to be confident servant-leaders. Student diversity provides a global perspective of life and faith. Great Lakes' graduates are accepted by colleges and universities of their choice.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
Great Lakes Christian High School 11000 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Wilson Avenue/Avenue Road
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $10,750 to $14,750

Glen Briar Academy provides hands on programs and student centered teaching strategies that shape life long learners.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Glen Briar Academy 10750 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $23,586 to $28,152

At Blyth Academy Mississauga, we know each of our students and through our individualized approach, we can meet their needs and make school a great place to be. We're one of 10 Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Mississauga 23586 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Montreal, Quebec
    Sherbrooke/Atwater
  • 7 to 11 Coed
  • $20,650

Centennial Academy is a bilingual high school that helps students master their learning challenges. Through consistent teaching in a structured environment, students become autonomous, resilient, life-long learners.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Centennial Academy 20650 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
    Bloor/Shaver
  • PS to 5 Coed
  • $6,600 to $12,000

Kingsley's small classes and personal approach help students reach their unique potential. Each child is seen, heard, and respected. French, music, and phys-ed round out a program which includes plenty of time outdoors.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
Kingsley Primary School 6600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Bayfield, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $299 to $879 /course

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

  • eSchool
  • Traditional
Virtual High School 299 HighSchools eSchool Coed
  • Kitchener, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $12,500

Scholars' Hall is a family-focused school that uses traditional teaching methods combined with a fully integrated Leadership program to raise strong, capable, independent, and intelligent young adults.

  • eSchool/Day
  • Traditional
Scholars’ Hall 12500 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Hurontario/Queensway
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $20,950 to $24,438

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

  • Day
  • Traditional
TEAM School 20950 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst/Sheppard
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,000 to $18,750

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
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Queen Street East/Glen Manor Drive
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $7,200 to $22,275

Our objective is to guide children with respect and understanding, developing in them a love of learning. Our aim is to create a nurturing environment full of intellectual, social and moral learning and development.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Avalon Children's Montessori School 7200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • K to 1 Coed
  • $35,000

The only Kindergarten that will prepare your child with special needs to grade one,we are using the Miller Method and DIR/FloorTime.our ratio is 1:4 student.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Waldorf
ACK-Autism Centre for kids 35000 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Burnhamthorpe Rd. W/Neyagawa Blvd.
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $17,100 to $55,000

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.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional
King's Christian Collegiate 17100 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Islington/Kingsway
  • K to 8 Coed
  • $16,000

mindwerx4kids belief is that each person's combination of talents is distinctive. We provide an enriched curriculum with an individualized learning approach that incorporates a student's strengths to make learning fun!

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Mindwerx4Kids Day School 16000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Montreal, Quebec
    Atwater/Docteur-Penfield
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • $17,355 to $62,797

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.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal 17355 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Boarding Girls
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Strandherd/Tartan
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $4,315 to $14,935

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 4315 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Aurora, Ontario
    St. John Sideroad/Yonge St.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $13,400 to $19,550

Aurora Montessori offers an enriched Montessori program for students to Grade 8 with an option of an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Academic Math. A unique Mindfulness and Technology program develops key 21st-century skills.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Aurora Montessori School 13400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Erin Mills Parkway/Battleford Rd
  • 4 to 12 Coed
  • $15,000

We offer a specialized program focusing on the core subjects of language and math, incorporating cognitive activities and therapies for students with learning difficulties to help them learn and succeed.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Vianney Academy 15000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Lawrence Ave./Bathurst St.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $22,500 to $23,380

The Clover School's innovative curriculum combines Montessori essentials with heart-centred learning practices designed to nurture the ​mind​, heart, health, and soul of each child.

  • Day
  • Montessori
The Clover School 22500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Brampton, Ontario
    Bramlea Road/Clark Blvd
  • NS to K Coed
  • $9,950 to $14,000

Alder Ridge offers 21st century education. Our innovative learning initiatives are founded in the Montessori Philosophy. We offer a student led, self paced learning environment that holistically supports all areas.

  • Day
Alder Ridge Academy 9950 Preschool Kindergarten 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
  • Burlington, Ontario
    King Road/North Service Road
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $9,375 to $14,525

BCA is Burlington’s leading Christian Elementary school, with over 150 students in Grades JK - 8. Featuring small class sizes and Signature Programming in the athletics, performing arts, and experiential learning.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Burlington Christian Academy 9375 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Glen Erin Dr./Derry Road W.
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $12,980 to $17,850

We are proud to offer families Private 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 12980 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Davisville Ave
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $1,900 to $4,000 /course

Every student has the ability to learn and achieve academic success. Through our subject specialist teachers, City Academy is committed to helping students reach their full potential with flexible, small-class learning.

  • Day
  • Traditional
City Academy 1900 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Don Mills/Eglinton
  • Adult Coed
  • $18,900 to $27,900

Brighton Launch reimagines post-secondary education for young adults with intellectual challenges. Using a comprehensive skills curriculum and individualized goals, we prepare students for lives of success.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Brighton Launch 18900 Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Avenue Road/Lawrence Avenue
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $17,175 to $22,175

Through individualized education, mentorship, and counselling we tailor our environment to ensure all students feel comfortable and cared for, so they stay actively engaged on their educational journey.

  • Day
  • Progressive
AVRO Academy 17175 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Bank St./Wilton Cres.
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $23,586 to $28,152

Blyth Academy The Glebe focuses on personalized education, small class sizes, and strong student support for Grades 9-12. Big experience in a small school! Part of community of nine Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa 23586 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Milton, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $12,000 to $12,895

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 K to grade 8.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) 12000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Kitchener, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $17,700 to $38,500

Incorporating academic excellence, service and peacemaking, Rockway is a diverse learning community of 275 students in Grades 7 to 12 including a dynamic international student exchange program.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate 17700 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Oshawa, Ontario
    Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $9,750 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.

  • Boarding/Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. 9750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Homestay Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Queen St./Ossington Ave.
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $29,800

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

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
University of Toronto Schools 29800 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 individual needs of each student.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
Don Valley Academy 9900 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • London, Ontario
    Wellington Street/Central Avenue
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $17,200

The London School offers grades 7-12 personalized education in an alternative program that addresses the needs of secondary school students who may thrive in a small community of learners while working toward graduation.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
The London School 17200 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,050 to $15,990

Meadow Green Academy provides a strong Christian education in a nurturing environment that helps individuals reach their potential.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Meadow Green Academy 9050 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
Sunrise Montessori School 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Davenport/Dupont
  • JK to 6 Coed
  • $28,450

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 28450 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St./St. Clair West
  • 7 to 12 Boys
  • $21,500

Canada’s only independent, Catholic school for boys in Grades 7-12, taught in the Basilian tradition of forming the mind, body, and soul. Since 1852, we have educated students in goodness, discipline, and knowledge.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
St. Michael's College School 21500 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Lakeshore Road/Mississauga Road
  • 11 to 12 Coed
  • $200 to $550 /course

The OOS is a 21st Century school that prepares students for a 21st Century Economy. To us, teaching students Curriculum based Skills is as important as helping them develop the 21 Century Competencies tomorrow needs.

  • eSchool
  • Progressive
Ontario Online Schools Network 200 eSchool Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Ford Drive/Royal Windsor Drive
  • 2 to 8 Coed
  • $29,000 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 29000 MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Woodbridge, Ontario
    Kipling/Highway 7
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $16,130 to $21,000

Each student is unique. Why be just a number when you can be valued for who you are? We enfold, engage and empower every student in a safe, friendly, and supportive learning community. It's where you belong!

  • Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts
Toronto District Christian High School 16130 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Bathurst/Wilson
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $20,000 to $26,000

Magnificent Minds Inc. caters to students whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing personal best through a balanced approach to education.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Magnificent Minds 20000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Keele/Sheppard
  • 4 to 12 Coed
  • $20,325 to $28,152

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 20325 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Duplex Ave/St Clements Ave
  • PS to 2 Boys/Coed
  • $10,000 to $21,075

St. Clement's Early Learning School 70 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H2 At SCELS we believe giving children an early education will build a solid foundation to prepare them for their next school setting.

  • Day
  • Progressive
St. Clement's Early Learning School 10000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Boys Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Lawrence Ave
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $23,586 to $28,152

Blyth Academy Lawrence Park is one of 10 Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario. Our campus located in midtown Toronto provides the warmth and community of a neighbourhood school.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Blyth Academy Lawrence Park 23586 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge Street/St. Clair Ave E
  • 1 to 8 Coed
  • $24,000

Esprit Academy is a community and environment that cultivates independence and lifelong learning through individualized experiences that integrates and connects knowledge and skills.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Esprit Academy 24000 Elementary MiddleSchools 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
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $15,400 to $18,000

Heritage Academy provides a multisensory learning environment and supports students with Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and Anxiety in Grades 1 -12.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence 15400 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Hurontario/Burhamthorpe
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $11,000 to $14,000

USCA Academy is a leading Canadian international School and private schoo for local and international students The School offers Elementary School Program(Grade1-8), Ontario Secondary School Diploma Program(Grade 9-12).

  • Day
  • Traditional
USCA Academy 11000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed
  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $3,750 to $26,250

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/Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
Rosthern Junior College High School 3750 Boarding Day Homestay Coed
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    yonge/king
  • PS to 7 Coed
  • $30 to $35 /day

We have two main programs we offer throughout the school year, our half day enriched preschool program for children ages 3-6yrs, and our educational before and after school program for children ages 4-12yrs.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
Play Island Explorers 30 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Tomken Rd./Eglinton Ave. E
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $10,200 to $15,900

Northstar Montessori offers an accredited Montessori curriculum from Toddler age to Grade 8. Our goal is to develop strong character and contributing citizens who understand that their involvement makes a difference.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Northstar Montessori Private School 10200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Unionville, Ontario
    Brimley Road/14th Ave
  • NS to SK Coed
  • $7,750 to $12,900

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
Yip’s Music & Montessori School 7750 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed

The Study  

  • Westmount, Quebec
    The Boulevard/Place Braeside
  • K to 11 Girls
  • $22,860 to $25,810

The Study, founded in 1915, is one of Canada's premier all-girls' schools. 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 22860 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
Photograph by Stan Behal

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.
 

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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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